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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Faces of Orioles ‘Dark Ages’

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Faces of Orioles ‘Dark Ages’

Posted on 19 July 2011 by Glenn Clark

Continuing to watch Felix Pie stumble and bumble his way around left field night after night lead Drew Forrester and I to come up with an idea for this week’s Tuesday Top 7.

This week’s topic was The Top 7 “Faces of the Orioles’ Dark Ages.” The “dark ages” would be the time between 1998-present where the Baltimore Orioles have failed to post even one winning season.

Drew and I agreed that we wouldn’t include Pie on the list, mostly because at this point we would just be piling on.

Glenn Clark’s list…

7. Travis Driskill

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6. Garrett Atkins

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5. Jose Morban

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4. Daniel Cabrera

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3. Freddie Bynum

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2. Rafael Palmeiro/Sammy Sosa/Vladimir Guerrero

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1. Marty Cordova

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Drew Forrester’s list…

7. Matt Riley

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6. Mike Gonzalez

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5. Jay Gibbons

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4. Sammy Sosa

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3. Adam Loewen

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2. Brian Roberts

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1. Justin Duchscherer

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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…

-G

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Things In Sports We Can Simply Do Without

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Things In Sports We Can Simply Do Without

Posted on 12 July 2011 by Glenn Clark

This week’s Tuesday Top 7 was dedicated to the great Chris Berman from ESPN. As I was following on Twitter Monday night while watching the Home Run Derby, I was reminded that I wasn’t the only person watching that was simply tired of the Chris Berman “shtick.”

With that in mind, our Tuesday Top 7 topic was “The Top 7 Things In Sports We Can Simply Do Without.” Self-explanatory, yes?

Glenn Clark’s list…

7. Colin Cowherd

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6. Having 50 different “cups” in soccer

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5. NBA players getting out of the way so they don’t get dunked on

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bYSHu9ylMc[/youtube]

4. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” anywhere but Wrigley Field

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvZkst884XM&feature=related[/youtube]

3. Preseason All-Conference teams

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2. The 4th NFL preseason game

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1. Major League Baseball’s “unwritten rules”

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Drew Forrester’s list…

7. Day long Super Bowl pre-game show

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpU2W4pRnIM[/youtube]

6. Stalling in lacrosse

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5. Tampering rule in NFL preventing you from discussing free agents

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4. One stroke penalty for hitting ball out of bounds in golf

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3. MLB “Umpire Snobbery”

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2. Baltimore Colts recognized as Indianapolis Colts at Pro Football Hall of Fame

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1. Guaranteed multi-year contracts

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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…

-G

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Morning Reaction Orioles Midseason Report Card

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Morning Reaction Orioles Midseason Report Card

Posted on 06 July 2011 by Glenn Clark

The Baltimore Orioles are now two games into the second half of the 2011 season. On Wednesday’s edition of “The Morning Reaction” on AM1570 WNST, Drew Forrester and I gave our grades for Orioles players during the first half of the season.

CATCHERS:

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Matt Wieters-Glenn Clark B+, Drew Forrester B
Jake Fox-Glenn D, Drew D
Craig Tatum-Glenn C-, Drew B

INFIELDERS:

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Derrek Lee-Glenn D+, Drew D
Brian Roberts-Glenn D, Drew D
JJ Hardy-Glenn A-, Drew A
Mark Reynolds-Glenn B-, Drew C-
Robert Andino-Glenn C+, Drew C
Blake Davis-Glenn C, Drew B-
Cesar Izturis-Glenn D, Drew D
Ryan Adams-Glenn C, Drew D
Brandon Snyder-Glenn C-, Drew C-

OUTFIELDERS/DESIGNATED HITTERS:

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Luke Scott-Glenn D, Drew D
Adam Jones-Glenn B-, Drew B+
Nick Markakis-Glenn B-, Drew C-
Nolan Reimold-Glenn C+, Drew C-
Felix Pie-Glenn F, Drew D-
Vladimir Guerrero-Glenn D+, Drew D+

STARTING PITCHERS:

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Jeremy Guthrie-Glenn C+, Drew C+
Jake Arrieta-Glenn B-, Drew C
Zach Britton-Glenn B, Drew B
Brian Matusz-Glenn D, Drew F
Chris Tillman-Glenn D, Drew D
Brad Bergesen-Glenn D+, Drew C-
Chris Jakubauskas-Glenn C-, Drew D

