March 18, 2013
Remember last week on "The Amazing Race," when John had a few extended moments of crazy and got eliminated? That's still funny. But now it is time for the teams to leave Bali and head to Vietnam. "Word on the street," tweets Phil, "is that Hotel California by the Eagles is the #1 karaoke song in Vietnam. " What happens at the travel agency stays at the travel agency Father and Son Dave and Connor are planning to leave the Race. Dave's surgeon at home has recommended surgery within seven days, so they plan to fly to Hanoi and be eliminated.
March 7, 2013
The longer snowflakes were kept at bay, the faster the wisecracks started coming in on Twitter and Facebook. "I remember when I was a kid in the 70's and they predicted storms accurately 7 days in advance," Havre de Grace resident Jason Falkenstine tweeted. "It would be nice to have an apology from meteorologist for being totally wrong," Baltimore resident Jason Sellers wrote. Meteorologists offered a mea culpa for predictions of Baltimore's biggest snowfall in two years.
February 21, 2013
A hot topic among Ravens fans this week is this: how well will Ray Lewis do in his new role next fall as an ESPN talking head? According to reports, Lewis will appear on the network's "Monday Night Countdown," "Sunday NFL Countdown" and "SportsCenter" shows. But apparently some fans on sports talk radio and message boards are worried he'll come off either as too intense, too preachy or too rambling. Personally, I don't see that at all. Just as Lewis was the consummate pro for 17 seasons with the Ravens, preparing for every game with an astonishing attention to detail, he'll prepare the same way for life behind the microphone.
February 5, 2013
An expected snowfall overnight could have brought fourth and fifth consecutive days of snow at BWI Marshall Airport, but it wasn't to be. After a series of fast-moving light snowfalls, the weather is expected to quiet through the weekend. While various models showed at least a dusting of snow, and maybe a few inches, in the Baltimore area, the precipitation did not make it out of the mountains. Some in western Allegany County reported to the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office as much as 5 inches of snow out west, while in Hagerstown, snow totaled 0.8 inches.
February 4, 2013
Randy Moss returned to the NFL for games like this, not performances like Sunday night's. Five days after Moss proclaimed himself the best wide receiver of all time, he spent most of Super Bowl XLVII as an on-field spectator for the San Francisco 49ers, unable to make the plays necessary for the first championship of his 14-year career. Moss left the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after a 34-31 loss to the Ravens with just two catches for 41 yards. His biggest impact came on a 32-yard gain early in the fourth quarter - a great catch, but not enough for one of self-proclaimed greatness.
February 1, 2013
If you gotta go, you gotta go. To Super Bowl XLVII, that is. And Ravens fans have got to go to New Orleans, getting there any which way they can. Direct flights from Baltimore to the Big Easy have long since sold out, leaving fans to come up with creative travel plans. Some are going for fly-and-drive combinations, like flying into Panama City Beach, Fla., - and making the roughly four-hour drive to New Orleans. Others are taking flights to Jackson, Miss., a relatively short drive of less than three hours.