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King of Baltimore Sports? It Ain’t Jon Ogden

June 12, 2008 |

In the words of Tony “Scarface” Montana, make way for the bad guy. That’s me – I’m the bad guy. I’m the guy who’s going to commit heresy. I’m the guy who’s going to sign his name to a blog bashing a future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer. I’m the guy who’s going to rain on Jon Ogden’s [...]

My Maiden Voyage to the Preakness

May 19, 2008 |

The Preakness seems to get knocked around pretty good these days. Everybody has an opinion on how the event — and Maryland horse racing in general — could be improved in ways that would not only increase attendance but also ensure that the state holds onto the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Reading and [...]

Identity Crisis at the Masters

April 15, 2008 |

The Masters golf tournament has been called a lot of things over the years: a tradition like no other (the tournament’s unofficial official slogan)…a rite of spring…the major most coveted by professional golfers…the bona fide start to the golf season…and yes, for some, a bastion of exclusion and discrimination…   One thing, however, that the [...]

Rethinking Attendance Standards at Camden Yards

April 09, 2008 |

Last week, Drew Forrester wrote an excellent blog about the current state of the Orioles, which focused in part on attendance at Camden Yards. There seems to be a common notion that consistent winning by the Orioles will return Camden Yards to its glory days, when the stadium averaged about 44,000 spectators per game from [...]

Focus on the Front Office

April 02, 2008 |

They say you can’t really judge an NFL draft class until three or four years down the road. So go ahead and accuse me of hyperbole, but I’m willing to say that the recent loss of wide receiver Devard Darling to the Chiefs officially makes the Ravens’ 2004 draft class a complete bust for the organization. [...]