It’s another one of those “I THINK it’s a Happy” days today, as season allergies hit me like 6 tons of bricks last night. I have to get healthy before tomorrow night, because “The Luckiest Dang Gal on the Face of the Planet” and I are supposed to go see Alicia Keys at 1st Mariner Arena.
I can’t miss that.
I need your remedy ideas. What will get me healthy again? I’ve been taking the Benadryl Allergy stuff at night, but it makes me drowsy-so I can’t do it during the day. Or at least not when I’m working.
I need ideas. Apparently blood spinning won’t help me, but I’m willing to give it a try. Hell, I’m willing to try anything if it will make me feel better. So far I’ve tried this….
And while it’s made me feel better…I’m not totally certain it’s working.
Let’s see what everyone has to say…
1. WNST.net’s Glenn Clark says Ravens added veteran DL Cory Redding with 2 year deal
This appears to be a good acquisition.
Although nothing is guaranteed, Redding has a (mostly) solid track record-and we have reason to believe he might well be BETTER than Dwan Edwards. That being said, Edwards CERTAINLY had a better 2009 season than Redding did.
It appears as though Redding will slide in at Edwards’ position, possibly rotating out for Trevor Pryce in obvious passing situations.
I still expect the Ravens to pursue pass rush help in the NFL Draft-either at DE or OLB. BUT-I think this is a good addition for a team that needed D-Line help.
Although, my first choice of people to steal from Seattle would probably have been this guy….
2. Seattle Times’ Danny O’Neil says Redding struggled to start season in Seattle last year, but was one of Seahawks’ ‘better linemen’ down the stretch
I’ve heard a few people say something along the lines of “are we sure Redding was always giving his all in Detroit?”
For the record, I’m not.
That being said, I’m not sure I expect someone playing for the Lions to always give it everything he has on every play. I also know that things were VERY awkward in Seattle a season ago, with Jim Mora finally taking over, struggling, and going on to be fired.
It’s REALLY hard to judge what happened last season there.
I’m certainly willing to give Redding the benefit of the doubt, especially knowing that he’s coming to a MUCH better system. In talking with Redding yesterday, you could certainly sense the excitement he had about playing alongside the likes of Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata, etc. If you missed Redding on “The Bob Haynie Show” With “Hoops” & Mark Suchy yesterday-check it out in the Audio Vault at WNST.net.
(Edit from GMC: That makes back to back times that the Ravens have acquired a player and I was the first reporter in town to talk to the player, after Anquan Boldin a few weeks back. I don’t say that to brag or boast. I say that because I hope you’ll continue to turn to us for Ravens information-as well as information on all local sports.)
3. National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson says Ravens receive no compensatory picks in NFL Draft
Which we knew was coming. Unfortunately-for all of the players they lost (Jason Brown, Kyle Boller, Bart Scott, etc.); they also signed their own free agents (Domonique Foxworth, Matt Birk, LJ Smith, etc.).
The Ravens will still look to acquire 3rd or 4th round picks between now and when the Draft starts about a month from now.
I’ll look to acquire Olivia Munn’s phone number myself. I just can’t guarantee that either of us will be successful, but I probably have more faith in Ozzie Newsome and company. (Thanks Busted Coverage.)
4. Philadelphia Daily News’ Bernard Fernandez says Zbikowski would consider boxing return if NFL has work stoppage
I had never thought about this.
First of all, I GENUINELY don’t believe there will be a work stoppage in the NFL. I really don’t. I think this will get worked out.
BUT-should there be a work stoppage, I just can’t see Tom Zbikowski REALLY use the time to step inside a ring; unless his relationship with the Ravens is somehow damaged between now and then.
Just because they might have to step away for a short time doesn’t mean they won’t ever have to play football again. While I doubt Tom Zbikowski WOULD be injured in a boxing ring, he’d certainly be putting himself at risk.
It would be pretty freaking cool, though.
5. The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Bisciotti currently AGAINST changes to OT rules
In fairness, I don’t necessarily think that the new OT rules are perfect, but I DO think they’re a better option than the current system.
Really, I’m fine with just about any system (really, I am) as long as games don’t end in ties. As we all know, tying is like kissing your sister.
Which is only okay if your sister looks like Angie Quesada…
6. Carroll County Times says former managers Johnny Oates, Ray Miller elected to Orioles Hall of Fame
Johnny Oates is clearly getting in because he was a great guy who sadly met his demise due to a brain tumor. He ABSOLUTELY did not do enough as a manager or player to warrant consideration for the honor.
Ray Miller was a very good pitching coach and not a good manager. I guess someone had to get in this year.
And apparently this guy didn’t get a whole heck of a lot of consideration….
7. The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Bordick will try to teach Birds’ minor leaguers ‘little things’
Like…which town has groupies you might want to stay away from? (Edit from GMC: I’m looking at you, Pawtucket.)
It’s great to have Mike Bordick back with the organization. I’d like to see even MORE former players involved with the organization somehow. Bordick is a guy who can certainly bring a quality perspective on defense, bunting, timely hitting, moving runners over, etc.
All of those things are really good for young ballplayers. Or veteran ballplayers for that matter. Like the ones playing in Baltimore for example.
8. Washington Post’s Dave Sheinin says O’s ‘full of hope’ this season
I think we should play a game: “Who’s going to write this story tomorrow?”
I’ll say Stan McNeal from the Sporting News. But it wouldn’t surprise me if it was someone from USA Today…or CBSSports.com…or wherever.
Here’s my only question. What side of the hill does Mr. “Hope” throw from? Does he have a win-loss record better than Jeremy Guthrie’s?
If so, I’ll take him.
9. Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Jordan Williams, Sean Mosley will be ‘most integral’ parts for 2010-11 Terrapins
And the team is going to NEED scoring from Adrian Bowie and/or Cliff Tucker.
And they’re going to need Dino Gregory to develop into a more all-around power forward.
And they’re going to need James Padgett and Ashton Pankey to be able to give them some minutes up front off the bench.
And they’re going to need the freshmen guards (Terrell Stoglin, P’Shon Howard, Mychal Parker) to give them SOME sort of contribution. Parker is clearly the most likely to do that, but Stoglin could end up working into the rotation as the point guard of the future.
Of course, we’re some 7 months even from Midnight Madness. Maybe we should calm down a bit.
10. Inside Lacrosse says Terps 4th in poll, Hopkins falls out of Top 10
It is definitely WEIRD to see the Blue Jays outside the Top 10, but you have to beat SOMEONE of note to be considered a top-tier team. (Edit from GMC: I’m terribly afraid that win will come against Maryland.)
What’s also weird is that no other local team (with MAYBE the exception of Loyola) is even a threat to get NEAR the Top 10.
Let’s step it up boys. It’s about time this town is recognized for something besides selling X-Boxes that were once evidence in a major trial on eBay.
And finally, I leave you with this.
For whatever reason, my Facebook and Twitter feeds were taken up by comments on “Dancing With The Stars” last night. You people do know that wrestling airs on Mondays, don’t you???
Here’s Chad Ochocinco…
And Here’s Erin Andrews…
If I see your testicles lying around, I’ll try to return them to you.
Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…