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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 02 September 2013 by Glenn Clark

(We’re off Monday, so T10BD comes a day early. Enjoy. Celebrate. Don’t labor. Cheers. For week of Tuesday, 9/3 to Monday, 9/9.)

Honorable Mention: Golf-Champions Tour Montreal Championship (Friday-Sunday 6:30pm from Sainte-Julie, Canada on Golf Channel); Boxing: Chris Arreola vs. Seth Mitchell (Saturday 10:30pm from Indio, CA live on Showtime); WNBA: Chicago Sky @ Washington Mystics (Sunday 4pm from Verizon Center live on Monumental Network)

10. Keith Urban (Thursday 7:30pm Inner Harbor); Anthony Hamilton/Marsha Ambrosius (Saturday 8pm Pier Six Pavilion); Alan Jackson (Friday 6pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Maroon 5 (Friday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live); Old Man Brown (Friday 8pm 8×10 Club); Eddie Monday (Friday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); The Romantics (Saturday 8pm Rams Head Center Stage); Blondie/X (Monday 7pm 9:30 Club); Carolina Chocolate Drops (Tuesday 7:30pm The Hamilton), Dangermuffin (Thursday 7:30pm The Hamilton); Marc Roberge/Richard On (Friday 7pm National Zoo); Butch Walker (Monday 7pm U Street Music Hall); Bastille “Bad Blood”, John Legend “Love In The Future” and Nine Inch Nails “Hesitation Marks” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I really don’t want you to know that I’m WAY into Keith Urban. Honestly. Please don’t tell anyone.

Hopefully my affection for Old Man Brown will help to make you forget my previous statement…

How much do you think it will cost me to have Carolina Chocolate Drops play my wedding?

I’ve been using “Pompeii” by Bastille as a rejoiner recently. Are you in?

9. Glenn Clark’s 30th Birthday (Friday 2pm-6pm Noble’s Federal Hill); Kevin Pollak (Sunday 6pm & 9pm Rams Head Center Stage); York Fair (Friday-Monday York Fairgrounds); Baltimore Comic-Con (Saturday & Sunday Baltimore Convention Center); Drew Carey (Friday & Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Godfrey (Thursday-Saturday DC Improv); Maryland Renaissance Festival (Saturday & Sunday RennFest Fairgrounds); Maryland Seafood Festival (Saturday & Sunday Sandy Point State Park); Bikemore: Music to Your Gears (Saturday 3pm Druid Hill Park); Riddick” out in theaters (Friday); Now You See Me” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday)

I’ve said publicly that there are two options for birthday gifts for me-which I’m sure you’ve been thinking about for awhile now. One is the hat my friend Tara is holding in this picture…

The other can be found on eBay…

Like I said, either is fine.

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In this I explain my role(?) in Postergate 2013. It’s…weird.

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In this I explain my role(?) in Postergate 2013. It’s…weird.

Posted on 28 August 2013 by Glenn Clark

Perhaps you’ve heard about an awkward moment on “The Reality Check” Tuesday on WNST. Then again, perhaps you haven’t.

Admittedly, I didn’t know a thing about “Postergate” until roughly 6pm Tuesday. We had a great edition of “The Reality Check” and as we were winding down I started seeing some rumblings on Twitter about a Denver sportscaster going after Joe Flacco posters which had been displayed around The Mile High City in the lead-up to the NFL Kickoff Game next Thursday night.

At the top of this story is an example of the biggest Flacco banner, hanging at Sports Authority Field.

When I found out that the sportscaster in question was CBS Denver’s Vic Lombardi, I told my producer Ryan Chell that he should give him a call. My thought in that moment was that perhaps we could have a fun conversation about the weird nature of what was going on. Ryan made the call, Lombardi said he could come on at 6:30 and I agreed to stay on-air late to facilitate the chat.

In the moments after learning he would come on, I started asking listeners for suggestions about good Denver jokes I could make. Legalizing weed, Peyton Manning’s neck, Rahim Moore and the elevation all seemed like fairly harmless topics that could make fun a fun debate.

As I continued to do my research about what had happened in Denver, I stumbled upon Lombardi’s Twitter account. While there, I read a Tweet I didn’t find to be funny at all.

