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Dutrow the center of controversy… again

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Dutrow the center of controversy… again

Posted on 22 December 2011 by Gary Quill

On Saturday December 17th at Laurel Park, the Maryland Juvenile Championship Stake was run. The race is restricted to Maryland-bred two year olds and carried a purse of $75,000. 

A field of nine (9) broke from the gate. Winner happened to be King and Crusader, a 16-1 longshot son of Lion Heart  trained by Richard Dutrow, Jr. Now three (3) trainers whose runners finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in that race are crying foul according to an article in the Thoroughbred Times December 22nd issue

 
Photo courtesy NYRA

 

Seems that Ol’ Ricky cannot “play nice” even during his 30-day stay of a 10-year revocation of his trainer license by the New York State Racing and Wagering board.

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 11 May 2010 by Glenn Clark

Happy Tuesday!

It’s a Happy Tuesday for me because I finally got around to seeing the video of Will Ferrell pitching for the AAA team in Round Rock, Texas. I completely forgot to post it earlier. MY BAD! I’m sure someone else in the world hasn’t seen it, so here goes…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5HdpPE6qgs[/youtube]

Let’s see what everyone has to say…

1. The AP/STATS preview Orioles’ series opener tonight against Mariners

Here we go.

Cliff Lee faces David Hernandez (who is still looking for victory #1 this season) tonight, first pitch at Oriole Park at Camden Yards is at 7:05pm and the game can be seen on MASN2. I hope you’ll follow us on Twitter (@WNST) during the game for humorous comment; with our own Luke Jones live at OPACY.

Cliff Lee is worth going out to see pitch, and the Orioles are the home team. Plus, they’re giving away Brian Matusz t-shirts tonight.

And seriously, what the hell else are you going to do tonight? Watch Glee???

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFjWRGaV-Fs[/youtube]

Okay…I might.

2. WNST.net’s Drew Forrester says Free The Birds about trying to get Birds to ‘fix’ problems

Which is really the crux of the issue here.

Would I have organized an event for this Monday night when the Orioles play the Kansas City Royals? I doubt it. Do I really want to pay money to go watch two miserable teams meet up downtown in a game that is more likely to be dubbed “unwatchable” than “ESPN Instant Classic”? Of course not.

But when it comes down to “right or wrong”, and whether or not I support a showing of fans who all stand under the umbrella of “there is still something wrong, and we NEED to fix it”-the answer is YES.

Something is STILL wrong. The fact that the minor leagues have improved under Andy MacPhail is NOT enough for me to say “okay, everything’s fine.” The team is still TERRIBLE. I do not have confidence that the leadership will do what is necessary to compete in the AL East in the immediate future. There is still a MAJOR disconnect between the organization and the fanbase, and the stadium still sits mostly empty almost every night.

There are problems. I want them fixed. I’m standing up to say something about them.

This isn’t an “anti-Peter Angelos” or “anti-Andy MacPhail” or “anti-Dave Trembley” statement for me.

This is nothing more than a “fix the problems” message from me.

When it comes to RIGHT or WRONG, I’m going to do what I feel is right. And what I feel is right is to not sit idly by and dismiss the problems of the organization; although plenty of others will.

I hope you’ll join us.

3. Fanhouse’s Steve Phillips says Orioles ‘need to give fans hope’, which can be done through managerial change

Firing the manager wouldn’t give Orioles fans hope. Matt Wieters gave Orioles fans hope. Hiring a REAL manager would give fans hope.

With all due respect to Steve Phillips, firing the manager in New York probably did give the fanbase in New York hope when he was GM of the Mets-as it represented a chance to give someone new a shot to win.

Firing Dave Trembley wouldn’t give Brad Komminsk (or whoever the Orioles brought in) a chance to win. He’s still inherit the same terrible team that has been just good enough to win 9 games thus far this season.

However, firing the manager MIGHT at least make a statement that “losing isn’t okay.”

It would be nice to see that statement made. But I certainly don’t expect it to be.

4. The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Corey Patterson, Miguel Abreu had big nights for O’s on farm

Ugh…there’s an argument that even Corey Patterson represents hope when it comes to this bunch here in Charm City. Of course, Lou Montanez remains on the roster.

A couple of quick things before we move on from the Orioles:

A-Congratulations to our “Apologist of the Morning”-as Peter Schmuck was selected by “The Great Arbitrator” this morning on AM1570 WNST. Peter started to make excuses about why the Orioles might struggle against Seattle this week-pointing out that the M’s were sending both Cliff Lee and Felix Hernandez to the hill.

BUT-he stopped himself-saying “I’m not making excuses for them in advance. They need to make some hay against the Mariners, Indians and Royals over the next eight days.

Of course, he couldn’t help himself…

“It’s fair to point out that they’ve probably opened the season against the toughest collection of pitching that any team has faced this year.”

It’s fair, and it’s still apologetic. That’s why we love you Pete. (Edit from GMC: We REALLY do.)

B-Hearing that Jim Johnson is going to see Dr. James Andrews is NEVER good news. I’d rather hear that he’s going to see The Undertaker. (Edit from GMC: I mean The Undertaker that has never lost at WrestleMania, not the other Undertaker. That’s never good.)

(Oh, And speaking of the WWE, I LOVE The Miz, but I’d probably fly THROUGH THE ROOF if they let Bret Hart beat him next week somehow. I know they won’t, but I would seriously FREAK OUT.)

5. Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Troy Smith ‘loves it’ in Baltimore, thinks Ravens can do ‘special things’

Well, wouldn’t you know…one of those “special things” happened this morning. I added Troy to the list in our “A Month of Jerks” segment on the show. You can hear my explanation in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault right here at WNST.net.

As far as Troy the quarterback goes-this was going to happen all along. He had a 5th round tender. If another NFL team wanted him, they had their shot at him.

They didn’t.

He’s going to have to suck it up this season-knowing there’s at least a chance that Joe Flacco could get hurt and he might have to play.

(Edit from GMC: I’ve knocked on everything in this room that has wood. PLEASE dont’ let Joe Flacco get hurt!)

6. BaltimoreRavens.com says Michael Oher to appear on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

When I heard Oher was going on ABC, I was REALLY hoping it was “Dancing With The Stars.” Not because I think the Big Man would move any better than, say, Jonathan Ogden in those GEICO commercials; but more because it would give me an excuse to see some more of Nicole Scherzinger…

nicoles

7. Thoroughred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Lookin At Lucky will run in Preakness, Martin Garcia will ride

As we talked about on the show this morning; I really feel that if the weather is nice Saturday, Lookin’ At Lucky is the horse to beat. If it’s raining and sloppy, I’ll go with Calvin Borel and Super Saver again.

If you missed Bob Baffert (or Dale Romans-trainer of Paddy O’Prado and First Dude) this morning with Drew Forrester, check out the Audio Vault. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas is scheduled to join Drew tomorrow morning at 8:05.

8. BloodHorse says Mission Impazible will skip Preakness

And yes, this was announced via Mission Impazible’s Facebook page. The horse said…

“NEW UPDATE! My connections have decided to pass on the Preakness and target the GI-Haskell or GII-Jim Dandy this summer. I will be moving up to Belmont to train for a prep race to be determined at a later date that will set me up for the August 1st weekend. Have no worries! The name MISSION IMPAZIBLE will make headlines this summer!

