Posted on 21 November 2012 by WNSTV
Posted on 20 November 2012 by Glenn Clark
Honorable Mention: Boxing-Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto (Saturday 10pm from Ontario, CA live on HBO); Women’s College Basketball: American @ Maryland (Wednesday 4pm Comcast Center); CFL: Grey Cup-Calgary Stampeders vs. Toronto Argonauts (Sunday 6pm from Toronto live on NBC Sports Network)
10. Bob Dylan feat. Mark Knopfler (Tuesday 7:30pm Verizon Center); All Time Low (Friday 7pm Rams Head Live Saturday 6pm Recher Theatre); Charm City Devils (Friday 6:30pm Recher Theatre); Laughing Colors (Wednesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Citizen Cope (Wednesday 7pm Friday 8pm 9:30 Club), Of Monsters And Men (Sunday 7pm 9:30 Club); Duncan Sheik (Sunday 7:30pm Birchmere); Ballyhoo (Wednesday 9pm Greene Turtle Aberdeen); B.B. King (Saturday & Sunday 8pm Howard Theatre); R. Kelly (Saturday 8pm D.A.R. Constitution Hall); Led Zeppelin “Celebration Day”, Phillip Phillips “The World From The Side Of The Moon”, Coldplay “Live 2012″, O.A.R. “Live on Red Rocks” and AC/DC “Live at River Plate” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)
I’ve been playing an ATL song on the show recently. Might not be my thing, but if you name a song “For Baltimore” you can be sure I’ll be in on it.
I saw Citizen Cope again this summer, I remembered I freaking LOVE seeing Citizen Cope…
Of Monsters And Men won’t make a ton of critics’ choice lists this year, but they should…
I watched O.A.R.’s Red Rocks show live on AXS TV back in the summer. It was tremendous. Of course it was.
9. D.L. Hughley (Friday 8:30pm Warner Theatre), Jay Mohr (Saturday 8 & 10:30pm Magooby’s Joke House), Donnell Rawlings (Friday-Sunday DC Improv); “Life of Pi“, “Red Dawn“, “Rise of the Guardians“ (Wednesday) and “Hitchcock” out in theaters (Friday); “The Expendables 2″ available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Festival of Trees (Friday-Sunday Timonium Fairgrounds)
If you can’t remember how you know Jay Mohr, the answer is from his AWESOME annual stop to see WNST at the Super Bowl…
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Posted on 19 November 2012 by Luke Jones
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Shortly before Ravens coach John Harbaugh met with the media for his Monday press conference, the NFL announced a one-game suspension for safety Ed Reed for repeated violations of player safety rules.
The 34-year-old was flagged for unnecessary roughness on a blow to the head of Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in the third quarter of the Ravens’ 13-10 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday night. Per the NFL’s official release, Reed will be suspended one game without pay for repeated “hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.”
According to the league, the hit on Sanders was Reed’s third violation in the last three seasons. Earlier this year, Reed hit Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch to draw a $21,000 fine. The safety also hit Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a similar fashion in 2010.
“None of those were intent to injure or harm in any way,” said Harbaugh, who admitted he was surprised to learn of the league’s decision to suspend the star player. “I think when you look at the hits, that’s pretty obvious. We all know Ed. Ed respects the game; he respects his fellow players.”
The one-game suspension without pay means Reed stands to lose approximately $423,529 of his $7.2 million base salary.
The free safety will appeal the suspension and the Ravens anticipate a decision by Wednesday in order to determine whether he will be available against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Harbaugh described Reed’s potential absence as a “blow” to the Baltimore defense for obvious reasons.
“Ed has told us that he’s going to appeal the suspension right away,” Harbaugh said. “We should know something very soon.”
The eight-time Pro Bowl safety would not be allowed to take part in practices this week or even be present at the team’s training facility in Owings Mills. He would then be reinstated next Monday.
Reed has been critical of the league in terms of its failure to protect its players. His revelation that he was dealing with a torn labrum in his shoulder was a precursor to the Ravens being fined $20,000 for failing to list him on the injury report in the days leading into their Week 7 loss at Houston.
“He’s a good person,” Harbaugh said. “He’s got a good heart. He’s got tremendous respect for the game, and we stand behind him in that respect as a team and an organization.”
