Tuesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

December 30, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Tuesday Top 7……

7-Willis McGahee (me)/Frank Walker (Drew)

I think McGahee’s diving catch was better than his TD run. Drew thinks Walker might think pretty highly of himself, but definitely played well.

6-Jared Gaither (me)/Chris Chester (Drew)

I was hoping to honor all 3 Tackles; as I still can’t figure out how the unbalanced line continues to work. Gaither is the best of the bunch however. Drew is continuously impressed by Chester; but I guess we all are.

5-Le’Ron McClain (me, Drew)

Want your Le’Ron McClain “Brings the Pain” T-shirt? Listen at 5am tomorrow. Want to feel the brute force of a bulky running back barreling you over at the goal line? Be a Jacksonville Jaguars defender.

4-Ray Lewis (me, Drew)

Is there a rule somewhere that says that every time a football hits the ground, Ray Lewis has to be the one to get it? I was playing a backyard game with my cousins on Christmas and I’m pretty sure 52 had two fumble recoveries.

3-Mark Clayton (me), Ed Reed (Drew)

This is pretty elementary; as we flip these two at Number 2. I think Mark Clayton was become an absolute weapon; Drew just wants Reed to hold on to the football.

2-Ed Reed (me), Mark Clayton (Drew)

Amazingly; Ed Reed actually won my points voting for the season; but is NOT my Team MVP.

1-Joe Flacco (me, Drew)

Flacco certainly IS Drew’s team MVP; and he’ll get $26 from me next Tuesday if he tells the QB “I Love You” on the air. It’s not a question of whether or not Drew loves Flacco-we ALL love Flacco. It’s just a question of whether or not he’s comfortable telling him.

As far as Team MVP is concerned……..

DERRICK MASON

Every time I watched Derrick Mason play this season; all I could think was “Thank God this guy wears purple.” He’s been the best in my mind; but my Top 5 would go….

1-Mason
2-Ed Reed
3-Ray Lewis
4-Joe Flacco
5-Le’Ron McClain

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

Best of Monday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Ravens’ success example of ‘good things happening to good people’

Bob Haynie says Ravens season amongst most ‘enjoyable’ in team history

Casey Willett says Colts, Patriots added to ’09 schedule

Casey Willett says many reasons Ravens were able to bounce back in ‘08

Nestor Aparicio says traveling to Miami particularly difficult

Drew Forrester thinks Hendrickson acquisition a ‘joke’

Ed Frankovic talks to young Caps star Alzner

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens must ‘take care of football’ vs. Dolphins

The Official Site’s Scott Garceau says Ravens likely not ‘one and done’ team in playoffs

The Official Site says Ravens to ‘literally’ paint Baltimore purple

The Official Site says Ravens have won 8 straight regular season finales at home

The Official Site says Harbaugh, Flacco, Reed nominated for awards

The Official Site says Harbaugh ‘hopeful’ Washington will return Sunday

Dolphins Official Site’s Andy Kent says TE Martin “day to day” with head injury

Dolphins Official Site says playoff game sold out

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens ‘prepared’ to handle all playoff challenges

The Sun’s Edward Lee says L. McClain thinks McGahee’s ‘professionalism’ reason for backfield success

The Sun’s Mike Preston says ability to franchise 52 will help keep him in Baltimore

The Sun’s Stephen Kiehl says Miami trip too difficult for some Ravens fans to make

The Sun’s Jill Rosen says Baltimore beats Miami in TV show battle

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says McGahee runs mouth on radio show

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh thinks Reed trying to ‘win’ when he attempts laterals

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Newsome reason Ravens got things back together

The Sun’s Mike Preston says players might desire chance to leave Baltimore with Rex Ryan

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says one NFL ‘feel good story’ will end Sunday in Miami

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue gives highest praise to Flacco

Aaron Wilson says previous Miami win signified Ravens’ ‘revival’

Aaron Wilson says Ravens holding roster spot in hopes Barnes can return

The AP says first win over Dolphins ‘spurred’ frenetic finish for Ravens

Miami Herald’s Jose Pagliery and Andres Viglucci say Dolphins ‘fever’ set in Miami

Miami Herald’s David J. Neal says 2008 ‘world of difference’ for Fins from ‘07

South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Michael Cunningham says Ravens ‘physically dominated’ Fins in first matchup

ESPN.com’s DJ Gallo gives Ravens 10:1 odds to win Super Bowl

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Ravens, 52 will work out extension

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens ‘confident’, ‘professional’

ESPN.com’s James Walker thinks Flacco ‘hot’ (So does Drew!)

