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Blog & Tackle: Tripleheader chat starts at 6 pm

Posted on 23 April 2010 by Chris Pika

It’s day two of the 2010 NFL Draft, and our Purple Haze On Draft live chat for the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft will begin at 6 pm. And, as an added bonus, we two other events going on at the same time – the Red Rocks as the Caps try to close out the Canadiens in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Orange Crush as the Orioles try to break out of a 2-14 start with the first of four games at the Red Sox.

You get all three of these events at one time in just one place: The WNST.net Live Chat room, starting at 6 pm. The WNST/WNST.net cast of hosts & bloggers will check in, and you will get the most up-to-date information from Twitter feeds for the NFL, Capitals and Orioles.

Tell your friends, and join us at 6 pm for the Purple Haze On Draft/ Red Rocks/ Orange Crush chat by clicking here.

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Blog & Tackle: Purple Haze On Draft Live Chat tonight

Posted on 22 April 2010 by Chris Pika

You know the drill if you are a fan watching the NFL Draft. Keep the remote close to flip back and forth between ESPN and NFL Network, have plenty of food and drink on hand and maybe a few football-crazy friends. Well, add opening your laptop to the list. Tonight, we will have the first of three Purple Haze On Draft live chats starting at 7:30 pm.

Purple Haze On Draft Live Chat

All of the WNST/WNST.net crew (hosts and bloggers) will be in the chat, and we will have at least 20 Twitter feeds from national media streaming in with the latest picks, trades and rumors. But most importantly, your comments are a big part of this. Let us know what you think the Ravens should do with their first-round pick, and which players you want to see in purple this fall.

Friday at 6:30 pm, we have a tripleheader on tap with the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft, the Orioles’ series opener in Boston and the Capitals trying to close out Montreal in the first round of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. Saturday, the NFL Draft finishes up, and the Orioles take on the Red Sox.

It’s easy to be a part of the Purple Haze On Draft live chat. Just click here to enter, and starting at 7:30 pm, we will give you a new way to watch the NFL Draft with us at WNST.net.

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Thursday’s PM Crab Cakes and Light Beer

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Thursday’s PM Crab Cakes and Light Beer

Posted on 01 April 2010 by Chris Bonetti

Suggested Reading

WNST.net: “Wigginton has 2 hit, 2 RBI in Orioles win.” Jake Arrieta, who’ll start this season at Triple-A Norfolk, tossed four innings and allowed two runs on five hits while striking out four in the Birds 4-3 win over Tampa today in Port Charlotte.  Tomorrow’s game in Tampa against the Yankees will be shown on ESPN starting at 1:05pm.

WNST.net: Glenn Clark was at the Donte Stallworth Introduction Press Conference today.  You can hear it all live in the Buy-a-Toyota.com Audio Vault.

SI.com:  It’s April Fools Day.  Here’s George Plimpton’s, “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch.” I can still remember my Dad telling me the story and reading it for the first time.  Awesome stuff.

SI.com: Senior Baseball Writer Tom Verducci, like myself a Seton Hall Preparatory School alumnus, give us his, “Top 10 for ’10: What I’m most looking forward to this season.” Rookies Jason Heyward of the Braves and the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg are Tom’s #1 and #2 storylines respectively.  My take on that… hmmm not sure.

FanHouse: Ed Price compiles an incredible list of, “Baseball’s Best Promotions of 2010,” while offering his own one liners that make the giveaways sound even more ridiculous than they already are.  Some favorites: “Orioles, April 11th – Plush Chick-Fil-A cows. Mooo rhymes with booo.”  “Reds, April 24th – Grow your own pot of Great American Ball Park turf.” Tim Lincecum doesn’t need it, thank you.”  “White Sox, Sept. 17th – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day. Green White Sox caps given away. Ozzie O’Guillen throws out the first pitch.” “Nationals, Sept. 24th – Team photo and “early bird” 2011 schedule. Because it’s always better for Nats fans to look ahead.”  It’s a long list.

CBSSportsline.com: Breaking News here late… more “behavior” issues for the NFL.  “Browns’ Rogers bust at airport for loaded gun in luggage.” Good.  That’s good.

Deadspin.com:  “Last night’s Winner: Newark, NJ,” I’d just like to say… good for you, Newark, NJ.

