Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

January 15, 2009 | Glenn Clark

A couple of notes from last night’s Maryland loss that I didn’t squeeze into my live blog….

One-I remember Gary discussing after the Morgan game that the team wouldn’t talk about the loss anymore. I can’t help but wonder if the Terps should have spent EVERY practice discussing that very loss; breaking down what they SHOULD have done in a late situation with a big lead; how to avoid getting “happy” as Gary likes to say. Maybe the Terps should have been thinking about that collapse in EVERY practice; just to know how to never let something like that happen again.

Two-For those that are firing up the “Fire Gary” bandwagon (Hi Ken Zalis!); don’t get too excited. Gary cannot be fired until he accepts that it might be time for him to go. Gary is MUCH too valuable to the university as a fundraiser for them to just blindly cast him aside. If someone like Anthony Grant were to be hired as head coach; he would need the help of a Gary Williams to raise money. This is not as simple as the Ravens situation last season; as the Head Basketball Coach at Maryland is responsible for funding an entire athletic department; not just winning on the court.

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says media passes on Orioles due to Ravens

Thyrl Nelson looks at Ravens channeling Ali

Rex Snider says Ravens, Redskins worlds apart

Glenn Clark says Terps will remember loss on Selection Sunday

Drew Forrester says Tigers just didn’t have answer for Maynor

Chris Bonetti (all-around good guy) says Hounds survive scare from NJIT in 2nd half

Ed Frankovic says Caps get 2 goals from Ovechkin in win over Pens

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens ‘still have juice’ despite no rest

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Gaither’s role ‘critical’ to Flacco’s development

The Official Site details big Purple Friday activities

The Official Site says Harbaugh thinks Ravens ‘believe in’ Flacco

The Official Site says Steelers coach Tomlin knows ‘ball security big part of staying alive’ in playoffs

Steelers Official Site’s Teresa Varley says Steelers putting first two wins over Ravens ‘in past’

Steelers Official Site’s Teresa Varley says Steelers, Ravens ‘have plenty of respect for each other’

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says H. Ward most ‘hated’ Steeler

The Sun’s David Steele says Suggs, Scott, 52 may have already seen field together for last time as teammates

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Ali, Harbaugh’s speech inspired Ravens to “What’s Our Name” cry

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says lack of tourist destinations another reason to hate Pittsburgh

The Sun’s Edward Lee says J. McClain, E. Jones, M. Douglas will all fill in for Suggs Sunday

4 of 7 Sun writers pick Ravens

The Sun’s Mike Preston doesn’t see offense ‘opening up’ unless they’re playing from behind

The AP says Pittsburgh mayor Ravenstahl becomes “Steelerstahl”

The Sun’s Edward Lee and Jamison Hensley say F. Walker prepared for retaliation from Steelers due to alleged spitting incident

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Polamalu ‘expects’ to be ready Sunday

The Sun’s Matt Bracken cleans up even more after me

The Sun says forecasters expect balmy temperatures in 20’s for Pittsburgh Sunday

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Ravenstahl’s name change ‘ceremonial’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Suggs’ ‘discomfort’ evident

The Examiner’s Tony Giro says Ravens fans have plenty of reasons to hate Pittsburgh

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Ravens getting money action

The Examiner’s Andrew Cannarsa says some fans choosing not to make trip to Heinz Field

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says if Suggs out; Harbaugh thinks defense ‘group effort’

Aaron Wilson says Sunday’s showdown features top LB’s

Aaron Wilson says Suggs didn’t practice, in ‘obvious pain’

Aaron Wilson says Walker not planning on talking to Berger about ‘slobber moment’ before game

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Ravens found ‘gem’ in Leonhard

Washington Post’s Les Carpenter says Brigance has been ‘source of strength’ for Ravens

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg says Suggs still laughing about Skins matchup

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette says Steelers remember home losses in AFC Championship games

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ron Cook says Sunday ‘bittersweet homecoming’ for Flacco

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Kim Leonard says AFC Championship Game worth $20 million to Steel City

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s John Harris says Big Ben playing at ‘higher level’

Valley News Dispatch’s Bill Beckner Jr. says Ravens ‘respect’ Roethlisberger

Beaver County Times’ Mike Bires says Polamalu knows Ravens won’t be ‘soft’

