Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

November 06, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Virginia Tech 27, Maryland 17

Night game, on the road, against Virginia Tech. I don’t want to make this pick, but I have to. Da’Rel Scott will help; but the idea of Tyrod Taylor playing doesn’t sit well with me. I’ve seen too much of Marcus Vick running all over Maryland’s defense to think they can stifle Taylor. If Glennon plays, Maryland has a chance.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio loves roadtrips to Cleveland

Drew Forrester clarifies 52 blog

Bob Haynie ‘nervous’ to find Ravens favored

Bryan Powell says two M&T games highlight Hopkins schedule

Casey Willett says A. Phillips back to practice squad, Wheelwright released

Alex Thomas picks Ravens 29-12

Drew Forrester all for Free The Birds reunion

Chris Pika says Ravens ‘team to watch’

Ed Frankovic says Caps play first division game tonight

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Texans playing 5th home game in last 6

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says new Ravens making major impact this season

The Official Site says Clayton would ‘love’ to throw ball in “Suggs package”

The Official Site says Harbaugh thinks Texans better now than they would have been Week 2

The Official Site says Kubiak has ‘utmost respect’ for Ravens’ defense

The Official Site gathers fans’ thoughts on Ravens

Texans Official Site’s Nick Schenck says LB Diles out for season with broken leg

Texans Official Site’s Michael A. Lutz says Rosenfels looking forward to chance to ‘silence critics’

Texans Official Site’s Nick Scurfield says Bentley, Adibi will fill in for Diles

Texans Official Site’s Brooke Bentley says Ravens impressed by Slaton

Texans Official Site says Harbaugh thinks Flacco better now than he would have been Week 2

Texans Official Site says Kubiak thinks Diles ‘was becoming great player’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Rolle return would be ‘timely’ Sunday

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens trying to win 3 straight on road for first time in seven years

The Sun cleans up after me

The Sun’s Edward Lee says McAlister misses practice again

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Scott thinks Slaton ‘dumb enough’ to try to run on Ravens

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Suggs throws Billick ‘under bus’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says McAlister in Canada for another opinion on knee

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Rolle, McGahee practiced

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ravens move Bouman, Stone to active roster

The AP’s Bill Kaczor says former Raven Boulware trailing by 440 votes before recount

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Rolle amongst Ravens ‘passionate’ about Obama election

Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh believes Rolle’s return makes Ravens ‘better’

Aaron Wilson says Landry could be headed to IR

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Harbaugh thought Rolle ‘looked good’ in practice

Houston Chronicle’s John McClain says Diles one of Texans’ ‘best defensive players’

ESPN.com Page 2′s David Fleming says Ravens amongst teams doing ‘twice as much with half the talent’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens ‘can definitely use’ Rolle for second half

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Suggs, Flacco amongst best in AFC North

Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez thinks Steelers rematch might be ‘too much to handle’ for Flacco

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager picks Texans 30-20

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

Virginia Tech Official Site says Hokies hoping for sportsmanship from fans tonight

The Sun’s David Steele says Terps have ‘golden chance’ to get first win over Hokies in ACC

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Egekeze ‘back in groove’ after terrible start

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Scott ‘wants’ to play tonight

The Examiner’s Steve Declue picks Terps 23-17

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says last trip to Blacksburg ‘infuriating’ for Griffin

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Terps might just need to be mediocre to win ACC title

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Turner won’t be rattled in trip to Blacksburg

Washington Post’s Zach Berman says Hokies won’t decide starting QB until warmups

Washington Post’s Zach Berman says Hokies haven’t been able to get offense going no matter who plays QB

Washington Post’s Matthew Rennie says Hokies’ staff has Maryland background

Washington Post’s Matthew Rennie says ACC teams just 15-14 at home in conference games this season

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell picks Terps 17-14

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph doesn’t think Thursday night as big a deal as it used to be

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps continue to struggle with outside speed

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens picks Hokies 24-17

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens breaks down season statistics for Terps, Hokies

DC Examiner’s Rick Snider says Lane Stadium amongst ‘toughest venues’ in ACC

Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Darryl Slater says seniors trying to take leadership for Hokies

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich picks Terps 21-17

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Ralph thinks Holt mix between Taylor, Glennon

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Ralph ‘expects’ Scott to play

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Friedgen, Beamer bring familiarity to tonight’s game

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Cosh thinks turnovers ‘key’ to tonight’s game for Maryland

SI’s Stewart Mandel has Terps 22nd in power rankings

3 of 5 CBS Sports experts pick Virginia Tech

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Terps using Va Tech failures of past for ‘motivation’ (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says tonight another chapter in Friedgen-Beamer story (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Claire Knudsen says Downs could be next long snapper from Derry (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Washington Post’s Josh Barr says former Terp Gilchrist can play at South Florida in December

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Terps looking at ’10 swingman from NJ (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Toliver AP All-American

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Mids playing 13 regular season games next season for first time in school history

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Lange thinks Mids looking for ‘consistency’

MORGAN FOOTBALL:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Norfolk

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews Friday’s exhibition opener vs. Catholic

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eers favorite to win NEC

ORIOLES:

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says taxes part of reason Palmeiro originally left Baltimore

The Examiner’s Tony Giro makes Birds butt of joke in weekly quiz

BLAST:

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says two leagues ‘unlikely to merge’

HORSE RACING:The Sun’s Bill Ordine says slots passage gives ‘hope’ to racing industry

 

Washington Post’s John Scheinman says racing industry revitalized by slots package

Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty says Pimlico ‘not a candidate’ for slots in Baltimore

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Rich Scherr says City-Poly will be even more important this season

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to Athlete of the Morning Zach Sullivan from Spalding; who won the individual race at the A conference Champsionship yesterday. We all know Joe Glos from Perry Hall deserved to win however.

-Rob Ryan will in the end be the reason the Ravens don’t pursue DeAngelo Hall. He will tell Rex that the headache isn’t worth it.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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