Top 10 Baseball Distractions

January 16, 2012 | Glenn Clark

Top 10 Baseball Distractions

4. Mixed Martial Arts: UFC on FX-Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller (Friday 9pm from Nashville live on FX)

Because when I think of the Music City, I think of MMA!

If you don’t remember, Melvin Guillard is the fighter that there is no particular reason to remember.

Elsewhere in the sport, ProElite is hosting an event the same night. If you wear red Speedos like one of their fighters (Ikuhisa Minowa), they’ll let you in for free.

I wonder if my Chris Nowinski costume would work…

3. Tennis: Australian Open (Tuesday 12pm & 9pm Wednesday & Thursday 11pm Friday & Saturday 9pm Sunday 7pm Monday 9pm live on ESPN2; Tuesday-Monday 7pm live on Tennis Channel. All tennis from Melbourne, AUS)

If you missed my declaration on Facebook Sunday night, I’ve decided to alter my diet in honor of the Aussie Open. I’m assuming I can pick up some of this stuff at just about any area Smoothie King…

You’re thinking to yourself “boy, I wonder what kangaroo jerky even looks like.” The simple answer is…you don’t want to know.

2. College Basketball: Maryland @ Florida State (Tuesday 9pm from Tallahassee, FL live on ESPNU), Maryland @ Temple (Saturday 11am from Philadelphia live on ESPNU); Old Dominion @ Towson (Wednesday 7pm from Towson Center live on AM1570 WNST.net), Towson @ George Mason (Saturday 4pm from Patriot Center live on AM1570 WNST.net/Comcast SportsNet); Binghamton @ UMBC (Thursday 7pm RAC Arena), Vermont @ UMBC (Sunday 1pm RAC Arena); Siena @ Loyola (Thursday 7:30pm Reitz Arena), Saint Peter’s @ Loyola (Sunday 12pm Reitz Arena); North Carolina A&T @ Morgan State (Saturday 4pm Hill Field House), North Carolina Central @ Morgan State (Monday 7:30pm Hill Field House); North Carolina Central @ Coppin State (Saturday 4pm Coppin State Physical Education Complex), North Carolina A&T @ Coppin State (Monday 7pm from Coppin State Physical Education Complex live on ESPNU)

There could be a lot of good things that could happen for the Terps, Tigers, Retrievers, Greyhounds, Bears or Eagles this weekend. But NONE of them will be nearly as good as what happened for Chase Spreen of Lindsey Wilson College this past weekend…

Oh, and I’ll be in Philly this weekend to make my first ever trip to The Palestra. If I’m going to be in The City of Brotherly Love, THIS will be happening…

1. NFL Playoffs: AFC Championship Game-Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots (Sunday 3pm from Foxborough, MA live on CBS), NFC Championship Game-New York Giants @ San Francisco 49ers (Sunday 6:30pm from San Fran live on FOX)

It’s a picture of Tom Brady in a skirt. What did you think I was going to do here? Please win this freaking game…

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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