Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

September 04, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Here are your weekend picks…..

Cal 31, Maryland 23

Cal will jump on an inexperienced Terps team early, but Maryland’s talent should make it interesting.

Ohio State 38, Navy 20

Again, too tall a task to ask of Ricky Dobbs in his 2nd career start.

Northwestern 41, Towson 6

It could be worse.

Perry Hall 30, Joppatowne 12

It’s on, boys.

Let’see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks 2nd string Ravens could beat Chiefs

Chris Pika recaps “Purple Haze”

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens accomplished ‘simple tasks’ in 20-3 win over Falcons to close preseason

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says North Gwinnett High School (GA) alum Jason Cook thrilled family, friends with TD catch in win

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Hauschka ‘may have won’ kicking job in Ravens’ win

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Suggs impressed during only series he spent on field at Georgia Dome

The Official Site’s Ryan Mink says John Harbaugh pleased with John Beck’s performance in win

The Official Site says Jason Cook thought ‘staying after’ practice paid off with TD catch in win

Atlanta Falcons Official Site’s John Manasso says Peria Jerry tallied sack for Falcons in loss to Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens finished preseason 4-0 for first time since Super Bowl XXXV season in ‘00

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Gano didn’t attempt FG in final preseason game

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Justin Harper still ‘inconsistent’

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Figurs ‘may survive’ cut

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Antwan Barnes forced fumble, but made mental mistake afterwards

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Evan Oglesby’s INT could help him nail down roster spot

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Demetrius Williams played well in win

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Tavares Gooden only other starter to play besides Suggs

The AP says Eron Riley also caught TD for Ravens in win

Atlanta Journal Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter says Matt Ryan, Falcons offensive starters played just one series in loss (one more than the Ravens’ starters did)

LA Times’ Sam Farmer says Ravens’ success ‘hinges’ on Flacco’s development

USA Today’s Nate Davis says Flacco 20th best QB in NFL

Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Silver says Bisciotti 10th best owner in NFL

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Suggs’ return ‘eased concerns’

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says season winding down for Matusz, Tillman

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Rangers come to Baltimore in ‘thick’ of playoff race

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds in serious danger of losing 100 games

ORIOLES MINOR LEAGUES:

Norfolk Tides Official Site says Chris Lambert winner as Tides topped Gwinnett

Bowie Baysox Official Site says Josh Bell homered for Baysox in win over Binghamton

Frederick Keys Official Site says Joe Mahoney homered for Keys in win over Indians

Delmarva Shorebirds Official Site says Ryan O’Shea loser as Shorebirds fell to Lakewood

Aberdeen Ironbirds Official Site says Frabizio loser as Ironbirds fell to Staten Island

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Eric Crozier also homered for Baysox in win

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Keys’ Widlansky honored by Carolina League

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Shorebirds’ Xavier Avery wants to be like Carl Crawford

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Montanez tallied RBI single for Keys in rehab assignment win over Kinston

Virginian-Pilot’s Jim Hodges says Rhyne Hughes hit 2 run bomb for Tides in win over Braves

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Kevin Glover to be honored alongside Testaverde, Weinke, other ACC legends

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps seeking ‘consistency’ this season

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says California has 17 starters back from team that lost in College Park last season

The Sun’s Jeff Barker thinks Adrian Cannon will get TD tomorrow night, Nick Ferrara will be kicker

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Da’Rel Scott, Davin Meggett give Terps ‘double threat’ in backfield

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Bears have been ‘consistent’ under Tedford

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Friedgen concerned players could have ‘starry eyes’ under bright lights in Berkeley

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler believes Cal RB Jahvid Best likely motivated by Kevin Barnes hit in ’08 loss to Terps

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Bears may not be as good as projected, but Terps too young to be counted on

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says getting transfer Clay Belton as walk-on impressive for Ralph

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Don Brown ‘unconcerned’ about making debut as FBS coordinator

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Cal RB Jahvid Best similar to Reggie Bush

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Bennett Fulper, Isaiah Ross, Darin Drakeford, Zach Kerr, Eric Franklin, Nick Ferrera, Avery Murray, Dexter McDougle all traveling as freshmen

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens picks Terps by 17

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens picks Terps to lose 5 games (including Duke)

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Bears 7-0 in home openers under Tedford, Terps 4-4 in road openers under Friedgen

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens expects both Ferrara, Barbour to make trip to Cal

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Bonato will travel with Terps

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Terps have ‘little fear’ of Cal stemming from last year’s win

San Francisco Chronicle’s Ron Kroichick says Bears’ success rests in Kevin Riley’s hand

San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner says Golden Bears open season thinking Rose Bowl

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Anthony Wiseman also wants to ‘make noise’ in secondary (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Tommy Galt caught more balls in camp than any other Terp (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Wujciak may be ‘better than ever’ (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Bruce Perry helping Da’Rel Scott out (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says if healthy, WR Ronnie Tyler can make impact (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS SOCCER:

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Terps open defense of NCAA Championship tonight vs. Bruins

The Diamondback’s Jonas Shaffer says Maryland will be ‘tested’ by Pac-10’s UCLA, Cal

Washington Post’s Steven Goff says Ludwig Field has been expanded to seat 7,000 for this season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Rodney Wallace, Omar Gonzalez amongst defenders Cirovski must replace

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Greg Jones, Mike Schupp, Doug Furman, Gary Myers, Mario Washington trying to step up at WR for Midshipmen

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says AD Gladchuk visited Ireland in preparation for 2012 season opener vs. Notre Dame in Dublin

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Dobbs making just 2nd career start tomorrow in Columbus

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says SB/KR Gee Gee Greene excited to play in front of major crowd at Ohio Stadium

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Mids’ Middleton reuniting with former Marist School teammate Anderson Russell

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Kameron Smith playing Terrelle Pryor in practice

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Tressel thinks record crowd could be at Horseshoe tomorrow

Washington Times says Safety Middleton sees Dobbs as ‘icon’ of team

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says DE Tuani ‘on the spot’ for Mids this season

Columbus Dispatch’s Ken Gordon says Aaron Gant, Ohrian Johnson, Travis Howard, Jermil Martin, Mike Adams could miss game for Bucks

Go Mids says Mids 0-3 all-time vs. Buckeyes

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Official Site’s Dan O’Connell remembers 1979 win over Maine fondly

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s David Grening says Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra faces bigger, older male counterparts in Woodward States tomorrow

GOLF:

The Sun says Hal Sutton, Bob Tway commit to Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship

BALTIMORE MARINERS:

The Official Site says Aaron Yarbough, T-Wuan Prather returning to team

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Don’t take much from last night’s game. I’m pretty sure the Ravens didn’t.

Talk to you this weekend. Get me a birthday present.

-G

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