Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

November 21, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Ravens 24, Eagles 21This could be a defining game for Joe Flacco and the Ravens. I really believe this game could be 21-17 with about 1:41 left and the Ravens getting the ball at the 24. I think Flacco will prove himself with the biggest win of his young pro career.

Maryland 31, Florida State 20

I actually think this will become a statement game for the Terps. I really believe they will win this game, as the emotions are high in College Park. I especially think this given the fact that I also believe Wake will beat BC Saturday afternoon.

James Madison 41, Towson 20

The Dukes aren’t letting off the throttle just because they have their title wrapped up.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say……

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Joe Flacco happy to see other rookies playing

Nestor Aparicio says Baltimore/Philly rivalry gets another chapter Sunday

Drew Forrester doesn’t think Teixeira headed to DC

Bob Haynie says Izturis much better than anyone who currently plays for Orioles

Thyrl Nelson says Birds shouldn’t throw away money

Ed Frankovic says Caps drop one in LA

Alex Thomas picks Ravens 23-16

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens happy to be home

The Official Site says Ravens hosting food drive before Eagles game

The Official Site says Cameron thinks Eagles’ defense ‘probably is’ Flacco’s biggest test yet

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Rice wants to be more like Westbrook

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens still respect McNabb

Eagles Official Site’s Dave Spadaro says Eagles need to ‘execute’

Eagles Official Site says Mornhinweg thinks offense needs to ‘start faster’

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Sunday gives student Harbaugh chance to defeat teacher Reid

4 of 7 Sun writers pick Ravens to beat Eagles

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens must protect Flacco, force turnovers, and avoid big plays

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens may want to consider returners other than Figurs

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ravens hoping to continue home dominance

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says T. Smith unlikely to switch positions

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Eagles game could provide ‘redemption’ from Giants loss

The Sun remembers when Eagles tied Ravens

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mason, Reed, Rolle all practice

The Sun’s Edward Lee says 52, Reed, L. McClain lead Pro Bowl voting at their positions

The Sun’s Mike Preston thinks R. Ryan will stick around

The Sun’s Edward Lee says only Gaither absent from practice

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ngata ‘deserves’ Pro Bowl trip

Aaron Wilson says Ravens still in ‘strong position’ to make playoffs

Aaron Wilson says defense thinks Eagles’ run offense will ‘test’ them

Philadelphia Daily News’ Les Bowen says Eagles want to ‘establish run early’ Sunday

Philadelphia Inquirer’s Ray Parrillo says Eagles have ‘target’ on Flacco

ESPN.com’s James Walker surprised Ngata doesn’t get more love nationally

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says Ravens realize ‘they have to play better’

3 of 5 ESPN Sunday Countdown analysts pick Ravens

4 of 6 ESPN experts (thus far) pick Ravens

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco says Ngata ‘in the mix’ to go to Hawaii

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Terps thinking title headed into tomorrow night’s game

Florida State Official Site says Bowden reports Datko practiced Thursday

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps expecting sellout

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for QB commit Brown

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Noles preparing for frigid temperatures

The Sun’s Jeff Barker thinks Terps will have more night success at home than on road

The Sun’s Jeff Barker breaks down Bowl possibilities for Terps after Orange Bowl

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says heat on Bowden amongst FSU fans

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Ralph opening practice to students again

The Examiner’s Abby Sondak says E. Williams brings ‘energy’ to Terps in push for Orange Bowl

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Terps know they’re game more important than BC-Wake

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says this game massive for Terps

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Bowden thinks Terps play tough every week

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Oquendo drive-extender for Terps

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says ‘no surprises’ for Terps on injury report

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Noles’ defense strong

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph will blog

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell remembers Ralph’s first meeting with Bowden

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says at least 100 students showed up for practice last week

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps struggled in this situation two years ago

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps going trying to beat FSU for 3rd straight time at home

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps won’t have Gossett TV’s on Wake game

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Oquendo, Tyler delivering for Terps on 3rd down

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says L. Williams, Gonnella both OUT for Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says all of Oquendo’s 3rd down catches have been pickups

