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Bills sign Marlon Favorite

  • Posted on March 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Marlon FavoriteThe Buffalo Bills have signed free agent Marlon Favorite from the New Orleans Saints practice squad, according to a statement released by the team.

Favorite is 23- years old and has ideal size for the nose tackle position at 317 pounds (six-foot-one).  He played his college football at LSU, where he appeared in 40 games and started in 17 games. He had 78 tackles and four sacks for his career in college

He went undrafted in 2009 and bounced through a number of organizations last year including Carolina, St. Louis, Kansas City and Seattle before signing on the Saints practice squad January 20.

Favorite will likely compete for a backup position on the team’s defensive line as they begin the process of finding more players who fit their new 3-4 alignment.

Sabres farm club say no deal with Albany

  • Posted on March 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Portland PiratesThere are a lot of rumors going around over the last day about the Portland Pirates.

According to published reports, a deal was struck between the Times Union Arena and the Pirates to relocate that franchise to the Capital District beginning in 2010-2011 season.

That’s news to Pirates ownership including Brian Petrovek.

“No deals have been reached there or here – yet,” he said.

For the last three weeks, there has been a constant barrage of news from Albany, NY, and here locally that the Pirates were indeed looking to relocate because their lease was going to expire at the end of April.

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Sabres return to ice at Pittsburgh tonight

  • Posted on March 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Most everyone assumed Ryan Miller would get the start tonight against Canada’s new favorite son, Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins. This will not be the case going into Pittsburgh, the first game for both teams following the Olympic Break.

Sabres backup Patrick Lalime was the first to break the news to the media that he, not Miller, would be getting the nod versus the Pens. “I’m playing tomorrow and looking forward to it,” Lalime said after practice Monday. “I think he deserves the rest.”

Lalime is 3-3-2 this season with a .896 save percentage and 3.21 goals against average. Lalime faced his former team on December 19th in a 2-1 shoot-out loss. It’s his third appearance against the Penguins

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Deadline looming for Bills to tender RFA’s

  • Posted on March 2, 2010 at 11:20 am

We’re still waiting word on which Bills restricted free agents the club plans on tendering before the Thursday March 4 deadline.  George Wilson, Richie Incognito and Derek Schouman are the leading candidates to receive some level of tender.

I heard a couple of weeks ago that the Bills were interested in signing Wilson to a multiple year deal before the start of free agency but that’s yet to materialize.

Free agency starts at midnight on March 5 and any restricted free agent not tendered will be eligible to sign wherever they like.

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Section VI Playoffs: Olean, Depew advance to B-1 final

  • Posted on March 2, 2010 at 8:41 am

The finals for Section VI Class B-1 are set after a grueling pair of semi finals Monday night at Buffalo State College.  After each team survived a tough test it will be top seeded Olean squaring off against second seeded Depew.

Olean (18-2) got there with a hard fought 70-58 victory over Grover Cleveland.  Olean led throughout the game but couldn’t put away the pesky Presidents until the game’s final minutes.  Size was a factor as 6-4 Alex Moore had 29 points go to with seven rebounds while 6-3 fellow senior Ryan Carney scored 17 points to go with a dominating 19 rebounds.

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BSD: February In Review

  • Posted on March 2, 2010 at 6:45 am

Story of the Month

Not too much was expected of the United States men’s hockey team as they headed to Vancouver for the start of the Winter Olympics. Rated as just the fifth best team with the youngest collective squad in the games, most thought realistically it would be a solid accomplishment if the Americans put themselves into any type of medal contention.

But Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller put both fans and critics across the world on notice that the Americans would be taken seriously.  Miller put his team and country on his back, making 42 saves as the United States shocked Canada in round robin play. It propelled the team all the way to the gold medal rematch with the talented Canadians and the game wasn’t decided until overtime when Sidney Crosby finally sealed the win for a nervous Canada team.

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Playing Bills GM- Volume V (Part 2)

  • Posted on March 2, 2010 at 6:35 am

(Admitted hot head fan/blogger Joe Pinzone AKA “JoeFromNYC” has a blueprint to solve the Buffalo Bills woes.  Many won’t agree with his views–and we probably won’t either.  But they’re still interesting enough to publish.  This is the fifth in a series of moves he would like to see the Bills make to return to respectability)

I’ve already addressed this in my previous posts. Honestly though, I’m having second thoughts about the Kevin Kolb trade. It has absolutely nothing to do with whether I think he can play or not. It has to do with his contract. Yes, he only has one year left on his current deal (It could be two if a new CBA isn’t reached). However, a trade could result in me having to give Kolb a deal similar to what Matt Schaub got when he was traded to the Texans. We are talking 6-years for 48 million dollars.

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UB Bulls Announce 2010 Football Schedule

  • Posted on March 2, 2010 at 6:30 am

Devonte ShannonThe University at Buffalo football program will face a challenging 2010 schedule, including trips to Big East and Big XII programs while playing six teams that advanced to bowl games last season. The Bulls will have a minimum of two national television appearances as well, with two late-season Mid-American Conference clashes scheduled for ESPNU in head coach Jeff Quinn’s first season.

“I am excited by the outstanding test that our 2010 schedule will present to our football program,” said Quinn. “We have an extremely challenging non-conference schedule that will have us fully prepared to compete for a MAC Championship in October and November. We are excited to have six home games and I can’t wait to be on the sidelines as the head coach of the Buffalo Bulls on September 2nd when Rhode Island comes to town.”

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Cansius’ Turner makes third team All-MAAC

  • Posted on March 2, 2010 at 5:30 am

Canisius College senior guard Frank Turner was named to the All-MAAC Third Team, the conference office announced today. This marks the second-straight year he has been voted to the league’s third team by the conference’s 10 coaches.

Turner averaged a team-best 16.5 points per game, which ranks fourth in the MAAC. Turner closed out the regular season ranked among the top-10 in seven different statistical categories, and he is currently one of three players in the nation to average more than 15 points, five rebounds and five assists per game, joining Ohio State’s Evan Turner and Loyola Marymount’s Vernon Teel. The school’s all-time leader in career games played with 123, Turner has recorded four double-doubles in the Griffs’ last six contests after he was credited with 16 points and 10 assists at Rider Feb. 28.

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