Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

January 12, 2009 | Glenn Clark

I’ve already admitted to crying after Saturday’s game; so I won’t bother to embarrass myself further.

It is absolutely FITTING that the Ravens and Steelers will meet Sunday to determine the AFC Champion. These two teams will play an intense battle on the field; and it is VERY hard to predict anything just yet.

Let me hear what John Harbaugh has to say about Terrell Suggs and Samari Rolle before I start talking smack.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester doesn’t care what media saying about Ravens

Rex Snider doesn’t like pre-game activities at LP Field

Drew Forrester says Ravens-Chargers would have been too ‘boring’

Glenn Clark admits Flacco, Heap got ‘lucky’; but isn’t too torn up about it

Nestor Aparicio says Rex Ryan interviewed with Jets, Rams

Drew Forrester says Stover, Heap contributing after some wanted them gone

Casey Willett says Ravens looking to continue ‘Redemption World Tour’

Bob Haynie says Epps may have been uncertain in Gary’s future

Keith Melchior says Cameron ‘knows what he is doing’

Cliff Saunders says Saturday was ‘coming out party’ for Ravens

Ted Vlahoyiannis explains Gaither’s shoulder injury

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says trip to AFC title game, not shot at revenge on former team fueled Mason, Rolle Saturday

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says ‘intense’ Ravens-Steelers rivalry to reach ‘new level’ this week

The AP says Steelers 5 point favorites over Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley and Mike Preston say Rex Ryan could be ‘leading candidate’ for Jets’ job

The Sun’s Ken Murray says ‘purple reigned’ over Baltimore yesterday

The Sun offers ‘crash course’ for Ravens fans

The Sun’s David Steele says Ravens no longer ‘underdogs’

The Sun’s “Mr. Flip” says Titans fans ‘sour’ after game

The Sun’s Ray Frager says Dierdorf noticed momentum shifting in 3rd quarter

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Harbaugh improving on challenge decisions

The Sun’s Mike Preston says ‘hustle’ plays earned Ravens turnovers

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Steelers 1-4 at home in AFC Championship Games since ‘94

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Ravens ‘saved’ by Stover

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Ravens knew they had ‘support’ in Nashville

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Flacco greater than Hall of Fame company

Aaron Wilson says Flacco remains ‘unfazed’

Aaron Wilson says Ravens ready for ‘Round 3’ with Steelers

The AP says Bart Scott thinks Ravens making own ‘history’ in ‘08

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Robert Dvorchak says Tomlin thinks Ravens-Steelers ‘scrimmage’ would be big game, more or less AFC Championship

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Mike Prisuta says Bettis thinks Ravens will lose AFC Championship Game (and no one knows more about losing AFC Title Games than him!)

ESPN.com’s John Clayton thinks Steelers ‘peaking’, will advance past Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens-Steelers expected to be ‘low scoring affair’

SI’s Peter King says Harbaugh wouldn’t trade Flacco for ANY QB in NFL

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer says Steelers’ LB Harrison expects game to be ‘more than street fight’

CBS Sports’ Clark Judge has even ‘more respect’ for Newsome

Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver says Ravens took beating from Titans in win

Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole picks Steelers 20-10

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Epps picks Pitt over Maryland

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Bradley Johnson picked Maryland due to ‘love’ of players, coaches

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Jackets gave Terps ‘space’ to make shots

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Burney will lose boot this week

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary applauded refs after Georgia Tech game

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Neal took ‘beating’ against Lawal, Jackets

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg says Vasquez fought with fans during win Saturday

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Maryland, Missouri have similar resumes

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps’ defense had top 10 turnover day in last ten years Saturday

Turtle Sports Report’s Evan Daniels says Epps not coming to Maryland (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says veteran LB’s were strength for Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says D-Line was ‘obvious deficiency’ for Terps

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Terps visit Duke tonight on ESPN2

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Terps relying on Liles

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Ryan Bacon hits hoop with 3.5 seconds to play to lift St. Peter’s past Loyola

The Sun says Hounds lose 3rd straight yesterday

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s contest with Norfolk State

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Bears ‘can’t look past’ Spartans tonight

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Bears top team in Baltimore

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Mids lead nation in rushing for fourth consecutive season

BLAST:

The Official Site says Blast trip up in Rockford for first loss of season

The Sun’s Darryl Mellema says Blast remain in first despite loss

ORIOLES:

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Uehara to take physical today, will be introduced Wednesday

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue expects C. Gomez to fill utility hole he previously held down for Birds

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Cara Facchina; who scored 17 points (her coach Trish Armstrong corrected multiple media reports of 14) as Mt. De Sales knocked off Maryvale 51-27 Friday night in Girls Basketball action. Kudos to everyone who came out and helped us raise thousands of dollars for the Erinn McCarthy Scholarship Fund; as well as the “Think Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.

-Morgan State 74, Norfolk State 59. The Bears are rolling….
-Coppin State 62, North Carolina A&T 51. I’ll say McKee gets a big 24 in the win.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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