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Bovada sets Wizards’ win total for 2013 at 39

Posted on 16 October 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

 

2013-2014 NBA Regular Season Win Total Over/Unders (Alphabetical)

Atlanta Hawks                           39½

Boston Celtics                          27½

Brooklyn Nets                           52½

Charlotte Bobcats                     26

Chicago Bulls                            56½

Cleveland Cavaliers                   40

Dallas Mavericks                       43½

Denver Nuggets                        46

Detroit Pistons                          40

Golden State Warriors               51½

Houston Rockets                      54½

Indiana Pacers                          54½

Los Angeles Clippers                57

Los Angeles Lakers                   36½

Memphis Grizzlies                     50½

Miami Heat                                61½

Milwaukee Bucks                       29

Minnesota Timberwolves            41

New York Knicks                       49½

New Orleans Pelicans                39

Oklahoma City Thunder              51½

Orlando Magic                          24

Philadelphia 76ers                     17

Phoenix Suns                            21

Portland Trailblazers                  38½

Sacramento Kings                     31

San Antonio Spurs                    55½

Toronto Raptors                        35½

Utah Jazz                                  25

Washington Wizards                  39

 

2013-2014 NBA Regular Season Win Total Over/Unders (Highest to Lowest)

Miami Heat                                61½

Los Angeles Clippers                57

Chicago Bulls                            56½

San Antonio Spurs                    55½

Houston Rockets                      54½

Indiana Pacers                          54½

Brooklyn Nets                           52½

Golden State Warriors               51½

Oklahoma City Thunder              51½

Memphis Grizzlies                     50½

New York Knicks                       49½

Denver Nuggets                        46

Dallas Mavericks                       43½

Minnesota Timberwolves            41

Cleveland Cavaliers                   40

Detroit Pistons                          40

Atlanta Hawks                           39½

New Orleans Pelicans                39

Washington Wizards                  39

Portland Trailblazers                  38½

Los Angeles Lakers                   36½

Toronto Raptors                        35½

Sacramento Kings                     31

Milwaukee Bucks                       29

Boston Celtics                          27½

Charlotte Bobcats                     26

Utah Jazz                                  25

Orlando Magic                          24

Phoenix Suns                            21

Philadelphia 76ers                     17

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 15 October 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Auto Racing-NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 500 (Sunday 1pm from Talladega, AL live on ESPN); Golf: PGA Tour Grand Slam (Tuesday & Wednesday 4pm from Southampton, Bermuda live on TNT), PGA Tour Shriners Hospital for Children Open (Thursday-Sunday 5pm from Las Vegas live on Golf Channel); Champions Tour Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn (Friday-Sunday 2pm from Conover, NC live on Golf Channel); LPGA KEB HanaBack Championship (Friday-Sunday 11am from Incheon, South Korea on Golf Channel); Boxing: Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov (Saturday 9:45pm from Denver live on HBO); High School Football: Parkville @ Perry Hall (Friday 7pm), Archbishop Spalding @ Gilman (Friday 2:10pm); Horse Racing: Jim McKay Maryland Million Day (Saturday 12pm Laurel Park)

10. Nine Inch Nails (Friday 8pm Verizon Center); Coheed & Cambria (Monday 8pm Rams Head Live); Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Tuesday & Wednesday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Martha Reeves (Friday 8pm Howard Theatre); Simple Minds (Friday 6pm 9:30 Club); Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mt. Boys (Sunday 7:30pm Birchmere); Franz Ferdinand (Thursday 8pm Strathmore); Diana Krall (Saturday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Emeli Sande/Johnnyswim (Saturday 8pm Meyerhoff Symphony Hall); Pearl Jam “Lightning Bolt”, Paul McCartney “New”, The Avett Brothers “Magpie and the Dandelion”, The Head and the Heart “Let’s Be Still” and Willie Nelson “To All The Girls” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I’d ABSOLUTELY go see NIN again. So, somebody will take care of that for me, right?

