Posted on 10 February 2012 by WNSTV
Posted on 08 March 2011 by Glenn Clark
In honor of the potential* (*probably not happening) fight between Baltimore Ravens S Tom Zbikowski and Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco (or is it Chad Johnson?), today’s Tuesday Top 7 topic was “The Top 7 Sports Figures You’d Like to See Get Knocked Out by Tom Zbikowski”…
(Note: This list is meant to be fun. We’re not actually encouraging violence against any of these folks. Please don’t be “that guy”…)
Glenn Clark’s list…
7. Jim Irsay
6. Hines Ward
5. Mark Teixeira
4. Robert Horry
3. Triple H
2. Jonathan Papelbon
1. Jim Calhoun
Drew Forrester’s list…
7. Roy Williams (North Carolina)
6. Pete Weber
5. Tony Stewart
4. Aubrey Huff
3. Cecil Newton
2. Charlie Sheen
1. Pat Summitt
If you missed the explanation of why these players made the list on “The Morning Reaction” Tuesday on AM1570 WNST, hit the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault here at WNST.net!
Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…
Posted on 09 July 2010 by Nestor Aparicio
I’m not an expert about much but Cleveland is something I know a lot about. As much as I like to have some fun with our cousins to the Midwest – it’s been a healthy rivalry ever since Art Modell stepped foot into Parking Lot D in Nov. 1995 – today a little piece of me is angry for them.
It’s true – anger is to Cleveland what fake breasts and sunshine are to California. People in Cleveland are perennially angry. They hate the Browns. They hate Art Modell. They hate losing. They hate whoever is the quarterback of the Browns. They hate that they haven’t won a championship.
They hate me.
And this morning, for the first time since Modell brought us the Ravens, they have a right to be burning 23 jerseys and “M-F-ing” Lebron James into perpetuity.
Sure, “King James” had the freedom to play wherever he wanted to play. Sure, Miami has prettier girls (although I always had a good time in Cleveland, wink, wink) and more sunshine and Chris Bosh and Dewayne Wade and Pat Riley.
But Cleveland held something intrinsic and legitimate that Lebron James sold away in one sentence last night, something that can’t be bought with a check from South Florida (even if it’s just with the tax money saved and put back into his deep, Ocean Drive pockets).
It’s called authenticity.
Lebron had it the way Cal Ripken had it and Tony Gwynn had it. The way Derek Jeter, despite being an outsider, will always have it in New York and Kobe Bryant will have it in Los Angeles, just like Magic Johnson before him.
But even more so, Lebron James was “one of them.” He was an Akron kid who never left home and created a basketball craze in Cleveland that you’d have to see to believe. There’s a whole city of commerce and bars and jerseys and enthusiasm in a forever depressed and decaying community.
It gave people in Cleveland the most precious commodity that sports provides and one this is sorely lacking in Baltimore regarding baseball: hope.
In my private times with Art Modell, it’s the one thing he always talked about that was essential for any fan of a sport or a franchise. If you have hope, you have something that gets people interested.
I don’t need to tell you that Cleveland has been the armpit of America for years and hope is a wonderful thing for depressed communities.
This is where I should tell you that I really love Cleveland. I’ve gone there religiously for almost 20 years and despite having some of the worst sports fan in country (only contested by Philadelphia, in real terms) I pull for Cleveland to at least not be a doormat.
Cleveland and Baltimore are a lot alike. And it wouldn’t take you a few hours there chatting with the people to see it and feel it.
In my humble opinion, “Cleveland rocks!” (Just don’t tell anybody I said that…)
Cleveland was spurned last night. And they’re angry. And they’re burning jerseys. And they should. Hell, it’s what I’d be doing if I gave my soul to Lebron James and the Cavaliers over the last five years.
For the same reasons we collectively booed Mark Teixeira last Opening Day at Camden Yards, the people of Cleveland will forever hold a special place in their hearts for the anger and outrage of what Lebron James has chosen to do.
Like any other self-interested mega-star who is treated like a “King,” Lebron James eschewed any civic responsibility and chose to abandon his community.
Most of you know, I used to be a pretty huge NBA fan. The last 10 years I’ve chosen to ignore it and it’s been a fine decade for me. I think the players come off as a bunch of collective douche bags, the games are awful to watch and I have zero interest in the personalities or the standings.
But, this isn’t about Lebron James or basketball or the NBA. This is about doing the right thing. The thing that’s bigger than you. The thing that REALLY makes you “special.”
Lebron James chose selfish. And any 25-year old is allowed that privilege.
But Cal Ripken didn’t run off to the Dodgers. And Tony Gwynn didn’t run off to the Mets.
And they will forever reap the rewards of their “sacrifice.”
Lebron James, the man, will forever be remembered for an absurd evening of a July “Lebronathon” on ESPN where he took every negative stereotype consistent with “Rod Tidwell-ish” behavior and displayed it on worldwide TV and chose THE WRONG PLACE!