If Reed is unavailable to play against the Chargers, the Ravens would likely go with reserve safety James Ihedigbo as a starter next to Bernard Pollard in the secondary.
Posted on 16 May 2012 by WNST Staff
San Diego, Calif. (May 16, 2012) — The United States Football League (USFL) announced today that Jeff Garcia, a four-time Pro Bowl quarterback during his 12-year NFL career, has been named to the USFL’s board of advisors.
Garcia will serve on the player development branch of the USFL’s advisory board. The Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. resident joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff and former NFL and San Diego Chargers executive Jim Steeg – Chairman of the USFL board of advisors – along with former Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens executive vice president James Bailey and sports consultant/coach Terrell Jones on the board.
“We are thrilled to have Jeff involved and to be able to tap into his knowledge and experience in the professional football world as we look forward to re-launching the USFL in 2013,” USFL President and Chief Executive Officer Jaime Cuadra said. “Jeff’s extensive background and networks with professional football players will undoubtedly help carry out the USFL’s mission of helping our players live successfully and responsibly as positive citizens on and off the field.”
The USFL is planning to field eight teams for its inaugural 14-game season in 2013, kicking off in March and concluding with a championship game in June. The league has targeted a number of U.S. cities for franchises.
The USFL’s board of advisors will be responsible for guiding and advising USFL management on various areas of operations and, eventually, focus on identifying candidates and selecting the league’s commissioner.
Garcia began his NFL stint with the San Francisco 49ers in 1999 and went on to play with the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans. He led the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders to the 1998 Grey Cup championship and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player, providing his springboard to the NFL.
Garcia, retired from football, is the owner of Beyond Wealth Sports, a company representing professional athletes on and off the field. It is focused on mentoring athletes and helping them prepare for the transition from sports to secondary careers. Garcia’s business practice is directly in line with the USFL’s long-term goals for its players.
The USFL is designed to allow players not drafted by the NFL, or those that have been released by NFL teams, an opportunity to play professional football under the same rules as the NFL. In order to maintain financial responsibility and sustainability, the USFL will structure itself under a single-entity business model. All player and coach contracts will be owned by the USFL, and each team owner will be a member operator of the league.
The USFL intends to create a working relationship with the NFL by allowing access to its players and personnel. This relationship will be one of respect and collaboration, but the USFL will operate independently with a focus on developing its players and creating the best fan experience possible.
The USFL will also endeavor to prepare players for life after playing football by providing mentorship and counsel to expand the athletes’ awareness of opportunities inside and, especially, outside of football. Additionally, the USFL wishes to enhance the fan experience by providing greater access to its players and employing technology to enhance the viewing experience for its fans.
Biletnikoff was a six-time All-Pro wide receiver who totaled 589 receptions for 8,974 yards and 76 touchdowns during his 14-year NFL career with the Raiders. He began his professional coaching career in the original USFL, coaching with the Oakland Invaders and the Arizona Wranglers.
Steeg is a 35-year veteran as an NFL executive and the former COO of the San Diego Chargers. Prior to joining the Chargers, Steeg was instrumental in the growth of the NFL’s Super Bowl, having worked for the NFL for 26 years, where he was Senior Vice President of Special Events.
Bailey was responsible for the management of all business, financial and legal operations in his 21-year tenure with the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens franchise. He facilitated and oversaw the relocation of the franchise to Baltimore.
Jones, CEO and founder of TJones Group, LLC, has been involved in professional sports as a coach and consultant for more than 16 years. He has worked with the NFL, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Jones has successfully negotiated endorsement deals for his clients as well as sponsorship deals with major corporations, and will consult with the USFL on its business operations.
About The United States Football League
The United States Football League, LLC, a Delaware LLC, is a professional spring outdoor football league owned by EndZone Sports Management and is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. Jaime Cuadra is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the USFL. The USFL’s vision is provide a high-level competitive environment to help develop players for the National Football League, while preparing its players for succeeding as professionals and in life on and off of the field during and after their football careers. While the USFL initially operated from 1983-87, the new USFL plans to debut in the spring of 2013 by fielding eight teams nationwide to play a 14-game season, including a four-team playoff tournament, and providing fans with an exciting and innovative brand of football. The USFL plans to adopt all playing rules of the National Football League. For more information on the USFL’s 2013 launch, please visit the USFL online at www.theusfl.net and via social media on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheUSFL) and on Twitter (@TheUSFL).