Can I buy a ticket for the Meyerhoff show Saturday that allows me to pay less and not stay for the headliner?

Lots of new music this week. The Avett Brothers’ record is tremendous.

I haven’t heard all of The Head and the Heart’s record yet, but…this…

9. Das Best Oktoberfest (Saturday 12pm M&T Bank Stadium); The Gathering: Food Truck Rally (Friday 5pm Stratford University); Maryland Renaissance Festival (Saturday & Sunday RennFest Fairgrounds); Pacific Rim” and “The Heat” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Carrie” out in theaters (Friday)

Oktoberfest is great for beer, beer maids and most notably-brats. I personally would like to spend Oktoberfest at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in Columbus myself. They have a freaking all-you-can-eat sausage buffet, gang.

Can we just look at more pictures of brats?

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Bovada gives Wizards 100/1 odds to win NBA title

Posted on 08 October 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

“As MLB is winding down we have seen increased activity on our NBA future odds mainly for the Championship. While Miami is an overwhelming favorite once again for the third straight year entering the season, with such short odds (2/1) we don’t see too much money on them at this point. Teams like the Clippers (Down from 14-1 to 9-1), the Bulls (Down from 10-1 to 8-1) and the Pacers (Down from 12-1 to 10-1) have been getting bet heavily, while a team like the aged Spurs have drifted from 10-1 to 14-1 and are hardly taking any action.”

-Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager, Bovada.lv

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Championship 

Miami Heat                                2/1

Chicago Bulls                            8/1

Oklahoma City Thunder              8/1

Los Angeles Clippers                9/1

Houston Rockets                      10/1

Indiana Pacers                          10/1

Brooklyn Nets                           10/1

San Antonio Spurs                    12/1

Golden State Warriors               16/1

New York Knicks                       22/1

Memphis Grizzlies                     28/1

Los Angeles Lakers                   33/1

Dallas Mavericks                       50/1

Denver Nuggets                        50/1

Cleveland Cavaliers                   66/1

Detroit Pistons                          75/1

Minnesota Timberwolves            100/1

New Orleans Pelicans                100/1

Washington Wizards                  100/1

Atlanta Hawks                           150/1

Boston Celtics                          150/1

Portland Trailblazers                  150/1

Toronto Raptors                        150/1

Utah Jazz                                  150/1

Milwaukee Bucks                       250/1

Philadelphia 76ers                     300/1

Phoenix Suns                            300/1

Sacramento Kings                     300/1

Charlotte Bobcats                     500/1

Orlando Magic                          500/1

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Eastern Conference     

Miami Heat                                1/1

Chicago Bulls                            4/1

Indiana Pacers                          5/1

Brooklyn Nets                           11/2

New York Knicks                       9/1

Cleveland Cavaliers                   40/1

Detroit Pistons                          40/1

Washington Wizards                  50/1

Atlanta Hawks                           66/1

Boston Celtics                          66/1

Toronto Raptors                        66/1

Milwaukee Bucks                       100/1

Philadelphia 76ers                     150/1

Charlotte Bobcats                     250/1

Orlando Magic                          250/1

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Western Conference     

Los Angeles Clippers                7/2

Oklahoma City Thunder              7/2

Houston Rockets                      4/1

San Antonio Spurs                    11/2

Golden State Warriors               7/1

Memphis Grizzlies                     10/1

Los Angeles Lakers                   16/1

Denver Nuggets                        18/1

Dallas Mavericks                       25/1

Minnesota Timberwolves            50/1

New Orleans Pelicans                50/1

Portland Trailblazers                  66/1

Utah Jazz                                  75/1

Sacramento Kings                     100/1

Phoenix Suns                            150/1

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Atlantic Division          

Brooklyn Nets                           1/2

New York Knicks                       7/4

Toronto Raptors                        14/1

Boston Celtics                          33/1

Philadelphia 76ers                     66/1

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Central Division           

Chicago Bulls                            2/3

Indiana Pacers                          7/5

Cleveland Cavaliers                   16/1

Detroit Pistons                          16/1

Milwaukee Bucks                       66/1

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Southeast Division      

Miami Heat                                1/100

Washington Wizards                  12/1

Atlanta Hawks                           14/1

Charlotte Bobcats                     200/1

Orlando Magic                          200/1

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Northwest Division      

Oklahoma City Thunder              1/4

Denver Nuggets                        11/2

Minnesota Timberwolves            10/1

Portland Trailblazers                  18/1

Utah Jazz                                  18/1

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Pacific Division           

Los Angeles Clippers                2/5

Golden State Warriors               9/5

Los Angeles Lakers                   10/1

Sacramento Kings                     100/1

Phoenix Suns                            200/1

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Southwest Division      

Houston Rockets                      13/10

San Antonio Spurs                    7/5

Memphis Grizzlies                     4/1

Dallas Mavericks                       16/1

New Orleans Pelicans                25/1

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Wizards sign veteran F Harrington

Posted on 14 August 2013 by WNST Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Al Harrington. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

“Al’s all-around game and reputation as a leader make him a solid fit with our team,” said Grunfeld. “He will give us additional depth and experience in the frontcourt, the ability to stretch defenses and another proven veteran in the locker room.”

In 15 seasons with Indiana, Atlanta, Golden State, New York, Denver and Orlando, Harrington has appeared in 947 career regular season games (445 starts) while averaging 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 29.0 minutes per contest. He has shot .445 (4,946-11,111) from the field, .352 (943-2,678) from three-point range and recorded 103 career double-doubles. During the 2011-12 season, Harrington averaged 14.2 points and 6.1 rebounds in 64 games with Denver. The former first round pick has played in 48 career postseason games, averaging 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per contest. Harrington’s most productive season came during the 2008-09 campaign where he averaged a career-best 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 73 games with Golden State (5) and New York (68). He was originally selected by Indiana with the 25th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft out of St. Patrick’s High School in Elizabeth, N.J.

Harrington was waived by Orlando on August 2, 2013. The Magic originally acquired the veteran forward from Denver on August 10, 2012, as part of a four-team, 12-player deal. He played in 10 games with the Magic last season averaging 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 11.9 minutes per contest after missing the first 54 games of the season recovering from a right knee meniscus repair and ensuing staph infection.

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Wizards, Knicks announced for Baltimore Arena preseason game

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Wizards, Knicks announced for Baltimore Arena preseason game

Posted on 07 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Professional Basketball Returns to the Baltimore Arena

August 7, 2013

Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena/SMG general manager Frank Remesch and the Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of the city of Baltimore, announced today that the Washington Wizards will face the New York Knicks in the inaugural Baltimore Basketball Classic on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Baltimore Arena.

“Baltimore is excited to host the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks for the 50-year anniversary of the Baltimore Bullets. Baltimore has the best sports fans and we are thrilled to have professional basketball return to Baltimore,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “Basketball legends that have graced our city like Wes Unseld and Earl “The Pearl” Monroe are a clear testament to the rich history we are so proud of. Now, we are honored to welcome these teams to our city as we continue to make sports history.”

The 2013-14 season will mark the 50th anniversary of the Bullets’ move to Baltimore as well as the 50th anniversary of the Baltimore Arena. The team called Charm City beginning in 1963, playing at the newly-constructed Baltimore Civic Center and featuring future Hall of Famers Walt Bellamy and Gus Johnson. Fellow Hall of Famers Earl Monroe (1967-71), Wes Unseld (1968-73) and Elvin Hayes (1972-73) also were part of the Baltimore franchise before the team relocated to Landover, Md., prior to the 1973-74 season.

“I am incredibly appreciative of Mr. Leonsis and Wizards Senior VP/Chief Marketing Officer Joe Dupriest for recognizing the significance of the Baltimore market and its historical ties to the Washington Wizards,” said Remesch. “As the team and the building both celebrate our golden anniversaries, it is only fitting that the celebration begins here in Baltimore.”