There was no Jerry Maguire, no happy landing for this imbecile. Wait’ll that first Christmas Day when the Miami Heat come to Cleveland to play a lunch time game. Just wait…
There will be a price to pay for the rest of eternity for Lebron James, even if he wins seven rings and surpasses Michael Jordan — and only time will tell how that script will be written.
But last night was memorable – for all of the wrong reasons. The NBA jumped the shark for a lot of people last night with that display.
I know I’ll always cheer against him. The Miami Heat are interesting to me because they’ll be my least favorite team in my least favorite sport.
The ultimate price for Lebron James will be that he can never go home again.
Somewhere in Northern Baltimore County Art Modell has felt the weight lifted from him.
Lebron James will be the guy they burn in effigy in Cleveland for the next 20 years.
Maybe Lebron should give Art a call for some advice.
Last night, Cleveland – the city that hates — was given a fresh, new gaping wound that will probably never be healed unless the next Lebron James is on some playground in Parma Heights right now.
Posted on 05 April 2010 by WNST Staff
Miller Lite presents another WNST Orange Roadtrip to New York City on Wednesday, May 5 to see the Birds take on the pinstripers in the Bronx for a 1 p.m. game.
Bus will depart White Marsh Park N Ride at 8 a.m. and return after the game (approximately 8 p.m.).
Trip includes an outfield game ticket, air conditioned motorcoach ride on Gunther Charters and a limited supply of Miller Lite & other soft drinks. Breakfast will be provided by Chick-fil-A. We’ll have orange videos of past glory, trivia and giveaways on the trip as well.
Come enjoy some Miller Lite, baseball and Baltimore spirit with us in New York!
Price: $79 per person
The bus for May 5th can be purchased by clicking here to go to the TRIPS page…
Posted on 31 March 2010 by Glenn Clark
Arizona (Wild Card)
Chicago (Wild Card)
Rookie of the Year:
New York (Wild Card)
Boston (Wild Card)
Cy Young Award:
Rookie of the Year:
Drew-Phillies over Tigers in 7
Glenn-Angels over Cardinals in 6
Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…
Posted on 15 December 2009 by Glenn Clark
I will be doing a national version of this list on Wednesday. I did my best to make these INDIVIDUAL moments, but it was such a long list it was somewhat tough. I did not consider the Capitals in my list-as they have the word “Washington” in front of their name.
Honorable Mention: Orioles trade for Kevin Millwood, UMBC & Mt. St. Mary’s reach conference championship games-Towson almost joins them, Hopkins football gets buzzer beating win in NCAA Tournament, Ravens sign Matt Birk and Baltimore’s own Domonique Foxworth, Maryland soccer reaches Elite 8 in NCAA Tournament, Eastern Tech wins first state title, Ralph Friedgen remains at Maryland, Debbie Yow offers “full support” to Gary Williams, Gary nabs highly rated recruiting class, Mark “TNT” Tucker wins USBO belt, Ray Rice scores first career TD, Rod Woodson first Raven in Hall of Fame, Orioles extend contracts of Markakis and Roberts
Was it technically a “local” story? No. But did it reverberate here in Baltimore? Big time. Other notable local sports deaths this year included former Ravens LB Tony Fein, Former Bullets owner Abe Pollin, Former Colts LB Mike Woods, Perry Hall High track coach Jerry Martin, “The Human Eraser” Marvin Webster, Hall of Fame 3B George Kell, Former Maryland football coach Lou Saban, Mervo track coach William Vaughan, River Hill lineman Steven Dankos and former Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.
After a loss to Virginia in Charlottesville, the Terrapins NEEDED a win over Wake in the ACC Tournament to punch their ticket to March Madness. Not only did they get it, they got it emphatically.
How many times do you know EXACTLY as much about the 23rd pick in the NFL Draft as you do about the 1st pick? Of course, this moment might not have meant as much had Oher not gone on to play at arguably a Pro Bowl level in 2009. And this thing……
As Bob Haynie said, it felt like Memorial Stadium on Opening Day….
And there is NO DOUBT that this is one of the lasting images of the season……
It wasn’t JUST a revival for Todd Bozeman. It was the moment that completed the revival for the entire Bears program. For a school with a significant athletic history, a moment like this was notably missing from their resume.
Greatest play in team history? Quite possibly. The more significant thing to discuss would be whether or not this might be the lasting image we have over #52 as we reach the tail-end of his career.
It wasn’t just a special night for soccer fans. It was a special night for ANY Baltimore sports fan who has wanted something to do over the summer. While Oriole Park at Camden Yards remains barren after April unless the Red Sox or Yankees come to town, M&T Bank Stadium was PACKED for a night that was in a word-awesome. You probably don’t remember who won the match (Chelsea), but you might remember thinking to yourself after you left “Maybe I WOULD support a MLS team if they moved here.”