Video of the Day

Kevin Garnett thinks Kevin Durant is, “Michael f*cking Jordan.”  Yikes not for the kids!  I don’t think his tone was complimentary there.  KG was clearly not happy with his team (and the refs!) giving up 37 points, including 15-15 FT shooting, to Durant on the parquet.

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Tweets of the Day

The Nasty One himself, Nestor Aparicio – WNST

Nestor: Never ceases to amaze me that #Capitals have grown fan base like this. The sea of red here in D.C. is a marvel! #Ovechkin #Caps

Comcast Morning Show Producer, Glenn Clark – WNST

GMC: By the way, Greivis #Vasquez WAS officially announced as Bob #Cousy Award winner-nation’s top point guard. #Terps

Live from the Donte Stallworth Press Conference at 1 Winning Drive today, Glenn Clark – WNST

#Stallworth: “I’ve become a better decision maker”…”making one bad decision can snowball into a whole terrible incident.” #Ravens

The Sporting News Senior College Basketball Writer, Mike DeCourcey – tsnmike

Can’t imagine a better way to spend 90 minutes than watching “The Street Stops Here.” What an impressive film. If it’s rerun, don’t miss.

CBS College Basketball Analyst, Seth Davis – SethDavisHoops

Worst AD in America? Holy Cross’s Richard Regan Jr. fired coach Sean Kearney after ONE season. Since Regan hired him, he should resign too.

FoxSports.com Senior College Basketball Writer, Jeff Goodman – goodmanonfox

Wake Forest’s Al-Farouq Aminu has declared for the NBA Draft AND will hire an agent.

New York Newsday New York Knicks Beat Writer, Alan Hahn – alanhahn

Either the BlazerDancers are unquestionably loaded with nines or this has already been a looong road trip.

ESPN Personality, Skip Bayless – RealSkipBayless

Rams should take Suh, then hope Colt there top of 2nd. Bradford little better than Colt, but Suh much better than Sam. Colt tough leader.

ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Schefter – Adam_Schefter

Herm Edwards on NFL Live suggested 49ers trade for Donovan McNabb AND Brandon Marshall. And they still would have a leftover 1st-rd pick!

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Comcast Morning Show Tuesday Top 7

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Comcast Morning Show Tuesday Top 7

Posted on 16 March 2010 by Glenn Clark

This morning Drew and Glenn both decided on seven things they would take in exchange for Duke winning the NCAA Tournament.

Drew’s List

7. A driving range in back of the station (only for WNST employees)
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6. The Ravens make the AFC Championship Game in 2010
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5. Towson and Loyola make the NCAA Tournament in 2011
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4. Tiger Woods wins the 2010 Masters
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3. Morgan State wins 2 games in the tournament this year
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2. The Washington Capitals make the Stanley Cup finals
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1. The Orioles are within 5 games of the playoffs on 9/1/10
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Glenn’s List

7. A date with Becky Cox
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6. A Chick-Fil-A opens in the basement of the WNST studios
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5. Roberto Alomar makes the Hall of Fame this summer on a re-vote
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4. The Terps win the 2010 Lax National Title
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3. The USA makes the World Cup Final
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2. Andy Roddick wins Wimbledon
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1. A new 18,000 seat arena is built in Baltimore; U2 plays the first show
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Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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Mike Knuble Charms Charm City

Posted on 02 March 2010 by Chad Lamasa

Washington Capitals, Right Winger, Mike Knuble paid to a visit to EPSN Zone in downtown Baltimore last night. Arriving shortly after 7 pm he answered questions from an enthusiastic crowd. Then signed autographs and took pictures with the fans, including my son and his friend.
 
He has been my favorite acquisition of the past offseason. He fills a need for those gritty, ugly, in front of the net, type goals the Caps were missing the last couple of years.
 
As a member of the Red Wings, Rangers, Bruins and Flyers he always seemed to have big moments against the Caps. So it’s nice to have him getting those moments as a Cap now.
 
During the Q&A, a question was asked about what he did with the Cup the day he got to have it. He said he took to his high school to show it off and then charged a couple of bucks to have a picture taken with it. He said all that went right into his pocket, laughed and then said he gave all of the proceeds to his alma mater.
 
Then he made a side note and said that the Stanley Cup holds 17 and 1/2 beers, which besides getting a laugh, could maybe help me win a bar bet.
 
After the Q&A there was a trivia contest for a few hats and t-shirts he had signed.
 
