Top 10 Baseball Distractions

January 04, 2010 | Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Women’s College Basketball: Maryland @ Virginia (Monday 7:30pm from Charlottesville live on ESPN2); High School Basketball: Calvert Hall @ John Carroll (Tuesday 7pm), St. Frances @ Mt. St. Joseph (Tuesday 7pm), Perry Hall @ Woodlawn (Wednesday 6:30pm)

10-Joe Rogan (Sunday 7pm 9:30 Club)

I have no doubt that Joe Rogan hates the fact that most of America knows him more as the host of “Fear Factor” than they do as a UFC analyst or as a comedian, but I don’t think it’s a big deal. I mean, if it weren’t for that show-how would I ever known just how delicious bull testicles really are???


9-Tennis: Brisbane International (Saturday & Sunday 9am on Tennis Channel)

You know why this is a big deal? Because somebody I like is back in action…….


Is he wearing pants? Frankly-I don’t know, and I’m not sure that I care……

8-Baltimore Blast vs. Monterrey La Raza (Friday 7:35pm from 1st Mariner Arena streamed live on

Did you guys see this story where Billboard magazine named 1st Mariner Arena the best arena (of its size) in the country???

I guess the following venues were the other options…….


7-PGA Tour: SBS Championship (Thursday 3:30pm, Friday-Sunday 6pm from Maui live on Golf Channel)

Hey! Golf’s Back!!! Which means……ummm………Forrester will be watching?

Seriously, I only even mention it because its the season opener; the “exclusive” field of 28 STILL includes golfers I’ve never freaking heard of!


Also, did anyone say they wanted to see Tiger Woods’ nipples???


6-NBA: Wizards @ 76ers (Tuesday 7pm from Philadelphia live on Comcast SportsNet), Wizards @ Cavaliers (Wednesday 7pm from Cleveland live on Comcast SportsNet), Magic @ Wizards (Friday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Hornets @ Wizards (Sunday 1pm from New Orleans live on Comcast SportsNet)

I really can’t pile on the whole Gilbert Arenas mess. It’s such a mix of sad and hilarious that there’s nothing else I can say.

Instead, I’m going to share a picture of Hayden Panettierre’s ass from some time she spent hanging out with boxer Wladimir Klitschko. Does it have anything to do with hoops? No. Does it matter? Hell no.


5-NHL: Canadiens @ Capitals (Tuesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet PLUS), Senators @ Capitals (Thursday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Capitals @ Thrashers (Saturday 7pm from Atlanta live on Comcast SportsNet)

Caps/Thrash, huh? You think Ondrej Pavelec still has nightmares about Jeff Schultz????

4-College Basketball: Florida State @ Maryland (Sunday 5:30pm from Comcast Center live on Comcast SportsNet locally, Fox Sports Net nationally), Towson @ James Madison (Saturday 2pm from Harrisonburg, VA live on Comcast SportsNet), Penn @ UMBC (Wednesday 7:30pm RAC Arena), Loyola @ Fairfield (Friday 9pm from Bridgeport, CT live on ESPNU), Iona @ Loyola (Monday 7pm Reitz Arena), Coppin State @ Howard (Monday 8pm Burr Gymnasium)

Look, I hope the Terps kick the CRAP out of the Seminoles Sunday night in College Park, but there will still be a soft spot in my heart for one particular member of the ‘Noles nation.

(Edit from GMC: I love you Tommy Polley-but it’s not you.)

That’s right, there’s a legend from Tallahassee that recently made a major decision which might lead them to slip out of the collective minds of sports fans everywhere. That’s right……


3-UFC Fight Night: Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz (Monday 9pm from Patriot Center live on SpikeTV), WEC 46: Jamie Varner vs. Ben Henderson (Saturday 9pm from Sacramento live WEC)

Jamie Varner will be on “The MMA Report” with Bob Haynie and John Rallo Tuesday on AM1570 WNST. He’s also from Tempe, Arizona; where he met and became Facebook friends with one Glenn Clark. He also lives a really tough life…..


2-College Football: Citi BCS National Championship-Alabama vs. Texas (Thursday 8pm from Pasadena, CA live on ABC), FedEx Orange Bowl: Iowa vs. Georgia Tech (Tuesday 8pm from Miami live on FOX), GMAC Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Troy (Wednesday 7pm from Mobile, AL live on ESPN)

What a game.

End of the season.

Everything on the line.

Storied careers ready to come to a close.

What else could you ask for?

I’ll take the Chippewas.


1-NFL Playoffs: Ravens @ Patriots (Sunday 1pm from Foxborough live on CBS), Packers @ Cardinals (Sunday 4:30pm from Glendale, AZ live on FOX), Eagles @ Cowboys (Saturday 8pm from Dallas live on NBC), Jets @ Bengals (Saturday 4:30pm from Cincinnati live on NBC)

(Editor’s note: Following thoughts probably NSFW. Unless you work for Christian Bale. Which must be nice…..)


Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…..