Perhaps people outside of our city think this type of thing is hilarious. I mean, there are some twisted people in this world. I don’t. I don’t think there’s anything remotely funny about the fact that 150 people have been murdered in this city in 2013. I find it to be terribly disturbing.

In fact, I find it to be disturbing in the exact same way I found it to be terribly disturbing when a gunman walked into a Denver movie theater in 2012 and murdered 12 people and injured another 70. I didn’t laugh once about that. I’d like to think no one else did either.

For the purposes of full disclosure, I read this Tweet from Lombardi just before Ryan was set to call him for his appearance. On-air, I suddenly said “I’m not sure this is a good idea.” I realized that it would be almost impossible for me to have any “fun” in the conversation because I was so bothered by what Lombardi had Tweeted.

Instead, something else happened. I don’t exactly know how to explain it. The words that come to mind are along the lines of “freight train”. I haven’t been able to transcribe the whole thing, but I’d encourage you to take a listen here.

Whoa.

I appreciate Alex Strouf for reminding me late Tuesday night of what might have been my best line in the whole thing.

“You are a grown man who defaced posters, and you’re calling me a douche.”

Oh, right. If you listened, you’ll know that at one point Lombardi called me a douche. That happened.

For what it’s worth, Lombardi later offered SOME level of an apology for the absolutely uncalled for references to crime in Baltimore.

I will apparently be appearing on Lombardi’s show on The Fan in Denver Tuesday morning (10am hour EST). I told him I wouldn’t appear unless he reiterated the apology on-air for the people of Denver to hear. He suggested I owed apologies as well, I have absolutely no idea what for-but if I come up with something I’ll pass it along.

People have mentioned to me that if the Ravens had hosted the game (as they should have as defending Super Bowl champs had it not been for a scheduling conflict), it would likely mean that there would instead be Tom Brady posters around Charm City promoting a Ravens-Patriots matchup. I will admit that I probably wouldn’t be okay with it. I’ll also admit that as an adult, I probably wouldn’t have been the one taking duct tape and markers around town.

At the end of the night, all I can keep thinking is “this is all so stupid”. An apparently respected broadcaster melted down on my radio show Tuesday afternoon about posters. For some reason, he decided to take his anger out on Baltimore instead of the NFL, who decided to post the banners-or the Broncos and city of Denver, who clearly agreed to have the banners put up.

But I guess it made for some great radio.

-G

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Former Ravens LB Scott joins CBS Sports Network

Posted on 20 August 2013 by WNST Staff

NFL Veteran Bart Scott, Former Oakland Raiders Executive Amy Trask and

CBS Sports Radio’s Brandon Tierney Join Host Adam Schein on “TOPS”

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 8

“The NFL Today” and “The NFL on CBS” Announce Team to Appear Regularly

Continuing its aggressive expansion of programming around CBS Sports’ marquee properties, CBS Sports Network launches THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS), a new weekly Sunday football studio program debutingSunday, Sept. 8 (9:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET). The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, and David Berson, President, CBS Sports.

THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW breaks from the familiar pregame show format, presenting a unique fan-focused take on all the week’s NFL and college action, headlines and hot-button issues, giving viewers all the latest information as it happens. TOPS will be hosted by Adam Schein along with 11-year NFL veteran Bart Scott, long-time Oakland Raiders executive Amy Trask, CBS Sports Radio’s Brandon Tierney, CBSSports.com fantasy analyst Nathan Zegura and LEAD OFF’s Allie LaForce reporting.

The show also will incorporate various forms of social media interaction, engaging the TOPS team with its viewers.  The last hour of the show will be centered on Fantasy Football helping fans set their line-ups each week. Continuing its focus on all things football, TOPS will take a look back at all the college football games and performances that fans are still talking about from the previous day and look forward to the week ahead.

Regular contributors to THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW include analysts from THE NFL TODAY: Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher, as well as host James Brown and Insider Jason La Canfora. CBS Sports’ NFL on CBS announcers will appear regularly from their game sites, including Phil Simms, Dan Fouts, Dan Dierdorf, Rich Gannon, Solomon Wilcots, Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein.

“In today’s television landscape, there is certainly room for another pregame show if that show offers a unique approach and perspective,” said McManus. “THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW will accomplish that, as we combine all the assets of CBS Sports including CBS Sports Radio and CBSSports.com, creating a show focusing on the fans and how they consume football.”

THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW is part of CBS Sports Network’s expanded studio programming focusing on NFL football. TOPS joins NFL MONDAY QB, which returns for its second season on Monday, Sept. 9 (5:00 PM, ET), with host Adam Schein and analysts Phil Simms, Rich Gannon, Steve Beuerlein and Insider Jason LaCanfora. After Week 1, NFL MONDAY QB airs weekly at 6:30 PM, ET.

Scott joins CBS Sports Network after an 11-year NFL playing career with the Baltimore Ravens (2002-2008) and New York Jets (2009-2012). In 2006, he was a Pro Bowl selection and earned All Pro honors.

Trask spent 26 seasons with the Oakland Raiders working directly for Al Davis. She was named the first female CEO in the NFL in 1997. Under her watch, the Raiders won four Division Championships (1990, 2000, 2001 and 2002) and one AFC Championship (2002).

Tierney serves as co-host of TBD in the AM, CBS Sports Radio’s national morning show. He has been a staple on sports talk radio in New York and San Francisco for the last 10 years, most recently at 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area.

Schein, host of TOPS and NFL MONDAY QB, anchors “Schein on Sports,” a sports talk radio show on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio, and is featured on SportsNet New York’s weekday show “Loud Mouths.”

Zegura is the Senior Fantasy Football Writer for CBSSports.com and appears regularly on CBSSports.com’s FANTASY FOOTBALL TODAY.

LaForce is a co-host of LEAD OFF, CBS Sports Network’s weekday late night news and commentary program, and also served as sideline reporter during the 2013 NCAA Tournament.  She joined CBS Sports Network in 2012.

Shawn Robbins and Andrew Finger produce THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW. Tyler Hale is Vice President, Studio Production, CBS Sports and Harold Bryant serves as Executive Producer of CBS Sports. The show will originate from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

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CBS announces Navy/Air Force will kick off at 11:30am

Posted on 22 May 2013 by WNST Staff

CBS SPORTS’ 2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE OFFERS BEST OF SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE EACH WEEK

CBS Sports’ SEC “Game of the Week” Kicks Off with Alabama vs. Texas A&M on Saturday, September 14

CBS Sports kicks off its 13th consecutive season of national coverage of Southeastern Conference Football on Saturday, Sept. 14 (3:30-7:00 PM, ET) with the much anticipated rematch between Alabama and Texas A&M. CBS Sports continues to be the exclusive national network broadcaster of SEC home football games, showcasing the top conference match-ups with the “SEC Game of the Week.”

The SEC ON CBS schedule features a total of 16 games during the network’s 13-week season, including two doubleheaders and the SEC Championship on Saturday, Dec. 7 (4:00 PM, ET).

In addition to the SEC, CBS Sports also broadcasts Air Force at Navy for the third consecutive year on Saturday, Oct. 5(11:30 AM, ET), the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday, Dec. 14 (3:00 PM, ET) and the 79th Sun Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 31 (2:00 PM, ET).

 

Highlights of 2013 schedule include:

(All Times ET)

Sept. 14              Alabama at Texas A&M                            3:30 PM

Oct. 5                 Air Force at Navy                                       11:30 AM

Oct. 19               SEC Doubleheader                                                12:00 NOON

                                                                  3:30 PM

Nov. 2                Georgia vs. Florida                                    3:30 PM

Nov. 9                SEC Doubleheader                                                3:30 PM

                                       8:00 PM

Nov. 29              Arkansas at LSU                                        2:30 PM

Dec. 7                 SEC Championship                                   4:00 PM

Dec. 14               Army vs. Navy                                            3:00 PM

Dec. 31               Sun Bowl                                                     2:00 PM

All other “SEC Games of the Week” are announced six-to-12 days prior to their broadcast date.

Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson, along with Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines, serve as CBS Sports’ lead college football announce team.  COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, is broadcast in the half-hour format throughout the season, providing highlights and analysis of all the day’s action.

Craig Silver serves as coordinating producer and Steve Milton is the lead director for the Network’s college football broadcasts.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

Following are broadcast windows for CBS Sports’ 2013 college football schedule.


