Thusrday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

December 10, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Congratulations to everyone involved with the BCF Tennis Challenge and especially Pam Shriver for another outstanding event last night. Pam was clearly concerned when Paul Kruger decided to pick up a tennis racket, but it definitely added excitement to the event.

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

Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark thinks Harbaugh should have been talking to Fangio or Flacco in final minutes of Monday Night Football game instead of chatting with brother

Drew Forrester says Millwood acquisition better than Alfredo Simon, Adam Eaton acquisitions of past

Derek Arnold says Jarret Johnson best in Packers game, Flacco not best

Glenn Clark says Lions returned 250 tickets to Sunday’s game at M&T Bank Stadium-tickets available via Ticketmaster

Bob Haynie says Millwood went 13-10 in 31 starts last season in Texas

Glenn Clark says Sam Koch best Raven in loss at Lambeau Field, Drew Forrester picks Jarret Johnson

Rex Snider wishes Birds would pursue Chris Davis, Alex Gordon, Zack Greinke

Tom Clayton says Ray Lewis, Ed Reed amongst Top 10 NFL players of decade

Thyrl Nelson says Flacco, Ray Rice pretty good fantasy plays vs. Detroit

Ed Frankovic says Sabres topped Capitals 3-0

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Terrell Suggs practiced (in a limited role), Harbaugh ‘hopeful’ T-Sizzle can play

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Cundiff suffered concussion via friendly fire from Jameel McClain in Green Bay game

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ben Grubbs know he ‘has to play better’

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Derrick Mason thinks officiating getting ‘ridiculous’

The Official Site says Jim Schwartz won’t give any tickets to family/friends in Baltimore who aren’t rooting for Lions Sunday

The Official Site says John Harbaugh’s brother (Jim Harbaugh) and father (Jack Harbaugh) on sideline because he ‘wants them there’

Detroit Lions Official Site’s Stuart Zaas says Daunte Culpepper will start, Matthew Stafford will be 3rd QB

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says much like Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco going through ‘sophomore slump’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley and Edward Lee say Ed Reed dealing with hip strain

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens need better blocking from Matt Birk, Chris Chester, Ben Grubbs

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Fabian Washington recovering from surgery

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ravens won’t be fined for Jim Harbaugh’s involvement

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ernie Sims, Grady Jackson, Dewayne White, Will James, Louis Delmas, Daniel Loper, Nick Harris were limited for Lions

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ray Rice sees ‘no difference’ in Flacco

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Mark Clayton (hamstring), LJ Smith (ankle), Jared Gaither (foot), David Hale (concussion), Jarret Johnson (shoulder) all didn’t practice

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Flacco claims to be ‘as close to 100%’ health-wise as possible

Detroit Free Press’ Nicholas J. Cotsonika says Lions DC Gunther Cunningham believes team has improved tackling-wise

Detroit News’ Tim Twentyman says Ernie Sims believes he’s ready to return

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer picks Ravens 40-10

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says NFL not fining Derrick Mason for officiating comments

8 of 8 USA Today analysts pick Ravens

USA Today’s Pete O’Brien picked Ravens 20-13

SI’s Dom Bonvissuto projects Ravens to finish 9-7, miss playoffs

SI’s Don Banks has Ravens 14th in power rankings

SI’s Peter King says Flacco needs to think before throwing

NFL.com’s Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann all picked Ravens

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager picks Ravens 23-3

ESPN.com’s John Clayton says Flacco still ‘elite’ despite struggles

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds shipped Chris Ray to Texas for Kevin Millwood, cash

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Millwood will be expected to mentor Matusz, Tillman, etc. in Baltimore

The Official Site’s Jeff Seidel says Jeremy Guthrie, Brad Bergesen, Chris Ray, Chris Tillman, John Shelby, Scott McGregor, Larry Sheets participated in Christmas party event at ESPNZone

MLB.com’s Ian Browne says Orioles, Yankees, Red Sox, Angels, Tigers, Phillies, Royals all interested in Aroldis Chapman

Rangers Official Site’s T.R. Sullivan says Millwood expendable because Rangers set to acquire Rich Harden

