Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

March 03, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Maryland 84, Wake 78

I don’t usually pick the Terps to beat better teams; but after talking to a lot of people who are indifferent to the team; something tells me they will win this one. They’re going to struggle with Wake’s size; but if it comes down to a battle of “Greivis vs. Teague”, I think Vasquez carries the Terps at home. I also just don’t see the Terps dropping back to back games at Comcast Center in the same season

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester thinks 52 should be in Baltimore right now

Drew Forrester thinks another team will jump into Ray Lewis fray

Rex Snider says start to Birds’ season ‘brutal’

Glenn Clark thinks Prisbell right to say Post story didn’t find violations

Drew Forrester says despite relationship with Under Armour; Gary didn’t commit violation with Stephenson

Nestor Aparicio says loss of Dew Tour will hurt city economically

Casey Willett wonders whether Roberts, Alomar best 2B in Orioles history

Todd Helmick says Terps have serious ‘reloading’ to do in Spring

Nestor Aparicio says Tribute to Dads coming Thursday

Ed Frankovic thinks Caps need to be busy before Trade Deadline

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Murphy hits 2 run homer to lift Birds past Red Sox

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Bergesen could pitch his way into rotation due to injuries

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds not ‘discouraged’ by arm injuries

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Bergesen’s ability to ‘throw strikes’ has him turning heads

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says ‘no structural problems’ found with Hill’s elbow

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds to play 7 inning intrasquad game today with Baez, Penn, Sherrill all pitching

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says O’s don’t want to rush young pitchers

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. expects Ryan Adams to stay in Frederick

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Waters struggled in relief despite being credited with win over BoSox

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Hill will have to have fluid removed from elbow

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Wilfredo Perez gets save in win over Boston

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Eaton scheduled to arrive at Spring Training today

Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says Trembley thinks Matusz has ‘tool box full of talent’

The AP says Albers’ arm injury amongst reasons he thinks he should be starter

The AP says Birds couldn’t solve Masterson early

ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark says Guthrie will get first Team USA start Thursday vs. Phillies

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Brown had ‘hoped to stay’ in Baltimore

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens ‘cool off’ on Marvel Smith

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Marques Douglas could still return to Ravens

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Bart Scott didn’t ‘shop’ Jets deal with Ravens last week

Examiner Steve DeClue thinks Ravens should ‘lower’ offer to 52

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says former NFL QB Theismann doesn’t think 52 has many ‘options’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens will have one of AFC’s ‘fastest secondaries’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens, 52 ‘best option’ for each other

ESPN.com’s James Walker says other AFC North teams should be happy to see Bart Scott gone

Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki says Foxworth signing shows Ravens’ ‘desperation’

NFL Network’s Charles Davis mocks Beckwith to Ravens

NFL.com’s Vic Carucci says Scott most important piece to Ryan’s “Raven-ization” of Jets

National Football Post’s Wes Bunting mocks Laurinaitis to Ravens

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

Wake Forest Official Site previews tonight’s trip to Maryland

Wake Forest Official Site offers complete Deacs-Terps release (pdf)

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says NCAA Tournament hopes ‘loom large’ for Terps

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Gregory has fond memories of watching Terps in NCAA Tournament

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Neal will be only player honored with Senior Night tonight

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Terps staff plans to make more visits to see Stephenson, Padgett

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Neal represents ‘everyman’

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says size could be issue again tonight for Terps against Wake

Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg again thinks Terps best team in MD/DC/VA region

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda scouts Wake Forest

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Under Armour releases statement defending relationships with athletes

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps showed ‘emotion’ in win over NC State

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Stephenson story more about Under Armour than Maryland

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Sidney Lowe thinks Vasquez ‘clever’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Neal has made ‘mark’ in senior season

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have similar resume to Florida

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Terps 3th best team in country

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Terps IN

ESPN.com’s Joe Lunardi has Terps OUT

SI’s Andy Glockner has Terps IN

Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan has Terps OUT

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter talks to Mt. St. Joseph coach Clatchey about prospect Eric Atkins, former MSJ star Gregory (must subscribe)

Scout.com’s Evan Daniels says Calvert Hall prospect/Ernie Graham son Jonathan has ‘options’ (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Coleman named ACC Player of the Week again

The Sun says Toliver, Coleman named All-ACC

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Toliver gets first All-ACC 1st team nod after 3 years on the All-ACC 2nd team

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Terps will have to replace Egekeze’s scoring

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich says Torrey Smith could be breakout WR in ACC

College Football News’ Pete Fiutak thinks Maryland-Cal 25th best nonconference game of ‘09

Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says VA prospect headed to campus (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says continued success at “X” could lift Jeff Reynolds to Tewaaraton Watch list

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens has Terps 5th in bracket

UMBC LACROSSE:

Inside Lacrosse says Wimer Player of the Week

Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy says Wimer 3rd on Player of the Year watch list

HOPKINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews today’s trip to UMBC

Inside Lacrosse says Harrison, Peyser, Peyser, Rabil all on tryout list for 2010 U.S. Team

LOYOLA LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews today’s trip to Siena

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Barney named All-MAAC 2nd team; Winbush named to All-Rookie team

The Official Site says Winbush picks up another weekly honor from MAAC

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews Thursday night showdown with Coppin State

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews Navy’s trip to Mount today

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Kina 1st team, Chris Harris 2nd team All-Patriot League

Examiner Tom Flynn says Midshipmen will be 3rd seed in Patriot League Tournament

MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews home opener with Mids today

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Matt Cannone named CAC Player of the Week

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Cannone 2nd consecutive Gull to be honored by CAC

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Official Site says Palace signs Bermuda national team star John Barry Nusum

HORSE RACING:

Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee says Churchill Downs introduces new safety standards

Thoroughbred Times’ Ron Parker says Old Fashioned still favorite in Triple Crown poll

ACTION SPORTS:

The Sun’s Childs Walker says Dew Action Sports Tour won’t return to Baltimore in ‘09

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning Jay Greene. With no local high school games yesterday due to the snow; we decided to have a “College Athlete of the Winter” contest this morning. Drew was in charge of tabulating the voting for the contest; and we KNOW he would never fix the voting in this sort of thing. According to Drew; Greivis Vasquez was 2nd in voting, Reggie Holmes 3rd, Kristi Toliver 4th, and Carlee Cassidy 5th.

Some more score picks…
-UMBC 12, Johns Hopkins 10. I think this is a REAL opportunity for UMBC to show that they are the premiere team in Baltimore. The Retrievers have been outstanding early; and despite the Jays’ struggles, I’m not counting them out. This should be a good one on a chilly night in Catonsville.
-Loyola 10, Siena 6. I like the Greyhounds MUCH more with Shane Koppens back.
-Navy 11, Mount St. Mary’s 4. The Mids will bounce back nicely from a loss to Bucknell; with the Mountaineers not serving as much competition.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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