RELIEF PITCHERS:

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Koji Uehara-Glenn B, Drew B+
Jim Johnson-Glenn B+, Drew B-
Pedro Viola-Glenn C, Drew C
Kevin Gregg-Glenn C-, Drew C+
Alfredo Simon-Glenn C-, Drew C-
Jeremy Accardo-Glenn D, Drew D
Mike Gonzalez-Glenn D, Drew D
Josh Rupe-Glenn D, Drew D
Jason Berken-Glenn C, Drew C-
Clay Rapada-Glenn D-, Drew B-
Troy Patton-Glenn D, Drew F

MANAGER:

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Buck Showalter-Glenn C-, Drew B+

If you missed the breakdown of our midseason grades on Wednesday’s edition of “The Morning Reaction”, hit the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault at WNST.net!

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Records That Will Be Broken In Next 10 Years

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Records That Will Be Broken In Next 10 Years

Posted on 05 July 2011 by Glenn Clark

While American hero Joey “Jaws” Chestnut was busy devouring 62 hot dogs Monday on Coney Island to claim a fifth straight Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest title, former rival Takeru Kobayashi was APPARENTLY devouring 69 hot dogs of his own on a Manhattan rooftop to “break” Chestnut’s record. (Trust me, Kobayashi’s “record” doesn’t count-and we’re not sure that it’s totally real.)

With that in mind, today’s “Tuesday Top 7″ topic was “The Top 7 Records That Will Be Broken In The Next 10 Years.”

I think it’s pretty self-explanatory, right?

Glenn Clark’s list:

7. Bob Knight’s 902 career victories

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6. Earl Webb’s 67 doubles

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5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNGa_VDKqSE&feature=related[/youtube]

4. Roger Federer’s 16 career major grand slam victories

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ivf3TOUY78&feature=related[/youtube]

3. Brett Favre’s 71,838 career passing yards

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2. Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game

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1. Nolan Ryan’s 7 career No-hitters

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Drew Forrester’s list:

7. Eric Dickerson’s 2,105 single season rushing yards

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6. Wayne Gretzy’s 92 single season goals

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMh6ncdrLo4[/youtube]

5. Tom Brady’s 50 single season touchdowns

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhh1cnBmOQs[/youtube]

4. 1972 Miami Dolphins’ 17-0 season/2007 New England Patriots’ 18-1 season

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3. A horse winning the Triple Crown

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2. Barry Bonds’ 762 career home runs

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1. Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major championships

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHkQ8jfSt5g[/youtube]

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…

-G

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On This 4th of July, I’m Grateful For WNST’s “Independence”

Posted on 03 July 2011 by Glenn Clark

I know a thing or two about format flips.

I remember exactly where I was sitting in January 2005 when I heard the final bars of “Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley (one of the greatest songs in music history) before hearing the following come from my radio…

“WHFS. Annapolis. Washington DC.” It was immediately followed by a lot of Spanish, but I think I remember the words “Siempre de Fiesta” and “Noventa-nueve punto uno eff eme.”

It was followed by some sort of latin song that if I knew I would curse it to this day.

21 years old at the time, I can honest to God say that the day 99.1 WHFS became 99.1 El Zol was one of the saddest days of my life. It honestly felt like losing a friend.

In my teenage years, I camped outside of Harford Mall, White Marsh Mall and even on York Road in Towson to get HFStival tickets. I tuned in late at night to hear Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky (one of the greatest teams in broadcast history) sign off Loveline at 1am with Adam’s trademark Hawaiian “Maholo.” (I found out at an older age “maholo” actually meant “thank you”, not “goodbye.” I will admit that I am still confused as to why he used it.) I stayed tuned in to hear if at 1:05 Neci would play my favorite songs from Everclear, Stone Temple Pilots, Beck or Pearl Jam.

Hell, I even called and emailed Neci repeatedly hoping she would play the Candyskins’ version of “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield. I really did. There was nothing cooler to me in my life than when I became friends with Neci on MySpace. It was hard for me to admit that to her after we started working together.

It was my dream as a teenager to be a WHFS disc jockey. I ultimately got the chance to live that dream, but I still swear to God I shed a tear the moment I realized the latin sounds from my radio meant 99.1 WHFS was gone forever.

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Truth Be Told, I Don’t Think I Can Complete Chicken Mini Challenge

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Truth Be Told, I Don’t Think I Can Complete Chicken Mini Challenge

Posted on 30 June 2011 by Glenn Clark

Honestly…I don’t think I can do it.

