Top 10 Baseball Distractions

January 03, 2012 | Glenn Clark

4. NHL: Calgary Flames @ Washington Capitals (Tuesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Washington Capitals @ San Jose Sharks (Saturday 10:30pm from San Jose live on Comcast SportsNet), Washington Capitals @ Los Angeles Kings (Monday 10:30pm from LA live on Comcast SportsNet/NHL Network)

Hey, the Winter Classic was awesome again. You know, especially THIS.

This might be the greatest idea in the history of sports.

That’s so awesome. Also awesome? Ilya Bryzgalov’s mask.

3. College Basketball: Cornell @ Maryland (Tuesday 8pm from Comcast Center live on, Maryland @ North Carolina State (Sunday 6pm from Raleigh live on ESPNU); Towson @ Drexel (Wednesday 7pm from Philadelphia live on AM1570, Towson @ Old Dominion (Saturday 7pm from Norfolk live on AM1570; Albany @ UMBC (Thursday 7pm RAC Arena); Manhattan @ Loyola (Thursday 7:30pm Reitz Arena), Canisius @ Loyola (Saturday 12pm Reitz Arena)

More Alex Len in my life, please.

When the Terps visit the Wolfpack Sunday night, it will invoke memories…

Wait a second! How in the hell did that last one get in there???

2. NFL Playoffs: AFC Wild Card Playoffs-Cincinnati Bengals @ Houston Texans (Saturday 4:30pm from Houston live on NBC), Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos (Sunday 4:30pm from Denver live on CBS), NFC Wild Card Playoffs-Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints (Saturday 8pm from New Orleans live on NBC), Atlanta Falcons @ New York Giants (Sunday 1pm from East Rutherford, NJ live on FOX)

I’m pulling for the Texans and Broncos this weekend. I assume I’m not the only one. In fact, I’m so much in the back pocket of Houston this weekend I think it’s time to whip out some “Luv Ya Blue”…

Hell, I might even channel Billy “White Shoes” Johnson and learn the Funky Chicken…

Go Houston!

1. College Football: Sugar Bowl-Michigan vs. Virginia Tech (Tuesday 8:30pm from New Orleans live on ESPN), Orange Bowl-West Virginia vs. Clemson (Wednesday 8:30pm from Miami live on ESPN), Cotton Bowl-Kansas State vs. Arkansas (Friday 8pm from Arlington live on FOX), BBVA Compass Bowl-SMU vs. Pittsburgh (Saturday 1pm from Birmingham live on ESPN), Bowl-Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois (Sunday 9pm from Mobile, AL live on ESPN), BCS Championship Game-LSU vs. Alabama (Monday 8:30pm from New Orleans live on ESPN)

I feel like I’ve seen LSU-Alabama before somewhere. Somewhere? Right?

Bowl season concludes with Monday night’s tussle in the Superdome, which I guess sadly means no more Nelly on ESPN? Just when I was REALLY getting into that song, too.

I’ll take the Tigers to win, for a number of reasons. Of course, there’s one that’s particularly significant (and includes language NSFW)…

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…