Ron Glover’s Preview and Prediction: Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens: Can the Ravens defense hold Trent Richardson in check?

Posted in Blogroll on September 27th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Trent Richardson has to go above and beyond for the Browns to have a chance tonight.

The Baltimore Ravens opened up the 2012 season against the Bengals, Patriots and Eagles. Ray Lewis and Co. are a questionable call in Philly from being 3-0. They’re also a reviewable call from possibly being 1-2.

Tonight the Ravens have the Browns coming into M&T Stadium on a night where the regular officials will make their season debut.

Before the Ravens can mark this one as a win they must control Trent Richardson.

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Adam Jones: The Almost MVP

Posted in Blogroll on September 27th, 2012 by Okori Wadsworth

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Power with a great glove hand to match.

This baseball season will be remembered for a lot of things. The Stephen Strasburg imbroglio about when he should be shut down. What damage shutting him down would do to the Zombie Expos’ playoff hopes and if he should have been shut down at all. It will also be remembered for playoff races fraught with drama, Miguel Cabrera snatching the greatest hitter alive title from Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter leading the league in hits at the age of 38, and Josh Hamilton being the most intriguing free-agent pickup in my living memory.

But when I look back on the 2012 MLB season, I think of something else entirely. I think of ascendance. Not just Mike Trout and Bryce Harper already becoming the faces of their respective franchises at scarily young ages. Not even the A’s and Orioles who ascended to heights that no one expected them to.

I also think of the players known as young guys with potential who became franchise cornerstones. Andre Ethier was this way. Robinson Cano has become this, even as he is surrounded by quite a few stars. And Andrew McCutchen is putting his name in the hat as the guy who can restore the old glory to the Pirates. BJ Upton is becoming that for the Rays, and going forward for whatever team he signs with in the off season.

The player I’m thinking of right now has done more to make the proverbial leap from future star to star. The player I’m thinking about has revived a moribund franchise. Reminding his city that people actually still play baseball, and in a normal year would be an AL MVP candidate. The player I’m talking about is Adam Jones.

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Tip-Off for 9/27/12 (featuring Mase): NFL owners and NFL officials reach an agreement

Posted in Blogroll on September 27th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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It’s all good!

The NFL owners and officials have reached an agreement just in time for tonight’s contest between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.

Monday night’s debacle proved to be the determining factor in the negotiation process. A little push from the President of the United States didn’t hurt either.

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Donovan McNabb returns to Philadelphia as an analyst on Comcast SportsNet

Posted in Blogroll on September 27th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Will McNabb speak favorably of former head coach Andy Reid?

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb will make his debut as a media personality on Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia today. McNabb will serve as a football analyst every Thursday for the remainder of the NFL season.

Joining a local sports program didn’t seem like an ideal fit for McNabb since he’s doing part-time work with the NFL Network. How ironic is it that some of McNabb’s new colleagues were the same people calling for his job his last handful of years in Philly.

An even greater irony is McNabb’s presence in the Philadelphia media could be a decisive element in the future of Andy Reid.

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