Unbelievably, there was actually one thing that could take our attention from the bigger story-which was the MAJOR drop in attendance at Pimlico due to the decision to ban alcohol on the infield by the Maryland Jockey Club. BUT-the performance of Rachel Alexandra, and the opportunity for Calvin Borel personally to pursue the Triple Crown actually made us interested in THE SPORT of horse racing again. It was an incredible year for the sport all around-as Rachel was even more dominant in the Kentucky Oaks, Mine That Bird won an improbable Kentucky Derby, and another filly in Zenyatta was breathtaking in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
He created a rainbow for crying out loud……
I’m not sure there’s ever been a more anticipated debut for an Orioles player…..ever. Ben McDonald? Jeffrey Hammonds? They were anticipated, but not like this. After 12 years of misery, O’s fans just needed hope. It wouldn’t mean the team was going on to win the World Series, but it was at least a positive step…..
Twice I was moved to tears by a local sports moment this season. This was one of them. Greivis Vasquez put together what I called his “Mona Lisa” in recording a triple double and leading the Terps back from down double digits late to beat UNC. It was one of the more breathtaking individual efforts we had ever seen from a Maryland player. There was a time when the College Park faithful wouldn’t have been so disappointed to see Vasquez depart for the NBA Draft, but this was clearly the moment that turned him from a polarizing figure to a player who is carving his own place amongst the great players in Maryland history.
In a season that was built on emotion, it was the ultimate emotional game. As I wrote at WNST.net after the final gun, I was in tears. They didn’t make the Super Bowl, but there is no doubt that we will look back fondly on that team for years. The way they rallied around OJ Brigance, the win in Dallas, two playoffs wins-and all of it done with a first year head coach and rookie QB. It was some kind of special. On top of all of that, this would be the last time we’d see a meaningful kick from one of the most popular athletes in the history of Charm City…..
Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…..
Posted on 04 November 2009 by Glenn Clark
Losing Dino Gregory would REALLY hurt the Terps. It wouldn’t be a season-killer since the team FINALLY has some interior depth; but it would hurt.
Sorry I don’t have more to add this morning. Gotta get to Owings Mills.
Let’s see what everyone has to say….
Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:
Nestor Aparicio says Blast added former MLS players Dyachenko, Dello-Russo
Drew Forrester says Teixeira not earning money with postseason bat
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh still views Frank Walker as ‘big part of team’
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says no huddle was ‘no problem’ for Flacco, Ravens
The Official Site says Lardarius Webb finalist for Rookie of the Week honor
The Official Site says Grubbs impressed by David Hale’s moustache
Bengals Official Site’s Geoff Hobson says Willie Anderson thinks Sunday’s game ‘most even’ Cincinnati-Baltimore game he can remember
Bengals Official Site’s Geoff Hobson says team let Kooistra go, apparently to make room for Vakapuna
The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says LJ Smith waiting for chance to make impact
The Sun’s Edward Lee says McGahee knows Ray Rice ‘future of’ Ravens
The Sun’s Mike Preston says Cam Cameron sticking with ‘hot hand’ in Ray Rice
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Oher admitted to making mistake in getting penalty
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Derrick Mason apologized for, but didn’t regret outburst Sunday
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbs still expecting contributions from Demetrius Williams, Le’Ron McClain
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Kelley Washington big for Ravens on 3rd down
Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy says Bengals added Gerald Cadogan to practice squad
Dayton Daily News’ Carlos Holmes says Chase Coffman could be close to joining lineup for Bengals
USA Today has Ravens 10th in power rankings
Fox Sports’ Adrian Hasenmayer has Ravens 8th in power rankings
CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco has Ravens 10th in power rankings
CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens ‘A’ for win over Denver
ESPN.com has Ravens 10th in power rankings
ESPN.com’s James Walker says pass rush must step up again this week against Carson Palmer, Bengals
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win
The Official Site says Gary Williams knows Terps need to ‘learn’ from win over IUP
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says James Padgett started with Dino Gregory suspended
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Jordan Williams contributed 7 points, 6 boards for Terps in win
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Terps outrebounded by Crimson Hawks in win
The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says even walk-on Ersin Levent scored in win
The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Gary thinks Terps miss Dave Neal defensively
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says no further details known regarding Dino Gregory suspension
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps better off than Syracuse-who lost to D2 team at home
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gregory had previously worried about eligibility due to academic dishonesty
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Steve Goins also sat out win over IUP
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Dino Gregory wasn’t even on Comcast Center bench for game
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps shot 2-13 from beyond the arc in win
Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Greivis Vasquez added 13 points for Terps in win (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
Washington Post previews tonight’s exhibition opener against Bowie State
NC State Official Site’s Tim Peeler says coach Tom O’Brien thinks Wolfpack need ‘break’ against Terps