Facebook is a funny place. I mean, who knew horses had Facebook pages? The only thing I used Facebook for before now was to find more pictures of Intern Genna doing questionable things…

genna

9. D1scourse’s Patrick Stevens says Loyola trying for first 10 win season since 2001

As I said yesterday, the trip to Cornell will be a VERY difficult task for the Greyhounds; especially given how they played in their games against Denver and Johns Hopkins to close the season.

More difficult task? Getting me to stop looking at bikini pics of Audrina Patridge over at Guyism…

audrina

10. Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says no timeline for Tony Seaman decision at Towson

Hear, I’ll make this easy for Mike Hermann.

Bring him back.

There, that wasn’t so hard-now was it?

There’s a chance that another coach (Paul Cantabene comes to mind) could have success with the Tigers, but I am by no means convinced of it. The CAA is a tough league, and having to recruit against the likes of Hopkins, Maryland, Loyola and UMBC in state ALONE makes the gig even tougher.

Seaman took Towson to a Final Four.

I’d stick with him.

11. Frederick News-Post’s Greg Swatek says Robert Burke introduced as new hoops coach at Mt. St. Mary’s

History says being the man (Milan Brown) to replace THE MAN (Jim Phelan) is EXTREMELY difficult. Of course, Brown actually had some success replacing Jim Phelan in Emmittsburg, which should help Burke make the transition as Mountaineers head coach. His background includes stops as an assistant at American and Georgetown.

You know what’s more difficult than replacing “The Man”?

Convincing me that I should be doing ANYTHING besides looking at pictures of Jason Kidd WAG Hope Dworaczyk that I guess are from Playboy and were posted by Busted Coverage…

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And finally, I leave you with this.

The Cincinnati Cyclones and Reading Royals got into a fight. I approve.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA3tJG5IbmQ[/youtube]

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

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Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 05 April 2010 by Glenn Clark

Happy Monday!

It’s a Happy Monday for me because I’m still recovering from the food coma that settled in yesterday afternoon following a day of Easter feasting.

Let me quickly point out the two most underrated things about Easter:

1-Starburst Jelly Beans

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2-SNICKERS Eggs

Snickers

So I gained 15 more pounds over the weekend. “The Luckiest Dang Gal on the Face of the Planet” is just gonna have to deal.

Let’s see what everyone has to say…

1. Carroll County Times’ Josh Land & Rich Dubroff say Orioles to be judged by “wins and losses”

This has been the mantra we’ve heard throughout Spring Training. Andy MacPhail and those around the organization have said that Dave Trembley and his team have to show progress this season record-wise; as this can’t just be another season of a franchise waiting for the future.

BUT…it would sorta be like telling the chef at Capital Grille that he needed to get his best food reviews EVER this week; but he was only allowed to make fish this week, not steak. With no offense to the fish-it would just be much easier for him to get great reviews from the steak-which is what the place is known for.

The Orioles have a much more REPRESENTATIVE roster this season than they have had in YEARS. BUT-it is still a WOEFULLY incomplete team, with a #2 starter who has a career 27-34 record; a first baseman who has BARELY played the position, a third baseman who has NEVER played the position; and a major question mark when it comes to who will drive in runs.

They’re BETTER. But they’re not ready to compete. In that way, it’s not REALLY fair to judge them by wins and losses; even though every organization SHOULD be judged by wins and losses.

Frankly, Peter Angelos and Andy MacPhail SHOULD be judged by wins and losses, not just Dave Trembley.

2. The Sun’s Dan Connolly says O’s have ‘plenty of questions’ between 2nd and 8th spot in lineup

Exactly. I mean, Julio Lugo just asked “Will I be hitting 3rd, 4th or 5th?

(Edit from GMC: I have a feeling this guy is going to be a lot of fun for us this season.)

This is part of the reason why it’s still a BIT unfair to judge this team by wins and losses. They have good players, but they don’t have good players playing where they should be playing. And they CERTAINLY don’t have a rock solid 1-9 lineup.

As Connolly points out, they have a leadoff hitter (as long as Brian Roberts is totally healthy) and they have a Number 9 hitter (Cesar Izturis); and then they have a group of 8 players who can take any of the other 7 spots.

I’m just glad Luis Matos isn’t taking any of them.

3. Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rogers has Birds 24th in power rankings

Attention Orioles fans who expect 80+ wins: THIS is what the rest of the country expects.

NOW…what do you think the rest of the country thinks about new Audrina Patridge bikini pictures…

audrina

I can tell you what my pants are thinking…but this is a (semi) family atmosphere.

4. The Stanford Daily’s Wyndam Makowsky says former Cardinal RB Toby Gerhart to visit Owings Mills

Which pisses me off, because I thought when I said this on Twitter this morning (follow us @WNST), I was the first to report it. Little did I know that there was a student reporter in Palo Alto who beat me to the punch. Good for them.

Baltimore would LOVE Toby Gerhart. Maybe not as much as we love crab quesadillas…

quesadillas

But certainly Gerhart would be LOVED here.

Now, Gerhart wants to be a RUNNING BACK. Many NFL scouts think he’s a fullback at the next level; but he told me at the Combine in Indianapolis that he wants to be a more natural ball-carrier.

The Ravens already have a player like that in Le’Ron McClain. They also have a crowded backfield with Jalen Parmele and Matt Lawrence behind Ray Rice and Willis McGahee. I’m not sure there’s room for Gerhart in that mix.

BUT-if he’s on the board where the Ravens value him (and they think highly of him for sure), they won’t hesitate to take him.

5. National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson says Haruki Nakamura expects to be ’100 percent by Training Camp’

Which would be a MAJOR help to a depleted Ravens secondary. With Lardarius Webb and Fabian Washington likely to NOT be ready for Training Camp, and Ed Reed likely to be only a partial participant in Camp anyway-they need to have as many pieces FULLY in place as possible.

This could be a big year for a guy like Nakamura (and Tom Zbikowski) as both of these guys are trying to show themselves as the future of the position as early as next season. Ed Reed’s future is CLEARLY up in the air, and with Dawan Landry likely to be retained as a RFA-his future is just as cloudy.

Both Zbikowski and Nakamura have been solid thus far during their tenures in Charm City; but they have to show Greg Mattison and this staff that they are absolutely ready to be starting safeties for a team that intends to compete for Super Bowl trips every year for the foreseeable future.

6. BaltimoreRavens.com’s Ryan Mink says Ravens likely to face AFC North foes late this season

Which is just as well. I think most everyone in the world would like to see the games at the end of the season be more meaningful, and this is a fairly easy way to do just that.

Another way to do just that? Contract the Raiders.

7. The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Jets to host Neil Rackers-who Ravens have shown interest in

It’s a bit odd that the Jets would bring in Rackers after already signing Nick Folk; but I think it says something about the quality of kicking in the NFL. Teams NEED to have multiple kickers, as you just don’t know if the guy you have is really going to be able to make big kicks or not.

And no, Matt Stover is neither employed nor being considered.

It’s like what my friends used to tell me after Katie Downs broke up with me when I was 19…you just have to move on.

8. PBA.com’s Bill Vint says Pete Weber won Marathon Open at AMF Country Club Lanes

And once again, I have to apologize to the bowling community for not getting over to cover the event this year.

