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The 15-7-0 thinks Calvin Johnson is probably worth screaming about

Posted on 28 October 2013 by Glenn Clark

15 positive observations from the weekend of football, seven not so positive observations and we acknowledge a “zero” from outside the world of football. A reminder, there’s never any Ravens game analysis here. We do plenty of that elsewhere. It’s a trip through the weekend of football via videos, GIFs, memes, pictures, links, Tweets and shtick.

Oh and candy corn. Actually this week…mostly candy corn.

15 Positive Observations…


Pretty much just simple lip-reading.

Dez would like to remind you why he’s yelling.

Megatron posted the second greatest receiving (yards) day in NFL history. No one even as much as blinked at any of it.

Matt Stafford’s fake spike is obviously the highlight of his entire life.

2. If there’s one person in the world you’re happy for right now it’s Navy kicker Nick Sloan. If there’s a second, it’s…umm….I don’t know, the guy who helped Naya Rivera pick out her sexy Carmen Sandiego Halloween costume?

You’ll remember Sloan missed an extra point in 2OT a week ago as the Midshipmen lost to Toledo. The result was different against Pitt Saturday.

If the Mids won, that means we get to enjoy something.

Oh and about that costume.

Yeah that works.

3. Ohio State would like you to go ahead and move on to your next question, please.

The Buckeyes demolished Penn State 63-14. They admitted after the game that they’re simply trying to keep up with their own Marching Band.

Elsewhere in the B1G, Michigan State really dug deep in their bag of tricks.

4. The Kansas City Chiefs are still undefeated. It’s probably about time that when we talk about them, we don’t use that same inflection on the term “undefeated” that we use when we describe Northern Illinois.

The more significant news from this game? JASON CAMPBELL DID SOMETHING!

5. No, Patriots fans were NOT booing their team at halftime. Of course not. Yeah, they were actually saying “YOOOUUUUUU…..guys are probably going to put together a dominant second half and easily beat the Dolphins.” Sometimes you just don’t hear all of that.

In fairness, Pats fans could have no idea their team had practiced the new sport of “synchronized intercepting”.

They should however have known their quarterback…

Despite the fact that the QB’s hand looked like this…

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The 15-7-0 loves unicorns and show ponies but hates Tom Brady comebacks

Posted on 14 October 2013 by Glenn Clark

15 positive observations from the weekend of football, seven not so positive observations and we acknowledge a “zero” from outside the world of football. A reminder, there’s never any Ravens game analysis here. We do plenty of that elsewhere. It’s a trip through the weekend of football via videos, GIFs, memes, pictures, links, Tweets and shtick.

True story. Tom Hanks only took the starring role in “Captain Phillips” because he was turned down for a similar role in a movie musical version of the 15-7-0. We parted amicably after negotiations, so truthfully I have not cared for some of the things he’s chosen to say in the media during the blitz for the film. I’ll take the high road…as always.

15 Positive Observations…

1. Tom Brady’s final drive was so good Sunday it might actually HAVE involved unicorns and show ponies.

Yes, Tom Brady threw an amazing game winning touchdown…but…ummm…

Let’s check in with Rob Ryan for his thoughts.

Remember that time Brady played John Harbaugh to Julian Edelman’s James Ihedigbo?

Just a guess, but I’d imagine this didn’t happen after THIS play…

2. So long, Virginia. Will be awfully nice to not have to pretend to have any idea what a Wahoo is in the future.

We won’t miss you.

Boston College toyed with Clemson for awhile elsewhere in the SEC, I assume for this reason.

Further elsewhere in the ACC, Syracuse should probably get their medical experts on this.

3. I don’t know if I feel “good” for Penn State, but watching that game Saturday night made me happier than Dikembe Mutombo blocking a shot.

I made a trip to Pennsylvania this weekend to see the Coyotes ground the Flyers and was treated surprisingly well. I imagine Michigan fans probably got the same in their visit to the Keystone State?

In the loss, credit Dennis Norfleet for…survival?

