Coffee Companion -- 3/9

March 09, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.

Running it back:

Maryland AD Kevin Anderson has faith in men's basketball coach Gary Williams, who will return next season. ... The Orioles lost to the Phillies, 4-3, on Tuesday, but Justin Duchscherer threw two scoreless innings. ... Brian Roberts' back flared up Tuesday, and Derrek Lee went to see a wrist specialist. ... At the Ed Block Courage Awards, a Steeler impressed Ravens fans.

Hitting the links:

1. Peter Schmuck: Having a healthy outlook for the Orioles suddenly isn't so easy [Baltimore Sun]

2. What should we expect from Matt Wieters? [Loss Column]

3. Looking into the crystal ball at Brad Bergesen [Dempsey's Army]

4. Jim Palmer discusses the likelihood of Philly having four twenty-game winners [Baltimore Sports Report]

5. Can the Orioles have a winning 2011? [Camden Chat]

6. NFL players still have one big card left to play if labor negotiations fail -- decertification [Baltimore Sun]

7. Ten lingering offseason questions for the Ravens []

8. Looking at the stock of two cornerbacks who could be on the Ravens' radar [Ravens Insider]

9. Joe Flacco and Michael Oher have a lot to prove in 2011 [ESPN]

10. Some background on Jeff Barker's story on Kevin Anderson and Gary Williams [Tracking the Terps]

11. It simply makes no sense to even think about buying Gary Williams out [Testudo Times]

12. Heather Dinich talks with new Maryland offensive coordinator Gary Crowton [ESPN]

13. An Alex Ovechkin cut-out appears on "Raising Hope" [D.C. Sports Bog]

You said it:

"Trembs took a lot of guff from a few of the fans, but, he is a quality baseball man and a quality human being.  Glad he has a good job, now ... and I hope at some point another managerial job opens up for him." -- reader pjsteelman01 responds to my post about former O's manager Dave Trembley discussing his firing

Video of the morning:

Short White Guy Makes His Case For The NCAA Dunk Contest Well, I'm officially excited for the Stanley Cup playoffs [hat tip to The Big Lead]

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