DATE
                                     TIME (ET)                            GAMES        

Saturday, Sept. 14                  3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

3:30-7:00 PM                          ALABAMA at TEXAS A&M

                                                                                                                             

Saturday, Sept. 21                  3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

     

Saturday, Sept. 28                  3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

                  3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK           

                 

Saturday, Oct. 5                      11:30-3:00 PM                        AIR FORCE AT NAVY

                  3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

                                                                                                                             

Saturday, Oct. 12                    3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

     

Saturday, Oct. 19                    12:00 NOON-3:30 PM           SEC GAME OF THE WEEK            #1

3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK            #2

Saturday, Oct. 26                    3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

                                         

Saturday, Nov. 2                     3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

                  3:30-7:00 PM                          GEORGIA VS. FLORIDA

                                         

Saturday, Nov. 9                     3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK #1

8:00-11:00 PM                        SEC GAME OF THE WEEK            #2

Saturday, Nov. 16                   3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY                                                               

3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

 

Saturday, Nov. 23                   3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

 

Friday, Nov. 29                       2:30-6:00 PM                          ARKANSAS at LSU

 

Saturday, Nov. 30                   3:00-3:30 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY

3:30-7:00 PM                          SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

 

Saturday, Dec. 7                     3:30-4:00 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY                                                               

4:00-7:30 PM                          SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 

Saturday, Dec. 14                   2:30-3:00 PM                          COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY                                                               

3:00-6:30 PM                          ARMY vs. NAVY

 

Tuesday, Dec. 31                    2:00-6:00 PM                          SUN BOWL

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 09 April 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: College Hockey-Frozen Four: UMass-Lowell vs. Yale (Thursday 4:30pm from Pittsburgh live on ESPN2), Quinnipiac vs. St. Cloud State (Thursday 8pm from Pittsburgh live on ESPN2), NCAA Championship Game (Saturday 7pm from Pittsburgh live on ESPN); Tennis: ATP U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship (Friday 7pm Saturday 2pm Sunday 3pm from Houston live on Tennis Channel); Boxing: Nonito Donaire vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux (Saturday 11pm from New York live on HBO); Charm City Roller Girls (Saturday 5:30pm Du Burns Arena)

10. Fleetwood Mac (Tuesday 8pm Verizon Center), Alicia Keys/Miguel (Sunday 7:30pm Verizon Center); Volbeat (Wednesday 8pm Rams Head Live), Crack The Sky (Saturday 8pm Rams Head Live); Cris Jacobs Band (Friday 8pm 8×10 Club); Johns Hopkins Spring Fair feat. Grouplove, Carolina Liar (Friday 8pm Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center) Marc Broussard (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Stone Sour (Thursday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Big Sean (Saturday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Black Crowes (Tuesday 7pm 9:30 Club), Cold War Kids (Thursday 8pm 9:30 Club), The Dan Band (Saturday 8pm 9:30 Club), Andrew McMahon (Monday 6:30pm 9:30 Club); Rusted Root (Tuesday 9:30pm Rams Head Center Stage); Edwin McCain (Wednesday 8pm Wolf Trap); Diana Krall (Wednesday 8pm Strathmore); Paramore “Paramore“, Eric Church “Eric Church Live: Caught In The Act” and Dawes “Stories Don’t End” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I like Alicia Keys a lot, but I freaking LOVE Miguel. How great is this dude?

I saw Carolina Liar at Recher once (back when Recher held concerts). I honestly found them to be excellent.

The Orioles have a catcher in the minors named Chris Robinson. I heard a rumor he’s “Hard to Handle.”

There’s a chance Dawes will be my new favorite band. Check back later today.

9. Paul Mooney (Friday 7:30pm Howard Theatre); Kathleen Madigan (Thursday-Sunday 7:30pm Birchmere); Amy Schumer (Thursday 9pm Sixth & I Historic Synagogue); Guy Torry (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory), Ralphie May (Monday 8pm Baltimore Comedy Factory); Wendy Liebman (Thursday-Saturday Magooby’s Joke House); Sebastian Maniscalco (Friday-Sunday DC Improv); Maryland International Film Festival (Thursday-Saturday Hagerstown)