NC State Official Site offers complete Terps-Pack release (pdf)
The Sun’s Sandra McKee says Terps could still win ACC Championship
The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Fridge ‘tired of losing’
The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps got away during bye week
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Fridge wants to get ball to Torrey Smith more
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Rashaan Moore wanted to come to College Park since he was 9 (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Friedgen spent bye week recruiting (must subscribe)
Notre Dame Official Site previews Mids’ trip to South Bend Saturday
Notre Dame Official Site offers complete Midshipmen-Fighting Irish release (pdf)
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo knows Irish better than Temple team Navy lost to Saturday
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo reported Ricky Dobbs ‘fine’
Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Charlie Weis thinks current Navy defense ‘best’ he’s seen
Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Marcus Curry ‘probable’ for Mids
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says EagleBank Bowl has backup plan with Big 12 if Navy doesn’t get eligible in ‘11
Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says memories of ’07 win at Notre Dame Stadium still fresh for Midshipmen
Go Mids updates opponents for Midshipmen
The Official Site says Randy Monroe Show to start again
The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to William & Mary
The Official Site profiles TE Godlasky
William & Mary Official Site offers complete Tribe-Tigers release (pdf)
The Official Site says Pat Kennedy hasn’t settled on starting lineup
MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez says Rich Hill, Jeff Fiorentino, Guillermo Rodriguez refused Norfolk, chose free agency
MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez says Brandon Snyder hoping to reach major league level this season
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Alfredo Simon accepted assignment to Norfolk
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Josh Perrault suffered loss for Desert Dogs in Arizona Fall League play
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Erbe, Snyder selected for AFL All-Star event
The Official Site says team added 6 players to roster, including return of Lucio Gonzaga
Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Rip Van Winkle 2nd choice for Classic behind Zenyatta
Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Bob Baffert brings Richard’s Kid into Classic
Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Belmont winner Summer Bird third choice for Classic
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Hopefully John Harbaugh will be willing to talk about Haloti Ngata today, but I doubt it.
Talk to you from 1 Winning Drive.
Posted on 28 September 2009 by Glenn Clark
A reminder, we save Ravens analysis for Tuesday morning. We call it the “Tuesday Top 7.”
You deserve props:
Raise your hand if you are the only former Ravens assistant and current head coach who DIDN’T have a good weekend this weekend*
(*Mike Singletary lost, but it wasn’t that they had a BAD weekend…..Mike Smith……well, you get the point.)
Also, if ANYONE can find a picture of what Rex Ryan was wearing when he arrived at Giants Stadium today; I will give you a worthy prize. Not kidding. It was so amazing, I’m not sure I can express it in words. Rex Ryan looked like……me!
I swear to God, I have NOTHING more to say about this team. Literally, NOTHING. Someone asked me who pitched today and I guessed Scott Kamieniecki. I haven’t bothered to go check to make sure I was wrong.
The NASCAR guys were in Dover this weekend. Rumor has it the event was SLIGHTLY more interesting than what people do in Dover every other Sunday during the year……
Ehhh, I’m sure it was a good time. WNST took a bus up there. Which means there was a bus.
Elsewhere in College Football this weekend, at least Cal didn’t prove to be a fraud or anything, huh?
Taken from both Deadspin AND The Big Lead, there’s a funny sign in this photo. See if you can figure out which one it is…..
If you had told me 12 months ago that Mark Teixeira would be clinching the AL East with the team he grew up rooting for; I would IMMEDIATELY declare you a liar. But sometimes miracles do happen…..
…..did something. It reportedly involved Jay Crawford from ESPN. As if any of us care. This is just an excuse to do this….
Elsewhere in the NFL this weekend, the Cardinals went back to being…..you know…..the Cardinals. But like I said once before, relax Arizona. You still have PLENTY going for you….
A former Green Beret who now kicks ass as a MMA fighter for Strikeforce. Or as I like to call him, “The Most Kickassingest Human Being on the Face of the Planet.”
In other MMA news, Chuck Liddell is on Dancing With The Stars. Which means his week will look like this……
The Caps won a game Sunday and had some sort of major convention thingy on Saturday. Washington sports fans came out in droves, mostly because how the else would they spend their time?
Your awful city deserves everything it gets. Get bent Skins fans.
You ask me why I would include something about a tennis player that only I have heard of?
Here’s a picture of Andy Roddick…..
I have to stop. This last one even made me feel uncomfortable.
Congratulations to Eldersburg native Mark “TNT” Tucker, who won his first USBO belt Friday night in Westminster by beating some guy known as “The Steel Chin.”
Congratulations to Vitali Klitschko for making sure no one in the world would suddenly become interested in heavyweight boxing again. We’re all counting on you.
Won the Maryland Million. I’d have more to share about horse racing, but my Saturdays in the fall are dedicated to 3 things, and 3 things only.
3-The Endless Pursuit of Video of Megan Fox making out with Amanda Seyfried in Jennifer’s Body….
And yeah, my Saturday was perfect, thank you.
13-Peyton Manning and Justin Timberlake
Plus there was this one from a while back……
By the way, I’m not sure why the “I’m Sorry Dick Butkus” commercials aren’t available on YouTube, but they probably should be. Thanks.