One of the questions was, what NHL record does Mike Knuble hold? The answer is… the fastest to two goals from the start of a game, at 27 seconds.
 
As a member of the Detroit Red Wings he won two Stanley Cups in the late 90s. Which included a win over the Caps in 1998. 
 
He said that he doesn’t feel like he earned them, since he only played in the earlier playoff rounds and not the finals either season. Now he wants a ring he feels he has earned.
 
In the autograph session, I told him I had him on my fantasy team and he laughed. Then I told him since I added him back to my team (I dropped him when he was out with a broken finger), I reclaimed first place in the league. His response was “Cool”. I’m sure he didn’t care, but it was nice to interact with him a little bit.
 
Something I noticed about him, was that he seemed genuinely happy to be there. He talked to the kids and had patience with them.
 
My son’s friend, told him the Caps won 14 games in a row and then lost three in a row. Obviously he knows that. He sat and listened to him and instead of talking down to him, he said “Yeah, we need to try harder.”
 
Most of the time you hear negative things about athletes, but Mike Knuble, seems to be one of the good guys. And I hope he gets a ring with us this season and he feels like he’s earned it.

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

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Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

Posted on 02 March 2010 by Glenn Clark

Happy Tuesday!

It’s a Happy Tuesday for me 1-because I’ve been out of Indianapolis for nearly 36 hours. No offense, but it ain’t good.

2-Nobody decided to drive their car into a tree this morning and knock out power to the radio station and everyone else who resides on Hart Rd…

3-It may have not been in time for National Chili Day, but our buddy John West delivered with one of the greatest breakfasts in the history of AM1570 WNST yesterday morning….

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Yeah, that’s lump crab meat, and it’s called “Chesapeake Chili”…and it’s better than what you had for breakfast today.

Let’s see what everyone has to say……

1. Maryland Official Site says Terps 22nd in AP poll, 23rd in ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll

It’s funny, because Patrick Stevens (follow him on Twitter @D1scourse) had him 18th in his weekly poll this week-and I first thought to myself “that seems high”…I actually thought they should be in the range where they are in the polls…somewhere in the low 20′s. That being said, I haven’t been NEARLY as concerned about Maryland cracking the Top 25 as everyone else in town apparently is, as I know that racking up wins will get a team the respect it needs moving towards the NCAA Tournament.

That being said, what else can be said about this team right now? The win Saturday night was just tremendous. Being “gutty” is as important if not more important than being “good.” This team has more “Guts” than Mike O’Malley and Moira Quirk….

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If you get that reference, marry me. (Edit from GMC: If you’re a female. Or if you’re Andy Roddick.)

2. D1scourse’s Patrick Stevens says Greivis Vasquez named ACC Player of the Week, Jordan Williams named ACC Freshman of the Week

At this point, I’m not sure why they don’t just call it the “Greivis Vasquez ACC Player of the Week Award.” I guess Jon Scheyer could still win ACC Player of the Year (especially if Greivis were to struggle against the Blue Devils Wednesday night), but I don’t think I could necessarily agree with it. He’s been the best player in the conference all season, there just really isn’t any doubt about that. Now-the bulk of the media that votes for the award is based in North Carolina. Like it or not, they’ve probably seen more of Scheyer.

It will be an interesting vote.

Also worth noting, I was given confirmation that Greivis Vasquez’s jersey number will NOT be honored in the Comcast Center rafters tomorrow night. The school is choosing to honor all 3 seniors (Vasquez, Landon Milbourne and Eric Hayes) the same way tomorrow night, which makes sense considering all three have been major contributors to the program.

I assume (although it has yet to be confirmed) that Vasquez’s jersey WILL enter the rafters next to Steve Blake’s, but it looks like they will wait until early next season to do so. This could help them get some juice for an early season game against Bethune-Cookman…or Longwood…or Long & Foster…or whoever they play.

3. The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Maryland fans desperate for tickets to Duke game Wednesday

This is ABSOLUTELY the biggest game in College Park since the 2005 game against Duke-the Saturday night game when ESPN’s “College Gameday” did a live broadcast, John Gilchrist went off, 5 Blue Devils fouled out, the Terps won in overtime and went on to miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time after 11 straight appearances.