40 chicken minis from Chick-Fil-A Nottingham Square in 15 minutes? I just don’t think it’s possible. Not for me.

Maybe a trained athlete like Joey Chestnut…

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…but not me. I don’t think so anyway.

Friday morning, I’ve agreed to participate in the first ever “Chicken Mini Challenge”, brought to you by our friends at Chick-Fil-A Nottingham Square.

At 7:30 Friday morning live from the WNST studios at 1550 Hart Rd. in Towson, I will attempt to consume 40 delicious Chicken Minis in just 15 minutes.

You will hear the Challenge live on “The Morning Reaction” on AM1570 WNST & WNST.net, Nestor Aparicio has said we are going to broadcast video live on UStream, and the contest will DEFINITELY be available later in the day to watch on WNSTV and our WNST YouTube account.

Needless to say, it’s an endeavor. Rick from Reisterstown stopped by the studio Thursday morning to give me an idea of exactly what 40 chicken minis looked like…

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…and I panicked. I ate six of them in about 10 minutes and my stomach responded with a polite “that’s all for me today.”

This will sound shocking to some folks, but I’m not an athlete. Chestnut is an athlete. He told us in an interview Wednesday morning that he intends to reach 75 hot dogs and buns Monday on Coney Island as he goes for a fifth straight Nathan’s Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest title.

Joey Chestnut is an American hero. I just want to be a guy that can eat 40 chicken minis.

I have serious doubts that I’ll be able to do it.

A year ago I faced a similar challenge. I was challenged to devour 12 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes. For a week, I played up the idea that I was nervous and didn’t think I could succeed.

But in all honesty, I knew I could do it. And despite the severe pain, I succeeded.

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I’m not confident this year AT ALL, no matter how much confidence Drew Forrester has in me.

I honestly don’t believe I can do it. In fact, I really wonder if anyone can do it.

Chicken minis are DELICIOUS. They’re amongst the top five inventions in the history of food. I like to include chicken minis in my rotation at LEAST once a week. And I’ve spent more time at Chick-Fil-A Nottingham Square than I have at the home of any gal I’ve EVER dated.

But this really ISN’T a good idea.

I’ll do it anyway, because it’s the right thing to do.

We’re hoping that you’ll support the cause. We’re raising money for two very worthy charities via the Challenge. The first is the Helping Up Mission on Baltimore Street. On their website, HUM says they “transform broken men.” Drew and I saw that first hand in Decemeber after the WNST community collected over 300 coats to drop off during Holiday season.

HUM is an incredible place. I’m very grateful for their existence, as a close friend of mine has found himself in a place in his life where he has needed to admit he was broken and needed the help HUM could provide.

We’re also raising money for “BMORE Free Programs“, the charity started by former Poly and Green Bay Packers star Antonio Freeman. Freeman is spending his summer providing meals for city children, as well as working with them via a summer reading program. I’ve been particularly touched by the good things Charm City athletes like Freeman, Aaron Maybin, Keion Carpenter, Bryant Johnson and Tommy Polley have done recently-so I thought Freeman’s charity was a noble cause.

I’m getting involved by eating Chick-Fil-A. I’m hoping you’ll get involved by donating. You can donate via PayPal (drew@wnst.net is the account), or by sending a check or dropping it off at 1550 Hart Rd. Towson, MD 21286. I actually hope you’ll split your donation and send two checks, one each made out to BMORE Free Programs and Helping Up Mission.

We’ll be accepting donations through the end of next week. I’m asking that you consider a donation of $1 per chicken mini-or a total of $40…even if I fail to reach the 40 mark (which I assume I will.) If you can donate more than that, we’d be grateful. If you can’t quite donate that much, we’ll be happy to take anything.

We NEED your support.

Thanks to Chick-Fil-A Nottingham Square for their support, as well as to the great Dennis Schocket, who will provide a soundtrack to the Challenge tomorrow morning. In honor of America, Dennis is going to be playing covers of John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and more.

I’ll likely need someone to hold my hand as my body “reverses”, or perhaps even goes into shock.

I don’t think I can do this, but I hope you’ll support me anyway. It’s going to be a fun morning…well…maybe not for me.