Attention all artists worldwide not named “Maxwell”: That place you were clearing on your mantle for a Grammy Award this year? Go ahead and look into some other uses. For example, maybe you can see if anyone has the ball from that time you got 4 hits in a Little League Game. Just an idea.
15-Chili and Cornbread
Went to dinner with Luke Jones and Patrick Stevens (of Washington Times fame) following that disaster at Byrd Stadium Saturday night. My dinner looked like that combined with a few Samuel Adams Boston Oktoberfests. Suddenly I didn’t want to vomit quite as much……
You got lucky….
That Favre guy should just retire. What an ass……
And also, this kicks ass Sears…..
Yeah, their names are Taylor Wyndham and Marcus Gilbert. I’m well aware. Who cares what their names are; this isn’t about them. Okay, technically it is. The point is that if Taylor Wyndham’s hit on America’s Quarterback (and his subsequent bounce off Marcus Gilbert’s leg) had caused anything more than a concussion; we would probably be forced to kick them out of college football, maybe America. Definitely America.
If I had been there, my reaction would have been similar to this husband/wife/mother/son/brother/sister combo…….
Also, from a friend…….I will pay someone $20 to photoshop Tim Tebow into a “National Treasure” movie poster.
He wins……EVEN WHEN HE LOSES?!?!?!?!?! WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Drew Forrester kept trying to get me to pat attention to whatever the hell the golf thing was that was going on Sunday. I told him I was about as interested in that as I was watching Ray Bachman run……
No worry, you can always get tickets to one of the other amazing concerts coming up in Baltimore. You know, like this one….
How…..in the hell…..can a guy who SHOULD have been flipping pizzas Saturday instead be spending his day beating Maryland despite completing all of FOUR passes. Hell, Chris Turner completed THREE passes to Scarlet Knights players himself!
How did I keep myself from heading DIRECTLY to the Bay Bridge? About a 5 minute walk around College Park….
6-Anyone who hasn’t seen the baby “Single Ladies” video
Crap. I guess I ruined that for you. Damn. Sorry. Well, while I’m here…..
What the hell would we have done without the internet?
Apparently Saturday Night Live reverted back to being lame for the season opener, which seems borderline impossible give Megan Fox as a host and U2 as a musical guest……but at least Jenny Slate will be remembered……
(Video NSFW. Unless of course you work for SNL. In which case, that was an effing terrible show.)
You’re a zero…..
I swear to God, I take back everything I said earlier about the Titans wearing Oilers uniforms and the Jets wearing Titans uniforms and all that nonsense. When it comes to uniforms, all new things are terrible.
Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…..
Posted on 31 August 2009 by Glenn Clark
You get props:
Yeah, they’re pretty good. Maybe not Brandon Marshall good; but pretty damn good nonetheless. (Editor’s note: LOL!)
On a side note, my birthday is next Sunday. As you’re sitting there thinking to yourself, “Geez, I haven’t even asked Glenn what he wants for his birthday!”, I say “fear not! I have a suggestion”…..
The real one has better eyebrows.
I have been waiting an ENTIRE SEASON to put Jason Berken on this list. Thank GOD I was finally able to.
In other Orioles news this weekend, Joey Gathright was traded to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later. This would be more interesting, but sadly the player to be named will likely be no more talented than this man…..
(Editor’s note: Could NBC have been pumping Jay Leno any harder during the Bears/Broncos game Sunday night? And how could they have made a promo out of his “Headlines” bit that wasn’t even a LITTLE bit funny?)
Minotauro was pretty dominant in what was a DAMN good fight out in Portland, OR. For the record, most 46 year olds don’t look like Randy Couture…..
Christ, I’m only about to turn 26 and I look more like Ray Bachman (pictured below) than Couture…..
4-Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, James Farrior, and Mark Sanchez
In other NFL News this weekend, Fantasy Football owners worldwide are breathing easier after hearing that Tom Brady’s shoulder is not seriously injured.
When reached for comment regarding the good news on Brady, Jets coach Rex Ryan is rumored to have said “Good, I hope Tom Brady is gonna play. What the hell has he ever done in this league? I know this much, he hasn’t won a single AFC East title since I’ve been in the division.”
Unfortunately, the Norfolk Tides, Delmarva Shorebirds, and Bluefield Orioles combined to win no games over the weekend.
Which is actually more remarkable, seeing as how a lot of organizations really struggle to use their minor league teams to appropriately prepare for what to expect at the big league level.
(Editor’s note: I apologize, that’s the 2nd time I’ve made a joke like that. But it’s a pretty funny bit. Even Melewski would have to admit that. But he’s probably too busy preparing for the playof……..OH MY GOD I TRIED BUT I COULDN’T STOP LAUGHING I’M SORRY!)
