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Really? The Buffalo Bills All-Decade Team

  • Posted on December 10, 2009 at 11:20 pm

With the decade  mercifully near an end for the Buffalo Bills faithful, it’s time to pick the best of the best, or in this case the least of the worst, and choose our All-Decade Team.

Usually it’s a tall order selecting a team with players that have spanned over ten years.  But in this case the task was hardly daunting.  I’m sure arguments will ensue about a player that should’ve made the list, though for the most part selections are pretty irrefutable and self explanatory.  Plus, when you have a team that’s finished above .500 once this decade, it’s not like the pickings aren’t considerably slimmer than other franchises.

A majority of the players range from brilliant to respectable.  Some, in fact most wouldn’t make the all-decade squads of most teams, but they carved out good years and Buffalo and are deserving of recognition.

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Mets Add Four In Rule V Draft

  • Posted on December 10, 2009 at 4:07 pm

The New York Mets selected four players Thursday in the Triple-A phase of the annual Rule V draft from the Baseball Winter Meetings in Indianapolis, IN.

Among the three pitchers selected was RHP John Lujan. The former 15th round pick of the Texas Rangers spent last season with the White Sox Double-A affiliate in Birmingham. With the Barons, Lujan, 25, was 3-5 with a 4.45ERA in 37 relief appearances. He struck out 51 and allowed just one home run in 58.2 innings of work.

RHP Rolando Valdez and LHP Orlando Lara were also selected in the draft along with 1B Thomas Hubbard. No player was selected off the Bisons roster in the Major League portion of the draft.

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Top 10 Buffalo Bills draft picks: 2000-2009

  • Posted on December 10, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I don’t get into the whole “Hey, a decade’s about to end, let’s make lists!” culture. It’s fun, but it’s repetitive and boring. Still, those types of lists engender some fun discussions, so while I won’t go overboard and do best/worst lists for every possible topic concerning the Buffalo Bills, I figured we’d knock off the most important aspect of the team: drafting.

This past decade has been a brutal one for Bills football. But even in bad times, a few (random and ultimately meaningless to the win column) good decisions are made. What follows is my list of the Bills’ ten best draft selections of the past decade.

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Bellamy, Maheu Earn Soccer Honors For Bona

  • Posted on December 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Following a season in which the St. Bonaventure men’s soccer program posted its best overall and conference record in 10 years, seniors Sam Maheu and Tyler Bellamy were recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with Mid-Atlantic all-region honors.

“This is a wonderful and most deserving honor for both Tyler and Sam. Both young men were instrumental in our success this year from their respective ends of the field,” said head coach Mel Mahler. “While we had a very solid corps of players that lead us to the A-10 tournament, both Tyler and Sam raised their play to a higher level, something you hope for and expect from seniors that have played as many college games as they have.”

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Hoops Preview: Bona returns home to face Le Moyne

  • Posted on December 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

In the midst of its first losing streak of the young season, St. Bonaventure will look to improve on its current six-game home win streak at the friendly confines of the Reilly Center when it takes on Le Moyne Thursday night. The Bonnies are shooting 51 percent and holding opponents to 61 points per game over the home win streak that dates back to last season. The Dolphins made national headlines at the beginning of the season when they defeated Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in an exhibition game. Thursday’s home game is the Brown and White’s first since Nov. 20. A win would give the St. Bonaventure its longest home win streak (7) since the 2001-02 season.


Tonight’s meeting between the two clubs in the first in 51 years. The Bonnies have won 13 previous meetings, which all took place in the 1950’s. The two teams met twice per season from 1953-1958, with the first nine games in the series being settled by 10 points or less. St. Bonaventure has held Le Moyne to under 52 points in over half (7) of the meetings and is 9-0 as the home team. Playing in his first season of varsity basketball at St. Bonaventure in 1957-58, SBU Hall of Famer SAM STITH had 16 points and 10 rebounds in one of the two wins over Le Moyne that year.

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UB Gets Big Road Win at Niagara, 86-80

  • Posted on December 10, 2009 at 8:50 am

The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team played arguably its best all-around game of the young season to defeat Niagara, 86-80, at the Gallagher Center on Wednesday night. The Bulls shot a season-best 54 percent to hand the Purple Eagles their first home loss of the season.

Rodney Pierce scored a season-high 25 points to lead four UB players in double-figures. The senior guard added a career-high nine rebounds and three assists.

John Boyer added 12 points to go along with five rebounds and six assists.

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Miller Stymies Caps In 3-0 Blanking

  • Posted on December 10, 2009 at 6:15 am

There’s only one surefire way to win in the NHL, and that’s to not let the opposition get on the scoreboard.  After losing two straight games and looking lethargic in doing so, Ryan Miller single handedly made sure the Buffalo Sabres wouldn’t skate off their home ice without two points.

Defensemen Steve Montador and Henrik Tallinder both scored, sandwiched by Nathan Gerbe’s first NHL goal and Miller stopped all 35 Washington Capitals shots as the Sabres earned a 3-0 shutout victory.

Buffalo scored the game’s only three goals and Miller simply did the rest.  The NHL’s best goaltender was at his finest again Wednesday, showing off an assortment of highlight reel saves, especially in the third period to stymie the normally offensive robust Capitals.

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Lady Bonnies Improve to 9-0 after beating UB

  • Posted on December 10, 2009 at 6:00 am

Senior Dana Mitchell led the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team with 19 points in a Big 4 matchup, defeating Buffalo 78-55 on Wednesday night at the Reilly Center.

St. Bonaventure improves to 9-0 the season, extending its longest winning streak in program history. With the win against Buffalo, the Bonnies swept the Big 4 for the second consecutive year. St. Bonaventure is now the only team in the A-10 without a loss.

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