Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

December 29, 2008 | Glenn Clark

The best part about yesterday’s game was that the 2nd half became a “love affair” between the city and the team. The team had come out and thoroughly won a “must win” game; and the city had the chance to appreciate a team one more time that had given us so much to enjoy this season.

Now it’s on to Miami……and Nashville…..and Pittsburgh….and Tampa. Maybe.

It certainly feels good to be here instead of where we were last season; I know that.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio can’t believe how different things are between now and last year

Casey Willett says with win; Ravens would play at Titans next Saturday

Casey Willett says Ravens 46-0 when winning turnover battle by at least 2

Casey Willett says Rex Ryan could be headed to Rams

Drew Forrester can’t believe Birds would waste money on Hendrickson

Drew Forrester says turnaround all about Flacco

Rob Long thinks Clayton will continue to be ‘steady target’  as Flacco gets better

Rob Long doesn’t feel particularly bad for Patriots

Alex Thomas says Ravens have ‘swagger back’

Glenn Clark says Bozeman, Bears got ‘lucky’ against William Jessup

Ed Frankovic says Ovechkin, Laich each score two goals in win for Caps

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens score 24 unanswered to beat Jags 27-7

The Official Site’s Sam Angell says Clayton was big play threat in Ravens’ win

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says defense matched ’62 Packers by allowing no more than 13 points in any home game this season

Jaguars Official Site’s Vic Ketchman says early TD pass to A. Pearman only highlight for Jags

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens get final Wild Card berth-fifth playoff trip in team history

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Harbaugh, coaching staff reason for Ravens’ turnaround

The Sun’s David Steele says Ravens were totally confident from outset yesterday

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Clayton finished with 128 yards receiving, franchise record 8th career 100 yard game

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Dolphins will get 2nd chance against Ravens next week in playoffs

The Sun’s Mike Preston gives high praise to QB’s, WR’s, LB’s, secondary

The AP says with win; Ravens would play Titans following Saturday

The Sun scouts Ravens, Dolphins

The Sun’s Ken Murray says L. McClain scored 2 TD’s in win

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Walker effective filling in for Washington

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Clayton deflects praise after big game

The Sun’s Ray Frager says Enberg didn’t have best day in booth

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Commissioner Goodell in attendance to see Ravens win

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says ’58 Colts on hand to see Ravens clinch playoff spot

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder and Dave Carey give highest praise to receivers, secondary, coaching

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says many Ravens excited for chance to return ‘home’ to Miami

Aaron Wilson says Ravens finish season 7-0 against teams with losing records

Aaron Wilson says 52 wasn’t thinking about contract after home finale

Aaron Wilson offers highest praise to quarterbacks, secondary

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Ravens facing ‘different’ Dolphins team this time

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Flacco proves himself to be “franchise” QB

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Flacco went 12-13 for 194 yards on team’s 3 TD drives

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg detailed exactly how Ravens pulled off turnaround

Washington Post’s Mark Maske says Reed collected two more picks in win

Florida Times-Union’s Michael C. Wright says Jaguars finish season 5-11 with loss

Florida Times-Union’s Vito Stellino says Del Rio thought Jaguars ‘fought hard’ all game

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says Ravens didn’t get much of ‘challenge’ from Dolphins first time out

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens get into postseason hard way

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens don’t feel bad for Patriots

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Reed, 52 likely ‘hungry for more’

SI’s Andrew Perloff says Ryan, Flacco ‘re-define what rookie QB’s are capable of’

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

CBS Sports’ Clark Judge ‘wouldn’t want to face’ Ravens in playoffs

Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson says Ravens would be ‘best story’ if not for Falcons

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds reportedly closing in on deal with Hendrickson

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Hendrickson, Orioles agree to terms

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. thinks Wieters will get call in July

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Gary likes Kim’s ‘hustle’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary wants to see ‘fundamental’ rebounding

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says even fans struggling to get interested in non-conference schedule

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says with Goins out; Terps lacking frontcourt depth

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Terps 33rd best team in country

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Strickland set to return for Terps today

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Terps hold first practice on Bronco Stadium’s blue turf in Boise

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Steffy ‘probably’ backup against Nevada

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for commits Kerr and Blue

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says blue turf still ‘novelty’ to some Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says DHB not tipping hat about future

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says DHB knows Oquendo top 3rd down option

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps need to be ‘sharpest’ defensively against Wolf Pack

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps ‘carry’ seniors off field again in final Bowl practice (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps went tubing Sunday as part of Humanitarian Bowl celebration (must subscribe)

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Lafayette snaps 8 game losing streak by beating Towson

The Sun says Hairston, Smith have double doubles in Tigers’ loss

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The AP says Thompson scores 18 but Bears lose at St. Mary’s 76-60

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

Colorado Official Site says Buffaloes have little trouble with Eagles in Rainbow Classic

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eers host future NEC foe Bryant tonight

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo knows things will be tougher with Army hiring Ellerson

BALTIMORE COLTS:

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Moore knows Sunday likely last anniversary ’58 Colts will celebrate

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Kevin Harrison; who scored 34 points for Dulaney in their 90-76 win over Edgewood Saturday.

-Pepperdine 84, Coppin State 66. NC State 86, Loyola 71.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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