Amy Schumer is a Towson alum. She’s quite funny (and quite pretty)…

You know what, maybe I should just give you a little more of her…

That’s some Faith Hill-level leg by the way.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 19 March 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Auto Racing-NASCAR Auto Club 400 (Sunday 3pm from Fontana, CA live on FOX), IndyCar Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Sunday 12pm from St. Petersburg, FL live on NBC Sports Network); Tennis: ATP Tour WTA Tour Sony Open (Friday 3pm & 8pm Saturday-Monday 11am from Miami live on Tennis Channel); Mixed Martial Arts: Bellator MMA (Thursday 10pm from Lewiston, ME live on SpikeTV); Golf: PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm live on Golf Channel 2:30pm live on NBC. All golf from Orlando); LPGA Kia Classic (Thursday & Friday 6:30pm Saturday & Sunday 7pm from Carlsbad, CA live on Golf Channel)

10. Sigur Ros (Sunday 7:30pm Patriot Center); Aaron Lewis (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live); Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Sunday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Rockapella (Thursday 8pm Rams Head on Stage), Shovels & Rope (Saturday 8:30pm Rams Head on Stage), Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Monday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Thursday 9pm Rams Head Center Stage); Anberlin (Saturday 7pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Garbage (Sunday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Bad Religion (Friday 8pm 9:30 Club); Mint Condition (Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30pm Birchmere), Travis Tritt (Monday 7:30pm Birchmere); Orgy (Thursday 7pm House of Rock); Kevin Eubanks (Thursday-Sunday Blues Alley); Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I want to be in Annapolis Saturday night for Shovels & Rope. Get me there. NOW.

Has Anberlin had more good songs since this one? Not that it matters, this one was funking amazing…

I honestly couldn’t tell you what my favorite Garbage song was. I just know how much I love Shirley Manson…

Justin Timberlake…I just…I don’t even know…oh my…

9. Mike Epps (Friday 8pm 1st Mariner Arena); Demetri Martin (Saturday 6pm & 10pm 9:30 Club); Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Thursday-Sunday Verizon Center); Flip Orley (Wednesday-Sunday DC Improv); The Hobbit“, “Zero Dark Thirty“, “This is 40” and “Les Miserables” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Admission“, “The Croods” and “Olympus Has Fallen” out in theaters (Friday); Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival (Friday & Saturday Timonium Fairgrounds); Baltimore Greek Week (Tuesday-Sunday throughout Baltimore)

I’d love to tell you more about my past experiences at the Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival, but we both know I don’t remember much about any of it. I did some sort of fighting that involved putting a massive bubble on my head and then attacking my friend. I have no recollection of how it went and I’m reasonably certain I got a concussion.

It was the best time ever. I went back through my phone to find any photos I may have taken and this is the only one I could find…

But you know what? It’s fairly appropriate.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 12 March 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Golf-PGA Tour Tampa Bay Championship (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday 1:30pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on NBC Sunday 1pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on NBC), Champions Tour Toshiba Classic (Saturday 2:30pm Sunday 3pm from Newport Beach, CA live on Golf Channel), LPGA Tour RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup (Thursday & Friday 6:30pm Saturday & Sunday 4pm from Phoenix, AZ live on Golf Channel); Auto Racing: NASCAR Food City 500 (Sunday 12pm from Bristol, TN live on FOX); Tennis: ATP Tour WTA Tour BNP Paribas Open (Tuesday & Wednesday 1:30pm Thursday 1:30pm & 10pm live on Tennis Channel Friday 6:30pm & 9:30pm live on Tennis Channel 4:30pm & 11:30pm live on ESPN2 Saturday 3pm & 5pm live on ESPNNews 8:30pm live on Tennis Channel Sunday 3pm & 5pm live on ESPN2); College Football: Towson Pro Day (Tuesday Unitas Stadium), Maryland Pro Day (Wednesday Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium); Boxing: Timothy Bradly vs. Ruslan Provodnikov (Saturday 10:15pm from Carson, CA live on HBO); Women’s College Basketball: NCAA Tournament Selection Monday (Monday 7pm live on ESPN)

10. Rihanna (Tuesday 7:30pm 1st Mariner Arena); P!nk (Thursday 7:30pm Verizon Center); Trapt (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head Live), Drive By Truckers (Sunday 8pm Rams Head Live); Better Than Ezra (Saturday 7pm Power Plant Live); Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Wednesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Dr. John (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage), Average White Band (Thursday 8pm Rams Head on Stage), Marshall Tucker Band (Sunday 7:30pm Rams Head on Stage); Finch (Thursday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Dropkick Murphys/Carbon Leaf (Friday 7am 9:30 Club), Citizen Cope (Friday 8pm 9:30 Club); George Thorogood & The Destroyers (Tuesday 7:30pm Birchmere); Slick Rick/Rakim (Friday 8pm Howard Theatre); Shamrockfest feat. Sublime with Rome/Virginia Coalition/Carbon Leaf (Saturday 12:45pm RFK Stadium); Sound City: Real to Reel soundtrack available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

You already know damn well I’ll be wandering over to see Better Than Ezra after the Blast game Saturday night.

