Coffee Companion (8/10): Buck ejected and Ray's retirement plan?

August 10, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with 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:

Ray Lewis may retire if the Ravens win a Super Bowl this season. ... Joe Flacco is scheduled to play the first quarter of the Ravens' preseason opener at the Eagles on Thursday night, and rookie Tyrod Taylor will get most of the playing time after that. ... Domonique Foxworth, who is trying to make a comeback from a torn ACL, could miss the preseason opener. ... Cal Ripken Jr. acknowledged again Tuesday that he has an "itch to come back to the big league scene." ... Buck Showalter got ejected in the Orioles' 4-3 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

Hitting the links:

1. Torrey Smith is prepared to play a big role [Baltimore Sun]

2. Can the Ravens fly through the Steel Curtain? [NFL.com]

3. Chuck Pagano has a lofty legacy to maintain [NFL.com]

4. John Harbaugh's style fits the Ravens [Baltimore Sun]

5. Ricky Williams' NFL story could have a surprisingly good end [Sporting News]

6. Older and wiser, Ricky Williams is ready to chase a Super Bowl in Baltimore [Baltimore Sun]

7. Ricky will wear No. 34, but he doesn't feel 34 [CSN Baltimore]

8. An early outlook of this year's Ravens team [Baltimore Sports Report]

9. Cal is hosting Japanese students , but it's unclear if he will do it for 2,632 straight days [Baltimore Sun]

10. Evaluating Chris Davis [MASN]

11. Vlad Guerrero makes this baseball blogger doubt his life as an Orioles fan [Camden Chat]

12. Davin Meggett, often a confounding personality, must carry the Terps this season [Baltimore Sun]

13. Randy Edsall is down with Twitter [D.C. Sports Bog]

Video of the morning:

 "Seinfeld" meets "Brokeback Mountain" [via The Big Lead]

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