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A Baltimore Sports Bounty of Thanks

I got to thinking tonight about Thanksgiving, naturally enough, and about what Baltimore sports fans have to be thankful for circa late-2012. If there’s been a better year than this I can’t say I lived it. To see the Orioles break their epic string of losing seasons, and make the playoffs in doing so, ranks […]

On Maryland Football and Bad Decisions

I am, avowedly, not a fan of college football. I can’t muster true passion for a sport where the championship is awarded rather than earned. For me, no playoff means no legitimacy. One could argue that all sports are basically theater but in the case of college football the conclusion cuts close to the quick. […]

After Today, Maryland Basketball Will Never Be the Same

Awhile back my friend George and I got to talking about about basketball coaches. We wondered who we would have liked to play for if given the chance. My first choice was Bob Knight. Even though I think I would have hated him I think I also would have learned a ton. My second choice […]

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. […]

Five Points of Thanks, Baltimore Sports Edition

Making a “thankful” list is an exercise in undeniable clich√©. I won’t hide from that fact. But, I’m OK with it. I actually dig the idea of a national holiday where we all — in theory at least — take a step back from the day-to-day and acknowledge the good things around us. Clich√© or […]

News, Notes, Roundup

– So who thinks the Phillies have a chance to take two in a row at New York and win the Series? Me neither. I think I’ve watched less than nine total innings this year. It feels strange and not quite pleasant to care this little about baseball on the ultimate stage. WIth the Yankees […]

Orioles Cut Six, Terps over Tigers?

Minor news out of Orioles camp today as the team made another round of cuts. None of the names surprise, but it is worth noting that Nolan Reimold certainly impressed while he was there. He hit .321 and slugged .750 with four homers in 28 at-bats. Not too shabby. He’s ticketed for Norfolk, and the […]

The 1,000th Post

This completely snuck up on me. There was no fanfare, no hype. All of a sudden I just looked up and saw that, hey, the next post is #1,000. Pretty cool, I think. I owe that number to all of you, since there’s no way in hell TLC gets to 1k if the community isn’t […]