Also happening last week at the Pilot Pen, Sam Querrey locked up the US Open Series Championship. Which means I owe the sport of Golf an apology, as there apparently IS a Championship less interesting than the FedEx Cup.
The US Open starts this week. Which means we’ll get to see more of the Bondarenko sisters……
If you watched WBAL11′s pregame coverage of Ravens-Panthers Saturday night; you probably saw the 2008 Ravens Yearbook from NFL Films that aired before Pete Gilbert & Qadry Ismail’s pregame show. If you did, you may have spent at least part of the hour before the game crying. I know damn well I did…….especially when they showed OJ Brigance’s speech following the win over the Jaguars that clinched the Wild Card berth.
I don’t have the video; but this highlight package is a nice appetizer. Scott Graham may not be Harry Kalas, but the combination of Graham and Steve Sabol’s team…..you know the results. Well worth whatever you’d have to pay for the DVD.
Elsewhere in baseball this weekend, Mark Teixeira moved past the 100 RBI mark for the season as the Yankees beat the White Sox Sunday.
If you haven’t heard the perverted calls of Yankees Play by Play voice John Sterling; here’s a Youtube clip of Mike Francesca listening to them. (Editor’s note: ?)
I swear to God I hate EVERYTHING about this. Not only does this clown say “Swishalicious” when Nick Swisher homers, he says “It’s a Johnny Rocket” when Johnny Damon homers.
Christ. It is an embarrassment to say that this clown used to call Baltimore Bullets and Morgan State games.
Back to Tex, 101 RBI-huh? Good thing the Orioles didn’t make a legitimate offer……
Kudos to Dan Le Batard for writing about James. I will admit I have always been particularly inspired by Pat Tillman; and spent a lot of my time in Arizona working with the Pat Tillman Foundation. I had no idea Tim James was serving in the Army over in Iraq; and I think this is an awesome story.
Nothing funny here. Tim James kicks ass. I am spending my evening posting hot pictures of the Bondarenko sisters online. He’s spending his evening trying to keep our country safe. I’m a clown.
The closest I came to being named Captain of a football team was on our Club Team at UMBC; where I was named “Fattest Guy on the Team.”
Of course, my club career in Catonsville nearly resulted in a Championship. This is a good story. A local website picked our team (which we appropriately nicknamed “The Bums”) to lose in the Final; and so I (clearly inspired by the upstart Bears team of that season), prepared a whiteboard message saying “Do They Still Doubt Us?”
I broke out an inspirational speech before the game, and unleashed the whiteboard. When our team was up by 10 at the half; I failed everyone by not having anything else prepared.
We were of course railroaded in the 2nd half; but received nice beer glasses for our efforts. I’ve always felt as though I’ve never let anyone down more in my life than I did that day by not preparing a halftime speech.
Do I still have any time left, or should I get off the couch Doc?
Was it weird that during Sunday’s Little League World Series final, I was so overcome with patriotism that I actually started shouting “Kill him! Kill him! MURDER HIM!” at the TV?
Okay, that’s a joke. I would never do such a thing It’s a kids’ game, for god sakes.
I could sit here and tell you more about a LLWS game, or I could give you another clip from The Sandlot. That’s what I thought. As a reminder before I leave, America kicks ass. Your countries are stupid*.
(*Not Italy. Italy is awesome.)
I’d love to tell you about this boxing match from Friday night, but then I’d have to have watched boxing. Since boxing died years ago, I certainly did not.
Here’s a video of Floyd Mayweather training Vince McMahon backstage on WWE’s Monday Night Raw this past week, which is the most interesting thing that’s happened in boxing in the last 10 years or so.
18 points and 10 boards for Langhorne, 11 points for Coleman in a win for the Washington Mystics Sunday. I can’t believe I’m writing about the WNBA, but a Terp’s a Terp.
While we’re on the subject; here’s a gift for Forrester. I’m a thoughtful person.
Full disclosure here. I had tickets to Virgin Mobile FreeFest Sunday; and those tickets are still sitting on my desk. My cousin’s future husband had his bachelor party Sunday, and that took precedence. Plus, the lineup of Blink 182 & Weezer (no thanks), Jet (seen ‘em once with Oasis), Franz Ferdinand (saw them at HFStival), and Public Enemy (I WOULD have liked to have seen them actually) didn’t inspire me all that much.
But the thing is; 35,000 people were at Merriweather Sunday, meaning this state’s economy was once again fortified by a major concert sponsored by Branson and Virgin Mobile. You know what that means? It means Branson KICKS ASS.
(Editor’s note: Apparently Oasis broke up again Friday because Noel and Liam Gallagher just absolutely CANNOT stop trying to kill each other. The Black Crowes were at Rams Head Live Sunday night, where Chris and Rich Robinson were quoted as saying “those guys should really look into family counseling. If you’re going to be in a band with your brother, you should really get along like we do!”)
God is there anything in the world greater than nachos? You can put anything on them. They’re freaking WONDERFUL. You want chicken, beef, crab meat, jalapenos, onions, salsa, etc? I say yes to “all of the above.”
