Top 10 Baseball Distractions

December 10, 2013 | Glenn Clark

4. Soccer: NCAA Tournament College Cup-Maryland vs. Virginia (Friday 7:30pm from Chester, PA live on ESPNU), NCAA Championship Game (Sunday 3pm from Chester, PA live on ESPNU); MISL: Rochester Lancers @ Baltimore Blast (Friday 7:35pm from Baltimore Arena live on YouTube)

I’m going to try to get to PPL Park Friday night for the game. Mostly because I’m hoping they’ll pull out a few calls from Rutgers-Camden’s playbook.

3. College Basketball: Maryland @ Boston College (Thursday 7pm from Chestnut Hill, MA live on ESPNU), Florida Atlantic @ Maryland (Saturday 2pm from Comcast Center live on Comcast SportsNet); UMBC @ Coppin State (Wednesday 7:30pm Coppin State Physical Education Complex); Coppin State @ Richmond (Saturday 6:30pm from Richmond live on Comcast SportsNet PLUS); Central Penn College @ Towson (Tuesday 7:30pm from SECU Arena live on Towson Sports Network)

You have every right to be cynical about college sports, but if you’re not familiar with Taylor University’s “Silent Night’ tradition-you should be.

2. NFL: Baltimore Ravens @ Detroit Lions (Monday 8:40pm from Detroit live on ESPN)

But before we move forward, one more opportunity to reflect on Arthur Jones’ reaction to Jacoby Jones’ kickoff return TD Sunday.

1. College Football: Navy vs. Army (Saturday 3pm from Philadelphia live on CBS); FCS Playoffs: Towson @ Eastern Illinois (Friday 8pm from Charleston, IL live on ESPN2); Heisman Trophy Presentation (Saturday 8pm from New York live on ESPN)

I’ll be in Philly this weekend downing Tastykakes and listening to The Roots. Also, Go Navy. Beat Army.

Q: Why do West Point graduates hang their diplomas from the rear view mirror? 

A: To justify their handicap parking.
Q: Do you know why the Army football team should change its name to the “Opposums”? 

A: Because they play dead at home and get killed on the road.
Q: Why doesn’t Army have ice on the sidelines during games?

A: The guy with the recipe graduated.
Q. What do you get when you drive slowly by the Military Academy campus? 

A. A degree.
Q: What do a Navy Midshipman and a West Point Cadet have in common?

A: They both got accepted to West Point.
Q: What do you get when you breed a groundhog and a West Point Cadet? 

A: Six more weeks of bad football.
Navy is playing Army, which has a first down with three minutes left in the half. An Army fan sets off a firecracker, and Navy, thinking it’s the end of the half, runs off the field. Three plays later, Army punts.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…