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Posted on 25 October 2010 by Nestor Aparicio
One of the few joyful benefits of being the “independent” voice in Baltimore sports is that we never have to kiss anyone’s derriere or ask for permission to speak the truth or make our point. We’re afforded the rarest commodity in American media today – “free speech” – and most days that ain’t even close to being free. And now that our newest product, “The WNST Morning Newspaper” powered by Blue Sky Factory and presented by Toyota, is reaching nearly 15,000 of you every morning I thought I’d take a little time during the bye week to update everyone who cares about us here at WNST.net with a “state of the local media” report.
With another successful Ravens season reaching the halfway point – and I stand on the side of the room that is delighted with 5-2 for Halloween — it’s always a good time to take stock in where we are as a company and where we’re heading in the future as Baltimore’s measurable sports media leader on the web and in mobile at WNST.net.
We’re not doing a lengthy survey this time around with a “State of Baltimore Sports Media” update, but I do want to thank all of you who participated in February. Of the 1,850 who took our poll, more than 91% of you essentially told me that you “wanted a new newspaper” in our survey.
And lo and behold in May we started in a beta form a daily e-newspaper that we send to your inbox free of charge every morning. It’s had its hiccups and bumps, like any new product, but we’re now getting it consistently out and the boom to our web traffic has been significant.
There can now be no logical dispute that WNST.net is the fastest growing new media site in Maryland. Google Analytics says our traffic is up more than 48% over the last year
Posted on 23 October 2010 by Marty Mossa
In 1963 the Midshipment of the Naval Academy under the leadershiop of Roger Staubach beat the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. After that year, Notre Dame beat Navy thirty three years in a row. It wan’t until 2007 that Navy broke their losing streak to the Fighting Irish in an overtime thriller. The final was 46-44. After losing to Notre Dame in 2008, the Naval Academy won in 2009. They handily beat Notre Dame today at the new Giant Stadium by the score of 35-17.
Perhaps the tide has turned. Perhaps we’ll never see a lopsided string of victories over the Naval Academy again. I was fortunate to attend a Navy Notre Dame game in 1986 at old Memorial Stadium. Unfortunately Navy got walloped in that game by a score of 33-14.
The Middies are 6-2. Congratulation at the Middies. Contiinue your success. And please beat Army on December the 11th.
Posted on 07 November 2009 by Bryan Powell
Two years ago Navy held on for dear life to beat Notre Dame and end a 43 game losing streak in the series in South Bend. Last season the Mids staged a furious comeback in the 4th quarter that came up just short here in Baltimore. Today they were back in South Bend.
Navy led 21-7 midway though the 4th quarter when Notre Dame scored on a 90 yard drive to cut it to 21-14. Navy punted it back to the Irish who started on their own 13 yard line. Two incompletions later it was third and ten when Jimmy Clausen is sacked setting up 4th and 20 from the Irish 3 yard line. Clausen is sacked again in the end zone giving the Mids a 23-14 lead. This was a almost a blessing for the Irish though. They recovered the free kick with under two minutes left and drove the field again. The TD pass to Golden Tate made it 23-21 with 24 seconds left. This is where the luck of Irish ran out.
Navy recovered the onside kick and took a knee to seal the win. Navy moves to 7-3 on the season and clinches a birth in the Texas Bowl. That is seven straight bowl games for Navy. Also since Air Force beat Army 35-7 the Mids retain the Commander In Chiefs trophy for the seventhstraight year. They can win it outright with a win over Army on Dec 12.
First though the Mids host Delaware next Saturday at 3:30. In 2007 the Blue Hens won in Annapolis with some guy named Flacco playing quarterback. Hopefully Navy will not let that happen again.
Posted on 17 September 2009 by Glenn Clark
I can’t say this enough. The Chargers are a GOOD team. They will be banged up Sunday, and that will help the Ravens. But everything I’ve heard this week about how they could “barely” get past the Raiders is INSANE. They beat a good defensive team on the road when their backs were against the wall.says Ray Rice still looking for first career TD as Ravens visit Bolts
That’s called a REALLY good team.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:
Thyrl Nelson thinks Flacco pretty good fantasy play vs. Chargers
Drew Forrester says Towson/Coastal Carolina tailgate ‘sold out’
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Reimold sat again with Achilles injury
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Hendrickson takes ball tonight vs. Wade Davis, Rays at Camden Yards
Rays Official Site’s Bill Chastain says Russ Springer surrendered Wieters’ bomb, saddled with loss
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Wieters also threw out Carl Crawford twice trying to steal
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Brooks Robinson to help honor Melvin Mora Friday night
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Hendrickson wants to be back in Baltimore in 2010
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck not concerned about slow development of power from Wieters
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Roberts, Markakis locked in team MVP debate (is that really considered a reward with this lot?)says Chris Tillman got no decision despite solid start
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land
St. Petersburg Times’ Marc Topkin says Rays fell back to .500 after loss at Camden Yards Wednesday night
Tampa Tribune’s Marc Lancaster says Zobrist, Zaun homered for Rays in win
USA Today has Birds 27th in power rankings
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says LB Tavares Gooden returned to practice Wednesday
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Derrick Mason won’t back down from ESPN’s Keyshawn Johnson
The Official Site’s Sarah Ellison offers photographic evidence of Suggs trying out for ‘Dancing With The Stars’ during team photo
The Official Site says Norv Turner reports Tomlinson, Hardwick, Vasquez all ‘day-to-day’
Chargers Official Site’s Casey Pearce says team added former Jags, Seahawks center Dennis Norman
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ray Lewis thinks Ravens need to keep Chargers LB Merriman ‘calm’
The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Suggs missed practice, Ed Reed limited; each with concussions
4 of 7 Sun analysts pick Ravens to beat Chargers
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. cleans up after me
The Sun’s Hanah Cho says Ravens deleted Twitter post regarding AirTran partnership
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley say Harbaugh believes Ravens best on road when they bring ‘really good team’
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says free agent WR Baskett chose Colts over Ravens, etc.
