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Ravens (1-0) @ Bengals (0-1)

Ravens (1-0) @ Bengals (0-1)

September 18, 2010 |

Next up in the “teams whose head coach owes their job to Ray Lewis” are the Cincinnati Bengals. Now we just need the Jacksonville Jaguars (Jack Del Rio) and the 2005-2008 San Francisco 49ers (Mike Nolan) to complete the “#52′s head coach’s tree.” Marvin Lewis’ team is still licking their wounds from that 38-24 drubbing [...]

Play Like a Raven – Week 1

Play Like a Raven – Week 1

September 15, 2010 |

For the purposes of this blog, I decided that, since Rex Ryan wants to take his “Play Like a ____” slogan with him to New York, Monday night’s game would be played for the rights to continue to use the phrase here. Had the Ravens lost the game, I’d have let Rex have it, and [...]

The Double-Edged Sword of High Expectations

August 25, 2010 |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah5gAkna3jI[/youtube] “If you don’t expect too much from me, you might not be let down” One simple lyric from a nearly 20-year old rock song can sum up the way many Ravens fans are feeling these days. We Baltimoreans relish the role of the underdog, and we feel most comfortable when our teams do the [...]

Why I Love the World Cup

Why I Love the World Cup

June 24, 2010 |

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team had one of the most exciting finishes you’ll ever see in sport yesterday, scoring in stoppage time to win 1-0 and gain themselves a berth in the knockout stages of the 2010 World Cup. Many, many Americans are, like me, absolutely ecstatic about the result, and are eager [...]

Another Free the Birds? Count Me In

May 05, 2010 |

Nestor announced this morning the date of “Free the Birds” 2010. May 17, vs. Kansas City, 7:05 start This is the third Free the Birds event, and I attended each of the first two. The first, on September 21, 2006, was a resounding success, was mentioned by many media outlets across the country, and quite [...]