The inaugural Baltimore Basketball Classic will mark the first time the Wizards have returned to Charm City since hosting a preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 23, 1999.

“The city of Baltimore has a storied basketball tradition that includes playing an integral role in the history of our franchise,” said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld. “We’re looking forward to bringing the team back in October and getting the opportunity to play in front of our fans in the Baltimore area.”

The game will feature two of the city’s most distinguished former high school players in Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell. Anthony was named Baltimore’s County Player of the Year, All-Metropolitan Player of the Year and Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year as a junior at Towson Catholic in 2001 while Cassell was named Baltimore Player of the Year as a senior at Dunbar in 1988.

Ticket information for the Baltimore Basketball Classic will be released at a later date. Wizards full season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase seats in advance of tickets going on sale to the general public.

The Baltimore Arena is Baltimore’s largest indoor venue and entertainment facility and has long been considered an anchor that contributed to the growth and prosperity of the city. The arena opened in 1962 and was the cornerstone of the Baltimore Inner Harbor redevelopment. It hosts an average of 130 events per year and more than 800,000 guests come through the turnstiles annually.

For more information on The Baltimore Basketball Classic, please visit or www.BaltimoreArena.com or www.WashingtonWizards.com.

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Wizards announce 2013-2014 schedule

Posted on 06 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Wizards Announce 2013-14 Schedule

August 6, 2013

TEAM OPENS AT HOME ON FRIDAY, NOV. 1, VS. PHILADELPHIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Wizards announced their 2013-14 regular season schedule today, including their home opener on Friday, Nov. 1, against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Wizards tip off the season on the road when they visit the Pistons on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Detroit. Overall, the Wizards will play 22 of their 41 home games on the weekend (Friday-Sunday), with 20 of those coming on Friday (7 games) and Saturday (13 games).

Highlights of the 2013-14 schedule include visits from the 2013 NBA Champion Miami Heat on Jan. 15 and Apr. 14, the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 8 and Mar. 15, the lone visits of the New York Knicks (Nov. 23), Los Angeles Clippers (Dec. 14), Los Angeles Lakers (Nov. 26), Houston Rockets (Jan. 11) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (Feb. 1) and a nationally-televised game against Cleveland on February 7 (ESPN). The Wizards will also host two holiday games this season, including a New Year’s Day matchup against the Dallas Mavericks and a Martin Luther King Day matinee against the Philadelphia 76ers. The home finale will take place on April 14 when the Wizards host the Heat prior to finishing the season with a road game at Boston on April 16.

The Wizards will have two five-game homestands during the season and will host two sets of back-to-back home games (Jan. 17/18 vs. Chicago/Detroit and Mar. 28/29 vs. Indiana/Atlanta). The team’s two longest road trips will take place from Jan. 24-29 when they head west to visit Phoenix, Utah, Golden State and the L.A. Clippers and then from Mar. 18-23 when they travel to play at Sacramento, Portland, the L.A. Lakers and Denver. The Wizards will play a span of eight games in 12 days from Nov. 19-30, comprising their most condensed portion of the 2013-14 schedule.

Each team in the Eastern Conference will visit Verizon Center twice with the exception of Indiana (Mar. 28) and New York (Nov. 23), while the Wizards will visit Brooklyn (Dec. 18) and Chicago (Jan. 13) only once during the regular season.

All home games will tip off at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of the New Year’s Day game vs. Dallas (6:00 p.m.), the Martin Luther King Day game vs. Philadelphia (2:00 p.m.), Sunday games on Jan. 5 vs. Golden State and Feb. 9 vs. Sacramento (6:00 p.m.) and an 8:00 p.m. start vs. Atlanta on March 29 (which will be preceded by a Capitals home game at 12:30 p.m.)