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Tevin Coleman is why Indiana can’t have nice things.

4. The Cincinnati Bengals are in first place by themselves. Reports say Satan got the better end of the deal.

Ladies and gentlemen, Gio Bernard.

5. Joseph Fauria > Christian Fauria > overpaying for EA Sports’ most recent underwhelming effort.

But we’re probably getting dangerously close to Fauria jumping the shark…

Remember when Brandon Weeden suddenly remembered he was Brandon Weeden?

I know the Browns lost the game, but is there really any loser when you attend a game and get to witness this?

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The 15-7-0 is unseasonably hotter than the Patriots’ offense

Posted on 07 October 2013 by Glenn Clark

15 positive observations from the weekend of football, seven not so positive observations and we acknowledge a “zero” from outside the world of football. A reminder, there’s never any Ravens game analysis here. We do plenty of that elsewhere. It’s a trip through the weekend of football via videos, GIFs, memes, pictures, links, Tweets and shtick.

If there ever is a Fall in the great state of Maryland, don’t worry about having to pay to heat your home. Just read the 15-7-0 and your heart will be warmed for seven whole days*!

(*This is a fact proven by science**.)
(**Even if you don’t think this is a proven fact there’s nothing you can do about it because there is no government so no one can say otherwise. HAHA, jerks.)

15 Positive Observations…

1. Peyton Manning is better at real football than Tony Romo is at fantasy football. There is perhaps no more significant thing that can be said about someone.

Both quarterbacks were awesome Sunday; but one was victorious while the other was picked by Danny Trejo. You probably already know which is which.

I like to think that Peyton Manning threw an interception in this one because he desperately longed to know what the other side felt like.

There was also a moment where he did this.

In a related story, what the sh*t is this man doing?

2. Ohio State has been tested in each of the last two weeks and came up aces. Did anyone check to make sure they didn’t tattoo the answers on the inside of their eyelids?

Something weird happened at the end of the game. I’ll let Brent Musberger explain.

College Gameday was in Evanston before this one, and someone brought a giant Mr. Feeney head, so obviously Gameday should never be anywhere else.

3. At the end of the Navy/Air Force game I had a strong desire to give every Midshipman a hug. And also to punch every Congressman in the nads.

And if it’s a Navy win, that means it’s a Navy motivational video!

Also, I wasn’t able to get one of these at the game Saturday. I would REALLY like it if someone else got me one.

4. If you didn’t have Peyton Manning or Tony Romo on your fantasy team this weekend, I believe the next best bet was Mason Crosby.

And unfortunately if you own Brandon Pettigrew, no points for hurdles.

You DO however get points for James Jones making big plays.

Also Brad Jones did…something.

5. After all of the embarrassment and shame Paris brought upon their family, you have to feel good that young T.Y. has given the Hiltons something to be proud of again.

You think “TY” stands for “Time (to) YOLO”?

Little known fact: the Colts’ Mario Harvey HATES PUNTERS.

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Bovada gives Cowboys better odds to win Super Bowl than Ravens

Posted on 03 September 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).


“Super Bowl odds have fallen into place with the season a few days away and Denver and San Francisco remain co-favorites at 6-1. The Broncos and 49ers have also taken more money than any other team with Green Bay right behind them at 12-1. The Bears and Cowboys have seen significant action the last couple weeks and have both dropped to 25-1 and at this point are two of the biggest losers for the book.”

Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager, Bovada.lv


Odds to win the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII         

Denver Broncos                        6/1

San Francisco 49ers                  6/1

Seattle Seahawks                      17/2

New England Patriots                10/1

Atlanta Falcons                         12/1

Green Bay Packers                    12/1

Houston Texans                        16/1

New Orleans Saints                   18/1

Chicago Bears                          25/1

Cincinnati Bengals                     25/1

Dallas Cowboys                        25/1

New York Giants                       25/1

Baltimore Ravens                      28/1

Pittsburgh Steelers                    28/1

Washington Redskins                33/1

Detroit Lions                             40/1

Indianapolis Colts                      40/1

Miami Dolphins                         40/1

Minnesota Vikings                     40/1

St. Louis Rams                         40/1

Kansas City Chiefs                    50/1

Philadelphia Eagles                   50/1

San Diego Chargers                  50/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers             50/1

