Thursday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 05, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Re-signing Ray Lewis-good.

Signing Matt Birk-good too.

Going after Terrell Owens-not good.

The offseason is still incomplete; but yesterday certainly took the sting away from the tough first week.

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Casey Willett says Ravens interested in free agent CB Paymah

Drew Forrester says Ravens do ‘right thing’ with 52

Drew Forrester WILL be ‘grilled’ by Orioles Hangout

Bob Haynie says Ravens treated 52 ‘fairly’

Rex Snider says 52 could learn from Warner

Rex Snider WOULD take T.O. with Ravens

Nestor Aparicio says Ravens get job done with 52, Birk on same day

Thyrl Nelson says Birds could be “What If” instead of “Why Not”

Thyrl Nelson will be heading back to OPACY this year

Bryan Powell says Salisbury, Stevenson lacrosse winners

Ed Frankovic says Caps don’t make moves at trade deadline

Nestor Aparicio says Caps’ Brashear comes to Baltimore to talk puck

Nestor Aparicio celebrates what would have been father’s 90th birthday

Nestor Aparicio offers Chapter 1 of book on father’s influence in his life

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh believes addition of Birk makes Ravens ‘much better team’

The Official Site says Ravens will hold Birk press conference today at 11am

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens agree to new deal with 52

Vikings Official Site says Childress thinks Birk ‘wanted change of scenery’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says 52’s deal believed to be worth 3 years, $22 million

The Sun’s David Steele says Newsome wins Ravens’ ‘biggest chess match ever’

The Sun’s Mike Preston says ‘love affair’ can now continue between 52, city

The Sun’s Ray Frager says Flacco will make ESPN appearances today

The Sun’s Mike Preston says NFL, NFLPA looking at incentives in 52’s deal

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says 52 ‘offended’ some Ravens fans during process

Examiner Steve DeClue says Ravens with T.O. would ‘arguably favorite to win Super Bowl’

Examiner Steve DeClue says Birk ‘very smart player’

Examiner Phil Macek says 52 simply ‘sold himself to the highest bidder’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Newsome thinks re-signing 52 makes Ravens ‘better’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Harbaugh expects Birk to provide ‘outstanding leadership’

Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins say Birk has ‘no ill feelings’ towards Vikings after leaving for Ravens

St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Sean Jensen says Birk gets 3 years, $12 million to come to Baltimore

ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli says 52 happy to have ‘legacy’ of remaining with same team for entire career

ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli says Birk got $6 million guaranteed in contract

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks T.O. could work with Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens will value WR higher than CB in Draft

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens remain ‘in contention’ having brought back 52

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens, 52 ‘needed each other’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Flacco will be playing with 2nd center in as many years

The AP says Newsome believes Ray will be able to ‘finish his career as a Raven’

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Eaton reports to Ft. Lauderdale hoping for chance to ‘revive his career’

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says O’s ‘dazzled’ by Uehara’s command

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Wigginton’s 3 run bomb sets tone for Birds in win over Dominican Republic

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Wigginton blasted 3 run bomb off of Reds’ Cueto in win over Dominican

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Tejada happy to see former Orioles teammates

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says chances ‘slim’ Wieters starts season in Baltimore

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Zaun, Pie added RBI each in win

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says despite solid outing, Uehara hard on himself

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Trembley will not give Eaton ‘special consideration’

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Tejada still speaks to former teammates Roberts, Gibbons

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Hendrickson scratched from appearance with sore back

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Arrieta expects to get money back after Stanford Financial fiasco

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Liz, Ray, Jim Johnson, Matusz, Wilfredo Perez all scheduled to pitch today vs. Marlins

Washington Post’s CJ Holley says Uehara struggled with command early before settling down

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Burney will miss remainder of season with fracture in foot

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg humorously quips that paper will investigate Gary for College Humor prank

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez looked like he was ‘trying to do too much’ in 2nd half of loss to Wake

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says counting basket on Teague charge was right call

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps suffered another slow start after halftime

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps will be 7th seed in ACC Tournament with win over Virginia

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says other bubbles teams went down this week too

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps got a ‘lot of help’ thanks to Carolina’s win over Va Tech

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps were best with Bowie on floor against Wake

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps’ resume ‘probably’ better than Providence’s

CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm has Terps IN

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem chats with DeMatha prospect Oladipo during campus visit (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

Washington Post says Kizer 3rd Terp in last 5 years (Langhorne, Coleman) to be named ACC’s top freshman

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Kizer 6th ever Terp to nab top freshman honor in ACC

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Coleman has been ACC’s best player going into this weekend’s ACC Tournament

CollegeHumor.com offers video from Comcast Center prank

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says former Terp Gary Collins amongst Hall of Fame candidates

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Milford Mill WR prospect visits campus (must subscribe)

Scout.com’s Allen Wallace says close proximity won’t help get LB prospect Nick Forbes to College Park

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says Terps scrambling for long poles due to Farrell’s injury

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Mids lose to Colgate in Patriot League Tournament to end season

The AP says Kina’s 23 not enough as Mids fall to Raiders

Washington Post’s Kathy Orton says loss Mids’ 9th straight in Patriot League Tournament

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ben Johnson lead Raiders with 22 in win

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Navy’s offense ‘fell apart in 2nd half’

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Blue-Gold Game April 17 will cap Spring practice

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Bears rising with star Holmes

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Ken Murray says McKee’s ‘determination’ leading Eagles

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews MAAC Tournament opener Friday vs. Canisius

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews Saturday’s trip to Duke

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Blue Jays lifted by first start from Chris Boland

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eers host Wagner in NEC Tournament quarterfinals tonight

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Eers trying to be first team to win back to back NEC Tournament titles in 15 years

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Kelly Beidler ‘heating up’ again in March

ESPN.com’s Andy Katz says Mountaineers have ‘personnel’ to win NEC Tournament

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Gulls blow out Hood College 28-1 for 50th consecutive win

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman says Dutrow working with Bobby Frankel again with Stardom Bound

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Justin Kuntz. Justin scored 25 points to lead the Glen Burnie Gophers past Arundel 69-66. Drew is currently putting his pants back on.

-Morgan 75, Coppin 71 tonight. This should be really good.

-The Terps will miss Jerome Burney the rest of the way. He had offered solid minutes inside for a team that doesn’t have a lot of solid inside minutes.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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