Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

May 15, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Here are your weekend picks……

Hopkins 11, Virginia 10 (OT)

Don’t call me a homer-I’m a Maryland fan. I hate Hopkins. I just don’t pick against Dave Pietramala this late in the season.

Syracuse 13, Maryland 8

Love Brian Phipps, just not feeling it tomorrow.

Stevenson 10, Gettysburg 7

I’m going. They better not let me down.

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Bob Haynie says Orioles improved to 15-20 with win

G. Q. says Leparoux good choice for Jockey Challenge

Glenn Clark not necessarily buying Ravens’ love of Marcus Smith, Demetrius Williams

Matt Duggins says Birds missed chance to pick up momentum

Ed Frankovic says Caps have ‘bright future’

HORSE RACING:

Preakness Official Site says Rachel Alexandra just walked on her first day at Pimlico

Preakness Official Site previews Preakness undercard

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Casanova Move has chance to win graded stakes race with Rachel Alexandra not running Black-Eyed Susan

Daily Racing Form’s Marcus Hersh says Rachel Alexandra not first filly to run Triple Crown race

Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty says NTRA safety panel thinks Pimlico needs ‘further upgrades’ before getting full accreditation

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Take the Points owner Lucarelli not thrilled with decision to run Rachel Alexandra

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Mine That Bird trainer Woolley not used to so much attention

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Woolley has Clint Eastwood-like image

Thoroughbred Times’ Bob Ehalt says Big Drama ‘best value’ in field

Thoroughbred Times’ Jeff Lowe says Woolley enjoying attention now since winning Derby

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Woolley happy with ‘class’ Borel has shown

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Red Bullet, Bernardini only non-Derby starters to win Preakness in last 25 years

Thoroughbred Times’ Ed DeRosa says Terrain has ‘less fanfare’ during Pimlico workout

The Sun’s Sandra McKee says Mike Smith ‘excited’ to ride Mine That Bird

The Sun’s Brent Jones and Sandra McKee say assistant trainer Blasi reports Rachel Alexandra will gallop today

The Sun’s Brent Jones says Laurel’s Komlo gets Preakness chance with Tone It Down

The Sun’s Jill Rosen says liquor stores hurt by MJC decision to ban alcohol from infield

Examiner Steve DeClue says alcohol ban keeping him from infield

The AP says Baffert hoping Pioneerof The Nile can bounce back from Derby loss with Preakness win

Washington Post’s Andrew Beyer says weak field improves Rachel Alexandra’s chances

Washington Post’s Zach Berman says owner Jess Jackson thinks Rachel Alexandra has ‘appetite, skill to compete’

Washington Times’ Bob Cohn says rivalry between Lukas, Baffert has ‘simmered’

ESPN The Magazine’s Rick Reilly says Baffert thinks Rachel Alexandra ‘freak of all freaks’

ESPN.com’s Paul Moran says sport ‘needs’ Triple Crown winner

ESPN.com’s Bill Finley sees ‘no reason’ not to pick Friesan Fire again

ORIOLES:

MLB.com’s Robert Falkoff says Guthrie ‘wasn’t at best’, but bats picked him up for win in Kansas City

The Official Site offers numerical evidence of win

MLB.com’s Robert Falkoff says Eaton, Birds get chance to face Greinke, Royals tonight

MLB.com’s Robert Falkoff says Rich Hill to rotation, Hendrickson to bullpen

MLB.com’s Robert Falkoff says Trembley going with Reimold based on health of Orioles’ other outfielders

Royals Official Site’s Dick Kaegel says Meche, pen battered by Orioles’ offense in loss

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Izturis gets 2 hits, 3 RBI batting from 2nd spot in win

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Reimold picked up first big league hit in win

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Hill will start Saturday, Uehara will go day late Sunday

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Wieters homered twice for Tides in win

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Greinke due to struggle sometime soon

Examiner Jay Trucker thinks Birds will take 2 of 3 from Royals

The AP says Markakis collected 3 RBI in win

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Rowell continuing to progress with Keys

Washington Times’ Tim Lemke says MASN holding casting call for “Birdland” commercials May 30 at Camden Yards

Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton says 24,431 see Royals fall at Kauffman Stadium

SI’s Ted Keith has Orioles 23rd in power rankings

Sporting News’ Chris Bahr says Jones ‘best player you’ve never heard about’

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Washington must pass physical, sign contract

The Official Site’s Matt Palmer says Gooden, J. McClain both ready to step in for Bart Scott

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Rosburg thinks both Gano, Hauschka ‘good young kickers’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says neither kicker ‘stood out’ in minicamp

ESPN.com’s James Walker says 2001 Ravens part of “Hard Knocks” ‘curse’

Sporting News RealScouts says Flacco 16th best QB in NFL

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Terps’ Groot facing hometown team Syracuse

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps bring ‘momentum’ into showdown with Orange

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Phipps stays in cage, not splitting with Carter

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps-Orange headed to ESPN2

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps getting 3 and a half vs. Orange

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps one of record-tying 4 ACC teams left in Tournament

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens picks ‘Cuse 12-10

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says trip to Boise just part of roller coaster season

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Robinson (VA) LB Laiti getting interest from Terps

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich thinks Terps will be ‘second half of the year-type team’

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Phil Costa amongst top O-Linemen in ACC

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles LB prospect Javarie Johnson (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles Northern Guilford (NC) HS athlete prospect (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh profiles WR prospect Shakim Phillips (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says would-be Terps Gus Gilchrist, Tyree Evans had solid seasons

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says scholarship offered to Painter could go to JUCO, be held for ‘10

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter profiles North Carolina prospect McCarter (must subscribe)

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Wharton’s status ‘unclear’ for Virginia game

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Pietramala looking for 7th Final Four in last 8 years

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Cavs enter JHU game coming off thorough performance in win over Villanova

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says 2,500 fans saw Jays’ opening round win over Brown at Homewood Field

STEVENSON LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mustangs to face Gettysburg in first ever national semifinal Sunday

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says life of former Mid Gansz to be honored at Alumni Hall

Go Mids’ Adam Nettina says ATH Ben Bostick will enter freshman season coming off broken fibula

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says Palace returns to UMBC tonight for contest with Western Mass

SWIMMING:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps trying new events at Charlotte UltraSwim

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Good luck Rich Hill. Really…..

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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