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says LJ Smith ‘limited’ in practice with hamstring injury
The Sun’s Mike Preston says Chris McAlister telling people he will be signing with Raiders
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens using speakers on practice field to simulate crowd noise
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Tavares Gooden ‘not sure’ he’ll be ready for Sunday
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Mason thinks Keyshawn could have been considered ‘bum’
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Matt Birk thinks researchers will likely be ‘disappointed’ by size of Harvard alum’s brain
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens know they face tough task stopping Tomlinson, Sproles
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Matt Birk thinks donating brain ‘not that big of a deal’
San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee says Chargers signed veteran center Dennis Norman with Hardwick’s status uncertain
SI’s Don Banks has Ravens 4th in power rankings
USA Today’s Jim Corbett says Cam Cameron believes Flacco, Heap developing ‘trust’ in each other
5 of 8 USA Today analysts pick Chargers to top Ravens
Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer picks Ravens 27-24
Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager picks Ravens 20-16
ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens can use ‘all good players’ for trip to San Diego
ESPN.com’s James Walker says Mason-Keyshawn battle ‘could be getting too personal’
Middle Tennessee State Official Site’s Sarah Fryar
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Maryland officials ‘still trying to lease’ Tyser Tower suites
The Sun’s Jeff Barker picks Terps by 10
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph doesn’t enjoy memories of last year’s trip to Middle Tennessee
The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Terps trying to get ‘consistency’ from young linemen Bennett Fulper, Andrew Gonnella, Justin Lewis, Lamar Young
The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Fridge not committing to Tony Logan, Kenny Tate, or Anthony Wiseman as punt returner
The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says DE Jared Harrell says ‘protecting Byrd Stadium’ important for Terps
The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Middle Tennessee will use even more receivers than James Madison did
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Dwight Dasher accounts for ’80 percent’ of MTSU offense
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Nolan Carroll to remain captain for Terps this season
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps may take Nolan Carroll’s jersey on road with them to keep on sidelines
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph thinks Terps have ‘no choice’ but to play Eric Franklin
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says lacrosse player Yeatman eyeing move to football next season
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says despite last year’s loss, Terps maintain 2-1 series lead all-time vs. Blue Raiders
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says MTSU fan Dan Farrer not bringing “Hillbilly Hilton” to College Park
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph not fan of 2-for-1 contracts that lead to trips like last year’s to Murfreesboro
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says MTSU beat writer Adam Sparks reports new OC Tony Franklin using ‘hurry-up, no-huddle, shotgun’ offense
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens lists last Terp to wear every number (he admits his mind doesn’t work the same way as everyone else, so I don’t feel bad saying the same thing. But that’s also why I love him.)picks Terps 17-14
ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich
ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps will be on ‘upset watch’ again
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles freshman safety Eric Franklin (must subscribe)says Ralph hopes young O-Line can ‘put it all together’ against Blue Raiders (must subscribe)says Don Brown’s defense looking for more turnovers
Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley
Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman
Turtle Sports Report’s Carlos Olazagasti updates season for Maryland opponents
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:says prospect Whitney Bays happy with visit to Maryland (must subscribe)says Midshipmen celebrating 50th anniversary of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Saturday
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter
The Official Site’s Jack Clary
Pitt Official Site says QB Bill Stull impressed by Panthers’ O-Line play this season
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says ‘mobility’ helps OT’s Matt Malloy, Jeff Battipaglia
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Louisiana Tech used similar defense as Ohio State against Mids
Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Mids 22nd in country in rushing (they’re usually 1st) because passing improved
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Paul Zeise says Panthers DC Phil Bennett not sleeping as he prepares for Navy offense
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s John Grupp says ILB Adam Gunn knows Mids QB Rocky Dobbs ‘passing threat’
Coastal Carolina Official Site
Coastal Carolina Official Site offers complete Tigers-Cleers release (pdf)says Tigers need to ‘fight’ against Chanticleers Saturday night
Examiner Matthew Schlissel
The Official Site
HOPKINS FOOTBALL:previews Friday night’s home opener vs. Gettysburg
The Official Site
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land
Daily Racing Form’s Mary Rampellini
Washington Post’s Amy Shipley
SwimNetwork.com’s Casey Barrett says Phelps’ appearance on ABC part of keeping swimming in ‘primetime’
-Please add our friend Sean Salisbury as a friend on
-I can’t believe I’m even discussing this, but I’ll throw my vote towards Nick Markakis as far as Orioles MVP goes. Like it matters.
Talk to you tomorrow.
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