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Since I Already Know You, I Guess I Don’t Need to “Get To Know You”

Posted on 18 August 2011 by Glenn Clark

I’ve taken a number of jobs in my short radio career.

Having gone from station to station, format to format, time slot to time slot and market to market, I’ve had more than one occasion in my life where I’ve had to say something along the lines of “hi, I’m the new guy.”

In this case, I’m grateful because I don’t feel as though that will be necessary this time.

As you may have heard Thursday morning on “The Morning Reaction” with Drew Forrester and Luke Jones or read in Nestor Aparicio’s column today at WNST.net, there’s a change in my life.

After more than three years of getting up early and hanging out with Drew, I’ve been rewarded with an opportunity to sleep in a bit.

I have taken over as the afternoon show host (2-6pm) on Sports Talk 1570 WNST.

I’m incredibly excited.

As I’ve shared multiple times, I was a WNST listener when I was younger. Before I realized “Nasty” Nestor Aparicio was the father of one of my classmates (and friends) at Perry Hall High School, I had been handed a “Get Nasty” sign and was familiar with Charm City’s most well known sports talk host.

My familiarity as a WNST listener made my decision to leave KDUS in Phoenix much easier a few years back.

This is the next step for me, and I’m looking forward to it. I’m grateful for the time I’ve been able to spend with Drew every morning for the last few years, and for everyone else in the WNST family (and the numerous others I’ve worked with during my time) for everything they’ve taught me.

As my headline would indicate, the fact that I’ve been able to get to know you guys means I don’t think you need to know much more about me.

I listen to a lot of O.A.R. & Robert Randolph. I’m much too defensive about Roberto Alomar & Gary Williams. I’ve never met a fruit-flavored craft beer I didn’t at least try if not immediately add to the collection. I’m probably going to get banned from Chick-Fil-A Nottingham Square at some point soon because I spend more time there than I do my own home.

You probably knew all of that.

I have plenty of other thoughts that I’ll be looking forward to share moving forward.

I have a few simple thoughts about local sports radio.

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Ravens-Steelers “Purple Haze” Live Chat 4:30pm Today!

Posted on 15 January 2011 by Glenn Clark

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Greetings from Heinz Field, where the Baltimore Ravens (13-4) will face the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) in an AFC Divisional Round playoff game. Today’s game will air on CBS (WJZ 13 in Charm City) with Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf on the call. We will be chatting about the game in our “Purple Haze” live chat, which you can join HERE.

The winner of today’s game will advance to next Sunday’s AFC Championship Game to face the winner of tomorrow’s divisional round game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

Here are today’s inactives…

RAVENS:
DT Arthur Jones
DT Lamar Divens
TE Dennis Pitta
TE Davon Drew
OL Bryan Mattison
S Tom Zbikowski (back)
WR/KR David Reed (wrist)
LB Jason Phillips

STEELERS:
DE Aaron Smith (triceps)
RB Jonathan Dwyer
CB Crezdon Butler
OT Chris Scott
OT Tony Hills
DT Steve McLendon
LB Jason Worilds
QB Charlie Batch (3rd QB)

The Ravens will be in white tops and black pants. The Steelers will be in black tops and yellow pants.
Jeff Triplette will officiate today’s game (with much of Ed Hochuli’s regular crew).

Come chat with us!

-G

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Ravens-Chiefs “Purple Haze” Live Chat 1pm

Posted on 09 January 2011 by Glenn Clark

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Greetings from Arrowhead Stadium, where the Baltimore Ravens (12-4) will face the Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) in an AFC Wild Card playoff showdown. Today’s game will air live on CBS (WJZ 13 in Charm City) with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms on the call. We will be chatting about the game in our “Purple Haze” live chat, which you can join here.

The winner of today’s game will advance to face the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) at Heinz Field next Saturday in the AFC divisional round.

Here are today’s inactives…

RAVENS
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DT Arthur Jones
FB Jason McKie
TE Davon Drew
TE Dennis Pitta
LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder)
S Tom Zbikowski (back)
WR David Reed (wrist)
DT Lamar Divens

CHIEFS-
WR Quinten Lawrence
FB Mike Cox
S Reshard Langford
LB Charlie Anderson
C Rudy Niswanger
WR Chris Chambers
DT Anthony Toribio
QB Tyler Palko (3rd QB)

The Chiefs are in red tops and white pants today. The Ravens are in white tops and black pants.
Mike Carey’s crew will officiate today’s game.