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Wizards given 150/1 odds to win next year’s NBA title

Posted on 21 June 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

 

Odds to win 2014 NBA Championship 

Miami Heat                                2/1

Oklahoma City Thunder              11/2

Chicago Bulls                            15/2

San Antonio Spurs                    17/2

Indiana Pacers                          16/1

Los Angeles Clippers                18/1

New York Knicks                       18/1

Houston Rockets                      20/1

Memphis Grizzlies                     20/1

Los Angeles Lakers                   22/1

Denver Nuggets                        25/1

Golden State Warriors               25/1

Boston Celtics                          33/1

Dallas Mavericks                       40/1

Brooklyn Nets                           40/1

Atlanta Hawks                           50/1

Milwaukee Bucks                       75/1

Minnesota Timberwolves            75/1

Philadelphia 76ers                     100/1

Portland Trailblazers                  100/1

Utah Jazz                                  100/1

Cleveland Cavaliers                   150/1

New Orleans Pelicans                150/1

Sacramento Kings                     150/1

Toronto Raptors                        150/1

Washington Wizards                  150/1

Detroit Pistons                          300/1

Phoenix Suns                            300/1

Charlotte Bobcats                     500/1

Orlando Magic                          500/1

 

Will Manu Ginobili be a member of the San Antonio for Game 1 of the 2013-2014 Regular Season?

Yes                  -160      (5/8))

No                    +125      (5/4)

 

Will Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh be members of the Miami Heat for Game 1 of the 2013-2014 Regular Season?

Yes                  -300     (1/3)

No                    +200     (2/1)

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Former Greyhound Etherly to work out with Wizards

Posted on 19 June 2013 by WNST Staff

Etherly To Participate In Pre-Draft Workout For NBA’s Wizards

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Loyola University Maryland men’s basketball standout Erik Etherly (Alexandria, Va./Annandale H.S.) will participate in a pre-draft workout for the NBA’s Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

The two-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team forward averaged 15.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in 2012-2013 as the Greyhounds finished with a 23-12 record.

Etherly, who graduated in December with a bachelor of arts in communications, played in 93 games, making 89 starts, during his three seasons at Loyola. He averaged 13.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocked shots and 1.2 steals per game for the Greyhounds.

During his career, he helped Loyola win 62 games, including 47 over the course of the last two. The Greyhounds reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994 during Etherly’s junior season (2011-2012), and they advanced to postseason play in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1949-1950, reaching the CIT Quarterfinals this season.

He also is the first player in Loyola history to earn All-District honors in consecutive years from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Over the final seven games of the 2012-2013 regular-season, Etherly had five games with 22 or more points, including three-straight with 23-plus.

Etherly’s 1,245 career points are 20th in Loyola history, and he joined teammate Robert Olson to accomplish the rare feat of reaching 1,000 career points in the same game in January at Fairfield University.

His 450 rebounds are 17th in program history, and his rebounds pre game mark is eighth. Etherly’s 121 career blocked shots are third all-time, and he is ninth in free-throws made.

Earlier, this spring, Etherly attended the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 16 April 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Boxing-Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout (Saturday 10pm from San Antonio live on Showtime); MLS: Philadelphia Union @ DC United (Sunday 5pm from RFK Stadium live on ESPN2); Tennis: ATP Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (Tuesday-Friday 4:30am Saturday 7am Sunday 8am from Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France live on Tennis Channel)

10. Barry Manilow (Saturday 7:30pm 1st Mariner Arena); Hatebreed (Wednesday 7pm Rams Head Live), Kottonmouth Kings (Thursday 6:30pm Rams Head Live), Clutch (Saturday 7:30pm Rams Head Live), Delta Rae/Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (Sunday 7pm Rams Head Live), Sevendust (Monday 7pm Rams Head Live); King Los (Tuesday 7pm Baltimore Soundstage), Big Boi (Sunday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); America (Friday & Saturday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Presidents of the United States of America (Tuesday 7pm 9:30 Club), Living Colour (Friday 6pm 9:30 Club), Joy Formidable (Sunday 7pm 9:30 Club); Wiz Khalifa (Friday 3:30pm Unitas Stadium); Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Sunday 7pm RAC Arena); Blackstreet (Tuesday 8pm Howard Theatre); Faith Evans (Saturday 7:30pm France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (Sunday 7pm House of Rock White Marsh); Willie Nelson “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” and Fall Out Boy “Save Rock N Roll” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I shouldn’t love Delta Rae because they went to Duke. But I do. I’ll be at RHL Sunday night to see THIS…

And more importantly to see SS&TDB. When I think of them I think of New Orleans. And I LOVE New Orleans…

LOS really is the King of Charm City…

I’ve been to quite a few Quadmanias in my day. I’ll probably miss these guys this weekend, but their message has my support.