Despite not particularly enjoying much of anything else in the genre, I really flipping loved “What It Is To Burn” by Finch. I’d go see this show.

Spending a day in the parking lot at RFK Stadium? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Unless Virginia Coalition is involved. (Sorry for the video quality.)

I legitimately CANNOT get enough Sound City in my life. Dave Grohl is a rock God, but you already knew that.

9. Lewis Black (Saturday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Bill Bellamy (Thursday-Saturday  Baltimore Comedy Factory); Pablo Francisco (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); Life of Pi” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 25th Anniversary Edition” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); “Spring Breakers” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” out in theaters (Friday); Glenn Clark’s St. Patrick’s Day plans (Sunday parts unknown)

Yes. We ALL feel the same way about Jessica Rabbit. We just agree not to talk about it so that people don’t talk about us behind our backs.

We CAN however discuss the cast of Spring Breakers if you’d like.

And before we leave this part of the show, BANGERS AND EFFING MASH! ERIN GO BRAGH!

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Your Monday Reality Check: Dynasty unlikely but Flacco gives Ravens chance

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Your Monday Reality Check: Dynasty unlikely but Flacco gives Ravens chance

Posted on 04 March 2013 by Glenn Clark

You guys let him do it again.

I joked with CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco during a sitdown at the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend in Indianapolis that he does a marvelous job of getting everyone in Baltimore fired up every time he says something about the Ravens.

Prisco has been a catalyst of controversy in this town for years no matter what he says about the Ravens. As little as one Tweet can light the fanbase on fire, which is odd considering his not terribly lofty spot in the pantheon of NFL analysts around the country. From the handful of conversations I’ve had with Pete both on-air and off-air, he’s not the type that purposely says something to get a rise out of anyone. He does however have no issue with going toe to toe with anyone who doesn’t share his opinions.

It happened again Saturday night.

It started when CBS Sports columnist Mike Freeman posted this story in response to Ravens QB Joe Flacco’s 6 year, $120.6 million contract agreement.

Immediately Prisco took the opportunity to respond, wandering over to Twitter to share his thoughts.

Ravens fans were quick to go into full “freak out and yell ‘TROLL’ as loud as possible mode”. It was a typical back and forth I’ve seen over and over again in the past few seasons. “If you overstate something, I’ll overstate it louder and with more name calling.”

It’s a relevant, timely question. Are the Ravens set up for a dynasty after locking up Joe Flacco longterm in Baltimore?

Sorry Mike Freeman, but probably not.

And sorry Pete Prisco, but maybe.

The truth (as always) is somewhere in the middle. In this particular discussion, the pendulum is pointed more in the direction of Prisco, as history reminds us that dynasties are rare.

I’ve always considered a dynasty to be a stretch of five years where a team wins at least three titles-two of which were won consecutively. Based on that definition, the list of NFL dynasties is quite short. The Pittsburgh Steelers were a dynasty in the late 70′s, the Dallas Cowboys were a dynasty in the mid-90′s and the New England Patriots were a dynasty in the early 2000′s. That’s the list.

The probably of a franchise-any franchise-being able to pull off such a feat is small. Prisco is hardly stepping out on any sort of ledge when he declares “no way”. Freeman argues that the Ravens’ combination of quarterback, head coach and front office is the reason to believe they could be on their way to such heights.