Beaver County Times’ Mike Bires says Harbaugh still stands by Walker

Beaver County Times’ Mike Bires says Pittsburgh ‘lucky’ to have Steelers

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says L. McClain, 52, Reed All-Pro

ESPN.com’s James Walker says ‘fine line’ between hate, respect when it comes to H. Ward

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Tomlin building ‘legacy’ with Steelers

ESPN.com Scouts Inc.’s Keith Kidd says both Flacco, Big Ben ‘tall, smart, athletic, mobile, strong’

ESPN.com’s James Walker wonders who Browns fans rooting for

Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez says O-Line has become ‘strength’ for Steelers

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager says Ravens-Eagles would be best Super Bowl matchup

SI’s Lee Jenkins says controversial Holmes TD reason Steelers hosting AFC Championship

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer picks Steelers

Sporting News’ Albert Breer says plenty of questions pending in offseason for Ravens

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco says Ravens’ corners ‘beatable’

CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman says Big Ben ‘tough’

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The AP says Bowie scores 23, but Terps blow late lead and lose to Miami

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

Miami Official Site says Calvert Hall’s McClinton scores 18, sinks dagger to beat Terps

The Sun’s Don Markus says Terps blow 17 point lead with 12:30 to play in loss

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue says Terps blew ‘prime opportunity’ to get ACC road win over good team

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary thought Terps lost ‘defensive aggressiveness’ in loss to Hurricanes

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Bowie thought Terps failed to ‘drop’ defensively in 2nd half

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda thought Milbourne offered good ‘post’ play in loss

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says loss to Miami could ‘linger’ for Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps best with Milbourne on floor; worst with Neal on floor

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says loss probably not as bad as Clemson last season

Miami Herald’s Manny Navarro says Canes mount biggest comeback ever under Haith

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s trip to Clemson

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Strickland will miss 2nd straight game tonight

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for commit Goree

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps addressing recruiting issues at LB, QB

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem investigates how open Hawkins’ recruitment is (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Terps still in ‘good position’ with I. Holmes (must subscribe)

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Maynor’s 27 lead Rams past Tigers

The Sun’s Patrick Gutierrez says roughly 1,400 see Tigers fall to VCU at Towson Center

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The AP says former Tiger Meggett charged with sexual assault

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Greene reaches 600 career assists, but Retrievers fall to New Hampshire

The Sun says Tyrece Gibbs scores 22 to help Wildcats beat UMBC

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Barney goes for 40 as Hounds defeat NJIT

The AP says Highlanders have now lost 50 in a row after falling to Loyola

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says A. Teague drains late 3 to knock off Lehigh

The AP says Kina had 18 in win for Mids

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner breaks down 4 recent commits

Go Mids’ David Ausiello tells fictional story of Nate Bullard

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s contest with Long Island

The Official Site says Cajou Athlete of the Week at Mount

The Official Site says Eers to wear throwback jerseys

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews Bears’ trip to Florida A&M Saturday

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says MacPhail thinks Uehara signing as important ‘symbolically’ as it is baseball-wise

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds likely done adding arms

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Uehara signing has ‘name of the Orioles’ recognized in Japan

The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Japan will ‘finally’ know O’s for something besides Ripken

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Birds release 14 minor leaguers

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says MacPhail seems ‘reluctant’ to add veteran piece like Dunn

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says MacPhail confirms Zaun deal all but done

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says half of media in attendance yesterday Japanese

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Uehara expects ‘less’ media attention in Baltimore than Japan

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says Gibbons getting $7 million from Birds this season to play for Marlins

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Birds hope Uehara’s ‘production deserves buzz’

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says O’s still have 3 spots to fill on 40 man roster

Washington Post’s Dave Sheinin says Birds beat Nationals in race for Japanese signing

COLLEGE LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says M&T Bank Stadium recommended to host 2010 Final Four

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy thinks Pietramala will be Coach of the Year

Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says Jameson Pickel commits to Jays

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Shelby Polk; who scored 19 points last night for Catonsville as they knocked off Kenwood 61-30. She was enjoying two extra hours of sleep this morning because-I guess it was cold outside-and she woke up to check in with us. Thanks to Coach Mike from Catonsville for the nomination and getting her on the air.

-Welcome Koji Uehara. Hope you can pitch.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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