Top 10 Baseball Distractions

January 23, 2012 | Glenn Clark

8. Soccer: Team USA @ Panama (Wednesday 8:30pm from Panama City live on; Team USA Women vs. Mexico (Tuesday 10:30pm from Vancouver live on Universal Sports); MISL: Norfolk SharX @ Baltimore Blast (Friday 7:35pm 1st Mariner Arena), Rochester Lancers @ Baltimore Blast (Saturday 7:35pm 1st Mariner Arena)

It’s been a long time since we’ve discussed Team USA goalie Hope Solo. That needs to change.

HAHA! I bet you thought I was going to post a sexy picture of Hope Solo! You guys have so many unfair perceptions of me.

(That’s Alex Morgan, not Hope Solo!)

7. NFL: Pro Bowl (Sunday 7pm from Honolulu live on NBC)

This seems like an appropriate time for us to discuss our favorite moments in Pro Bowl history.

So whenever you want to start.

But really.

6. NHL: All-Star Game-Team Zdeno Chara vs. Team Daniel Alfredsson (Sunday 4pm from Ottawa live on NBC Sports Network); NHL All-Star Skills Competition (Saturday 7pm from Ottawa live on NBC Sports Network); Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals (Tuesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet)

I don’t like the Caps. They play in DC, and DC is where the Redskins are. That being said, there is no doubt in my mind that I will be rooting for them to beat the snot out of the gang from Beantown. Mostly because those a-holes in Massachusetts subjected me to this…

The new Van Halen song thinks this was awful.

5. College Football: Senior Bowl (Saturday 4pm from Mobile, AL live on NFL Network); Senior Bowl practice (Tuesday-Thursday 11am & 5:30pm from Mobile, AL live on NFL Network)

My immediate fix after Ravens season ends is always the start of NFL Draft season. Heights, 40 times, verticals and bench press numbers somehow manage to distract me from the reality of the end of a season.

Can you honestly tell me this video of potential Ravens target Marvin McNutt (Iowa WR) isn’t the least bit exciting???

Or Arkansas WR/PR Joe Adams?