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The Maryland Regional Sports Power Rankings

I was thinking earlier today about “power rankings” and how they’re basically silly. And yet, silly in kind of a fun way. They provide fodder for debate and discussion, and it’s cool sometimes to take a 10,000 foot view (so to speak). That led me to the idea of creating power rankings of my own. […]

Ace Bailey and Eddie Shore

It’s Tuesday, December 12, 1933 when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Boston Garden for a match against the Bruins. 30-year old Ace Bailey skates right wing for the Leafs, and he’s a good one. A former scoring champion who played an integral role during his team’s 1932-33 Stanley Cup season, he remains a force on […]

Game Seven and the Return Of MelmO

If you haven’t been following the Capitals–Rangers series at all, you’ve been missing out. Lots of action, lots of controversy, and lots of personality. Regarding the latter, Dan Steinberg at the DC Sports Bog has a typically entertaining look at various off ice matters. It all comes to a head tonight down at the Verizon […]

Caps GM McPhee on Building Winners

Here’s Capitals GM George McPhee, courtesy of Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog: “Ideally, you get your best players through the draft, so you always put the emphasis on that part of rebuilding. If you look at any successful team, they’ve drafted well.” And then: “That was the process and there were going to […]

Rounding Up the Best of the Rest

Here in the afterglow (for Ravens fans) of Sunday’s big win, I figure it’s a good time to step back for a few and run down some of the news from the rest of the local sports landscape. This is the kind of thing I hope to get around to more often. One thing that […]

Two Big Games, One Open Thread

Two losses in Texas last night and suddenly the Orioles are “just” 6-3. No longer a juggernaut, now simply a team playing good baseball on average. While I think last night was a big test, I think tonight (and the whole Devil Rays series) is an even bigger one. It’s imperative for the O’s to […]

The Sports Latitudes: Kansas? Edition

Congratulations to Friend-of-The Loss Column Sara, who has claimed the coveted prize of bragging rights in our Bracket Bonanza. Nobody had Kansas — surprise — but her pick of Memphis was close enough. Yours truly finished near the bottom, which will happen when you buy into misguided Big East hype and subsequently lose two of […]

The Sports Latitudes: Decompression Edition

It’s a good Friday night to relax, sip a bit of this, and consider some weekend discussion topics. The Loss Column is — justifiably — known as primarily an Orioles site, but in fact this is a clearinghouse for all things Baltimore Sports. The O’s are a primary focus but I don’t want to entirely […]