If it looked more like Playboy’s annual bowling events…I would have been there…

playboy

9. D1scourse’s Patrick Stevens says trips to Fairfield, Denver likely to determine ECAC fate for Loyola

Couple of things…

1-The Greyhounds are VERY impressive on attack. They move the ball well, and they can shoot. It isn’t a “1 on 3″ type of attack where a scorer tries to dodge his way to the cage on his own-but instead an impressive unit that moves the ball well and shoots with deadly accuracy. Charley Toomey HAS to be happy with what he’s seen.

2-Saturday’s win over Ohio State was the first chance I had to visit the Ridley Athletic Complex. WOW. It is an OUTSTANDING facility for lacrosse-similar to what the new Coppin State Physical Education Complex is for college basketball. I really hope you get the chance to get over there at some point this season-home games against Johns Hopkins and Georgetown are still to come.

10. Thoroughbred Times’ Mike Curry says Lookin’ at Lucky connections focusing towards Kentucky Derby after Santa Anita disappointment

Great. Now some horse named Eskendereya is the Triple Crown favorite. How the hell are we supposed to be expected to pronounce that 100 times between now and Preakness?

I’m still working on Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, and the Ravens might not even pick him in the NFL Draft!

And finally, I leave you with this.

Last week I introduced my new “Greatest Song of all Time This Week” segment. As I said, I think “American Pie” by Don MacLean is the greatest song of all time, and “Baba O’Reilly” by The Who is the greatest rock and roll song of all time. (For the record, as I stated on Facebook last night-feel free to add me as a friend-just search Glenn Clark-I think “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5 is #2 in both categories.)

This week’s “Greatest Song of All Time This Week” is “Ridin’ Solo” by Jason DeRulo. Deal with it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyYWCUUnJU0[/youtube]

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 31 March 2010 by Glenn Clark

Happy Wednesday!

It’s a Happy Wednesday for me because Busted Coverage discovered this video; which proves that on TV in Spain-lucky young men get the chance to roll around in the mud with attractive young ladies. I don’t know much Spanish, but I’m already contemplating a move (Video not as NSFW as you probably think; but it’s definitely questionable)…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy_OQYGpI90[/youtube]

Let’s see what everyone has to say…

1. The AP’s David Ginsburg says Bergesen roughed up as Tigers topped Orioles

Not exactly the type of performance you were hoping to see as Grapefruit League play winds down, but nothing to panic over either…I don’t think.

Every time Bergesen struggles this season, there is going to be concern expressed (fairly) over his shoulder injury. But it is worth noting that this is the same guy who dazzled over 5 2/3 shutout innings against the Yankees a week ago.

I’ll give him a pass here.

2. MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli says Chris Tillman sent down, David Hernandez will be 5th starter

As we discussed yesterday; the issue here isn’t REALLY Chris Tillman/David Hernandez-as David Hernandez has ABSOLUTELY earned a spot in the rotation. The real battle was between Jeremy Guthrie (who HASN’T earned a spot) and Tillman.

Dave Trembley decided to go with experience ahead of potential in picking Guthrie.

It’s sort of like when I decided to date Jennifer Lopez…

jlo

…instead of Ashley Jones…

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(Edit from GMC: I just like having some knowledge of what I’m getting myself into; you know?)

3. The Sun’s Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec say Craig Tatum picked over Chad Moeller for Birds’ backup catcher job

Let’s play JEOPARDY!

The Final Answer is: “Yeah, neither have I…”

Cue music…

The correct response was “Who’s Craig Tatum? I’ve never heard of him.”

There’s been some hubbub about the Orioles’ decision to go with Tatum instead of Moeller, but I’m really unmoved.

Tatum apparently offers a bit more defensively, and he clearly has more upside. I know Peter Schmuck lamented what the Orioles lose in “intangibles” in The Sun this morning; but I don’t think intangibles are how the Orioles needed to make this decision.

I think they needed to make this decision based on the thought that if Matt Wieters were to miss 15 days, which player would be a better option to use during that stretch?

If Tatum was the answer (and most in Sarasota say he did show himself to BE that answer); than Andy MacPhail and Dave Trembley made the right call.

4. MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli says Felix Pie will be in Opening Day lineup for O’s

I think the great Art Alexakis and Everclear would probably say it best…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1TWwtzgFLs[/youtube]

Look-Felix Pie looks like he SHOULD be a good player. He’s shown signs that he MIGHT be a good player.

But we don’t yet know that Felix Pie IS a good player.

I’ll personally be hoping that it doesn’t take long for us to find out that he IS a good player.

5. The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Orioles sign OF Joey Gathright to minor league contract with Spring Training invite

I guess maybe they don’t know, but Spring Training is over in about 4 days. Do the Orioles not own a calendar???

In fairness, this gives the Birds one more body to use this week if they want to give Adam Jones, Felix Pie or Nick Markakis rest before Opening Day. It will also give them one more player in Norfolk who will try to steal 1st base as much as possible. Plus-they have some familiarity with him because he was around last season.

It’s sorta like when you were in high school and you had that one girl you just couldn’t shake. No matter what pretty girl you might have been dating, there was always that other girl you kept in mind. They probably weren’t as pretty, but when they were single; you couldn’t help yourself.

For me in high school, it was “Britney”….

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6. National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson says Cincinnati OT Jeff Linkenbach, South Dakota State LB Danny Batten visited Owings Mills

Here’s what you need to know:

Linkenbach is 6’6″, 311 pounds and has protected Tony Pike’s blind side for the last 3 seasons.

Batten is a 6’3″, 246 pound rush end/backer who has posted 17 sacks over the last 2 seasons.

Both are guys who are 7th rounders or free agents.

The Ravens have had success in those rounds before.

7. BaltimoreRavens.com’s Mike Duffy says Flacco threw to Boldin for first time Tuesday

“And on the first day, God said…’Let there be light’”

I’m not sure how many touchdown passes Joe Flacco threw to Anquan Boldin at 1 Winning Drive yesterday, but if it was any less than 40; I’m expecting more during the season.

I’m just saying.

8. Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Eric Hayes to compete in NCAA 3 point contest during Final Four weekend in Indianapolis

This comes a year after after Baltimore’s own Jack McClinton won the title himself. Look, if you can’t celebrate NCAA Championships; we should at least be able to celebrate something, right?

I know this is weird-but I LOVE 3 point contests. Even more than Slam Dunk contests. I SWEAR there’s no sound better than hearing the net shake thanks to a deadly shooter.

Eric Hayes has made the sound before…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r9OVRNnUwI[/youtube]

9. D1scourse’s Patrick Stevens says OG’s Bennett Fulper, Justin Lewis returned to Maryland football practice Tuesday

And trust me, the Terrapins’ O-Line is MUCH better with them than without. Hopefully that gives you a better idea of what it is like without.

Since Patrick is more lacrosse-focused than anyone I know; I’ll also use this space to point out that Stevenson is visiting Hood College this afternoon. If you’re in Frederick, it’s worth checking out the Mustangs-who might score 25 goals today.

10. Thoroughbred Times’ Frank Angst says MI Developments saw 91% drop in net income in 2009 before re-organizing to take over Pimlico, Laurel

Since I’m running low on time, I’ll use “and you thought Tiger Woods had a bad year” as my schtick here.

You know who DIDN’T have a bad year? Pete Rose…

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(Edit from GMC: I guess it would be helpful if I told you that was Pete’s girlfriend Kiana Kim; who discussed their great sex life on The Howard Stern Show yesterday. But who said I was helpful? Certainly not my girlfriend…)

And finally, I leave you with this…

Steve Lavin was hired by St. John’s yesterday. While his hair is interesting enough itself; it ALSO means St. John’s gets his wife; Mary Ann Jarou…

jarou

Who seems nice…

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 17 February 2010 by Glenn Clark

Happy Wednesday!

