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While I recover from a vicious leg kick, you should get your UFC 172 tickets

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While I recover from a vicious leg kick, you should get your UFC 172 tickets

Posted on 05 February 2014 by Glenn Clark

Well, it happened again.

If you’ll recall-UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones stopped by the WNST studios last fall to help us raise canned goods during our annual drive to benefit an area charity-this time SARC in Harford County.

When he came in, he decided that in order to raise some more canned goods-it would be appropriate to punch me in the stomach. Because I’ve never been accused of being particularly intelligent, I obliged.

Flash forward to Wednesday. JBJ returned to the studio after we had seen him last Friday in New York ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII. When we saw him, Jones requested that we raise more canned goods (and boy did WNST listeners come through in a very quick turnaround) and later asked that I participate in another stunt.

(If you missed Wednesday’s segment Jon did with Thyrl & I on “The Mobtown Sports Beat” on WNST, check it out here in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault at WNST.net.)

Jones requested that this time I take a kick to the leg.

For some inexplicable reason (or mostly because I remain touched and humbled by the kindness shown to the WNST community by the pound for pound greatest fighter in the world and “The Baddest Man on the Face of the Planet”), I acquiesced.

And now I can say I have been punched AND kicked by the champ.

If in your sick and twisted mind you’re thinking to yourself “man, I’d really like to see a more direct look at you being taken out at the thigh, Glenn”; you’re in luck!

Yeah, he didn’t miss.

So I’ll be spending Thursday morning icing down my thigh and hobbling back into Towson to prepare for the next show. I’ve got a much better idea for how you should spend your Thursday morning.

Jones was in town promoting UFC 172, which goes down April 26 at the Baltimore Arena. He’ll be defending the belt against rising fighter Glover Teixeira (and don’t we just love booing Teixeira in Baltimore?) as the main event on a stacked card for the first ever UFC event in Baltimore.

Tickets for the event go on-sale to the general public Friday morning and will almost certainly be gone QUICKLY. But you can grab yours up Thursday thanks to a partnership between WNST, the Baltimore Arena and UFC.

Head to this Ticketmaster link Thursday morning at 10am (or until 9am Friday) to purchase your tickets using the special password “UFCRADIO”. (All caps.)

If you’d like, you can even tell your friends via social media, text, etc.

This is one of the more significant sporting events to have come to our city in some time and we’re giving you the chance to guarantee you’ll be a part of it. You don’t even have to take a nasty leg kick from Jon Jones in order to take advantage of the opportunity.

Don’t be the guy who wonders what it would have been like to be a part of the event after it happens. Be the guy bragging about what an awesome time you had at one of the coolest events you’ll ever have the chance to take in here in Baltimore. Get your tickets FIRST THING Thursday morning.

And thanks again to those who brought canned goods. And to Jon Jones for his charming hospitality and continuous participation in our charitable endeavors.

But no more punches or kicks the next time. I beg you.


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Jon “Bones” Jones headlines UFC 172 at Baltimore Arena

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Jon “Bones” Jones headlines UFC 172 at Baltimore Arena

Posted on 10 January 2014 by WNST Staff

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making a first ever stop in Charm City this Spring with perhaps the biggest fighter in the world on top of the card.

UFC 172 will be held Saturday, April 26th at Baltimore Arena-the promotion announced Friday.

The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight championship fight with Jon “Bones” Jones defending against Brazilian fighter Glover Teixeira-who has won his last 20 fights. Jones has won 10 straight fights, including six defenses of the title he won in March 2011 by defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Jones is the younger brother of NFL Defensive Lineman Arthur Jones-who has played his first four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens including being a part of the Super Bowl XLVII Championship team last year. Jones is a free agent at the end of the season and many analysts believe he will end up signing elsewhere.