9. D.L. Hughley (Thursday 8pm & 10:30pm Howard Theatre); Kathy Griffin (Friday 8pm Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric); Ron White (Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm Warner Theatre), Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (Sunday 8pm Warner Theatre); Ralphie May (Tuesday 7pm Baltimore Comedy Factory), Bobby Slayton (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Jim Norton (Friday & Saturday Magooby’s Joke House); Kevin Nealon (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); Django Unchained” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Oblivion” out in theaters (Friday)

I’m admittedly a total Jay & Bob fanboy. The new commercial is fantastic. There’s a lot of language, but they were an incredible part of my adolescence. I’ll be eternally grateful for that.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 12 February 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Golf-PGA Tour Northern Trust Open (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday & Sunday 1pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on CBS. All golf from Pacific Palisades, CA), Champions Tour ACE Group Classic (Friday & Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 7pm from Naples, FL on Golf Channel), ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open (Thursday & Friday 12:30pm Saturday & Sunday 3pm from Yarralumla, AUS on Golf Channel); Women’s College Basketball: Clemson @ Maryland (Thursday 7pm from Comcast Center live on ESPN3.com), Maryland @ Virginia (Sunday 5pm from Charlottesville, VA live on ESPN2); Tennis: ATP Tour SAP Open (Saturday 4pm & 11:30pm Sunday 6pm from San Jose live on Tennis Channel); Boxing: Adrien Broner vs. Gavin Rees (Saturday 10:30pm from Atlantic City live on HBO)

10. Mumford & Sons (Wednesday & Thursday 8pm Patriot Center); Big Head Todd & The Monsters (Friday 9pm Rams Head Live); Crack The Sky (Sunday 4:30pm & 8pm Rams Head on Stage), Tim Reynolds & TR3 (Monday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Brian McKnight (Thursday 7pm Rams Head Center Stage); Little Big Town (Thursday 7pm 9:30 Club); Anthony Hamilton (Tuesday & Wednesday 8pm Howard Theatre); Soul Asylum (Tuesday 8pm State Theatre); Pentatonix (Monday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); the virginmarys “King of Conflict” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

Can’t think of a bigger no-brainer than Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” having won Album of the Year at the Grammys. In fact it was such a no-brainer I was certain it would be messed up…

The name Tim Reynolds doesn’t jump out at you? Maybe this will help.

I honestly dig Little Big Town a lot. But nothing they’ve done has ever topped their debut…

The virginmarys were the last really cool band I heard in 2012. I will need this record.

9. Royal Comedy Tour feat. Sommore, D.L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce & Mark Curry (Friday 8pm 1st Mariner Arena); Seth Myers (Sunday 8pm Stevenson University Owings Mills Gym); Mike Epps (Friday 7pm D.A.R. Constitution Hall); Nick Offerman (Friday 8pm & 10:30pm Warner Theatre); Larry The Cable Guy (Saturday 5pm & 8pm Meyerhoff Symphony Hall); A Good Day to Die Hard” out in theaters (Thursday); Skyfall“, “The Sessions” and “The Man With The Iron Fists” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Glenn Clark’s Valentine’s Day plans (Thursday)

As you know, my Valentine’s Day plans don’t change much from year to year, even if I’m now celebrating as a soon-to-be married man. I put on a little D’Angelo, grab some massage oil and then head DIRECTLY to this…

It’s called “romance”, kids. Get in on it.

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