Scout.com’s Adam Caplan thinks R. Ryan, H. Jackson potential head coaching candidates

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer says Flacco, defense, running game reasons Ravens could win AFC

Sporting News’ Mike Florio says Ravens winning Super Bowl not ‘absurd’

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco gives Ravens ‘B+’ for Jaguars win

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco reminds us Ravens still starting rookie QB in playoff game on road

CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman says teams can’t ‘fluster’ Flacco

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds reportedly agree to deal with Hendrickson

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Mora to play for Venezuela in World Baseball Classic

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck doesn’t expect much from Hendrickson

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Birds acquiring ‘warm body’ in Hendrickson

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says Hendrickson acquisition ‘nothing to get excited about’

Sporting News’ Gerry Fraley says Birds still need catcher

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Terps make visit to Boise hospital before today’s Humanitarian Bowl

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps want to win finale for seniors

The Sun’s Jeff Barker picks Nevada 30-24

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps expected to sell between 300 and 1,000 tickets for today’s game

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps have had time to move on from disappointing end to season

The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for kicking commit Ferrara

The AP says Wolf Pack offense will be ‘tough test’ for Terps

The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Ralph skipped Bowl events to watch Nevada game film

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps must stop Nevada on ground

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell picks Nevada 28-24

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Otulaja providing soundtrack for Boise trip

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps want to send seniors out on top

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tonight’s contest with Elon

The Official Site offers complete Maryland-Elon release (pdf)

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says improving half court offense goal for Terps

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Gary wants improvement from Terps on boards

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Terps know they need to show more ‘effort’ on glass

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Bowie playing ‘well-rounded’ hoops

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says no stress fracture revealed in Goins’ MRI results

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Vasquez knows Terps need ‘killer mentality’ before start of ACC season

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Elon has rebounding issues as well

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Terps still able to press ‘effectively’ despite teams knowing it’s coming

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps receive fewer votes this week

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says one AP voter thinks Terps 14th best team in country

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Terps have been getting less from bench recently

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The AP says Strickland has 20 points, 10 boards as Terps beat UNC Asheville

The Sun says Terps remain 14th in Top 25

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says Terps win without suspended Toliver

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Kizer added 18 points, 9 boards in win

LOYOLA BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hounds rally from down 16 late but fall at NC State 62-60

The Sun says Barney misses late shot as Hounds lose to Wolfpack

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Pepperdine hits late shot to beat Eagles 58-56

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eers snap losing streak with win over Bryant

Carroll County Times’ Bob Blubaugh says Cajou scores 16 as Eers beat Bryant

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says MSM had chance to school Bulldogs before they join NEC

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Gilliam honored by America East

The Official Site offers complete UMBC/St. Louis release (pdf)

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens thinks Dogs top team in Baltimore

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

Washington Official Site previews tonight’s contest with Bears

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Mids host Longwood tonight

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Sovie might be moved outside in ‘09

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Mayes school’s athlete of the week

TOWSON FOOTBALL:

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Ambrose hiring allows Tigers to stay in family

SWIMMING:

Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel says Phelps 2008 Story of the Year

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Congratulations to SunTrust Athlete of the Morning George Jackson; who scored 34 points for Digital Harbor in their 72-71 2OT thrilling win over Milford Mill. Listener “Carol” said the game was “Game of the Year” quality.

Talk to you tonight with Humanitarian Bowl and Maryland/Elon live blogs.

-G

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