There have been exciting games in College Park since then (including North Carolina a season ago), but none have been this big, and CERTAINLY none of them have been this significant. A chance to split the ACC regular season title is on the line, as well as an OUTSIDE chance at an outright title and the top seed in the ACC Tournament (if UNC can beat Duke).

It’s a big deal. Big enough that Erin Andrews is showing up (with Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas) before her Dancing With the Stars gig…..

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4. ESPN.com’s Andy Katz says Gary Williams continues to “maximize what (Terrapins) players can do”

That Andy Katz….classic Gary Williams apologist.

I won’t go down the “I told you so” route when it comes to those of you who called for Gary Williams’ head a season ago, mostly because I wasn’t even slightly moved by the argument. Some people say things like “fire the coach” out of panic, because they don’t really know how to analyze a situation. I actually sympathize with those people. While I’ve never called for Maryland to fire Dave Cottle as lacrosse coach, I remain on the “he has to win” campaign.

Gary Williams is winning. A lot of people expected he would. It will be a struggle again a season from now, there’s no doubt about that. That’s the mark of a Gary Williams program in this era of college basketball.

But as Katz pointed out, there’s just no way in the world that anyone not named Gary Williams should be coaching this team right now.

5. The AP says Reggie Holmes’ 32 lead Morgan State to win over North Carolina A&T at Hill Field House

Have you been to see Reggie Holmes yet? I don’t ask because I want to say “shame on you” for not getting out yet, I ask because I’m sorry you haven’t had the chance. He’s REALLY one of the best players on the entire east coast. He’s just been so special to watch for four years now, and he’s obviously changed Todd Bozeman’s entire program.

You’ve got one more chance to see him here locally. The Bears host Coppin State in a “bucket list” type of rivalry game Thursday night. If you love Baltimore sports, you really owe it to yourself to get to a Morgan-Coppin game at least once. I’ll be there for sure, and can’t wait for the game.

6. The AP says Michael Harper’s 14 not enough as Coppin State fell to Norfolk State in home finale

The story of my first trip to the Coppin State Physical Education Complex wasn’t the team (which is just missing a lot of pieces right now), but the building itself. The building is PHENOMENAL. I mean, it’s absolutely unreal. If you ever attended a game at the Coppin Center, you won’t BELIEVE what a world of difference there is now at the CSPEC. It’s night and day-really. It’s just a bright, beautiful, state of the art facility that deserves to have outstanding teams and big crowds fill it.

That being said, Fang Mitchell’s Eagles are tough to watch. They go long stretches without scoring, they lack leadership and poise, and they have no go-to players. It is obvious that they miss Tywain McKee, who was one of the greatest players in school history a season ago, and Fang was quick to point out that they’ll get Lee Jordan back next season to help with a lot of that.

Can Coppin make a run in the MEAC Tournament similar to what they did two seasons ago? I don’t think so. They might win a game in Winston-Salem, but they have too many holes to push for a title.

7. Burlington Free Press’ John A. Fantino says Binghamton out of America East Tournament, UMBC to face Vermont

Which means that the Retrievers are guaranteed to remain in Hartford until Saturday, and all but guaranteed to be gone by Saturday night.

It is ABSOLUTELY the right thing that Binghamton is not participating in any sort of postseason contests this year, and there need to be many more sanctions moving forward. What happened with the Bearcats last season is so UNBELIEVABLY reprehensible that I’m not certain how they even fielded a team this season. In fact, it’s embarrassing that they did.

And while I love Randy Monroe, I just don’t give his team much of a chance to beat Mike Lonergan’s Catamounts.

8. Ravens Official Site’s John Eisenberg thinks team should really think about pursuring “divas” like Terrell Owens, Brandon Marshall, Anquan Boldin and Antonio Bryant

Apparently a local blogger in town tried saying that John Harbaugh was “laughing” when he talked about the Ravens’ interest in T.O. Maybe that local blogger shouldn’t talk about things he doesn’t know about….

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Look, John Harbaugh was just as condescending in Indy as he is any other time. BUT-the organization IS interested in Terrell Owens. John Harbaugh saying it publicly is NOT the first time we found that out. If you followed us on Twitter (@WNST), you’d know that we had gotten word about the team’s interest from other sources late last week, and Drew Forrester wrote about it Saturday morning.