Jon Jones will be defending the title for the first time since a somewhat controversial unanimous decision victory over Alexander Gustafson at UFC 165 in September. He is currently the UFC’s #1 ranked pound for pound fighter in the world and is viewed as the company’s top star currently after two consecutive losses and a gruesome injury suffered by Anderson Silva as well as the recent retirement of respected champion Georges St. Pierre.

The event will be the first UFC has held in Baltimore, although the company has held successful events just to the north (Philadelphia) and south (Washington). The Baltimore Arena has hosted nine “Shogun Fights” Mixed Martial Arts Promotions and is a regular stop for pro wrestling company WWE, who held a “Monday Night Raw” event there just this past week and will be returning for a similar televised event April 21. The Arena has also recently hosted preseason events for the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards and will host the CAA Basketball Tournament this March.

Shogun Fights-promoted by local former fighter John Rallo-had originally had their 10th event scheduled for April 26th at the Arena. Rallo-who lead the charge for Mixed Martial Arts to be regulated in the state of Maryland in the late 2000′s-announced Friday his promotion would move their event to June 21st and will remain at the Baltimore Arena.

Jon Jones has been a regular fixture in Baltimore since his brother was drafted by the Ravens, appearing regularly at practices and games during the four years. Jones recently did a full media tour of Charm City, stopping at WNST where he punched “The Reality Check Driven by Jerry’s Automotive” host Glenn Clark in the stomach for charity.

You can listen to Jones’ entire interview with Clark and “The Mobtown Sports Beat” host Thyrl Nelson here.

No other fights have been announced yet for the UFC 172 card, which will air live on Pay-Per-View. The promotion has already created a website for the event where they will announce future details.

Tickets for the event will go on sale February 7th, no details on ticket prices have been announced yet.

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Ripken & Teixeira bring Cal Sr. charity event to Baltimore

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Ripken & Teixeira bring Cal Sr. charity event to Baltimore

Posted on 10 February 2012 by WNSTV

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Tuesday Top 7: Top 7 Sports Figures You’d Like to See Get Knocked Out By Tom Zbikowski

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Tuesday Top 7: Top 7 Sports Figures You’d Like to See Get Knocked Out By Tom Zbikowski

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…


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Maybe now Cleveland will leave Art Modell alone?

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.

Tsk, tsk…

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.

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Yankee Stadium bustrip for Wednesday, May 5 matinee now onsale

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…

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Comcast Morning Show 2010 MLB Picks

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Comcast Morning Show 2010 MLB Picks

Posted on 31 March 2010 by Glenn Clark

NL West:


San Francisco
Arizona (Wild Card)
Los Angeles
San Diego

San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Diego

NL Central:


St. Louis

St. Louis
Chicago (Wild Card)

NL East:


New York

New York

Cy Young:


Drew-Dan Haren
Glenn-Dan Haren



Drew-Prince Fielder
Glenn-Albert Pujols

Rookie of the Year:


Drew-Stephen Strasburg
Glenn-Jason Heyward

AL West:


Los Angeles

Los Angeles

AL Central:


Kansas City

Kansas City

AL East:


New York (Wild Card)
Tampa Bay

New York
Boston (Wild Card)
Tampa Bay

Cy Young Award:


Drew-Justin Verlander
Glenn-Scott Kazmir



Drew-Victor Martinez
Glenn-Mark Teixeira

Rookie of the Year:


Drew-Brian Matusz
Glenn-Austin Jackson

World Series:

Drew-Phillies over Tigers in 7


Glenn-Angels over Cardinals in 6


Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…


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Top 25 Local Sports Moments of 2009

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Top 25 Local Sports Moments of 2009

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

25-“The Band That Wouldn’t Die” airs on ESPN


24-Loyola soccer returns to NCAA Tournament


23-Brian Matusz and Chris Tillman make MLB debuts


22-Calvert Hall snaps Loyola’s streak in Turkey Bowl


21-Hopkins, Towson play lax thriller at Unitas Stadium


20-Maryland beats Cal in NCAA Tournament opener


19-Ravens go to Miami for first playoff win since ’02


18-Maryland, Virginia play 7OT thriller in lacrosse


17-Phelps beats Cavic in Swimming classic


16-MMA Makes Baltimore Debut


15-Baltimore Blast claim another NISL title


14-Orioles rally from down 10-1 to beat Red Sox


13-Maryland Women win ACC Tournament


12-Navy gets 2nd win at Notre Dame in as many tries


11-Steve McNair murdered in Nashville


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.

