Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

November 20, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Mike Mussina SHOULD be a Hall of Famer; but it would not be tragic if he misses. He should also go in as an Oriole.Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester

would put down $100 to say the Orioles don’t make major signing by Dec. 15

Chris Pika says Ravens ‘vastly improved’ over last season

Mark Mussina says MLB will decide whether Mike goes to Hall as Oriole or Yankee

Alex Thomas doesn’t think Westbrook gets more than 50 yards rushing Sunday

Ed Frankovic says Caps top Ducks

RAVENS:The Official Site

 

says Reid ‘proud’ of Harbaugh’s start in Baltimore

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Eagles ‘may be even more hell bent’ on rushing QB than Giants

The Official Site says Harbaugh not giving away any more information about Gaither’s injury

The Official Site’s Lindsay Melvin says J. McClain, J. Brown out in community this week

Eagles Official Site’s Dave Spadaro says tough times have brought out strength in team

Eagles Official Site’s Steve Lienert says Westbrook admits to playing hurt

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ravens still respect McNabb’s legs

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley reports ‘increasing indications’ Gaither won’t play Sunday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mason, Reed, Gaither, Rolle didn’t practice yesterday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Eagles’ Westbrook didn’t practice

The Sun’s Edward Lee says McNabb forgot Harbaugh’s name

The Sun’s Mike Preston says McNabb ‘still dangerous’

The Sun’s Mike Preston humorously wonders if Ravens have contacted O. Brown for help at Tackle

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Eagles ‘aren’t afraid’ to blitz from dime package

The Examiner’s Gary Lambrecht says Ravens more ‘predator’ than ‘lame duck’

Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh thinks J. Johnson has ‘exotic package’ for blitzing

Aaron Wilson says Gaither had arm in sling at complex yesterday

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Harbaugh ‘hopeful’ about W. Anderson’s status

Philadelphia Inquirer’s Bob Brookover says Eagles hold team meeting to try to get things turned around

Philadelphia Inquirer’s Phil Sheridan says Eagles may need ‘change’

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens’ defense will bounce back this week

Fox Sports’ “Dr. Z” has Ravens 13th in power rankings

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco picks Ravens 24-20

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:Florida State Official Site

 

says Noles designate game as “sod” game

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says current Noles ‘can’t compete with weight of own history’

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Meggett blames blown play on Turner

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says fans could have two chances to travel to Florida with Terps

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says “Wham” play helped Maryland vs. Carolina

The Sun’s Jeff Barker doesn’t think blackouts big deal anymore

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says ACC coaches not ‘shocked’ by Terps’ success

Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Terps trying to ‘capitalize’ on opportunity to win ACC

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says J. Allen had to work hard for success at Maryland

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps well aware of division scenarios this weekend

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Heels talked trash in loss

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph has had to learn how to accept losses better

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Ralph still can’t always tell team’s emotions

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says FSU’s Rolle will travel back after scholarship announcement made

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says E. Williams will be missed

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Bowden plans to play receivers suspended last week

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says seniors likely to meet together one more time

Washington Post’s Matthew Rennie says Ralph has taken ‘different approach’ with team this season

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell thinks if Terps win out; they’ll finish season ranked 13th

Washington Post’s Matthew Rennie says Noles respect DHB

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says sometimes Ralph likes to ‘ramble’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Brattan praises E. Williams

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Bowden would be ‘thrilled’ for FSU’s Rolle to receive Rhodes scholarship

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph wants to know if Terps will finally win at night

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says FSU beat writer Carter thinks ‘no chance’ Rolle makes it to game before kickoff

Orlando Sentinel’s Tim Linafelt says FSU OT Datko returned to practice

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich picks Noles 24-21

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Bowden won’t offer further discipline until police report filed

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says M. Rolle has had to balance athletics, academics throughout life

3 of 6 Sporting News analysts pick Terps

4 of 5 CBS Sports analysts pick Terps

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Noles will be playing without starting safeties (must subscribe)Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley

says Senior Day not the most important part about Saturday’s game for 30 Terps’ veterans (must subscribe)TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig

says frontcourt struggling early

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Greivis believes he’s ‘maturing’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says neither of first two games listed as sellouts

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says big man prospect Regan loved campus visit (must subscribe)TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut

says JMU won’t be ‘easy test’ for Terps

TERRAPINS FIELD HOCKEY:The Sun’s Rick Maese

 

says experience as mother has helped Meharg become better coach

NAVY FOOTBALL:The Official Site

 

previews Navy/Northern Illinois

The Official Site offers complete Mids-Huskies release (pdf)Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner

says Dobbs building resume if he wants to transfer

NAVY BASKETBALL:Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner

 

says Navy’s Veazey growing in ‘confidence’

TOWSON BASKETBALL:The Official Site

 

says Tigers ink Philly guard Will Adams

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Thornton helped get Philmore to Towson

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:The Official Site

 

says Hounds to face JMU, Davidson in NIT next week

The Sun’s Mike Klingaman says Patsos trying to learn to control temper

MORGAN BASKETBALL:The Official Site

 

says Holmes blocked at buzzer to give Jaspers 61-60 win over Bears

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh

 

says Brown, staff sometimes wonder what roster COULD look like

ORIOLES:The Official Site’s Alden Gonzalez

 

says Birds will open Spring Training slate vs. Mets at home

The Sun says former Oriole Mussina to retire

The Sun says Birds to face seven different opponents in Spring

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says former Oriole Loewen struggling as hitter in Hawaii

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Baysox, Shorebirds doing good work for holidays

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal breaks down Mussina’s HOF credentials

TENNIS:The Sun’s Childs Walker

 

says S. Williams ‘couldn’t refuse’ chance to play in Shriver’s event

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning-Boys Coach of the Fall Danny Skelton. Coach Skelton lead the Perry Hall Gators to a 17-3 record, the state finals, and a win over then-national #1 McDonough. Congratulations to out other nominees: Keith Robinson (Perry Hall Football), Mike Griffiths (Patapsco Soccer), Tony Shermeyer (Century), Don Anderson (Calvert Hall Water Polo) for their seasons as well.

Thanks so much.

-G

 

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