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Andy MacPhail reported O’s ‘not out of the pitching business’ just because they acquired Millwood

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec and Peter Schmuck says Birds to meet with agents for Aroldis Chapman in Houston next week

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says re-acquiring Erik Bedard could still be option for Birds

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Giants selected Steve Johnson in Rule 5 Draft

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds picked Benjamin Snyder in Rule 5 Draft

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Andy MacPhail wouldn’t rule out possibility of signing Hideki Matsui

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Millwood not Halladay, but good signing anyway

Examiner Jay Trucker prefers Millwood acquisition to previous acquisitions of Adam Eaton, Steve Trachsel

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Dave Trembley plans on using Millwood as ‘anchor of staff’

Washington Post’s Dave Sheinin says Rangers will also get Orioles’ Rule 5 Draft pick

Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant says Rangers taking ‘risk’ by acquiring injured Chris Ray

The AP says Chris Ray had struggled with Birds since Tommy John surgery in ‘07

CBS Sports’ Scott Miller says Millwood looks like a ‘bargain’ for Birds compared to deals Randy Wolf, Brad Penny, Andy Pettitte got this week

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says Stoglin’s senior season in Tucson off to ‘hot start’ (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter looks at prospects Jordan Goodman, Moses Abraham, Greg Lewis, Daquan Cook (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s trip to Towson Center

The Official Site offers complete Terps-Tigers release (pdf)

The Diamondback’s Jonas Shaffer says Anjale Barrett, Lori Bjork, Dara Taylor filling in admirably for departed Toliver

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Friedgen, Terps can look to Al Golden, Temple for example of how to bounce back from disastrous season

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for commit Matt Robinson

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says James Franklin has ‘a plan’ to solve Maryland’s offensive troubles (must subscribe)

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Jamal Barney’s 16 points not enough as Greyhounds fell to Eagles

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eagles topped Hounds for first win in Coppin State Physical Education Complex

The Sun’s Todd Karpovich says Lenny Young scored 21 points to lead Eagles past Loyola

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Kevin Cowherd says CBS would be happy if Army could give Navy real game this season as expected

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Pospisil does a lot for Navy football team

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Ellerson, Army hoping option will ‘remedy’ offense

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Navy D-Line coach Pehrson, Army O-Line coach McKeehan have history

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says with win in Army/Navy Game, Knights will head to EagleBank Bowl-first bowl trip in Ellerson’s tenure

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says long relationship between Niumatalolo, Ellerson will come ‘full circle’ Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia

Washington Examiner’s Kevin Dunleavy says Ellerson converted 6’10”, 310 pound OT Ali Villanueva to WR-he’s now Army’s top receiver

USA Today’s Gary Mihoces says Ricky Dobbs believes Army still ‘biggest’ game on schedule despite success vs. Notre Dame, BCS opponents

Go Mids’ Chris Rohe breaks down individual matchups between Midshipmen, Black Knights (must subscribe)

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Chris Harris’ 23 points not enough as Midshipmen fell to UMES in Princess Anne

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of loss

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Tyler Hines tallied 16 points, 12 rebounds as Hawks topped Mids

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Sea Gulls picked 4th in preseason D3 poll by Inside Lacrosse

TENNIS:

The Sun’s Sandra McKee says Oudin, McEnroe, Isner, Bryan Brothers, Lindsay Davenport, Bergesen, Guthrie, Paul Kruger, Matt Katula all pitch in at Pam Shriver’s annual event at 1st Mariner Arena

SWIMMING:

Washington Post’s Amy Shipley says Phelps will put in work at Naval Academy in NBAC Holiday event

BOXING:

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says weigh-in 5pm today at Carroll County Agricultural Center as Mark “TNT” Tucker prepares to defend USBO light heavyweight title against George Armenta

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Marcus Hersh says Fair Grounds hopes Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra will open 2010 season with New Orleans Ladies

Thoroughbred Times says TIME magazine noted Rachel Alexandra’s Preakness win amongst best sports moments of ‘09

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Go see Maryland and Towson tonight.

Talk to you from Owings Mills.

-G

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