Are the Ravens MOST interested in Terrell Owens? No. Would they like to find another wide receiver INSTEAD of Terrell Owens? Yes. But are they going to AVOID Terrell Owens? Absolutely not. They need receivers, and there are only so many available. Owens is 6’3″, and still played well in Buffalo a season ago. If the likes of Anquan Boldin, Vincent Jackson, Malcolm Floyd, etc are too expensive or just won’t work (which is a total possibility), they might end up going with Owens.

Those are just the facts.

9. Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens expected to give high tenders to RFA’s Sam Koch, Jared Gaither, Le’Ron McClain, Fabian Washington, Mark Clayton, Marshal Yanda and Troy Smith

The interesting point here is a reminder that while fans in Baltimore don’t seem to think that highly of Troy Smith, the organization absolutely DOES. John Beck is expected to get a low tender, meaning that while the Ravens would like to have him back, they are much more concerned about bringing back Smith than Beck.

Once again, those are just the facts.

10. ProFootballTalk.com/NBC Sports’ Mike Florio says George Kokinis seen with Ravens contingency at NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis

Yeah, but take it from me-don’t ask John Harbaugh about it.

I guess the secrecy surrounding George Kokinis’ role with the Ravens has something to do with his departure from Cleveland, but it’s very strange. If he’s back, welcome back. If not, I don’t know exactly what to say.

11. MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli says Chris Tillman, Jake Arrieta amongst O’s pitchers who impressed in intrasquad scrimmage

It IS a good sign that Tillman’s back is apparently holding up well in his early Spring Training work.

That being said, I think Ingrid Ulrich had a better on Busted Coverage Monday than Tillman, Arrieta or even Jim Palmer ever could have…

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12. The Sun says former Bird BJ Surhoff to be inducted into College Baseball Hall of Fame

I don’t have much analysis to add here, other than to say congratulations to one of my favorite O’s of all time.

And since I don’t have any more analysis here, I’ll instead offer the video for the song “Bedrock” by Young Money. I like it.

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And finally, I leave you with this.

I promise that this will be the last time I write about anything Olympics-related. I PROMISE. I just missed yesterday’s post-so I have to get this all out of me.

Did it bother me that Canada topped Team USA in hockey Sunday? Damn right it did. I might not live and breathe hockey, but I sure as hell live and breathe the red, white and blue. (Until I re-adopt Italy again in the World Cup this summer if and when Team USA is eliminated. Look, I’m Italian-so spare me.) Does it bother me that Sidney Crosby got to be the hero in the process? Sure. Not because I root for Alexander Ovechkin or the Capitals, but because Pittsburgh sucks, and everything that comes from Pittsburgh should be a failure-not a great success.

That being said, for our friends to the north-you might have won the gold medal in hockey, but we won the gold in the bobsled, which we all know is more important. While you have Roberto Luongo-we have Steve FREAKING Holcomb, who I’m hoping I can go out for 2-375 beers with very soon….

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But-since this is your big week, enjoy it with some Our Lady Peace. You see, I don’t hate everything from your country….

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Flexing my mic muscles since 1983….

-G

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Comcast Morning Show Tuesday Top 7 Sports Letdowns

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Comcast Morning Show Tuesday Top 7 Sports Letdowns

Posted on 02 March 2010 by Glenn Clark

Following the example set by the USA Olympic Hockey Team, Drew and Glenn have listed their top seven sports letdowns.

Glenn’s List

7. Hasim Rahman’s Title defense vs. Lewis
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6. Team USA – 1998 World Cup
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5. Dan & Dave – Olympics 1992

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4. Andy Roddick – post-2003
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3. Jeffrey Hammonds
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2. Maryland vs. Duke – Final 4 2nd Half

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1. Ravens vs. Colts – January 2007
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Drew’s List

7. Greg Norman Loses 1996 Masters
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6. Blast Loses to San Diego in game 7 (1989)
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5. Ravens vs. Colts – January 2007
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4. Patriots Losing to Giants in the Superbowl (18-1)
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3. Washington Capitals Lose to Flyers (2008)
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2. Team USA – World Cup 2006
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1. Juan Dixon’s NBA Career
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Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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Comcast Morning Show Live Blog (1/27/10)

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Comcast Morning Show Live Blog (1/27/10)

Posted on 27 January 2010 by Jack McManus

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Bob Woods, asistant coach of the Washington Capitals now joins Drew. He talks about the team’s win last night. The team got a balanced effort, scoring 7 goals while not getting a point from Alex Ovechkin.