Carolina Panthers                      66/1

Arizona Cardinals                      125/1

New York Jets                           125/1

Buffalo Bills                              150/1

Cleveland Browns                      150/1

Tennessee Titans                       150/1

Oakland Raiders                        250/1

Jacksonville Jaguars                 300/1


Odds to win the 2014 AFC Conference

Denver Broncos                        2/1

New England Patriots                9/2

Houston Texans                        13/2

Cincinnati Bengals                     9/1

Baltimore Ravens                      12/1

Pittsburgh Steelers                    12/1

Indianapolis Colts                      15/1

Miami Dolphins                         18/1

San Diego Chargers                  20/1

Kansas City Chiefs                    25/1

Cleveland Browns                      50/1

New York Jets                           50/1

Buffalo Bills                              66/1

Tennessee Titans                       66/1

Jacksonville Jaguars                 125/1

Oakland Raiders                        125/1


Odds to win the 2014 NFC Conference 

San Francisco 49ers                  4/1

Seattle Seahawks                      5/1

Green Bay Packers                    11/2

Atlanta Falcons                         7/1

New Orleans Saints                   10/1

New York Giants                       12/1

Chicago Bears                          14/1

Dallas Cowboys                        14/1

Washington Redskins                18/1

Detroit Lions                             22/1

St. Louis Rams                         22/1

Minnesota Vikings                     25/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers             25/1

Carolina Panthers                      28/1

Philadelphia Eagles                   28/1

Arizona Cardinals                      66/1


Odds to win the 2014 AFC East Division

New England Patriots                1/3

Miami Dolphins                         13/4

Buffalo Bills                              9/1

New York Jets                           14/1


Odds to win the 2014 AFC North Division

Cincinnati Bengals                     9/5

Pittsburgh Steelers                    11/5

Baltimore Ravens                      9/4

Cleveland Browns                      5/1


Odds to win the 2014 AFC South Division       

Houston Texans                        2/5

Indianapolis Colts                      12/5

Tennessee Titans                       8/1

Jacksonville Jaguars                 28/1


Odds to win the 2014 AFC West Division

Denver Broncos                        1/3

San Diego Chargers                  6/1

Kansas City Chiefs                    4/1

Oakland Raiders                        20/1


Odds to win the 2014 NFC East Division

New York Giants                       2/1

Dallas Cowboys                        2/1

Washington Redskins                5/2

Philadelphia Eagles                   4/1


Odds to win the 2014 NFC North Division

Green Bay Packers                    5/7

Chicago Bears                          3/1

Detroit Lions                             9/2

Minnesota Vikings                     6/1


Odds to win the 2014 NFC South Division       

Atlanta Falcons                         7/5

New Orleans Saints                   7/4

Carolina Panthers                      4/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers             5/1


Odds to win the 2014 NFC West Division         

San Francisco 49ers                  11/10

Seattle Seahawks                      11/10

St. Louis Rams                         5/1

Arizona Cardinals                      20/1


Miscellaneous Odds and Ends

Who will be the first head coach fired during the 2013 Regular Season?

Rex Ryan                                  3/2

Dennis Allen                              3/1

Mike Munchak                           5/1

Ron Rivera                                11/2

Jason Garrett                            15/2

Jim Schwartz                             12/1


Will any Quarterback record 5000 or more Passing yards in the 2013 Regular Season?

Yes                  -200     (1/2)

No                    +150     (3/2)


Will any Player record 2000 or more Receiving yards in the 2013 Regular Season?

Yes                  +400     (4/1)

No                    -700     (1/7)


Will any Player record 2000 or more Rushing yards in the 2013 Regular Season?

