Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

October 31, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Here are my picks for this weekend………..Browns 24, Ravens 13

And it wouldn’t surprise me if the Browns actually opened it up a bit. This secondary is in TROUBLE without C-Mac; and we will learn that Sunday. Flacco may have won at Miami; but that might as well have been a home game. This will be a REAL test.

William & Mary 31, Towson 17

If this was a road game; then sadly again I would have to pick a more lopsided score. I’m being favorable to Towson here since the game is at home.

Navy 30, Temple 20

Nice to have the Owls come to town when you’re trying to clinch bowl eligibility.

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


Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Joe Flacco
excited for first trip to Cleveland

Drew Forrester says Orioles not interested in Lowe

Casey Willett says Cameron ‘anticipates’ Terry playing Sunday

Alex Thomas picks Browns 23-17

RAVENS:The Official Site’s Mike Duffy


says Ngata pushing for Pro Bowl bid

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens renew partnership with MedStar Health

The Official Site says rookie M. Smith knows injury to D. Williams could provide opportunity to ‘contribute’

The Official Site says Cameron ‘not going to overcook’ use of 2 QB’s

The Official Site announces canned food drive

Browns Official Site’s Steve King says Jamal ‘relishes’ opportunity to face Ravens

Browns Official Site’s Zac Jackson scouts Ravens-Browns

Browns Official Site’s Steve King says Rogers playing at ‘historic’ level

The Sun’s Ken Murray says T. Smith has always showed ‘resolve’

4 of 7 Sun writers picking Browns

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens need to get Flacco going, limit Cribbs, and control the ball

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens continue to produce great LB’s

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Rolle not likely to return

The Sun remembers Ravens’ ’06 win in Cleveland

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Lewis has outgained McGahee since Ravens made move

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Flacco needs to develop ‘deep ball’The Sun’s Peter Schmuck

says Martin to IR; Hauschka signed off practice squad

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Rolle wants to play with McAlister hurt

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Wilcox, Gaither joined McAlister in missing practice

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens really pleased with McKinney

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Rolle wore noncontact jersey in practice

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Terry returns to practice field

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says punter Koch having strong season

The Examiner’s Steve Declue says Clayton, Heap must step up

Aaron Wilson says Suggs looking forward to matchup with J. Thomas

Aaron Wilson says McGahee, Ayanbadejo, Figurs, Terry, Walker limited in practice

The AP says CB Phillips re-signed to practice squad

Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Tony Grossi says Lewis wants more carries in Browns’ offense

Akron Beacon Journal’s Marla Ridenour says Browns more successful when Lewis gets more carries’s John Clayton says game ‘must’ for Browns’s John Clayton says Flacco appears to be ‘real deal’

3 of 5 ESPN Sunday Countdown analysts pick Browns

3 of 5 ESPN analysts (of those who have already picked) pick Browns’s James Walker surprised Ravens fans don’t respect Browns at home’s James Walker says Flacco playing well ‘all things considered’

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager picks Browns 21-18

STATS INC. says Ravens haven’t won 3 straight since end of ‘06

SI’s “Dr. Z” has Ravens 19th in power rankings

SI’s Peter King picks Browns 19-12

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer picks Browns 16-13



says beer, wine sales to be allowed in new suites

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says school wants to ‘control’ alcohol sales in suites

The Sun’s Jeff Barker wonders how queen’s trip to Byrd went

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Egekeze’s high school career long came in rain

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Portis still backup

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says QO coach Mencarini thinks Hawkins ‘comfortable’ with Maryland commitment

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says Hawkins has ‘comfort level’ with Maryland coaches

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Steffy will make Va Tech trip

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph considered late night practice after Virginia loss

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Barnes’ surgery scheduled for yesterday

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph talking straight with Terps

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Holt similar to Taylor, Glennon

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps more mature than ’05 team that faced Halloween incident

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have 67 total bodies available to play

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Moten might not be able to replace Philistin

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Quince Orchard’s Hawkins commits to Terps (must subscribe)Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh

says Ralph ‘raises bar’ for Terps (must subscribe)Turtle Sports Report’s Seth Hoffman

says distance helped Hawkins pick Terps



says Vasquez appears to be ‘struggling’ to reach pre-surgery level

The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh says backcourt likely to have to ‘shoulder scoring load’

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says top ’10 recruit at Jersey event (must subscribe)TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut

says Kizer ‘excited’ to make Comcast debut this weekendNAVY FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Ray Frager

says Niumatalolo must ‘watch language’ on CBS College Sports broadcast tomorrow

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says center Moore keeps Mids ‘loose’

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says pictures posted of Holiday Bowl team celebration

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says senior QB’s to be celebrated in Annapolis finale tomorrow

Go Mids’ Chris Rohe introduces Temple Owls

Go Mids breaks down Navy/Temple

ORIOLES:The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin


says Millar, Payton file for free agency

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says former GM Gillick creates ‘mixed feelings’ in Baltimore

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says winning would be better marketing strategy than new uniforms Page 2’s David Schoenfeld says Benitez, Maier, etc. memorable part of postseason in last 12 years



updates offseason activity

HORSE RACING:The Sun’s Bill Ordine


thinks slots can save horse racing; Kevin Van Valkenburg disagreesHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Sandra McKee

says Joppatowne’s appeal denied

JIM MCKAY:The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg


says McKay to be remembered as “Maryland Man” at Sports Legends event tomorrow



says former Bayhawk Marachek headed to Hall of Fame

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:-The Orioles aren’t interested in Derek Lowe? If they don’t sign a top-notch pitcher this offseason; my general indifference will only grow to downright anger; and then right back to general indifference.

-Perry Hall 38, Catonsville 12

Talk to you tomorrow.