It’s a Happy Wednesday for me because I recently discovered who Christina Hendricks was…
hendricks

I still don’t know what she does for a living, but I bet she’s nice.

Let’s see what everyone has to say….

1. NC State Official Site previews Maryland’s trip to Raleigh tonight

The 88-64 beatdown the Terps handed the Wolfpack about a month ago makes it hard to imagine much of anything else is coming tonight, but the ‘Pack will obviously be a much more rested team than the Terrapins, and will benefit from playing in front of the crowd at the RBC Center.

That being said, for NCSU to have a shot tonight Tracy Smith will have to be a force inside. This puts responsibility on Jordan Williams to control the paint. As long as that happens, the Wolfpack shooters (like Javier Gonzalez) won’t have the room they need to put together multi-shot runs.

I’ll say 71-61 Maryland. (A reminder that the game is being televised regionally by Fox Sports, locally by Comcast SportsNet.)

2. D1scourse’s Patrick Stevens says Terps statistically much better at Comcast Center than away during ACC season

You might be thinking “71 points, Glenn?” Well, here’s an explanation. As I’ve said to anyone who would listen (thanks Patrick for pointing that out by the way), this team ISN’T a great shooting or great offensive team. They’re just a team that has gotten really comfortable playing in College Park, which has improved their overall offensive ability (thankfully).

A reminder that you can follow Patrick Stevens on Twitter (@D1scourse). You can follow us on Twitter as well (@WNST). You can follow pro wrestler Mick Foley on Twitter (@_MickFoley). I’d recommend all three.

3. Washington Post’s Mike Wise says Terps have found ‘stability’ with Gary Williams, Greivis Vasquez this season

This is absolutely one of the more underrated storylines of the ’09-’10 season. For all of the insanity that surrounded Maryland basketball during the ’08-’09 campaign; this year’s team has almost been the exact opposite. At no point has there been some sort of power struggle with Debbie Yow, at no point has there been a groundswell of “Fire Gary Williams” thoughts, and at no point has Greivis Vasquez had any sort of stand-off with Maryland fans that has lead to some sort of awkward situation. Hell, the Washington Post hasn’t even done a 3 part series about the state of the program, and the head coach hasn’t lost it on a reporter from Baltimore who couldn’t possibly have been more defensive of him.

Maybe it’s time to shake things up a bit?

4. Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Terps want to play Wolfpack same way tonight they played Virginia Monday night

So do the rest of us.

Of course, I also want Journey to play as well as they did with Steve Perry, but they’ve managed to play alright with Arnel Pineda too…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWC9MHgpL8U[/youtube]

5. The AP says Chris De La Rosa’s 20 points not enough as UMBC finished winless season at RAC Arena with loss to Stony Brook

Tough to go winless for an entire season at home. Just tough. Not really sure what else to say here.

Randy Monroe’s club will take their ball and try to pick up as many pieces as they can the rest of the way in America East play, starting Sunday afternoon at Binghamton.

6. The AP says RaShawn Polk scored 16, but Towson fell to Old Dominion in Norfolk

Speaking of moving on…

Look, Towson could have been beaten much worse by ODU, so I guess that’s something for Pat Kennedy to hang his hat on.

The Tigers step out of CAA play next, traveling to Manhattan Saturday afternoon as part of the ESPN BracketBusters series.

7. Loyola Official Site previews tonight’s rescheduled MAAC tilt with St. Peter’s

While the Peacocks ARE 9-5 in conference play, this really SHOULD be a winnable game for Jimmy Patsos’ Greyhounds at Reitz Arena. And they can use as many wins as they can get moving towards the MAAC Tournament.

8. Morgan State Official Site previews tonight’s MEAC showdown at Delaware State

This is really a big game for the Bears, as they have to prove that their loss to South Carolina State Monday night wasn’t a sign of a team that was cracking late in the season. Playing the Hornets in Dover is NOT an easy task, especially considering that with a win-DSU would be right back in the MEAC regular season title picture. On top of that, Todd Bozeman’s team has a really tough test coming Saturday at Murray State-and a 3 game losing streak might be tough to snap.

9. WNST.net’s Drew Forrester says MASN making ‘error’ by only airing 4 Orioles Spring Training games

But, how can they have room for O’s games when they have such quality programming as…

tomdavis

Seriously, why air the games when you can air a radio show with guys TALKING about the games?!?!

In all seriousness, there’s no excuse for a regional network OWNED by the team to only air 4 games. MASN should be airing 10 games, similar to what SNY is doing with the Mets, YES is doing with the Yankees, and NESN is doing with the Red Sox.

It’s not a low blow. It’s JUST a fact.

10. The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Andy MacPhail may try to get Birds another pitcher

Peter suggests Jarrod Washburn. And even though he went 9-9 last season, he did have a 3.78 ERA and a 1.188 WHIP. I don’t know what it would take for Washburn to come to Baltimore, but I’m not opposed to the move. It would give the Orioles 6 starting pitchers (with Kevin Millwood, Jeremy Guthrie, Brad Bergesen, Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz); but with Bergesen hurt and some questioning whether or not Tillman or Matusz might need a bit more time in Norfolk once he leaves Sarasota; it would probably be a good problem to have.

That being said, there’s a guy in White Sox camp that probably won’t make the roster I’m keeping my eye on….

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11. City Paper’s Andrea Appleton says Kevin Grace (The Wire) working to honor former boxing champ, Baltimore native Joe Gans

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As a Baltimore native, I am embarrassed to say that I don’t know much about Gans. I am thankful for the work Kevin Grace is doing, as this will give me an opportunity to learn more about a great athlete. I would suggest reading this story, and hearing about the event Grace (and former Colts RB Lydell Mitchell) are currently working on.

12. Thoroughbred Times’ Ron Parker says Lookin At Lucky at top of first Triple Crown poll of 2010

And so begins the list of horse names you’ll need to learn before the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Rumor has it Rick from Reisterstown already ran to Pimlico and bet a week’s worth of delivery tips.

And finally, I leave you with this.

Thanks to our buddy Chad Lamasa, who let me know this morning that Wale would be coming to Rams Head Live on April 3rd. You should like Wale…

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Flexing my mic muscles since 1983….

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 16 February 2010 by Glenn Clark

Happy Tuesday!

It’s a Happy Tuesday for me because Tracy Morgan was on “The Late Show with David Letterman” last night. There should be a law forcing these two to work together more often…

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Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

1. WNST.net’s Luke Jones says Greivis Vasquez scored 30 points as Terps trounced Virginia

It doesn’t make the Duke loss irrelevant, but it confirms exactly what I wrote about Maryland following the loss in Durham. They’re just a MUCH better shooting team in College Park than they are away. They play with a MUCH higher level of confidence in College Park than they do away. Playing better at home is a normal thing for college basketball teams, but the difference for Maryland this season is much greater than it is for most teams in many years.

2. WNST.net’s Glenn Clark says Vasquez certainly greatest player in Comcast Center history

It was a hotly contested battle between Vasquez and this guy…

grinnon

I’m well aware that Mike Grinnon jokes are probably only funny to me. But since when was I supposed to care about anyone else?

Anyway, it really was just one more unbelievable performance from Greivis Vasquez, whose legacy will always include a “but”, “BUT” he’s been pretty damn good.

