This might not be a popular sentiment; but I DO think Brian Billick should have talked to the Baltimore Sun.
He did not have to talk to Mike Preston; he could have chosen to talk to Jamison Hensley, or probably even Rick Maese or Peter Schmuck. I know Brian has issues beyond just Mike Preston’s crusade to see him fired; but I think he should have buried the hatchet here. What he did in Iraq was awesome; and he should have talked to The Sun about that; knowing he would have had to answer the same questions everyone else asked him.
That being said; Brian obviously has EVERY RIGHT to turn down the opportunity. He invoked that right, and his story was written secondhand in Tuesday’s paper. The story became ONLY about his firing; instead of about the good work he has done. That’s the unfortunate part of his decision.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say……
Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Sprink made strides
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS:
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Good to see Matt Albers looked impressive yesterday. Especially with Troy Patton’s injury, a contribution from Albers would make the Tejada deal even sweeter.
-When the Orioles DO send Matt Wieters back to Minor League Camp soon; I hope it is his only Minor League Camp experience ever. You have to wonder if he might be a Joe Mauer type of talent.
-I guess hope truly does ’Spring’ eternal; as even I got over my baseball apathy today in checking intrasquad statistics. Luke Scott went 2-2? We’re definitely going to the World Series!
-Drew seriously opened a can of worms with his blog question today. Would you trade a Tournament appearance for the Terps in exchange for UMBC, Morgan, and Loyola all making the Dance. My issue with this question is that it is only fair to ask those fans that root for the Terps simply based on geography; and not on the other aspects of College loyalty.
College Sports fans will always be the most passionate fans on the face of the planet. Your school might just be a place you grew up with fond memories of; but it might more importantly be the place where you lived, ate, studied, met girls, created life-long friendships, and became the person you are today. That will always rank higher than geography.
I would NEVER trade a Terps appearance in the NCAA Tournament for ANYTHING to do with ANY other team. Taking this a step farther; I LOVE the Ravens-absolutely live and die over the Ravens. However, I would take one more NCAA Tournament title or a BCS Championship for Maryland over THREE more Super Bowl titles for the Ravens. It just means that much to me. Maryland/Ravens fans, how about you?
-Kudos to the leadership of the state of Maryland for taking the steps to regulate Mixed Martial Arts. Local fighters deserve the chance to fight professionally in Maryland. Plus, Dana White told me in an interview at UFC 75 last year that he would like to hold major events in cities like Baltimore at least once a year (not always Pay Per Views; but obviously he is considering other options). This is a great start.
-Congratulations to Coach Cottle’s young Terps on a 2nd straight road win to open the season. Go see Navy battle American tonight.
Talk to you tomorrow.