Come chat with us!

-G

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Ravens-Bengals “Purple Haze” Live Chat 1pm Today!

Posted on 02 January 2011 by Glenn Clark

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens (11-4) wrap up their regular season today with a showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals (4-11) at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens will be keeping one eye on the scoreboard, as they can clinch the AFC North title with a win and a Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Cleveland Browns.

The Ravens game can be seen on CBS (WJZ 13 in Charm City) with Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots on the call. We will be chatting about the game in our “Purple Haze” live chat beginning at 1pm. You can join the chat here.

Here are today’s inactives:

Bengals-
WR Chad Ochocinco (ankle)
TE Jermain Gresham (knee)
QB Dan LeFevour (3rd QB)
DE Victor Adeyanju
WR Shay Hodge
TE Garrett Mills
C Reggie Stephens
OT Kirk Chambers

WR Jerome Simpson will start for Ochocinco, TE Chase Coffman will start for Gresham, OT Anthony Collins will start for RT Dennis Roland.

Ravens-
LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder)
S Tom Zbikowski (back)
TE Davon Drew
WR David Reed (head/wrist)
DT Arthur Jones
DT Lamar Divens
TE Dennis Pitta
FB Jason McKie

The Bengals will be in white tops and black pants. The Ravens will be in purple tops and white pants.
Pete Morelli’s crew will officiate today’s game.

Come chat with us!

-G

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Ravens-Browns Purple Haze Chat 1pm Today!

Posted on 26 December 2010 by Glenn Clark

CLEVELAND, Oh. — Greetings from Cleveland Browns Stadium, where the Baltimore Ravens (10-4) will face the Cleveland Browns (5-9) at 1pm. With a win today, the Ravens would clinch a franchise record third straight trip to the playoffs.

Today’s game can be seen on CBS (WJZ 13 locally in Charm City) with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts on the call. We will be chatting about the game in our “Purple Haze” chat here at WNST.net. You can join the chat HERE.

Here are today’s inactives:

Ravens-
S Tom Zbikowski (back)
WR/KR David Reed (concussion)
TE Todd Heap (hamstring)
DT Arthur Jones
DT Lamar Divens
TE Davon Drew
FB Jason McKie
LB Jason Phillips

TE Ed Dickson will start for Heap.

Browns-
TE Robert Royal (shoulder)
QB Jake Delhomme (3rd QB)
WR Jordan Norwood
WR Carlton Mitchell
LB Eric Alexander
DL Brian Sanford
DL Ko Quaye
DL Jayme Mitchell

LB David Bowens will start for Eric Barton at ILB, LB Jason Trusnik will start for Bowens at OLB.

The Ravens are wearing white tops and black pants, the Browns are wearing brown tops and white pants.
John Parry’s crew will officiate today’s game.

Come chat with us!

-G

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Ravens-Saints “Purple Haze” Live Chat 1pm Today!

Posted on 19 December 2010 by Glenn Clark

BALTIMORE — Greetings from M&T Bank Stadium, where the Baltimore Ravens (9-4) will face their final NFC South opponent of the year, the New Orleans Saints (10-3). Today’s game will be seen on FOX (WBFF 45 locally in Charm City) with Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Chris Myers on the call. Will be chatting during the game in our “Purple Haze” live chat, which you can join HERE.

Here are today’s inactives…

Saints-
TE David Thomas (knee)
WR Courtney Roby (head)
RB Chris Ivory (hamstring)
S Usama Young
DT Anthony Hargrove (knee)
CB Patrick Robinson
LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar
OT Charles Brown

Ravens-
TE Todd Heap (hamstring)
S Tom Zbikowski (back)
FB Jason McKie
OL Bryan Mattison
WR Donte’ Stallworth
DT Lamar Divens
LB Jason Phillips
DT Brandon McKinney

TE Ed Dickson will start for Heap.