3. The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Terps overcame short rest to pick up win over Cavaliers

No rest for the weary (or for the wicked if you ask Cage the Elephant), as the Terps get right back at it tomorrow night in Raleigh against NC State. The game has a Fox Sports regional broadcast, and will be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet. Going back on the road with a short turnaround like this will be tough for the Terps, but clearly a team like the Wolfpack are a team that Gary Williams’ bunch SHOULD be able to beat.

4. Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Michael Phillips says slowing down Cavs offensively not impressive for Terrapins, but breaking down UVa defense is

As my friend Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse on Twitter) and I discussed last night, it wouldn’t have been surprising for the Terps to beat a Tony Bennett-coached Hoos team by a score of 64-50. But it WAS surprising for them to score 52 points in the first half en route to an 85-66 victory; as Virginia has been a strong defensive team this season-which is the staple of a Tony Bennett or Dick Bennett-coached team.

Look, it wasn’t a “great” victory for the Terps, as I don’t think Virginia will ultimately end up being an NCAA Tournament team (or even a “bubble” team frankly). But it was exactly the type of performance you’d want from a team like Maryland in that situation.

5. The AP says long win streaks in MEAC play and at Hill Field House for Morgan State snapped by loss to South Carolina State

Boy, I REALLY thought that after getting past the Bethune-Cookman battle last Monday the Bears were on their way to an undefeated conference season. I will admit that I was surprised to see them lose, even to a pretty good SC State team.

That being said, the loss will be completely meaningless if Todd Bozeman’s team gets right back on the horse and marches to the MEAC regular season and MEAC Tournament titles. If the loss (and some close games recently) are an indication of a team that is cracking a bit, this could be a VERY bad sign.

The Bears return to action Wednesday night at Delaware State-another tough conference foe.

6. Coppin State Official Site says Quinston Reggins’ 15 points not enough as Eagles fell to Winston-Salem State

There’s really no excusing this type of loss. The Rams are not NEARLY good enough that they should be able to come to Baltimore and beat a Fang Mitchell-coached team, especially a team that appeared to be playing better basketball as of late.

The biggest issue for the Eagles continues to be the fact that no single player has stepped up to be a guy who can be counted on the 2nd half of games. They have 4 players who score between 9-11 points per game (Lenny Young, Kareem Brown, Michael Harper, Vince Goldsberry); and at times they have other players (like Reggins last night) who take the high water mark beyond that.

Coppin returns to action Saturday afternoon in Princess Anne when they visit UMES.

7. Towson Official Site previews Tigers’ trip to Old Dominion tonight

According to Sportsbook.com, the Monarchs are 22 point favorites in this game. Drew Forrester seemed surprised by that, which only makes me wonder if Drew Forrester is somehow not familiar with Towson basketball despite seeing them more than anyone who is not actually part of the team.

Obviously, this would be a great victory for Pat Kennedy’s bunch if they could go down to the Ted Constant Convocation Center and win. It would take a minor miracle though.

8. UMBC Official Site previews Matt Spadafora’s Senior Night tonight at RAC Arena against Stony Brook

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2 days ago, if you had given me 12 guesses, I’m not sure I could have told you that the Sea Wolves were atop the America East standings. (That was a joke about how I wouldn’t have known the Sea Wolves were even in America East. Like I always say, if you want my jokes to make more than just ME laugh, you people better start paying me more.)

And much like Towson, a win tonight would be a really good win for Randy Monroe’s crew, especially considering that it is their final chance to win even a single game in Catonsville this season. Unfortunately, also a lot like Towson-it is unlikely.

9. The Sun’s Dan Connolly says even more responsibility resting on Wieters’ shoulders in first full season with Orioles

Yeah, but….

wieters

(Thanks Matt Wieters Facts!)

In all seriousness, there are clearly a lot of expectations surrounding Matt Wieters this season, both fair and unfair. He will have a lot of responsibility with a young pitching staff that this organization is clearly hoping will become a viable MLB staff by the end of the year. On top of that, there are a number of people very close to the organization that are hoping he’ll prove himself to be a middle of the lineup-type hitter; especially considering the team lacks players like that.

Is it too much to ask? I guess we’ll find out.

10. Ravens Official Site’s Mike Duffy says former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah believes Flacco has “Top 5 arm”

Great. Kyle Boller had an arm so strong that he threw a ball 60 yards through the uprights. It didn’t keep him from also doing this…

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Look, we ALL know Joe Flacco has a strong arm. But having a strong arm and having the mental capability to be a great NFL quarterback are too very different things. It also helps to have NFL-ready playmakers for a QB with a strong arm to throw the ball too.

Over the next 4-5 years, we will likely begin to find out if Joe Flacco is a QB with a strong arm or a GREAT NFL QB with a strong arm.

11. ESPN.com’s James Walker expects Ravens to ‘push’ to keep at least one of Justin Bannan, Dwan Edwards on roster

There’s no reason NOT to expect this, as the organization is very happy with both players, and expects them to continue to develop.

That being said, keeping players like Brandon McKinney and Kelly Talavou out of Training Camp a season has to be considered part of an insurance policy should they not be able to hold onto players like Bannan and Edwards.

12. Thoroughbred Times’ Frank Angst says Magna still looking for ‘stalking horse’ bid

Which sorta goes against what Jeff Seder from Blow Horn Equity had stated previously on AM1570 WNST, that his group had the “stalking horse bid.” This whole situation is really getting to be damningly frustrating. PNC Bank wants to get the money back that they loaned Magna; and they SHOULD be able to get it back. The other bidders want to know more about the future of their potential investment, the state wants to make sure it is keeping the Preakness, and the Maryland Jockey Club REALLY doesn’t want slots at Arundel Mills.

The bottom line….to all of this….is that SOMEONE needs to own and run the tracks and help horse racing in this state move forward. Right now, that is the only thing that ISN’T happening.

And finally, I leave you with this.

With Dave Matthews Band coming to Nationals Park July 23rd, a friend recently asked me if I could name my favorite Dave Matthews Band songs of all time.

I couldn’t.

I know “Louisiana Bayou” is in the mix, as are “Angel” and “So Right”, but there has to be an older song that gets on the list, and I’m not sure which one it would be. “Two Step” I guess. The point of all of this rambling is that I realized recently that a song on “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King” has made its way into my Top 5.

“Seven”

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It’s just THAT good. Of course, maybe it’s the song title; as the Prince song of the same name was pretty good too…..

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Talk to you later.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…..

