Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

January 08, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Sorry, nothing much to add today due to this morning’s show. Please check out my recap of last night’s Maryland game.

Let’s see what everyone has to say….

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Nestor Aparicio says McNair WON’T attend party Friday

Glenn Clark says loss could cost Terps come NCAA Tournament time

Casey Willett says Barnes ruled OUT for Saturday

Drew Forrester says Tigers showed ‘reasonably decent effort’ in loss

Drew Forrester excited about Uehara signing

Rex Snider says MacPhail improving ‘rolling trainwreck’

Ed Frankovic says Capitals add Comcast SportsNet show

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Reed has centerfielder’s mentality

The Official Site says Titans Coach Fisher told QB Collins not to throw ball to Reed

The Official Site says Rex Ryan would rather be in playoffs than interviewing for head coaching jobs

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens, Titans run ball well; stop run well

Titans Official Site says Fisher thinks Ravens, Titans have ‘improved significantly’ since first meeting

The AP’s Teresa Walker says Leroy Harris ready to step in for Mawae Saturday

The AP’s Teresa Walker says Vanden Bosch, Haynesworth fully practice Wednesday

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Stone, J. McClain, Greisen playing well despite little recognition

The Sun’s Matt Bracken cleans up after me

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Ravens use firemen to help practice

The Sun’s David Steele says Haynesworth, like Reed; has reason to feel snubbed in Defensive Player of the Year voting

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Rolle definitely plans to return for ’09 season

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Fisher brings ‘steady hand’ to Titans

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Ravens fan Fuller trying to beat team now with Titans

The Sun’s Brent Jones says local businesses benefitting from Ravens

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Cameron doesn’t think Flacco has mastered offense yet

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Titans FB A. Hall bumped from Pro Bowl by L. McClain

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Haynesworth > Ngata

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Fisher won’t compare ’08 Ravens to ’00 Ravens just yet

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Harbaugh’s ‘vision’, 52’s ‘power’, Flacco’s ‘arm’ made Ravens contender

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says chances of Ryan getting head coaching job could be diminishing as Ravens win

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says W. Anderson was ‘jealous’ of Ravens’ success

Aaron Wilson says Rolle thinks Rex Ryan leaving would be ‘hurtful’ to Ravens

Aaron Wilson says Ravens hope to stop “Smash and Dash”

The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt says Finnegan gaining ‘notice’ around NFL

The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt says McNair committed to Titans

The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt, Gary Estwick and Joe Biddle say Vanden Bosch ‘guarantees’ he’ll be ready Saturday

Nashville City Paper’s Terry McCormick says Vanden Bosch practiced fully for first time since groin surgery yesterday

ESPN.com Page 2’s David Fleming says Ravens look ‘Super’

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ngata will surpass Haynesworth

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens want Titans to throw

ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky says Collins’ experience crucial to Titans; John Clayton says Flacco not playing like rookie

Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock says Reed might go down as greatest safety of all time

SI’s Peter King thinks 52, Reed All-Pro

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco prefers Titans defense; Clark Judge would take Ravens

Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver thinks Ravens 5th best team left in playoffs

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Terps blow 12 point lead in 2nd half, lose to Morgan State

The Official Site offers numerical evidence of loss

The Official Site says Gary ‘never felt comfortable’ with lead because Terps weren’t playing their game

The Official Site says Neal posted 18 points, 9 rebounds in loss

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Bears let Hayes shoot; but he went just 1-7 from the field

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says Maryland’s performance ‘nearly unfathomable’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez just 5-21 from field in loss

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg says Gary’s politicking seems silly now

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Neal, Milbourne amongst positives in loss

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps’ streak of 35 straight wins against in-state opponents over

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps stopped ‘playing intelligently’ in 2nd half

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps best when Neal, Milbourne on floor last night

ESPN.com’s Dana O’Neil says T. Evans succeeding at Kent State after schools like Maryland wouldn’t ‘take chance’ on him

Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says national ranking discussion will end after loss (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Mosley getting ‘comfortable’ (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter updates recruitment of Delaware prospect Gilbert (must subscribe)

Terp Center’s Seth Hoffman says Vasquez thought loss ‘horrible’

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says DHB will forgo senior season, enter NFL Draft

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Ralph gave Heyward-Bey ‘complete blessing’ to leave for NFL

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Stinebaugh came to Maryland for ‘family’ atmosphere

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says receiver depth ‘not so bad’ for Maryland even with DHB gone

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says DHB got ‘positive’ feedback about Draft stock

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says DHB still plans to graduate

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says DC candidate Cooper takes job at LSU with much more money on the table

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says DHB’s draft status will likely be affected by which other receivers come out early

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says former Raven Darling helped DHB make decision

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Portis transferring to California (Pennsylvania)

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Hey-Bey has plenty of ‘upside’

Terp Center’s Seth Hoffman recaps season for freshmen who played

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s ACC opener vs. Wake Forest

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Terps still don’t know full potential as ACC season opens

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Toliver guiding Terps to ACC play

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s John Weaver says Yeatman can make Terps championship contender

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Bears pull off likely ‘biggest upset in school history’ over Terps

The AP says late 3 by Bolden crucial to Bears’ rally

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says George Mason opens on 9-2 run, never threatened by Tigers after

The Official Site’s Mike Hermann wants to see bigger CAA Tournament

The Sun’s Patrick Gutierrez says 1500 see Patriots knock off Tigers

The AP says D. Monroe had double double to lift Mason to win over Towson

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eers looking for first NEC win tonight vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says Mount picked 8th preseason in MAAC

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Academy, Niumatalolo agree to contract extension

The Official Site says awards banquet to be held Friday, January 23

The Sun says Niumatalolo believes extension ‘significant commitment’ from Navy

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo received ‘handsome raise’ for successful season

The AP says Navy’s success after transition impressed AD Gladchuk enough to warrant extension

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Examiner’s Tom Flynn says Mids on TV this weekend

NAVY LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says Mids picked to win Patriot League

ORIOLES:

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Birds, Roberts no closer in extension talks; but agent still thinks there’s a ‘chance’

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. expects Matusz to make 15 starts in Frederick

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Birds inquired about Swisher

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Uehara not discussing deal yet

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says S. Duncan, Dunn likely not options for Orioles; keeps banging Bonds drum

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-If there’s ANY chance the Orioles could acquire Nick Swisher; they should IMMEDIATELY pursue it.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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