Yes                  +300     (3/1)

No                    -500     (1/5)


Will any Quarterback record 1000 or more Rushing yards in the 2013 Regular Season?

Yes                  +200     (2/1)

No                    -300     (1/3)


Will any Team go 16-0 in the 2013 Regular Season?    

Yes                  +1500   (15/1)

No                    -3000   (1/30)


Will any Team go 0-16 in the 2013 Regular Season?    

Yes                  +2000   (20/1)

No                    -5000   (1/50)

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Ravens agree to two-year deal with former Cowboys DE Spears

Posted on 15 March 2013 by Luke Jones

While losing starters virtually everywhere else on their defense, the Ravens continued to get stronger along the defensive line by agreeing to a two-year deal with defensive end Marcus Spears on Friday.

Multiple outlets are reporting the deal is worth a total of $3.5 million. The 30-year-old lineman was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday after signing a five-year, $19.2 million contract in 2011.

As soon as Spears hit the market, the Ravens showed immediate interest as general manager Ozzie Newsome declared a need to improve the defensive line at the end of the season. Spears is the second defensive end to be signed by the Ravens this week after former New York Giant Chris Canty was signed to a three-year deal on Tuesday.

“Spears, like Canty, can play multiple positions along the line,” Newsome said in a team statement. “He brings a lot of snaps and big game experience to us. We like the way Marcus plays. He will fit in with the Ravens way of playing.”

Spears never lived up to his billing as a first-round pick of the 2005 draft but played eight seasons in Dallas, accumulating 226 tackles and 10 sacks. Last season, the former LSU standout collected 25 tackles and one sack in 15 games, one of which he started.

Defensive coordinator Dean Pees now appears to have a surplus of defensive ends, which makes you wonder if defensive tackle Haloti Ngata might be moving to nose tackle, a position where he has plenty of experience. Canty and Spears appear to be more traditional defensive ends in a 3-4 base scheme — though the 6-foot-4, 315-pound Spears has occasionally played some nose tackle in the past — and would rotate with Arthur Jones, who received a second-round tender as a restricted free agent earlier this week. In that scenario, Pernell McPhee would continue to be used in mostly passing situations like he was in the postseason.

“The base of a good defense is to be good along the defensive line,” Newsome said. “We didn’t play to our standards last season, partly because of injury. With the expected better health of players like Haloti Ngata and Pernell McPhee and the additions of Marcus Spears and Chris Canty, we have a chance to improve.”

Given the Ravens’ lack of depth at the linebacker position and sudden surplus of defensive linemen, others have speculated that Baltimore should consider moving to a 4-3 defense, but the organization has given no indication such a change is coming.


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The Reality Check Week 16 NFL Power Rankings

Posted on 20 December 2012 by Glenn Clark

Glenn Clark’s Rankings…

32. Kansas City Chiefs (30)

We all knew they’d end up back here.

31. Arizona Cardinals (32)


30. Oakland Raiders (31)

Don’t fail me now, Seabass.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (29)

They’ll finish the season lower.

28. Philadelphia Eagles (28)

LeSean McCoy is playing WHY?

27. Detroit Lions (25)

Stunning mess.

26. Cleveland Browns (24)

We knew it wouldn’t last.

25. Tennessee Titans (27)

But Jake Locker still stinks.

24. Buffalo Bills (23)

Hope they felt comfortable North of the Border.

23. San Diego Chargers (19)

Gave up?

22. St. Louis Rams (20)

They can still finish above .500.

21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (17)

Completely fell apart.

20. New York Jets (18)


19. Carolina Panthers (26)

They might be a year away.

18. Miami Dolphins (22)

Like Republicans, Fins fans want Bush back.

17. New Orleans Saints (21)

Did that whole Sean Payton thing ever get figured out?

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Ravens clinch fifth straight trip to playoffs with Pittsburgh loss

Posted on 16 December 2012 by Luke Jones

BALTIMORE — Only a few hours after suffering their worst home defeat in over five years, the Ravens officially received their ticket to their fifth straight trip to the playoffs after the Pittsburgh Steelers fell in Dallas.

