I mentioned during Monday’s show that e-mailer Steve sent me an interesting question this past Saturday night after he and three other friends had attended the Maryland football game vs. Virginia. The basic summary of the e-mail was: “Why doesn’t Baltimore care about Maryland football?”.
On Monday I said I would write about that topic in today’s edition of DMD. Unfortunately, I didn’t get time to do it with yesterday’s golf outing taking all of my day and most of my evening, but I will have something in this space tomorrow.
I’ll print Steve’s e-mail in its entirety and give my thoughts on the subject in the Wednesday edition of DMD.
Just wanted to mention that so you didn’t think I was pulling the same “bait and switch” tactic the Orioles were using with their Student Night tickets a few years ago.
Check this space tomorrow for more on Maryland football.
Blessed with a phenomenal day of Fall weather on Monday, 100 golfers gathered at Mountain Branch for our 9th annual charity golf outing. A great afternoon of golf was had by all, with the team of Ryan Richardson, Pat Richardson, Dan MacLennan and Jerod Wilks posting a terrific 17-under par score of 55 to win the event by one shot. We’re still collecting donations and monies and settling up with Mountain Branch later today, but we’ll once again approach or exceed our established goal of $7,500 for this year’s charity recipient, the brain cancer research department at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Special thanks, again, to all 25 foursomes who came out, plus our sponsors: Koons Ford of Security Blvd., The Hub and C’Ville Bikes, and Kenwood Kitchens.
I love when people who buy tickets to Ravens games suddenly think they “know it all”. Case in point: George e-mailed me on Monday afternoon and said, paraphrasing, “One of my great suspicions about the Ravens has been confirmed. A friend of mine does car detailing work and he did a major job for a Ravens defensive starter last week and he (the player) said ‘Harbaugh is a good coach but he doesn’t prepare us well for the games’ and that’s one of the reasons why we’re sluggish sometimes.”
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing two years ago when the team went to the AFC Championship game. And then again last January and February when they won three playoff games and the Super Bowl.
I’m not even sure if I believe the “friend of mine” story…but even if you do, what kind of nitwit looks at John Harbaugh’s 5-year run in the NFL and offers “he doesn’t prepare them well for the games” as a criticism?
I know: A special kind of nitwit offers that.
I watched the Bob Costas “Redskins piece” from Sunday nights’s NFL game and I thought it was outstanding. I’m in the minority, but I think Costas is an excellent journalist. While baseball is clearly his big love (as evidenced by the fact that he basically brushed over the “Indians issue” and acted like it wasn’t a major issue), his opinions on football and other sports topics are always worth considering, in my opinion.
That said, he’s wrong about the Redskins issue.
In fact, I think if you polled the American Indians, they’d be far, far more offended by the connection between WASHINGTON and their heritage based on the way our government is operating in the nation’s capital these days.