You think there’s a chance I could convince the people at Chick-Fil-A to start serving nachos?
You got lucky……
As I told Forrester Sunday night after Slocum won The Barclays; it is NOT a good thing for some zero to beat Tiger Woods at the end of a golf tournament…….again. Might be good for the 2-3 nerds who would enjoy watching golf anyway; but not for someone like me, who might actually have a life. Key word there is “might.”
And for the record, I prefer Loren’s cousin Julia…..
Did anyone who read this story think to themselves: “That can’t be right, there’s no way a guy like Miguel Tejada did something like this.”
Didn’t think so.
(Editor’s note: I was going to say we didn’t miss him, but who are we kidding. Our team sucks and he can actually play.)
In racing news that is SIGNIFICANTLY more interesting than anything I can tell you about NASCAR or the IRL, Danica Patrick will not confirm that she will be participating in ESPN’s upcoming “Nude” magazine.
(Editor’s note: Apparently “nude” actually means a celebration of the athletic body. Thanks Deadspin for really killing all of my possible excitement about this “Body Issue.” Also, thanks for another sexual innuendo I can use next weekend. “Hey baby, why don’t you come back to my place and celebrate my athletic body.”)
Thanks also to Deadspin for linking this photo with their tip…..
This is good again. I can break down Smith’s contract with the Bengals; or we can watch the video from Andre Smith’s Pro Day.
As a reminder, this video may actually be NSFW.
I think Rich Rodriguez sucks too; so I’ll enjoy this as much as you will. Here’s another gift from me to you. I won’t be so generous next week; I hope Navy kicks your ass.
I actually love the fact that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tried to watch the end of the match from the crowd after being thrown out. I heard a rumor that after it didn’t work, he was going to try the Bobby Valentine approach……
7-Anyone who hasn’t heard “I’ve Got a Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas so many times they want to rip their car radio out of the dash panel
This might be the one to set you off……
I’ll make a call next weekend; but I think this MIGHT beat out Maino for Official Summer Jam. Mazel Tov!
You’re a zero…..
For the younger 15-7-0 readers who go back to school today, I feel for you. Last night was the worst night of the year. Totally understood.
Also to those readers, the next time Uncle Glenn asks you to bring him a “Blue Moon Cola”, please make sure to remember NOT to drink any of it before bringing it to him.
If I can TRY to brighten your day, remember that you’ll spend most of it just writing your name, and MAYBE, just MAYBE, this will happen today……
Posted on 12 August 2009 by Glenn Clark
David Hernandez will have some value for the Orioles in the offseason should they choose to trade him. I’m not certain that he will ever pan out to be a great pitcher, but last night’s game was an example of the promise he’s shown at this level that could make him a legitimate trade chip.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:
Nestor Aparicio says Ravens should just say ‘no thanks’ to Vick
Keith Melchior wonders if fans angry about current state of Orioles
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says David Hernandez impressive as Birds topped Athletics
The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jason Berken takes hill in finale vs. Mazzaro, A’s
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Uehara eyeing September return in bullpen
Athletics Official Site’s Brian Eller says Cahill solid, but O’s topped Oakland
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says 23,000 saw Birds top A’s at Camden Yards
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck imagines MacPhail defending himself to fans
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Brian Roberts made very bad baserunning blunder
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says team holding “State of the Orioles” event before Angels game Saturday
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Markakis extended streak to 32 straight games reaching base
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley was happy with relief efforts from Albers, Danys Baez, Jim Johnson in win
The Sun’s Mike Klingaman ‘catches up with’ former Oriole Tettleton
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Birds reportedly agree to terms with draft picks Ashur Tolliver, Randy Henry, Ryan Berry
Examiner Jay Trucker says Tillman may be great pitcher, may be Hayden Penn
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Jim Johnson pitched 9th for 4th save of year
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says ‘lack of options’ amongst reasons Trembley won’t take Guthrie out of rotation
San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser says Adam Kennedy, Scott Hairston homered for A’s in loss
Oakland Tribune’s Curtis Pashelka says Chad Moeller’s 5th inning single ignited Athletics’ winning rally
CBS Sports’ Larry Dobrow has Birds 26th in power rankings
ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:
Norfolk Tides Official Site says David Pauley loser as Birds shut out by Scranton
Bowie Baysox Official Site says Ouellette winner in relief as Baysox topped New Hampshire
Frederick Keys Official Site says Sean Gleason loser as Keys fell to Potomac
Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Salberg loser as Shorebirds fell to Charleston
Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Haughian winner as Ironbirds topped Williamsport
Bluefield Orioles Official Site says Justin Moore winner as Bluefield topped Pulaski
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Josh Bell had 3 hits for Baysox in win over Fisher Cats
Frederick News-Post says Waring’s 3 run bomb accounted for all runs in Keys’ loss to Potomac
Virginian-Pilot says Russ Ortiz shut down Tides for Yankees
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens OK with Flacco throwing picks in practice, don’t want him throwing picks in preseason games
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh believes Redskins game ‘extension of Training Camp’
The Official Site’s Geoff Peckham says Training Camp in Westminster dates back to Colts
The Official Site says Harbaugh won’t name players who will miss Thursday’s game