The Ravens will be in black tops and black bottoms, the Saints will be in white tops and black bottoms. Walt Anderson’s crew will officiate today’s game.

Come chat with us!

-G

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Ravens-Texans “Purple Haze” Live Chat 8:30pm

Posted on 13 December 2010 by Glenn Clark

HOUSTON, TX — Greetings from Reliant Stadium, where the Baltimore Ravens (8-4) face the Houston Texans (5-7) in their only game all season against an AFC South opponent. Tonight’s game will be seen on ESPN; with Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden on the call. We will be chatting about the game tonight in our “Purple Haze” live chat, which you can join HERE.

Here are the inactives for tonight’s game:

Ravens-
TE Todd Heap (hamstring)
FB Jason McKie
OL Bryan Mattison
CB Fabian Washington (thigh)
LB Jason Phillips
LB Dannell Ellerbe
DT Arthur Jones
DT Lamar Divens

TE Ed Dickson will start for Heap.

Texans
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TE Garrett Graham (hamstring)
QB Matt Leinart (3rd QB)
WR Dorin Dickerson
CB Brice McCain
SS Quintin Demps
G Kasey Studdard
G Shelley Smith
TE Anthony Hill

TE Joel Dreessen will start for TE Owen Daniels.

The Ravens are in white tops, purple bottoms. The Texans are in red tops and red bottoms to celebrate “Battle Red Day” in Houston.
Bill Leavy’s crew will officiate tonight’s game.

Come chat with us!

-G

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Ravens-Steelers Purple Haze Live Chat 8:15pm!

Posted on 05 December 2010 by Glenn Clark

BALTIMORE — Greetings from M&T Bank Stadium, where the Baltimore Ravens (8-3) will battle the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3) for first place in the AFC North. Tonight’s game will air live on NBC (WBAL 11 in Charm City) with Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Andrea Kramer on the call. We will be chatting about the game in our “Purple Haze” live chat starting at 8:15pm. You can join the chat HERE.

Here are the inactives for tonight’s game…

Pittsburgh
:
RB Jonathan Dwyer
CB Crezdon Butler
OT Tony Hills
QB Charlie Batch (3rd QB)
DT Steve McLendon
OT Chris Scott
DE Aaron Smith (triceps)
TE Matt Spaeth (concussion)

Baltimore:
FB Le’Ron McClain (ankle)
FB Jason McKie
OL Bryan Mattison
CB Cary Williams
LB Jason Phillips
LB Dannell Ellerbe
DT Lamar Divens
DT Arthur Jones

The Ravens will be in purple tops and black pants for tonight’s game. The Steelers will be in white tops and yellow pants.
Terry McAulay’s crew will officiate tonight’s game.

Come chat with us!

-G

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With Bucs Behind Them, Ravens Can Now Place Entire Focus On Steelers Showdown

Posted on 28 November 2010 by Glenn Clark

BALTIMORE — Wasn’t this exactly how the script read?

After their 17-14 Week 4 win over a Ben Roethlisberger-less Pittsburgh Steelers team at Heinz Field, weren’t the Baltimore Ravens (8-3) destined for a rematch in Week 13 with the AFC North title likely on the line?

There was little drama in setting up the showdown Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, as the Ravens dispatched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4) with relative ease. The 17-10 final score says the game was not of the “blowout” variety, but the Bucs were hardly in it at all over the course of sixty minutes.

There was significantly more drama for the Steelers, as they needed a touchdown drop from Bills WR Stevie Johnson and a tremendous OT performance from RB Rashard Mendenhall to lock up a 19-16 overtime win in Buffalo and stay on pace with the Ravens atop the division.

But everything fell into place, and the Ravens and Steelers (also 8-3) now get to meet up on Sunday Night Football in Charm City with the division title still well in the balance.

Minutes after the Ravens had polished off the Bucs, the anticipation for the Week 13 showdown was already building.

“We’re looking forward to it” said Head Coach John Harbaugh. “We respect them. (It’s) going to be a rough, tough, physical game.”

Harbaugh claimed he wasn’t aware of what the Steelers had done Sunday until after their own game was over, but it became apparent that he (and other members of the team) had seen the result on the big screen at M&T Bank Stadium and knew what was ahead of them.