10-Maryland beats Wake Forest to “clinch” another trip to NCAA Tournament


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.

9-Ravens Draft Michael Oher


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……


8-Orioles Fans Boo Teixeira, Cheer on Win over Yankees on Opening Day

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……


7-Morgan State wins MEAC Tournament, Advances to NCAA Tournament


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.

6-Ray Lewis makes “The Tackle” in San Diego


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.

5-Chelsea, AC Milan turn Baltimore into soccer town for one night


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.”

4-Rachel Alexandra wins Preakness with captivating performance


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.

3-Matt Wieters makes MLB Debut

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…..


2-Maryland stuns #3 ranked North Carolina


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.

1-Ravens beat Titans to advance to the AFC Championship Game


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…..


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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

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:

Luke Jones says Dino Gregory sat out Maryland’s exhibition win due to suspension

Mark Suchy says ’30 for 30’ series brought back plenty of Len Bias memories

Derek Arnold says Jarret Johnson ‘Played Like a Raven’ against Broncos

Gary Quill says Zenyatta ‘headliner’ for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic

Glenn Clark names Eddie Murray, Roberto Alomar to mythical World Series team

Nestor Aparicio says Blast added former MLS players Dyachenko, Dello-Russo

Drew Forrester says Teixeira not earning money with postseason bat

Ed Frankovic says NHL should do something about Ken Hitchcock going after Ovechkin


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

NFL.com has Ravens anywhere from 5th-13th 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 AP says Milbourne, Mosley lead way with 14 each as Terps won exhibition game against Indiana University (Pennsylvania)

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)


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 AP says Terps would have to win 4 straight starting with NCSU to get bowl eligible

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 says Navy back to EagleBank Bowl in 2011, Army 2012

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


The Sun’s Lorraine Mirabella says city considering two stadium options-smaller stadium to host Crystal Palace USA or bigger stadium to try to lure DC United


-Hopefully John Harbaugh will be willing to talk about Haloti Ngata today, but I doubt it.

Talk to you from 1 Winning Drive.


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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:

1-Jim Schwartz, Rex Ryan, Marvin Lewis, Jack Del Rio and Kirk Ferentz

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!

2-Anyone who actually watched an Orioles-Indians game this weekend


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.

3-Jimmie Johnson

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.

4-Ryan Williams, Ricky Dobbs, and LaMont Bryant

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…..


5-Mark Teixeira

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…..



6-Jennie Finch

…..did something. It reportedly involved Jay Crawford from ESPN. As if any of us care. This is just an excuse to do this….


7-Fred Taylor, Kevin Kolb, Maurice Jones-Drew and Pierre Thomas

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….


8-Tim Kennedy

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……


9-Mike Knuble

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.

10-Gael Monfils

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.

11-Jimmy Lange, Mark “TNT” Tucker and Vitali Klitschko

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.

1-College Football
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….

1-Brett Favre and Greg Lewis

That Favre guy should just retire. What an ass……


And also, this kicks ass Sears…..


2-The Guy(s) Who Hit Tim Tebow


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.

3-Tiger Woods

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……


4-Anyone who managed to get tickets to see Bruce Springsteen at 1st Mariner Arena

No worry, you can always get tickets to one of the other amazing concerts coming up in Baltimore. You know, like this one….


5-Dom Natale

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?

7-Jenny Slate

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…..

Seattle Seahawks Uniforms


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…..


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