Monday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 09, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Thank God for Brenda Frese and her team.

For as upset and downtrodden as we get about the heartbreaks on the men’s side; Brenda’s team continues to give us memories and dazzling performances.

Yesterday’s ACC Championship was as good a basketball game-men or women-as I’ve seen this season. It was hard fought on both ends, with neither team giving up; and both teams doing amazing things to try to will themselves to a title. It was sparkling, it was fun.

Thank God for Brenda and those girls. Hearing the fight song after the Championship game yesterday was emotional again. Maybe not the SAME emotion as when Maryland beat Duke in 2004 on the men’s side; but pretty damn close.

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

Best of Sunday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks Birds cutting Guthrie’s salary ‘disgraceful’

Nestor Aparicio says Birds ‘punish’ best pitcher with salary cut

Drew Forrester offers Part 1 of Orioles Hangout interview

Nestor Aparicio shares Memorial Stadium memories

Glenn Clark says Bergesen, Moore performing well for Birds in Ft. Lauderdale

Drew Forrester says careers for Greene, Proctor will last at least one more game

Drew Forrester says Towson gave Mason good scare before bowing out of CAA Tournament

Ed Frankovic says Caps rally, but fall to Penguins 4-3 in shootout


The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Parrish, Hennessey no longer in ‘mix’ for rotation

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds sign Guthrie to 1 year deal worth $650,000

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Wieters gets only hit as Birds fall to Twins

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Baez solid in start, Penn struggled from pen in loss to Twins

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Guthrie will make $120,000 less this year than last year

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Liriano threw four perfect innings in Twins’ win over Birds

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Uehara faces Brandon Knight and Mets today

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Penn gave up homer to Carlos Gomez in loss to Twins

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Twins had perfect game going until Salazar reached on error in 7th

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Baez gave up just one hit in 3 2/3 innings

Examiner Jay Trucker says Birds still have 13 candidates for 3 rotation spots

Examiner Tony Wisniewski says cutting Guthrie’s pay ‘same old story’ for O’s

Examiner Steve DeClue says Bergesen, Matusz both pitching well in Spring Training

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Hendrickson ‘waiting’ for another opportunity

The AP says Mora got first RBI for Venezuela in WBC loss to Team USA

Washington Post’s CJ Holley says Eaton, Hendrickson ‘expected to see game action in coming days’


Examiner Phil Macek says Ravens better off without T.O.

Examiner Steve DeClue says Leonhard ‘necessary loss’ for Ravens


The AP says Coleman, Toliver combine for 52 as Terps beat Duke for ACC Title

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Terps win first ACC Tournament since ‘89

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Coleman named ACC Tournament MVP after win over Blue Devils


The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps will open ACC Tournament with NC State Thursday night

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps would face Wake if they reach ACC Tournament quarterfinals

Examiner Dylan Waugh says Terps will face Wolfpack for first time since Greivis ‘taunted’ fans with meaningless 3

Examiner Dylan Waugh says NCAA Tournament hopes ‘critically damaged’ for Terps

The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says Gary seen ‘hanging head’ after loss to Virginia

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Greivis thought Terps had ‘no excuse’ for losing to woeful Cavs

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Cavaliers switched from zone to man after Diane’s 3 to leave Terps confused

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Pack will enter ACC Tournament having lost 3 of last 4

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Cavs’ Diane lifted by emotion of Senior Night

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Neal knows Terps need to improve vs. zone defense

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps 7 seed in ACC Tournament

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have been worst against Miami, BC, Virginia Tech since winning national championship

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps were best with Mosley, Gregory on floor vs. Virginia’s Mark Schlabach says Terps again ‘limp’ into ACC Tournament

Fox Sports’ Jeff Goodman says Terps headed back to NIT ‘barring miracle’

CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm has Terps OUT

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps scouted Oak Hill-Montrose Christian showdown Friday night (must subscribe)


Inside Lacrosse says Terps now 5th in media poll

Inside Lacrosse’s Quint Kessenich says Terps trying to avoid losing to UMBC for 3rd straight year

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps’ win over Towson ‘yawn-inducing’


The Official Site says Retrievers top Albany, advance to America East Championship

The AP says Greene scored 29 to help Retrievers knock off Great Danes


The Official Site says Tigers’ run in CAA Tournament ended by George Mason in semis

The Sun says Thornton lead Tigers with 15 in loss to Patriots

Washington Post’s John Feinstein says Tigers NEARLY pushed Mason to NIT

DC Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Cam Long daggered Tigers late


The Official Site says Eers advance to NEC Championship with win over Sacred Heart

The Sun says Goode scored 12 second half points to lift Eers

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Beidler lead Eers with 13 in win over Pioneers

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says nearly 2,000 saw ‘Eers beat Sacred Heart in NEC semifinals


Carroll County Times says Eers fall to Bryant 7-6 Sunday at home


The Official Site says Holmes, Kately honored by NABC

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman tells touching story of Bozeman helping his family


Inside Lacrosse’s Sean Burns says Hounds 14th in coaches’ poll, 18th in media poll


Inside Lacrosse says Jays 6th in coaches’ poll

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Michael Gvozden topped brother Andrew in Jays’ win over Hofstra


The Official Site says Gulls top Ohio Wesleyan


The Sun’s Childs Walker says former Colts ‘concerned’ with current state of Ed Block Foundation


-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Avi Friedman from Owings Mills; who claimed the state wrestling title Saturday night at the 112 pound level; and remains undefeated. Thanks to Ken for the nomination.

Talk to you tomorrow.