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Chick-Fil-A Bowl praises Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph wants interaction between players, students at practice

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have new football site

Orlando Sentinel’s Tim Linafelt says Noles preparing for dry footballs in Saturday’s chilly conditions

Florida Times-Union’s Ira Schoffel says J. Thomas threat to catch passes as well

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Turner has become one of ACC’s ‘better quarterbacks’

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says FSU confirms McClure OUT

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s Vermont game

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Catamounts release (pdf)

The Sun’s Don Markus says Terps want to get out to quicker start vs. Vermont

The Sun’s Ray Frager says tonight’s game first of 8 this season to be televised by CSN

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Gary looking for 400th victory at school tonight

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Terps’ recruiting year looks more like pro ‘free agency’

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Lonergan returns to College Park tonight

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Lonergan has always followed Terps

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Lonergan thinks Catamounts have taken ‘good shots’ thus far this season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps remaining ‘patient’ in hopes to improve inside

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Goins ‘better than expected’ thus far

DC Examiner’s Craig Stouffer says Catamounts lead to College Park by Lively

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Toliver has 27 points, 10 assists to lift Terps past JMU

The Sun’s Patrick Gutierrez says Terps use 14-0 run to pull away from Dukes

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says JMU had lead in 2nd half

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says 6,000+ see Terps top Dukes

The AP says Toliver decided to take over down stretch

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Navy-NIU to be shown on ESPN Classic, not ESPN2

The Official Site’s Bob Socci says Mids don’t quit

Northern Illinois Official Site says Huskies looking to get bowl eligible with win over Mids Tuesday

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says Mids were close to providing memories for lifetime

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo ‘concerned’ about Tuesday trip to Dekalb

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Dobbs ‘sharp’ in practice

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says 10 Tigers playing final game tomorrow

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Tigers get chance to stun #1 Dukes

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site’s Mike Hermann (he’s the AD!) says get behind Coach Kennedy because he finally has all of his own players

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site offers complete UMBC-Quinnipiac release (pdf)

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tomorrow’s season finale with Hampton

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says CB McKhan making strides for Bears

HOPKINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews ECAC Southeast Championship vs. Catholic Saturday

The Official Site offers complete Hopkins-Catholic release (pdf)

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says 14 Gulls honored by conference

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eers ink 2

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Phelan headed to College Hall Sunday

ORIOLES:

MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch says Mussina knew this would be his final season

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds targeting Izturis at short

The Sun’s Ray Frager says Moose should go to Hall as Oriole, Rick Maese says he’s a Yankee

The AP says Mussina has ‘no regrets’ over decision to retire

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds, Ponson going to court Dec. 17

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Montanez honored by Topps

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says Moose will have to wait for year with no first time candidates to get to Hall……….as Yankee

New York Post’s Joel Sherman credits Moose for accomplishments in steroid era

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal thinks Tex choosing Birds ‘doubtful’

Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown says Moose won 20 after deciding to retire

MARINERS:

The Official Site says team adds 12 to Camp roster

SWIMMING:

The AP says Phelps to hawk Subway

HORSE RACING:

The Sun’s Childs Walker says MRC could cut events

Thoroughbred Times’ John Scheinman says prize money down in ‘09

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Here are some hoops predictions for this weekend…..Maryland 78, Vermont 62-the Terps really need to get a few rotation problems solved tonight; or else Thursday’s game with Michigan State could get UGLY. UMBC 70, Quinnipiac 64-Coach Monroe worked the Dogs pretty hard on Wednesday after their loss Monday night. Marshall 75, Morgan 72-The Bears don’t need to win their early season games; but they do need to get ready for a tough MEAC season. Purdue 87, Coppin 68-but this one will be closer at half than the Boilers will want it to be. Towson 84, Hampton 72-The Tigers SHOULD be double digits better than most MEAC clubs.

-Your regional High School Football winners will be……Arundel, Millford Mill, Wilde Lake, Eastern Tech, River Hill, Pikesville, Joppatowne, Dunbar AND……..the Perry Hall Gators.

Talk to you tonight from Maryland-Vermont.

-G

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