Top 10 Baseball Distractions

December 27, 2011 | Glenn Clark

4. College Basketball: Albany @ Maryland (Wednesday 8pm Comcast Center), Samford @ Maryland (Saturday 2pm from Comcast Center live on Comcast SportsNet); Towson @ Virginia (Friday 7pm from Charlottesville live on; Niagara @ Loyola (Monday 7:30pm Reitz Arena)

It’s fitting Towson is headed to UVa just before New Year’s, as they’ll be hearing “Auld Lang Syne” throughout their trip. Ugh.

Their version stinks. The Beach Boys’ doesn’t…

3. College Football: Little Caesars Bowl-Western Michigan vs. Purdue (Tuesday 4:30pm from Detroit live on ESPN), Belk Bowl-Louisville vs. North Carolina State (Tuesday 8pm from Charlotte live on ESPN), Military Bowl-Toledo vs. Air Force (Wednesday 4:30pm from RFK Stadium live on ESPN), Holiday Bowl-Texas vs. California (Wednesday 8pm from San Diego live on ESPN), Champs Sports Bowl-Florida State vs. Notre Dame (Thursday 5:30pm from Orlando live on ESPN), Alamo Bowl-Washington vs. Baylor (Thursday 9pm from San Antonio live on ESPN), Armed Forces Bowl-BYU vs. Tulsa (Friday 12pm from Fort Worth, TX live on ESPN), Pinstripe Bowl-Rutgers vs. Iowa State (Friday 3:20pm from New York live on ESPN), Music City Bowl-Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest (Friday 6:40pm from Nashville live on ESPN), Insight Bowl-Iowa vs. Oklahoma (Friday 10pm from Tempe, AZ live on ESPN), Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas-Texas A&M vs. Northwestern (Saturday 12pm from Houston live on ESPN), Sun Bowl-Georgia Tech vs. Utah (Saturday 2pm from El Paso, TX live on CBS), Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl-Illinois vs. UCLA (Saturday 3:30pm from San Francisco live on ESPN), Liberty Bowl-Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt (Saturday 3:30pm from Memphis live on ABC), Chick-Fil-A Bowl-Virginia vs. Auburn (Saturday 7:30pm from Atlanta live on ESPN), TicketCity Bowl-Houston vs. Penn State (Monday 12pm from Dallas live on ESPNU), Capital One Bowl-Nebraska vs. South Carolina (Monday 1pm from Orlando live on ESPN), Outback Bowl-Michigan State vs. Georgia (Monday 1pm from Tampa Bay live on ABC), Gator Bowl-Ohio State vs. Florida (Monday 1pm from Jacksonville live on ESPN2), Rose Bowl-Wisconsin vs. Oregon (Monday 5pm from Pasadena live on ESPN), Fiesta Bowl-Stanford vs. Oklahoma State (Monday 8:30pm from Glendale, AZ live on ESPN)

Yeah but there’s really only one bowl game I’m all that interested in…

We all know that’s the real “Grandaddy of Them All.”

2. NHL: Winter Classic-New York Rangers @ Philadelphia Flyers (Monday 1pm from Philly live on NBC), Winter Classic Alumni Game-New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Saturday 1pm from Philly live on VERSUS); New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals (Wednesday 7:30pm from Verizon Center live on VERSUS), Buffalo Sabres @ Washington Capitals (Friday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Washington Capitals @ Columbus Blue Jackets (Saturday 7pm from Columbus live on Comcast SportsNet)

I’m gonna guess the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Ballpark will be amazing.

I’m also gonna guess there won’t be a goal scored by a goalie.

I say that because Cam Ward accomplished the feat…

1. NFL: Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals (Sunday 4:15pm from Cincy live on CBS)

I want to accomplish two things this weekend.

A-The first AFC North title for Charm City since 2006.

B-SOMEONE bringing me back Skyline Chili…

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…