-G

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Posted on 10 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

Congratulations to everyone involved with the BCF Tennis Challenge and especially Pam Shriver for another outstanding event last night. Pam was clearly concerned when Paul Kruger decided to pick up a tennis racket, but it definitely added excitement to the event.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark thinks Harbaugh should have been talking to Fangio or Flacco in final minutes of Monday Night Football game instead of chatting with brother

Drew Forrester says Millwood acquisition better than Alfredo Simon, Adam Eaton acquisitions of past

Derek Arnold says Jarret Johnson best in Packers game, Flacco not best

Glenn Clark says Lions returned 250 tickets to Sunday’s game at M&T Bank Stadium-tickets available via Ticketmaster

Bob Haynie says Millwood went 13-10 in 31 starts last season in Texas

Glenn Clark says Sam Koch best Raven in loss at Lambeau Field, Drew Forrester picks Jarret Johnson

Rex Snider wishes Birds would pursue Chris Davis, Alex Gordon, Zack Greinke

Tom Clayton says Ray Lewis, Ed Reed amongst Top 10 NFL players of decade

Thyrl Nelson says Flacco, Ray Rice pretty good fantasy plays vs. Detroit

Ed Frankovic says Sabres topped Capitals 3-0

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Terrell Suggs practiced (in a limited role), Harbaugh ‘hopeful’ T-Sizzle can play

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Cundiff suffered concussion via friendly fire from Jameel McClain in Green Bay game

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ben Grubbs know he ‘has to play better’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Derrick Mason thinks officiating getting ‘ridiculous’

The Official Site says Jim Schwartz won’t give any tickets to family/friends in Baltimore who aren’t rooting for Lions Sunday

The Official Site says John Harbaugh’s brother (Jim Harbaugh) and father (Jack Harbaugh) on sideline because he ‘wants them there’

Detroit Lions Official Site’s Stuart Zaas says Daunte Culpepper will start, Matthew Stafford will be 3rd QB

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says much like Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco going through ‘sophomore slump’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley and Edward Lee say Ed Reed dealing with hip strain

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens need better blocking from Matt Birk, Chris Chester, Ben Grubbs

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Fabian Washington recovering from surgery

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ravens won’t be fined for Jim Harbaugh’s involvement

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ernie Sims, Grady Jackson, Dewayne White, Will James, Louis Delmas, Daniel Loper, Nick Harris were limited for Lions

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ray Rice sees ‘no difference’ in Flacco

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Mark Clayton (hamstring), LJ Smith (ankle), Jared Gaither (foot), David Hale (concussion), Jarret Johnson (shoulder) all didn’t practice

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Flacco claims to be ‘as close to 100%’ health-wise as possible

Detroit Free Press’ Nicholas J. Cotsonika says Lions DC Gunther Cunningham believes team has improved tackling-wise

Detroit News’ Tim Twentyman says Ernie Sims believes he’s ready to return

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer picks Ravens 40-10

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says NFL not fining Derrick Mason for officiating comments

8 of 8 USA Today analysts pick Ravens

USA Today’s Pete O’Brien picked Ravens 20-13

SI’s Dom Bonvissuto projects Ravens to finish 9-7, miss playoffs

SI’s Don Banks has Ravens 14th in power rankings

SI’s Peter King says Flacco needs to think before throwing

NFL.com’s Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann all picked Ravens

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager picks Ravens 23-3

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says Flacco still ‘elite’ despite struggles

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds shipped Chris Ray to Texas for Kevin Millwood, cash

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Millwood will be expected to mentor Matusz, Tillman, etc. in Baltimore

The Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Jeremy Guthrie, Brad Bergesen, Chris Ray, Chris Tillman, John Shelby, Scott McGregor, Larry Sheets participated in Christmas party event at ESPNZone

MLB.com’s Ian Browne says Orioles, Yankees, Red Sox, Angels, Tigers, Phillies, Royals all interested in Aroldis Chapman

Rangers Official Site’s T.R. Sullivan says Millwood expendable because Rangers set to acquire Rich Harden

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Andy MacPhail reported O’s ‘not out of the pitching business’ just because they acquired Millwood

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec and Peter Schmuck says Birds to meet with agents for Aroldis Chapman in Houston next week

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says re-acquiring Erik Bedard could still be option for Birds

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Giants selected Steve Johnson in Rule 5 Draft

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds picked Benjamin Snyder in Rule 5 Draft

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Andy MacPhail wouldn’t rule out possibility of signing Hideki Matsui

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Millwood not Halladay, but good signing anyway

Examiner Jay Trucker prefers Millwood acquisition to previous acquisitions of Adam Eaton, Steve Trachsel

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Dave Trembley plans on using Millwood as ‘anchor of staff’

Washington Post’s Dave Sheinin says Rangers will also get Orioles’ Rule 5 Draft pick

Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant says Rangers taking ‘risk’ by acquiring injured Chris Ray

The AP says Chris Ray had struggled with Birds since Tommy John surgery in ‘07

CBS Sports’ Scott Miller says Millwood looks like a ‘bargain’ for Birds compared to deals Randy Wolf, Brad Penny, Andy Pettitte got this week

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Stoglin’s senior season in Tucson off to ‘hot start’ (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter looks at prospects Jordan Goodman, Moses Abraham, Greg Lewis, Daquan Cook (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s trip to Towson Center

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Tigers release (pdf)

The Diamondback’s Jonas Shaffer says Anjale Barrett, Lori Bjork, Dara Taylor filling in admirably for departed Toliver

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Friedgen, Terps can look to Al Golden, Temple for example of how to bounce back from disastrous season

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for commit Matt Robinson

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says James Franklin has ‘a plan’ to solve Maryland’s offensive troubles (must subscribe)

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Jamal Barney’s 16 points not enough as Greyhounds fell to Eagles

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eagles topped Hounds for first win in Coppin State Physical Education Complex

The Sun’s Todd Karpovich says Lenny Young scored 21 points to lead Eagles past Loyola

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says CBS would be happy if Army could give Navy real game this season as expected

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Pospisil does a lot for Navy football team

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Ellerson, Army hoping option will ‘remedy’ offense

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Navy D-Line coach Pehrson, Army O-Line coach McKeehan have history

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says with win in Army/Navy Game, Knights will head to EagleBank Bowl-first bowl trip in Ellerson’s tenure

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says long relationship between Niumatalolo, Ellerson will come ‘full circle’ Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Ellerson converted 6’10”, 310 pound OT Ali Villanueva to WR-he’s now Army’s top receiver

USA Today’s Gary Mihoces says Ricky Dobbs believes Army still ‘biggest’ game on schedule despite success vs. Notre Dame, BCS opponents

Go Mids’ Chris Rohe breaks down individual matchups between Midshipmen, Black Knights (must subscribe)

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Chris Harris’ 23 points not enough as Midshipmen fell to UMES in Princess Anne

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Tyler Hines tallied 16 points, 12 rebounds as Hawks topped Mids

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Sea Gulls picked 4th in preseason D3 poll by Inside Lacrosse

TENNIS:

The Sun’s Sandra McKee says Oudin, McEnroe, Isner, Bryan Brothers, Lindsay Davenport, Bergesen, Guthrie, Paul Kruger, Matt Katula all pitch in at Pam Shriver’s annual event at 1st Mariner Arena

SWIMMING:

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Phelps will put in work at Naval Academy in NBAC Holiday event

BOXING:

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says weigh-in 5pm today at Carroll County Agricultural Center as Mark “TNT” Tucker prepares to defend USBO light heavyweight title against George Armenta

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Marcus Hersh says Fair Grounds hopes Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra will open 2010 season with New Orleans Ladies

Thoroughbred Times says TIME magazine noted Rachel Alexandra’s Preakness win amongst best sports moments of ‘09

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Go see Maryland and Towson tonight.

Talk to you from Owings Mills.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 10 November 2009 by Glenn Clark

Don’t have much time to contribute today. I was surprised by John Harbaugh’s candor yesterday, but it was a refreshing change of pace. I still think he needs to cool down on being so rough around the edges. I know it seems trivial, but I truly believe uptight coaches tend to not handle adversity quite as well.

But good for Harbs for taking responsibility for the team’s struggles, emphatically stating that HE needed to improve, and admitting that he screwed up in making the comments he made about Dallas and Philadelphia.