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Troy Smith had been victim of fake Twitter account
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Figurs, Edgar Jones made stellar catches Tuesday at McDaniel College
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Derrick Mason dislocated right middle finger during practice
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Frank Walker, Figurs got into scuffle during Tuesday practice
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Frank Walker thinks fights happen because players competing for roster spots
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Jonathan Ogden thinks Oher ‘tremendous athlete’
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says despite rumors, Ravens shoot down interest in signing free agent QB Michael Vick
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Harbaugh said Reed took off red jersey for ‘strategy’ against Flacco
The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says besides Mason; WR’s Clayton, Williams also dealing with injuries
The Sun’s Edward Lee says J.O. has ‘no regrets’ about retirement
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says McGahee has ‘healthy body and attitude’
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Mason’s injury ‘not regarded as serious’
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Demetrius Williams, Jared Gaither, Todd Heap all plan to take field at M&T Bank Stadium Thursday night
Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says new DC Greg Mattison in ‘tough situation’ taking over job
NBC Sports’ Mike Florio says Ravens will be ‘limited’ at WR vs. Skins
CBS Sports’ Clark Judge says Terrell Suggs compared Ray Rice to Barry Sanders
ESPN.com’s James Walker says Justin Harper, Marcus Smith should get reps in Thursday night’s game
ESPN.com’s Sal Paolantonio says Ravens know they must pressure Roethlisberger to beat Steelers
The Official Site says RB Gary Douglas impressive on Day 2 of practice
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps cut $300,000 from football budget
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph doesn’t know how much new RB’s Porzel, D.J. Adams might see field
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Mike Barbour, Nick Wallace ahead of Nick Ferrera in kicking competition
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Don Brown thinks Terps’ defense similar to Skins’
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Kevin Lempa believes Kenny Tate ‘biggest safety (he’s ) ever coached’
Examiner Matthew Bouchard thinks Maryland’s relationship with Under Armour should continue to develop
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Travis Hawkins, Caleb Porzel will also get chances to return punts
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Baltz great player, but no one wants to see him on field
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Don Brown ‘talks with pinkie’
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph thinks Don Brown’s defense could be ‘intense and patient’
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Da’Rel Scott appears to have added muscle
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Cal favored by 21.5 points over Terps
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says A.J. Francis will start at nose tackle if Dion Armstrong can’t get eligible
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says OL Gonnella doesn’t think line will use ‘inexperience as crutch’
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says kicking situation similar to ’05, ’06 battles between Egekeze, Ennis
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Turner’s, Scott’s jerseys available in campus bookstore
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Adams, Porzel will get more work in scrimmage than starter Scott
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Armstrong has physical issues beyond academic ones
Washington Times’ David Elfin says Edwin Williams, Scott Burley most recent former Terps to join Joe Bugel’s O-Line with Skins
ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps headed to EagleBank Bowl
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says freshman LB’s Darin Drakeford, Avery Murray might make ‘impact’ (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps ready to put pads on, start hitting (must subscribe)
Turtle Sports Report’s John Talty says O-Line ‘young’, ‘inexperienced’ besides Bruce Campbell, Phil Costa
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says former Terp Dave Neal headed to Ireland for more school, hoops
Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps recently offered DeMatha combo guard Jerian Grant (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
Tribune Newspapers’ Fred Mitchell says former Terp Toliver has played ‘sparingly’ for WNBA’s Chicago Sky
The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Arundel QB Billy Cosh chose Kansas State with father (Chris) over joining Tigers
The Official Site says Tigers to visit Morgan State, Navy this season
The Official Site says Niumatalolo impressed by freshman De’Von Richardson
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says QB Dobbs must go from ‘flashy’ to starter
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says sophomore QB’s Kameron Smith, Kriss Proctor show ‘promise’
Go Mids’ David Ausiello says Naval Academy continues open practice policy
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says American highlights Hawks’ home schedule
Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Terror return very experienced team
Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra worked out at Saratoga
Thoroughbred Times’ Phil Janack says Rachel Alexandra put in first work since winning Haskell Invitational
The AP’s Beth Harris says Baffert going to Hall of Fame ‘on high’
The Official Site says 5 Mariners honored by AIFA
CRYSTAL PALACE USA:
Examiner Jeff Hemelt says Brian Rowland, Paul Robson honored by USL-2
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-The Ravens need SOMEONE to play at WR tomorrow night. They need Joe Flacco to get some confidence in his first legitimate passes of the year, and I’m not sure Jayson Foster can do that for them.
Talk to you tomorrow.