The Ravens failed to clinch the AFC North title after suffering a humbling 34-17 defeat to the Denver Broncos, but the Cowboys’ overtime win over Pittsburgh officially sent Baltimore to a league-best fifth consecutive postseason appearance. Still one game ahead of the Bengals in the division race, the Ravens can take care of business themselves against the New York Giants in Baltimore with a win next Sunday to secure the AFC North crown.

Clinching the AFC North next week will not be possible if the Ravens lose to the Giants, regardless of what happens in the Week 16 Steelers-Bengals game. A Cincinnati win would set up a Week 17 showdown with the Ravens in which the winner takes the division. A Steelers win over the Bengals would set up a potential scenario in which the three AFC North teams could all finish the season with 9-7 records if Cincinnati would beat Baltimore and Pittsburgh would beat Cleveland in Week 17. This would result in Pittsburgh winning the three-way head-to-head tiebreaker to take the division.

Of course, the Ravens would cure all headaches by beating the Giants and putting all these tiebreaker scenarios to rest.

Regardless of how the next two weeks play out, Baltimore is the only team in the league to win a playoff game in each of the last four seasons, and the Ravens will have a chance to do it once again this January.


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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 6

Posted on 16 October 2012 by Luke Jones

Below are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2012 season using the following point system:

No. 1 – 7 points
No. 2 – 6 points
No. 3 – 5 points
No. 4 – 4 points
No. 5 – 3 points
No. 6 – 2 points
No. 7 – 1 point

You can hear Luke’s explanation HERE and Drew’s HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 …

7) Marshal Yanda

6) Kelechi Osemele

5) Anquan Boldin

4) Michael Oher

3) Jacoby Jones

2) Ray Rice

1) Joe Flacco

Drew Forrester’s Top 7


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The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens/Cowboys

Posted on 16 October 2012 by Glenn Clark

Following every Baltimore Ravens game this season, Ryan Chell and I will take to the airwaves Tuesdays on “The Reality Check” on AM1570 WNST.net with a segment known as “The Five Plays That Determined The Game.”

It’s a simple concept. We’ll select five plays from each game that determined the outcome. These five plays will best represent why the Ravens won or lost each game.

This will be our final analysis of the previous game before switching gears towards the next game on the schedule.

Here are the five plays that determined the Ravens’ 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium…

(Note: not all pictures are always of actual play)

Glenn Clark’s Plays…

5. Dez Bryant drops pass from Tony Romo on two point conversion attempt (4th quarter)

4. Jacoby Jones 108 yard kickoff return TD (3rd quarter)

3. Anquan Boldin 20 yard catch from Joe Flacco on 3rd & 14 (2nd quarter)

2. Cary Williams intercepts Tony Romo at Ravens 20 (2nd quarter)

1. Dan Bailey misses 51 yard field goal WIDE LEFT (4th quarter)

(Ryan’s Plays on Page 2…)

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Our Ravens/Cowboys “Pats on the Ass”

Posted on 14 October 2012 by Glenn Clark

After every Baltimore Ravens victory, Ryan Chell and I take to the airwaves on “The Nasty Purple Postgame Show” on AM1570 WNST.net to offer “Pats on the Ass” to players who have done something to deserve the honor.

We give pats to two defensive players, two offensive players and one “Wild Card”-either another offensive or defensive player, a Special Teams player or a coach. We offer a “Pat on Both Cheeks” to someone who stands out, our version of a “Player of the Game.” Ryan and I select five different players/coaches each.

Here are our “Pats on the Ass” following the Ravens’ 31-29 win over Dallas Cowboys at M&T Bank Stadium…

(Note: Not all photos are from today’s game, some photos provided by Fort Worth Star-Telegram…)

Glenn Clark’s Pats…

5. Anthony Allen

4. Jimmy Smith

3. Cary Williams

2. Joe Flacco

1. Ray Rice (Pat on Both Cheeks)

(Ryan’s Pats on Page 2…)

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