Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

December 08, 2008 | Glenn Clark

It was a good win; almost exactly what I expected. Now comes the showdown. We already know the Ravens are a playoff contender; but with a win Sunday, they can become a Super Bowl contender. They’ve had these chances before this season; and haven’t been quite so successful.

This should be a fun week.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Casey Willett says Ravens ran 39 times for 147 yards

Drew Forrester says Ravens ‘exorcised demons’ with win over Redskins

Nestor Aparicio says Steelers game becomes ‘real playoff game’

Bryan Powell says Terps ‘ducking’ Navy

Glenn Clark says Terps break snide at Verizon Center with win over GW

Glenn Clark says Ralph got break when Cosh resigned

Ed Frankovic says Caps lose at Hurricanes Sunday

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens scored 14 early, used L. McClain to pound away late

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Suggs got vengeance for being booed at Wizards game

The Official Site’s Sam Angell says Reed made 2 picks, forced a fumble, recovered fumble for TD in win

Redskins Official Site says Skins fall to 7-6 with loss

Redskins Official Site’s Gary Fitzgerald says Jansen, Samuels hurt in loss

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens win 7th in last 8 games

The Sun’s David Steele says with Redskins past, ‘real rival’ Steelers next

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens should consider making L. McClain starter at RB

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Suggs moved past McCrary for 2nd on Ravens’ all-time sacks list

The Sun’s Mike Preston gives high praise to all defensive units

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ravens’ defense gave up first TD in 14 quarters late last night

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Heap does solid acting job to convert 4th and 1 in 2nd half

Aaron Wilson says L. McClain tallied 44 yards, 3 first downs on final TD drive

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says improving to 9-4 sets up divisional showdown next Sunday

Aaron Wilson says largest crowd in franchise history sees Ravens beat Redskins

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Flacco’s 28 yard TD pass to Mason put game away for Ravens

Washington Post’s Jason Reid says Redskins ‘appeared overmatched’ by Ravens

Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says Skins in NFC East basement after loss

Washington Times’ Mark Zuckerman says Ravens’ defense proves to still be ‘dominant’

Washington Times’ Bob Cohn says Redskins have no ‘battle’ in Beltway showdown

DC Examiner’s John Keim says Portis sat on bench for much of loss

DC Examiner’s Rick Snider says Ravens ‘peaking’, Redskins ‘done’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens keep winning despite lack of ‘fanfare’

SI’s Peter King thinks Ravens 5th best team in NFL

Sporting News’ Clifton Brown says Ravens must be ‘taken seriously’

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer says finale vs. Jaguars should help ensure playoff spot for Ravens

CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman says Reed makes Ravens’ defense ‘dangerous’

CBS Sports’ Clark Judge expects Ravens-Steelers to be brutal

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Terps jump out to big lead early, run away from GW in BB&T Classic

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site says Gary thought Gregory changed game with interior presence

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Terps went 9-19 from beyond arc in win over GW

The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh says Vasquez tallied 17 points, 11 boards in win

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Milbourne tallied career highs with 20 points, 8 boards in win

The AP says Bowie added 17, Hayes 13 for the Terps in victory

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Hayes corrected footwork to improve shooting

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Hayes’ 9-0 run set tone for Terps in win

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps improve to 6-2 with win

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps won rebounding battle despite early 16-3 lead for GW

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps stayed ‘hungry’, but lost ‘focus’

Washington Times’ Barker Davis says Gregory finished win with 9 rebounds

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Dupree played just one minute due to performance, not academics

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says GW’s Hobbs played smaller lineup vs. Terps

DC Examiner’s Sean Welsh says about 10,000 see Terps top Colonials

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Terps commit 22 turnovers in loss at Pitt

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says loss to Pitt Terps’ worst since ‘05

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Frese ‘unhappy’ with Terps’ performance in blowout loss

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Terps to face Nevada in Humanitarian Bowl

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Wolf Pack bring two 1,000 yard rushers to Bowl game

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says BC losing title game hurt Terps’ chances of going to Charlotte

The Sun’s Don Markus says academics-not prospect of facing Navy-why Terps not heading to DC

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Terps got positive reviews of Boise game from others in conference

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Ralph will have to replace defensive, special teams coordinators

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps ‘settle’ for Boise, Boise ‘settles’ for Terps

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Seamonson will help lead defense with Cosh gone

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says DHB could return to practice after exams

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps expect ‘warm hospitality’ in Boise

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps will have ‘tough time’ with Wolf Pack now with Cosh gone

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps’ ‘inconsistent’ defense will be ‘legitimately tested’

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Mids blow halftime lead in loss to Virginia Tech

Washington Post’s Zach Berman says Mids showed ‘continued progress’ in loss

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Navy will face Wake in EagleBank Bowl

The Sun’s Don Markus says offense, defense both playing best football heading into Bowl game

The Sun’s Don Markus says Mids think Terps dodging them

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says despite fans being less than thrilled, Navy had no choice but to play Wake in DC

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Deacs ‘determined’ not to lose twice to Mids

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Harvey scores 27 but Loyola loses to Niagara by 16

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

St. Paul Pioneer Press says former Bear Shiancoe ‘exposed’ by Fox

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds ‘closely monitoring’ Burnett, Teixeira

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck insinuates Orioles could consider Bedard if Mariners non-tender him

SWIMMING:

The Sun’s “Mr. Flip” says swimmer Beard sticking up for Phelps

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-I am a little concerned that Jimmy may have lost his players that night when Loyola played Davidson. By saying that you accomplished more in holding Stephon Curry scoreless than you would have in winning; you really risk losing your players.

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Tavon Austin; who scored 2 TD’s and the game winning two point conversion with 2 seconds left to lift Dunbar to their 3rd straight 1A Championship in a 20-19 win over Fort Hill.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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