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David Downs, the Executive Director of the USA Bid Committee is the next guest. He begins by talking about how MLS attendence is only a  small factor in deciding which cities will have World Cup games if the USA becomes the host country. He points out that although Baltimore does not have and MLS team, the game played at M&T Bank sold out and drew lots of national attention. Downs states that about 12 cities will host games. Those cities will not be determined until about 5 years before the World Cup would take place in America. Downs also explains that all 18 cities still in the running have an equal opportunity right now.

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Sideline Reporter for the Colts, Kevin Lee is now up. He starts off by talking about the idea of resting players in the regular season. The Colts and the Saints were both proven correct by reaching the Super Bowl. Indy fans still contend that the Colts should have played for the perfect season. Lee states that he is happy with how things have worked out. He next explains how the Colts reacted to being down 11 points before halftime. The bench was still calm during the entire game despite the deficit. Lee also explains that most, if not all, of the injured Colts will be able to play in the Super Bowl.

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Shaka Smart joins Drew early this morning. Smart is the head coach of the VCU basketball team. His Rams will face off against Towson tonight. Smart agrees with Drew that the top of the CAA is terrific this season. He also points out that his team has improved during the season and he hopes to finish conference play strong. He calls Towson a “dangerous” team to play.
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Diary Of A Mad Fan

Posted on 18 January 2010 by Chad Lamasa

The weekend started off on a positive note. Alex Ovechkin led the Caps to 6-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, posting a five point game (1G, 4A). A game I sold my seats too. I kind of wish I had gone now. Oh well. It was still fun to watch.

On Saturday, I thought I was going to get together with a couple of old friends to watch the Ravens and Colts. I was supposed to go, to a Moose Lodge of all places, to hang out with one of my friends that I haven’t seen in a really long time along with the best man from my wedding.

Well, apparently you need to be a member, or know someone who is, in order to get into a Moose Lodge. Who knew? Then my other buddy had to back out because his son was sick.

I should have known right then and there that it wasn’t going to work out for the Ravens. They showed a bit of promise on their first drive, but came away with only a field goal. But then the Ravens of the regular season showed up.

While drinking a Rogue Chipotle Ale, I watched the Ravens self destruct. Not being able to put up more than three points in a playoff game isn’t going to cut it. The penalties came back and crushed us. The defense was sturdy as usual but the offense never got out of first gear.

Part of that was the Colts defense and part was the play calling. Run, run, pass is too predictable. I think it may be time to end the Cam Cameron experiment.

When you’re an elite team the little things tend to go your way as well. The Colts got all of those breaks on Saturday night. Ed Reed had two beautiful picks in the game. Not only, did neither lead to any points for us, but neither led to a possession for us.

Pierre Garcon, the receiver that Reed cut in front of for the first pick, made an unbelievable play, catching up to Reed and punching the ball out of his arm and into the hands of Dallas Clark.

On Reed’s second pick, Corey Ivy got called for pass interference, and wiped out a nice return by Reed. I’m so glad we brought him back.

Ray Rice fumbled the ball after a nice run, and of, course the Colts recovered it.

In the second half I switched to Raven Lager. It didn’t change anything, it just wasn’t meant to be for the Ravens this season.

Yesterday, my wife and I took our son to the Caps game. It was his fifth game of the season; a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, one of my least favorite franchises in all of sports. After watching the Caps lose the first game he went too, they have now won four in a row with him in attendance.

When we took him to the first game he was very timid, and complained about it being too loud. Each game since, he has gotten more and more into the games. Yesterday he was joining in with the cheers, the C-A-P-S CAPS CAPS CAPS and especially, the “Flyers suck”chants.

When the Caps scored he was one of the first ones hopping up and down and high fiving the guys in front of us. He liked the animations on the score board after goals. It’s very cool watching him develop into a fan.

With about five minutes left in the second period we went to the Acela Club and watched the remainder of the game from there. That was my first time in there. Hopefully, it won’t be my last.

You can’t get a real sense of the speed of the game on TV, and as much of a difference as there is between TV and live, it’s just as much going from the 400 level to the 200′s.

We were down there for Alex Ovechkin’s penalty shot. It was absolutely insane.

When the Caps got to four goals, they started the “We want wings” chant and my son was one of the loudest people. For the uninitiated, Glory Days restaurant offers ten free wings to every fan in attendance if the Caps get to five goals in a game.

