Today – overrated; Tomorrow – underrated

June 24, 2008 | Drew Forrester

So in the first couple of hours of this morning’s edition of The Comcast Morning Show, we tackled – in a spirited fashion – the subject of who is Baltimore’s most overrated player ever?

We had upwards of 50 phone calls on the topic and an equal number of e-mails. 

In case you missed it, a bunch of guys had their name mentioned multiple times including Deion Sanders, who probably was “the people’s choice” (although I think getting paid $1 million a year for two years to be Ray’s valet is good work if you can get it and doesn’t qualify you as overrated), Glenn Davis (he’s the only guy in history to be sober and his group’s “Designated Driver” and suffer a broken jaw in a bar fight) and Marty Cordova (who can forget the time he stayed in the tanning bed too long and looked like the kid who played in the movie “Soul Man”?).

My nominee was Tony “I made one significant play in my Ravens career…falling on Rich Gannon in the AFC Championship Game” Siragusa.

The great Javy Lopez of the Orioles garnered my runner-up vote and the third place medal would have gone to Ed Hartwell but third place medals are overrated so I didn’t give one out.

It was a lot of fun and, unfortunately, I guess, we seem to have a lot of players who fit the overrated theme here in Baltimore.

Tomorrow, we’ll tackle the underrated group of guys.  Who’s the most underrated player in Baltimore history?

I have a short list of three that I’m working off of tonight.

Underrated?  Give it some thought tonight and we’ll tackle it all in the morning.

We’ll talk O’s/Cubs Wednesday morning as well and we might even spend a few minutes trying to figure out why Shaq is such a buffoon.  Oh, that’s right, it’s OK to be racially insensitive and use vulgar language when you’re just “rappin’ and foolin’ around…”  Or, at least, that’s what Shaq’s saying today.

And, day 8 of the King of Baltimore Sports tournament will dawn with another match-up for you to vote on…Ray Lewis was the easy winner over Ken Singleton today, in case you haven’t heard.

In the AM…