Now he just has to figure the football part out. No problem, right?

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio says Ravens ‘exposed’ in Queen City

Glenn Clark says Harbaugh had no update on Fabian Washington, Ngata

Drew Forrester gets feeling Ravens will bring in Mike Nugent or another kicker this week

Glenn Clark doesn’t understand Cam Cameron’s jump ball calls

Drew Forrester believes Ravens’ biggest offseason mistake not acquiring better CB

Glenn Clark says Ray Rice best Raven in Cincinnati game, Drew Forrester picked Lardarius Webb

Bob Haynie now taking score picks for Monday Night Football game

Glenn Clark wishes John Harbaugh would stop trying to be Andy Reid

Derek Arnold says Ray Rice only offensive player who showed up against Cincy

Keith Melchior particularly critical of Frank Walker, Hauschka, Chris Carr, Terrell Suggs, Dawan Landry, Domonique Foxworth at midway point of season

Drew Forrester says Gabino could be O’s next Jeremy Guthrie

Glenn Clark says Blast home opener against Rockford Rampage Jacksons amongst highlights of non-football week

Ed Frankovic says Ovechkin skated, but will miss Islanders game for Caps

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s John Eisenberg says Leon Hall, Jonathan Joseph biggest difference between Ravens, Bengals

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ngata felt like he could play Sunday in Cincinnati with sprained ankle

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh vague on Hauschka’s future

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbs accepted blame for team’s struggles

The Official Site says Harbaugh ‘disappointed’ by comments he made about Cowboys, reached out to Jerry Jones to make amends

Browns Official Site’s Zac Jackson says LB Marcus Bernard promoted from practice squad to active roster

Browns Official Site says Mangini will make QB decision Wednesday

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says NFL history suggests Ravens still very alive for postseason at 4-4

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Harbaugh doesn’t believe Ed Reed ‘playing hurt’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Marvin Lewis took Derrick Mason, Kelley Washington out of game

The Sun’s Ken Murray says despite bad game, Reed still had 5 tackles, forced Ochocinco fumble in loss

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Hauschka ‘struggling’ to replace Matt Stover

The Sun’s Ken Murray says NBC’s Rodney Harrison thinks Ravens on ‘life support’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Todd Heap knows ‘every game huge’ rest of season

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Flacco had worst game of season against Bengals

The AP says schedule still includes Colts, Packers, Steelers twice as Ravens try to battle for playoff spot

Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot says Mangini already made decision between Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn; but hadn’t informed QB yet

Akron Beacon Journal’s Marla Ridenour says 3-4,000 tickets left for Monday night’s game at Cleveland Browns Stadium against Ravens

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says Browns could be blacked out for first time since return to NFL

Sporting News’ Clifton Brown has Ravens 13th in power rankings

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer says Ravens ‘out of contention’ in AFC North

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan says Ravens defense ‘lost mojo’

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens C- for performance against Bengals

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio has Ravens 13th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s James Walker still thinks Ravens alive

ESPN.com’s James Walker expects Brady Quinn to start Monday night

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds claimed RHP Armando Gabino from Twins

MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez says Jones, Markakis hoping to win Gold Glove Awards

The Sun says Gabino went 6-4 at Rochester last season

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Brandon Snyder doubled for Phoenix Desert Dogs in Arizona Fall League action

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s contest with Virginia Tech

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Hokies release (pdf)

Virginia Tech Official Site offers complete MD-Va Tech release (pdf)

Virginia Tech Official Site says Hokies will wear new Nike Pro Combat uniforms

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Chris Turner questionable for VT game

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps strangely similar to Redskins

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says future Terp Devin Burns had big weekend for Carver (Georgia)

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Jamarr Robinson had ‘up and down’ performance against NC State

The Diamondback’s Michael Lemaire has Terps 12th in ACC power rankings

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Florida State will be without Christian Ponder when they play Maryland

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says no TV time announced for game against Seminoles

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Torrey Smith honored by ACC

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hokies wearing white to contrast Maryland’s black

Sporting News’ Matt Hayes has Terps 12th in ACC power rankings

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says future Terp Tyler Smith can become Pennsylvania’s all-time leading passer shortly (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Atholton commit Matt Robinson could be diamond in rough for Maryland (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Examiner Matthew Bouchard says Athletic Department changed student ticket policy before season opener against Charleston Southern

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps will need James Padgett to be ‘reliable option’ if Dino Gregory remains suspended

Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman says having Greivis Vasquez back should help Gary Williams’ push to another NCAA Tournament

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says St. Anthony prospect Ashton Pankey nearing decision (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site
previews Saturday’s Senior Day contest against Delaware

The Official Site offers complete Midshipmen-Blue Hens release (pdf)

The Official Site’s Bob Socci says Pospisil has family history in Annapolis

The Official Site says Paul Johnson, George Welsh, Wayne Hardin best coaches in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium history

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo expects Eric Douglass to start at center again

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Weis now 3-2 against Navy, 5-3 against service academies

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Mids 25th best team in country

Go Mids breaks down win over Notre Dame (must subscribe)

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Tigers DT Ibia honored for academics

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Devin Hewlett, Andrew Kase honored by Centennial Conference

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Rabil, Kyle Harrison amongst best players of decade

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Jeremy Goode has been a nice ‘fit’ for Mountaineers

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Regents Cup game against Frostburg Saturday pushed back to 4pm start

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team signed former Flacco college teammate Kheon Hendricks

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra in fight for Horse of the Year

Thoroughbred Times’ Mike Curry says Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Zenyatta, Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra each have impressive credentials in debate

SWIMMING:

The AP says Michael Phelps missed two finals in World Cup event in Stockholm

POKER:

The AP says Garrett County’s Darvin Moon fell to Joe Cada in finals of World Series of Poker

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Maryland is just as well to have Jamarr Robinson start Saturday. Not because he’ll be any better than Chris Turner, but hopefully his wheels will at least keep him alive.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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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

RAVENS:

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

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

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)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Washington Post previews tonight’s exhibition opener against Bowie State

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

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)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

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

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Randy Monroe Show to start again

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

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)

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Pat Kennedy hasn’t settled on starting lineup

ORIOLES:

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

BLAST:

The Official Site says team added 6 players to roster, including return of Lucio Gonzaga

HORSE RACING:

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

SOCCER:

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

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.

-G

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 03 November 2009 by Glenn Clark

The Maryland basketball season doesn’t TECHNICALLY tip off until next Friday against Charleston Southern; but even an exhibition game tonight has me salivating. I LOVE College Hoops. And for the first time in a few years, I have a real genuine excitement about the long-term potential for this Maryland team. Here’s my thought process….

As far as the ACC is concerned, the Terps do NOT have the talent of North Carolina, and Duke is built better than they are. They have the capability to compete with any team in the league, but they should absolutely finish somewhere between 3rd and 5th in the league-with Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida State and Wake Forest also in the mix.

This team will need to get more consistent outside shooting from Greivis Vasquez, Adrian Bowie, Cliff Tucker and Sean Mosley to compete for a conference title. Mosley especially might never be a natural shooter, but he at least must be a threat. They’ll need to muscle up inside as well, as Jordan Williams and James Padgett will help-but Dino Gregory and Landon Milbourne will be the guys to start.

