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About an hour ago, the 2012 Baltimore Orioles became a playoff baseball team. “Magic,” when you get down to brass tacks, is a way to explain the indefinable. My father-in-law, who doesn’t follow baseball, asked me last night what was so different about the Orioles this year compared to the previous 14. I tried out […]

Some rapid reaction to the Ravens’ bizarre and emotional 31-30 win over the Patriots: The game ended as weirdly as it began with Bill Belichick attempting to arm-tackle an official on a narrowly good Justin Tucker field goal. The Ravens have finally beat the Pats in a regular season game, the AFC Championship is behind […]

Some quick observations after Marylands 24-21 loss to UConn, as the Terps fall to 2-1. Stefon Diggs got his first TD reception on a weird tip from Marcus Leak (called it). Diggs was simply all over the field (213 total yards). He may find it less roomy out there once the Terps get into conference play, […]

In April, Maryland sitting at 2-0 going into the UConn game would have been expected. In late August it seemed almost assured that things would have imploded by now. Don’t look now, but the Terps played two and a half good quarters last Saturday. Maryland has already equaled its win total from last season and […]

If last season’s primetime opening victory/knobtease against Miami was indicative of how the 2011 Maryland football season would go, then the 7-6 nail-biter over William & Mary should give us plenty of hope for 2012. It was far from pretty and it was against a team that was being paid a quarter million dollars to be there, but it […]

People often use the term “decimated” incorrectly, when they are trying to evoke the notion of a group of people suffering heavy losses. Math nerds will note that the root,  “deci-,” means “one tenth.” It is in reference to Roman generals who would execute every tenth man in an underpforming unit. To use it in a sentence: […]

A look at some of the current wagering options for the betting Baltimore fan. For entertainment purposes only, obviously. Ravens to win the Super Bowl (+1750, i.e. bet $100 to win $1750) The Ravens open up as the number six favorite to take home the Lombardi. Look, there’s very little chance the Ravens don’t make […]

Ripken’s Gourmet Burgers Price: $9.99 (for 4 patties) at Giant Rating: Four Gold Gloves out of five Roseda Black Angus beef doesn’t need the Iron Man to make delicious burgers, but I suppose Cal Ripken can move product in Baltimore like few others. The “Ripken” branded burgers are being sold in area stores exclusively at Giant, […]