Top 10 Baseball Distractions

September 20, 2011 | Glenn Clark

4. Mixed Martial Arts: UFC 135-Jon “Bones” Jones vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Saturday 9pm from Denver live on Pay-Per-View); Bellator Fighting Championships 51 (Saturday 9pm from Canton, OH live on MTV2)

We pull for Jon Jones in Charm City-partly because his brother is Baltimore Ravens DL Arthur “My Nickname Isn’t Nearly as cool as ‘Bones'” Jones.

We also pull for him because he’s a complete and total freaking badass…

3. NFL: St. Louis Rams @ Baltimore Ravens (Sunday 4:05pm from St. Louis live on CBS)

So…this is uncomfortable. Are the Ravens any good? I thought they were supposed to be on the fast track to the Super Bowl?!?!?!?

Of course, the Rams at least don’t have Kenny Britt on their roster. That should be helpful.

If you’re headed to “The Lou” this weekend for the game, may I suggest a trip to Ropers Ribs?


I thought you’d allow me that opportunity.

2. College Football: Temple @ Maryland (Saturday 12:30pm from Byrd Stadium live on ACC Network-WJZ 13 locally), Colgate @ Towson (Saturday 7pm from Unitas Stadium live on AM1570/, New York Urban League Classic: Morgan State vs. Howard (Saturday 3:30pm Metlife Stadium), Muhlenberg @ Johns Hopkins (Saturday 2pm Homewood Field); “1st & Goal in The Bronx: Grambling vs. Morgan State 1968” premieres (Wednesday 7pm CBS Sports Network); LSU @ West Virginia (Saturday 8pm from Morgantown, WV live on ABC)

I don’t care for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Not one bit. Especially after they topped the Terps Saturday.

In turn, I don’t care AT ALL for the Temple Owls, despite the fact that my close personal friend Bill Cosby roots for them.

I like Bill Cosby otherwise though…

1. NHL: Nashville Predators @ Washington Capitals (Tuesday 7pm 1st Mariner Arena), Columbus Blue Jackets @ Washington Capitals (Monday 7pm Verizon Center); Capitals Convention (Saturday 9am Walter E. Washington Convention Center)

I was going to get a Preds jersey for Tuesday night’s game…right up until the moment where the Titans beat the Ravens. Now I don’t like Nashville AT ALL.

I will admit I like their goal horn though…

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…