Jose Theodore, was a bit shaky in the first period but settled in nicely for the rest of the game. It was good to see Brooks Laich get two goals and earn the first star of the game. I was hoping he could get the hat trick when the Flyers pulled Emery but it was still a great night for him.

The cherry on the top of the sundae was that my Duke Blue Devils roughed up Wake Forest behind Kyle Singlers’  21 point, 15 rebound night.

All in all it was a pretty good weekend.

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Comcast Morning Show Live Blog (1/15/10)

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Comcast Morning Show Live Blog (1/15/10)

Posted on 15 January 2010 by Jack McManus

9:44-

Damon Hack of SI is now up with Drew. Hack has predicted the Colts will win 20-13. However, he explains that he would not be surprised by any result in any game this weekend. He also talks about how he believes how the media will greatly focus on the Ravens’ great season if the team manages to defeat the Colts. Drew thinks that the main focus will be on Indy’s decision to rest their players at the end of the regular season.

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Kevin Lee, Colts reporter, is next up. He starts off by talking about the one-sided rivalry between the Ravens and the Colts. While the people of Indy understand Baltimore’s loss, they feel no animosity towards the Ravens. Lee also states that the Colts are facing a lot of pressure this season because of the way the regular season ended. He believes that many of the players would have wanted to play out the regular season and try and go 16-0. The players want to be a part of something that will be remembered forever, but they understand the management’s decision.

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Chuck from Bel Air chimes in wishing Drew a safe trip to Indy. He also discusses the Capitals with Drew. He thinks the team needs to add a defender in order for the team to have a chance to win the Stanley Cup.

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Greg Gumbel is the next guest. Gumbel will be calling the Ravens playoff game tomorrow. He also was an announcer for the two teams’ previous matchup. On the topic of last week’s game, Gumbel explains that teams just don’t go into Foxboro and start off as strong as the Ravens do. This proved to him that the Ravens are ready to play this postseason. Gumbel mentions that the Cowboys are another team that has impressed early on in the playoffs. He next moves on to the preparation the Colts have gone through. He explains that since they did not know the opponent for a week, the team worked on fundamentals. The Colts are normally well-prepared and should not be rusty when facing the Ravens.

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8:46-

Drew welcomes in Randy Monroe, the coach of the UMBC basketball team. Despite the fact the team is fighting hard in each and every game, they have come up short for most of the season. Last night the Retrievers were in a back and forth game against Hartford. UMBC ended up losing by 6 points. Monroe next discusses the improvement of Chris De La Rosa. In particular, De La Rosa has done a better job of involving his teammates. Monroe states that every team in the country goes through rough stretches. It is very important for teams to be able to maintain confidence and turn it around.

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Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com is next up with Drew. He mentions an article he will soon put up about Marvin Harrison’s legal issues. Florio states that it is amazing that Harrison has not been prosecuted. He next talks about the season of Michael Vick and his future in the league.

8:23-

Lou in Phoenix calls in. He brings up how the Orioles have yet to make an impact this offseason. He has not seen the team add the “big bat” they promised. In particular he points out the team’s lack of effort towards getting Matt Holliday.

8:11-

Antwan Barnes is now on with Drew. He starts off by talking about how “cool, calm, and collected” the locker room is. He next states that he has been waiting for his opportunity to help the team win. The past few weeks, Barnes has made a significant impact on the defensive side of the ball. He also acknowledges the importance of this game to the city of Baltimore.

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Pete from downtown is next up. He states that he has had trouble sleeping at night going into the game with John Harbaugh as coach.

8:08-

Mike in Rosedale talks about the upcoming playoff game. He says the best defense against Peyton Manning is to score touchdowns on offense. He thinks the Ravens have a great chance to pull off the upset.

7:56-

Robert from Hampstead calls in to ask about John Daly’s weight loss. He then shares his own weight loss story. Drew talks about Daly’s appeal to the everyday man.

7:48-

Jonathan in Essex calls in. He talks about the intensity level of both the players and the fans this week. He states that both sides seem very excited for the upcoming game. He also says that Ray Lewis “owes” the Ravens fans a win over Peyton Manning.

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As part of the picks and comment segment, Glenn picks the Colts to defeat the Ravens, while Drew and Josh choose the Ravens. Be sure to check out all the picks in the audio vault.

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