And the team will ultimately revolve around Greivis Vasquez. This is his team. As we saw last season, when everything went wrong (remember the home game against UNC), sometimes Greivis could still save things. He’s much more mature than when he came to College Park, and this is his chance to leave a legacy.

I’ll say the Terps finish 4th in the ACC and end up in the Sweet 16. I reserve the right to change my mind anytime between now and March.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark doesn’t know if Chris Chambers would necessarily be a great fit in Baltimore

Chris Pika says Ravens lead NFL in penalty yards

Glenn Clark, Drew Forrester say Flacco was best Raven in win over Broncos

Nestor Aparicio says former Ravens Exec Kokinis joins Phil Savage in being fired by Browns

Glenn Clark gives highest praise to special teams for win over Denver

Bob Haynie wonders who has been ‘most surprising Raven’ in ‘09

Derek Arnold says Ravens didn’t want to let another game ‘slip through (their) hands’

Glenn Clark can’t blame Jamal Lewis for wanting to get out of Cleveland

Glenn Clark says start of college hoops season at Maryland, UMBC, Loyola amongst highlights of week

Drew Forrester says Nestor Aparicio dispatched of Denise Koch in Baltimore Sun contest

Ed Frankovic says Ovechkin ‘week to week’ with upper body strain

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s John Eisenberg says Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton, Kelley Washington team’s new ‘three headed monster’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Jared Gaither’s neck ‘felt fine’ after win over Broncos

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh told Derrick Mason to let him handle officials

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Lardarius Webb TD ‘just one highlight’ for Ravens’ special teams unit

The Official Site says Harbaugh declined comment on Ngata’s injury during Monday press conference

The Official Site says Ravens partnered with Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, Maryland Food Bank

Bengals Official Site says team needs to sell 4,500 more tickets to Sunday’s game at Paul Brown Stadium to avoid blackout

Bengals Official Site’s Geoff Hobson says Roy Williams returned to practice Monday

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says no rest for Ravens defense with Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Green Bay coming up

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ravens 3rd in NFL (behind Colts, Dolphins) in converting 3rd downs

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Carson Palmer and Cincinnati will ‘challenge’ Ravens’ secondary with downfield passing

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbs told media Hauschka put in extra work on 43 yard FG try

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ngata injury not considered ‘serious’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Josh McDaniels was really impressed with Flacco

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Domonique Foxworth knows Ravens can’t get ‘too high’ after win

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says players credited Kelley Washington for win over Broncos

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Kelley Washington thought win over Broncos ‘stress reliever’

Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy says Andre Smith could make NFL debut Sunday for Bengals

The AP’s Joe Kay says Cedric Benson, Jeremi Johnson healed during bye week

Sporting News’ Clifton Brown has Ravens 10th in power rankings

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio has Ravens 9th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens were 11/18 on third down in win over Broncos

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Lardarius Webb ‘star’ for Ravens in win

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens may have done ‘favor’ to Steelers by exposing Broncos

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Terrell Suggs thought Jarret Johnson’s early sack ‘really big’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Raleigh

The Official Site offers complete Maryland-NC State release (pdf)

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Don Brown’s D-Line has improved throughout season

The Diamondback has Terps 12th in ACC

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Maryland/Virginia Tech to kick off at 1pm next Saturday

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps, Wolfpack battling to avoid being worst team in ACC

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Wise DE Rashaan Moore committed to Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps-Hokies headed to ESPN360

Sporting News’ Matt Hayes has Terps 12th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich has Terps 11th in power rankings

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Charles Bankins thinks Travis Baltz ‘cerebral’ (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Claire Knudsen profiles freshman Travis Hawkins (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Birchenough says Bergen Catholic lineman Zach Sparber has been ‘hearing from’ Maryland (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s exhibition opener with Indiana University (Pennsylvania)

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Crimson Hawks preview (pdf)

The Sun’s Jeff Barker expects more inside scoring from Dino Gregory

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Vasquez was surprised to see Cal, Georgia Tech ranked ahead of Maryland in AP poll

The Sun’s David Zurawik says ESPN’s “30 For 30” series tackling Len Bias death tonight

Examiner Matthew Bouchard not happy with University’s new policy for student ticket scanning

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Joe Lombardi’s IUP team should be ‘pretty good’ this season

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Greivis Vasquez knows Terps ‘can’t wait’ to face someone else tonight

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says games like tonight’s becoming rare as teams shift to more closed scrimmages

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hawks’ roster includes Boston College transfer Akida McLain

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Vasquez, Eric Hayes impressed by improvement of Gregory, Adrian Bowie

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Goins won’t play or practice until talking to his doctor

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Lakewood (NJ) prospect Jarrod Davis could be on Terps’ 2011 radar (must subscribe)

Inside MD Sports’ Seth Hoffman says whether or not to start Eric Hayes biggest question facing Gary Williams in exhibition game

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says former Tiger Dwayne Purnell passed away last week

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Tigers assistant Nadelen named to Team USA

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to South Bend

The Official Site offers complete Midshipmen-Fighting Irish release (pdf)

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Mids lost to Owls ‘in trenches’

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Marcus Curry probable for Notre Dame Saturday

South Bend Tribune’s Jim Meenan says Ricky Dobbs, Midshipmen will bring ‘confidence’ to game against Irish

Go Mids offers Navy-Temple report card (must subscribe)

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says former Retrievers Westervelt, Mundorf named to Team USA

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Andrew Geisert honored by ACFC

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says former Sea Gull Eric Martin named to 2010 US National Team

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird worked 5 furlongs Monday in preparation for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Classic

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Woolley thought Mine That Bird ‘sharper’ in Monday work at Santa Anita

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says AIFA team re-signed Jamaal Stokes

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

Terps in the NFL Week 8……

-Browns LB Eric Barton had 2 tackles in a 30-6 loss to the Bears
-49ers TE Vernon Davis had 3 catches for 20 yards and a TD in an 18-14 loss to the Colts
-Vikings TE Jeff Dugan had 1 catch for 2 yards and a TD in a 38-26 win over the Packers
-Eagles LB Moise Fokou had 2 tackles (1 solo) in a 40-17 win over the Giants
-Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth had 2 tackles (2 solo) and defended 2 passes in a 30-7 win over the Broncos
-Dolphins TE Joey Haynos had 2 catches for 20 yards and a TD in a 30-25 win over the Jets
-Vikings LB E.J. Henderson had 2 tackles (2 solo) in a 38-26 win over the Packers
-Vikings LB Erin Henderson had 2 tackles (2 solo) in a 38-26 win over the Packers
-Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey had 1 catch for 10 yards in a 24-16 loss to the Chargers
-Chargers LB Shawne Merriman had 7 tackles (7 solo, 2 sacks) in a 24-16 win over the Raiders
-Jaguars P Adam Podlesh punted 7 times for 309 yards (44.1 avg) and 2 inside the 20 in a 30-13 loss to the Titans
-Dolphins DT Randy Starks had 7 tackles (7 solo, 1 sack) in a 30-25 win over the Jets
-Vikings S Madieu Williams had 5 tackles (4 solo) in a 38-26 win over the Packers
-Seahawks CB Josh Wilson had 2 tackles (1 solo) and defended a pass in a 38-17 loss to the Cowboys

-Former Morgan State TE Visanthe Shiancoe had 1 catch for 12 yards and a TD in the Vikings’ 38-26 win over the Packers
-Former Morgan State RB Chad Simpson had 1 catch for -1 yards in the Colts’ 18-14 win over the 49ers

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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