Author | Dwayne Showalter


HOPE is a four-letter word

May 18, 2012 | Dwayne Showalter

May is getting long in the tooth already.  It’s Preakness weekend.  The NCAA Lacrosse Final Four is next weekend.  And the O’s and Nationals will battle this weekend with two of the best records in all of baseball.  Wait….wha….???? The Orioles started off hot this season sweeping Minnesota.  After April, folks around town started the […]


To Buy or Not To Buy, That Is the Question

March 22, 2012 | Dwayne Showalter

Last year, I made mention in this space about the Orioles base coaches wearing the old cartoon bird helmets during spring training.  I wondered if it was a precursor to the old bird making a comeback.  You know, the one that adorned the hat when they played in six World Series (winning three) from 1966-1983.  […]


Where Is the Love?

January 17, 2012 | Dwayne Showalter

Go back to August and think about the state of the NFL.  The Eagles were building the dream team.  The Jets were ready to take the next step past the AFC title game.  The Packers would be the favorites in the NFC.  Teams with new coaches, like the 49ers, would be hamstrung by the lockout.  Remember […]

Stakes (and Nerves) Rising for Playoffs

January 13, 2012 | Dwayne Showalter

I like the Ravens chances Sunday against the Texans at M&T Bank Stadium.  It’s hard not to.  The Ravens beat Houston in October.  Joe Flacco threw for over 300 yards, Ray Rice rushed for over 100 and Anquan Boldin had over 100 receiving yards.  The Texans, while without Andre Johnson, played with Matt Schaub that […]

While BCS Title Game Fell Short, Officiating Shined.

January 10, 2012 | Dwayne Showalter

So the BCS National Championship might have been one-sided.  It might have been a let-down compared to the regular season OT thriller between LSU and Alabama.  Honey Badger, Tyrann Mathieu, was a non-factor.  LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson looked lost and almost ready to tap out in favor of backup Jarrett Lee, or even Mr. Bentley.  Les Miles […]

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