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Orange Crush Live Game Chat Starts at 7

May 06, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

The Orioles are home again, to take on the Rays, which means the return of the Orange Crush Live Chat tonight at 7 o’clock  too. Click the link below to join me and other Orioles’ faithful as we celebrate, commiserate and generally conversate (or converse). They’ll be lots to talk about and plenty of like-minded [...]

For Struggling O’s Things SHOULD Be Worse

For Struggling O’s Things SHOULD Be Worse

April 25, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

As evidence continues to mount that the 2011 Orioles may not be quite who we hoped that they would be, as fans we can at least take solace in the fact that we’ve been down this road before, all too often in fact these days. And for as bad as things in Birdland seem to [...]

The Sweep Smell of Victory

The Sweep Smell of Victory

April 04, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

The Orioles did their best to minimize the impact of the first stage of what still looks to be a daunting April schedule by completing a 3-game sweep of the Rays on Sunday, sending the team home, undefeated record intact and alone atop the AL East…for the time being anyway. Bolstered by their pitching despite [...]

Putting the ‘O’ Back in Expectations

Putting the ‘O’ Back in Expectations

March 29, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

As spring slowly begins to unfold in all of its glory and the NCAA basketball tournament heads inevitably toward its conclusion, the harbingers of baseball season are now all present and accounted for. And while the excitement and enthusiasm that are inherent to this time of year begin once again invading our sports consciousness, it’s [...]

Thanking Barry Bonds

Thanking Barry Bonds

March 22, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

Keeping in mind that perjury is and has to be seen as the cardinal sin of the American Justice system, it’s still tough not to feel – as US v. Bonds gets set to resume at long last – that this has become a witch hunt of epic proportions now hell bend on holding Barry [...]

NFL Redefining the Word Defenseless

NFL Redefining the Word Defenseless

March 17, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

With the NFL squarely in the throes of the most tumultuous labor situation in the league’s history it was certainly logical to expect that they’d be hard at work on the business of implementing rules and disciplinary policy changes instead of working with the organization formerly known as the NFLPA toward an end to this [...]

MSB: 2011 College Football Pre-Season All-America Teams

MSB: 2011 College Football Pre-Season All-America Teams

March 16, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

One of my favorite guests to talk to each and every week is Todd Helmick from NationalChamps.net who joins me on Fridays and is a veritable wealth of college football analysis and information. His 2011 NCAA Football All-Americans list comes out today, and he’s challenged me to come up with a list of my own. [...]

Monday 3-Pointer: 68 Not So Great, O’s Ailing Early & Harbaugh vs. Newsome – The Blame Game

Monday 3-Pointer: 68 Not So Great, O’s Ailing Early & Harbaugh vs. Newsome – The Blame Game

March 14, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

Monday 3-Pointer   #1 – How Great is 68?   The inaugural 68-team NCAA tournament field was unveiled on Sunday night, and the early results seem to indicate that the additional 4 at-large berths added to the bubble controversy instead of quelling it. With the inclusions of VCU (who I lobbied for here last week) [...]

Wednesday 3-Pointer: Buck Growing on O’s Like a Nice Goatee, NCAA Brackets Busted Already & Give VCU a Re-Do

Wednesday 3-Pointer: Buck Growing on O’s Like a Nice Goatee, NCAA Brackets Busted Already & Give VCU a Re-Do

March 09, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

Wednesday 3-Pointer    #1 – Buck’s Orioles Growing on Me Like a Well Kept Beard   Regardless of the logistics and profitability (or lack thereof) in televising spring training baseball games, it would seem that a team that owns a network should be able to do such things, and while I’m aware that it’s not [...]

Monday 3-Pointer: The Real NBA MVP, Riley’s Angels Reeling & NFL Winning While Losing

Monday 3-Pointer: The Real NBA MVP, Riley’s Angels Reeling & NFL Winning While Losing

March 07, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

Monday 3-Pointer  #1 – The Real NBA MVP   As the NBA post-season nears and conference seedings become realized, the debate over who should walk away with the league’s MVP trophy is picking up traction too. While there are plenty of good candidates to speak of, and the closing weeks of the season will certainly [...]