Posted on 03 May 2012 by Glenn Clark
Posted on 02 May 2012 by WNST Audio
Posted on 02 May 2012 by WNST Audio
Posted on 25 April 2012 by WNST Trips
WNST presents a three-night, holiday, Thanksgiving weekend trip to beautiful, sunny San Diego as the Baltimore Ravens once again travel to Southern California to take on the Chargers.
All WNST Purple Roadtrips are sponsored in 2012 by our friends at Jiffy Lube and Miller Lite. Not only will we be again enjoying ice cold Miller Lite on all trips we’ll be giving you a 15.70% discount to use at Jiffy Lube this season to keep your car or truck going.
Everyone who goes on a WNST Purple Roadtrip this fall saves money on their next oil change in Baltimore!
Our trip departs on Friday, Nov. 23 (Black Friday) and will arrive in downtown San Diego in time for you to enjoy the sunshine, beach, Coronado, Zoo and all of the other wonderful joys that the area has to offer.
We will be staying three nights at the historic and lovely Sofia Hotel on Broadway in the Gaslamp District, where entertainment, dining and shopping are all in the neighborhood downtown.
WNST will host an all-day Saturday event along with Tilted Kilt next to Petco Park in the Gaslamp District.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND A CAR RENTAL IN SAN DIEGO IF YOU WANT TO SIGHT SEE!!!!
Roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines (leaving BWI on Nov. 23, returning the afternoon of Nov. 26)
Three nights deluxe accommodation at Sofia Hotel in San Diego
Upper deck game ticket for Chargers-Ravens
Party admission for Saturday’s WNST Purple Pep Rally at Tilted Kilt
Simply click on ADD TO CART below…
Posted on 23 April 2012 by Glenn Clark
Remember the guy who scribbled what (at least looking back on it) was nearly a love letter to San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd last summer?
Remember the guy who pounded on the desk for days during his first full week as host of “The Reality Check” on AM1570 WNST.net about how much he wanted to see the Baltimore Ravens add Floyd to their receiving corps for 2011?
Remember the guy who received ridicule for not being excited (and frankly showing a level of discontent) after the Ravens failed to acquire Floyd and instead dealt for Buffalo Bills WR Lee Evans?
The name’s Glenn Clark. It’s good to talk to you again. In case you were wondering, I haven’t stopped bitching about the need for the Ravens to add size to their receiving corps.
After a relatively quiet start to the 2012 NFL Offseason, the Ravens will absolutely add players this week. The Ravens have eight picks in this weekend’s NFL Draft, and will have the opportunity to address both depth and need over the course of the weekend. Fans and analysts have debated the order of the team’s needs, largely agreeing that Offensive Line, Interior Linebacker, Pass Rusher, Running Back, Safety, Wide Receiver and Kick/Punt Returner tend to make up the list.
I don’t particularly care what order the Ravens use to rank their own needs. As we all know, General Manager Ozzie Newsome and company won’t suddenly move away from the “best player available” philosophy that has worked so well for them in recent years.
I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that at some point during the course of the weekend the team will draft at least one receiver.
My rallying cry will remain the same. When they do, they need to find a receiver who can get up and get the football.
In 2011, six of the top seven total offenses in the National Football League included a significant contributor (either at WR or TE) who stood at least 6’5″ or taller. The other team (the Philadelphia Eagles) had a 6’4″ TE target in Brent Celek.
The Baltimore Ravens have two tight ends (Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson) who are both listed at 6’4″ but who have been unable to establish themselves as legitimate red zone threats at the pro level. This has at least something to do with why the Ravens managed to score TD’s on just 50% of their trips to the red zone in 2011, a mark good enough for only 18th in the NFL.
(The lack of a singular red zone receiving target isn’t necessarily the ONLY reason why the Ravens have struggled to score TD’s in the red zone, but it’s hard to fathom mutual exclusivity here.)
Posted on 04 April 2012 by WNST Staff