-G

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Athletes We’re Glad Have Never Played For Our Favorite Teams

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Athletes We’re Glad Have Never Played For Our Favorite Teams

Posted on 28 June 2011 by Glenn Clark

In honor of Terrell Owens having offseason ACL surgery that may ultimately cut his career short, today’s Tuesday Top 7 topic was “Top 7 Athletes We’re Glad Have Never Played For Our Favorite Teams (and we hope never do).”

Self explanatory, yes?

Glenn Clark’s list…

7. Ron Artest

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6. Alexander Semin

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5. Jonathan Papelbon

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4. Michael Crabtree

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3. Scott Rolen

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2. Rasheed Wallace

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1. Jay Cutler

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Sporting Events You Would Have Camped Out To Have Great Seats For

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Sporting Events You Would Have Camped Out To Have Great Seats For

Posted on 22 June 2011 by Glenn Clark

Today’s Tuesday Top 7 (on a Wednesday) topic was generated in honor of the folks who camped out at M&T Bank Stadium Tuesday night to get the best spots on the field to see U2.

The topic was “The Top 7 Sporting Events You Would Have Camped Our To Have Great Seats For.” As always, it seems pretty self-explanatory.

Glenn Clark’s list…

7. USA-USSR “Miracle On Ice” 1980 Olympics

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6. Colts/Giants 1958 NFL Championship Game

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5. Secretariat dominates 1973 Belmont Stakes

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS4f6wiQJh4[/youtube]

4. Kentucky/Texas Western 1966 NCAA Championship Game

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3. 1998 NBA Finals Game 6-Michael Jordan over Bryon Russell

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2. Hulk Hogan body slams Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III

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1. Andre Agassi/James Blake 2005 US Open

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAMhwNDwB6Y[/youtube]

Drew Forrester’s list:

7. Toni Linhart “field goal in the fog” 1975

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEJhi_f-nV8[/youtube]

6. 2007 Winter Classic Penguins @ Sabres

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9je3EGSbrnQ[/youtube]

5. 2004 ALCS Game 7 Red Sox @ Yankees

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4. Jason McElwain scores 20 points in four minutes

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fw1CcxCUgg[/youtube]

3. Dale Hunter beats the Flyers 1988 NHL Playoffs

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2. Jackie Robinson’s first game 1947

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1. Miracle On Ice

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If you missed the explanation of why these players made the list on “The Morning Reaction” Wednesday on AM1570 WNST, hit the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault here at WNST.net!

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Athletes We’d Like To See Win Their First Title

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7: Athletes We’d Like To See Win Their First Title

Posted on 14 June 2011 by Glenn Clark

When the Dallas Mavericks finished off the Miami Heat Sunday night, Dirk Nowitzki finally claimed his first NBA Championship, while LeBron James failed to do the same.

With that in mind, today’s “Tuesday Top 7″ topic was “The Top 7 Athletes We’d Like to (Next) See Win Their First Title.”

The only rule I made was that we could only include one local athlete on the list. (I didn’t want the list to JUST be Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles).

Glenn Clark’s list:

7. Jerome Iginla

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6. Andy Murray

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5. Todd Helton

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4. Joe Flacco

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3. Steve Nash

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2. Donovan McNabb

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1. Jeff Fisher

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Drew Forrester’s list:

7. Andy Reid

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6. Brad Stevens

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5. Dennis Wolff

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4. Bubba Watson

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3. Donovan McNabb

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2. Ichiro Suzuki

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1. JJ Redick

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If you missed the explanation of 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…

-G

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Players You’d Start Your Franchise With

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Players You’d Start Your Franchise With

Posted on 07 June 2011 by Glenn Clark

In honor of Baltimore Orioles first round pick Dylan Bundy (who the team is hoping to be a bit of a franchise “kickstarter”), today’s “Tuesday Top 7″ topic was “The Top 7 Players You’d Start Your Franchise With.”

The players could come from any team sport. Kapish?

Glenn Clark’s list…

7. Blake Griffin

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6. Ndamunkong Suh

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5. Kevin Durant

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4. Patrick Kane

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3. Evan Longoria

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2. Aaron Rodgers

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1. Tim Lincecum

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Drew Forrester’s list…

7. Mike Stanton

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6. Joe Thomas

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5. Steven Stamkos

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4. Calvin Johnson

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3. Evan Longoria

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2. Kevin Durant

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1. Ndamukong Suh

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGnyGFEnCZ8[/youtube]

If you missed the explanation of why these 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…

-G

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