Of course, simply locking up a quarterback is not enough to assume it will happen. The Indianapolis Colts invested nine figures worth of money in Peyton Manning and have one Vince Lombardi Trophy to show for it.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 21 January 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Golf-PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday & Sunday 1pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on CBS); Women’s College Basketball: North Carolina @ Maryland (Thursday 8:30pm from Comcast Center live on Comcast SportsNet PLUS), Maryland @ Clemson (Sunday 5pm from Clemson, SC live on YouTube); Soccer: MISL Rochester Lancers @ Baltimore Blast (Friday 7:35pm from 1st Mariner Arena live on MISLtv.com), Missouri Comets @ Baltimore Blast (Saturday 7:3pm from 1st Mariner Arena live on MISLtv.com); Boxing: Lucas Matthysse vs. Michael Dallas Jr. (Saturday 10pm from Las Vegas live on Showtime), Friday Night Fights: Sergiy Dzinziruk vs. Brian Vera (Friday 9pm from Verona, NY live on ESPN2)

10. Miranda Lambert/Dierks Bentley (Thursday 7:30pm 1st Mariner Arena); The xx (Monday 8pm Rams Head Live); Little River Band (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage), The English Beat (Wednesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Ra Ra Riot (Wednesday 7pm 9:30 Club), Cowboy Mouth/All Mighty Senators (Saturday 8pm 9:30 Club), The Used (Monday 7pm 9:30 Club); Sister Hazel (Saturday 8pm Howard Theatre); Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Friday 8pm Strathmore); Bryan Adams (Saturday 8pm National Theatre); Tony Bennett (Saturday 8pm Warner Theatre); Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite “Get Up!” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

The xx? In the words of Joe Flacco, “I don’t know.”

Forrester and I have gone to see Ra Ra Riot a few times. What of it?

Sister Hazel should legally be forced to play a show here once a week.

This Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite thing is a “yes.”

9. Baltimore County Winter Restaurant Week (Tuesday-Sunday); Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters“, “Movie 43” and “Parker” out in theaters (Friday); John Witherspoon (Friday-Sunday Baltimore Comedy Factory), Todd Glass (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge (Saturday Sandy Point State Park)

The Polar Bear Plunge is a FINE reminder that…it’s been awhile since we’ve seen bikinis around here…

Now we should check in on Jennifer Lopez in Parker…

Okay. Nothing to see here obviously.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 15 January 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Boxing-Orlando Salida vs. Mikey Garcia (Saturday 9:45pm from New York live on HBO), Sergey Kovalev vs. Gabriel Campillo (Saturday 9pm from Uncasville, CT live on NBC Sports Network); Women’s College Basketball: NC State @ Maryland (Thursday 8:30pm from Comcast Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Maryland @ Georgia Tech (Sunday 3pm from Atlanta live on ESPN2); Soccer: MISL Baltimore Blast @ Syracuse Silver Knights (Friday 7:30pm Sunday 1:30pm from Syracuse, NY live on MISLtv.com); High School Basketball: Perry Hall @ Woodlawn (Wednesday 6:30pm), Perry Hall @ Milford Mill (Friday 7pm)

10. Superstars of 70′s Soul Jam feat. The Stylistics, Peaches and Herb (Saturday 8pm 1st Mariner Arena); The Darkness (Tuesday 8pm Rams Head Live), G. Love & Special Sauce (Sunday 8:30pm Rams Head Live); Hollywood Undead (Sunday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Gin Blossoms (Tuesday 6pm & 9pm Rams Head on Stage), Eric Benet (Monday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); 2 Chainz (Saturday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Ellie Goulding (Sunday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Janelle Monae (Sunday 6pm 9:30 Club); WAR (Thursday 7:30pm Birchmere); Morrissey (Wednesday 8pm Strathmore); Smokey Robinson (Friday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Soundgarden (Friday 8pm D.A.R. Constitution Hall); Tim Reynolds (Sunday 8pm & 10pm Blues Alley); Augustana (Monday 7pm U Street Music Hall)

I’d like to do like 100 more things this week that involve the Gin Blossoms…

I hate admitting how much I enjoy this Ellie Goulding tune…

I’ve been a Janelle Monae fan since the first time I knew there was such a thing as Janelle Monae…

Soundgarden, huh? I’ll sign up for just about anything that involves Chris Cornell singing tunes…

9. Baltimore County Winter Restaurant Week (Tuesday-Monday throughout Baltimore County); Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade (Saturday 12pm MLK Boulevard); “Taken 2″ available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Broken City” and “The Last Stand” out in theaters (Friday)

My favorite part of Taken 2 was when Liam Neeson was talking about Tim Tebow…

On the list for Winter Restaurant Week? The Grill at Harryman House. Where a burger looks like this…

Ummm…yes.

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