“Once we saw (Shaun Suisham’s game winner for Pittsburgh), we knew we had to take care of our business” said LB Ray Lewis.

Lewis was amongst a number of players who wouldn’t shy away from the significance of next Sunday’s showdown.

“It’s a beautiful thing to sit here right and be playing for the division next week at home. The season just (doesn’t get any) better than that.”

Ravens-Steelers matchups usually tend to carry a little more significance than average NFL contests, but this one certainly shapes up to mean a little bit more.

“We know what’s in front of us” said TE Todd Heap. “When the Ravens play the Steelers in December, it usually has a lot of meeting and this game coming up definitely does. It will be a statement game for us.”

That couldn’t be a more accurate statement.

Ravens fans and analysts who cover the Ravens have been uniform in how puzzled they’ve been by the 2010 team. It’s easy to tell that the Ravens are a GOOD team, but not so easy to justify just how good they are.

A Ravens staffer approached me after Sunday’s win and said “what do you think?”

My only response was “I’m not sure.”

It’s been a common theme throughout Charm City, as callers to talk shows, message board participants and those who only talk around water coolers seem to agree only that the Ravens are good, but appear to be uncertain of just how good they are.

One week the response will be “I don’t think (QB Joe) Flacco is good enough.” Another week it will be “the defense isn’t good enough.”

As Sunday’s win was winding down, participants in WNST.net’s “Purple Haze” live chat were split on their emotions. There were statements about “not enough killer instinct” and “they were lucky at the end.”

Yet the same folks who fault the team’s performance are still quick to point out that they know the team is good.

They ARE good. In fact, they’re VERY good.

Good enough to be atop the division as the calendar turns to December. Good enough to be just a game behind the teams with the best record in the NFL.

And in one week, we’ll know everything we need to know about just how good the Ravens are.

With a win over the Steelers, the Ravens will unquestionably be the best team in the AFC North. A loss to the Steelers would leave the Ravens vying to simply fit into the AFC playoff puzzle.

It’s a big game.

It won’t be the final determining factor in the division. If the Ravens win, they’ll still have to protect a one game advantage over the last four weeks of the season-but they’ll be able to keep the division tiebreaker in their pocket. If the Steelers win, they’ll have to protect a one game advantage over the last four weeks of the season with tiebreaking scenarios very much in the balance.

The most likely scenario is that the team that wins Sunday will go on to win the division-with a home playoff game and a first round bye in the playoffs very likely to come with it.

The question will undoubtedly come up this week.

“Just how good are the Ravens, really?”

And for now, we have an answer.

“We’ll see next week.”

-G

Hear from Harbaugh, Flacco, Heap, Lewis, LB Terrell Suggs, WR Derrick Mason and S Dawan Landry following the Ravens’ win NOW in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault here at WNST.net!

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Ravens-Buccaneers “Purple Haze” Live Chat 4pm Today!

Posted on 28 November 2010 by Glenn Clark

BALTIMORE — Greetings from M&T Bank Stadium, where the Baltimore Ravens (7-3) will face a third straight NFC South opponent in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3). Today’s game will air on FOX (WBFF 45 in Charm City) with Sam Rosen and Tim Ryan on the call. We will be chatting during the game in our “Purple Haze” live chat, which you can join HERE.

Here are the inactives for today’s game:

Buccaneers-
DE Kyle Moore (shoulder)
QB Rudy Carpenter (3rd QB)
FB Erik Lorig
CB Elbert Mack
OT Derek Hardman
DT Frank Okam
OT Will Barker
WR Preston Parker

DE Tim Crowder will start for Moore.

Ravens
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DT Lamar Divens
DT Brandon McKinney
TE Ed Dickson
WR Marcus Smith
LB Dannell Ellerbe
CB Fabian Washington
S Tom Zbikowski (foot)
OL Chris Chester (illness)

OL Tony Moll will start for Chester at RG.

The Ravens are in black tops and white pants today. The Bucs are in white tops and silver pants.
Carl Cheffers’ crew will officiate today’s game.

Come chat with us!

-G

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