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By Ken Rosenthal | February 25, 1999
JUPITER, Fla. -- Former Orioles outfielder Eric Davis scoffed at the Orioles' newfound emphasis on intensity with the additions of Albert Belle and Will Clark."
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By Francois Furstenberg | September 9, 2014
On behalf of Baltimore's stakeholders, I want to express my thanks to Gregory E. Thornton, the new chief executive officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, for his inspiring words (" Much work to be done ," Aug. 25). In case you're wondering, the stake I hold is a house I recently bought in East Baltimore. It's a big row house, built in 1875, so I don't exactly hold it - really it holds me - but I guess that part isn't so important. Let me get to the point: CEO Thornton tells us he will run the city schools like a business.
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By Ray Frager | November 12, 1995
"CONCUSSIONS ARE overrated."Thus spake one Rich Brooks, head coach of the St. Louis Rams, leader of men and apparent neurological expert.What's the big deal, Mr. Brooks was quoted as saying, with all this talk about concussions? It's not really any different from hurting other parts of your body playing football. Just a bunch of media hype, Dr. Brooks said.Now, I can't claim any of the expertise of the esteemed coach, but my limited knowledge of concussions tells me that the injury occurs when the brain bounces around inside the skull.
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Peter Schmuck | August 21, 2014
Major league teams obsess throughout the month of July about the deadline for making trades without passing players through waivers, then some of them sacrifice their best young talent for the prospect of some instant postseason gratification. There have been countless situations where that bargain paid off with a missing puzzle piece that helped a team get into the playoffs, but there are plenty of other instances where things didn't work out so well. The jury is still out on 2014, of course, but the early returns haven't been so great for a couple teams that acquired front-line starting pitchers.
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March 10, 2006
Good morning --Gerry McNamara -- After the past two days, anyone who was calling you overrated should now call you "Big Shot Gerry."
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January 19, 2006
NEXT QUESTION Is home-field advantage in the NFL playoffs overrated? Selected responses to today's question will be printed tomorrow on The Kickoff page. Please e-mail your answer (about 25 words) to sports@baltsun.com by 3 p.m. today. Include your name, address and a daytime telephone number for verification purposes.
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By Ken Murray | September 28, 2008
THE TOP FIVE 1 Cowboys Their big-play offense looks unstoppable. 2 Giants Took a tough - but necessary - stand against Plaxico Burress. 3 Titans Nasty again, as in the Steve McNair days. 4 Eagles Blitzed the Steelers into submission. 5 Steelers Ben Roethlisberger will need a run game tomorrow. THE BOTTOM FIVE 28 Raiders An embarrassment on and off the field. 29 Browns Vastly overrated coming into the season. 30 Lions Starting over again. 31 Chiefs It's Damon Huard's turn in the revolving door.
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September 13, 2004
Who's hot Mark Teixeira of the Rangers is hitting .370 (34 of 92) in his past 25 games. Who's not Jose Contreras of the White Sox has allowed 15 runs and 15 hits in his past two outings, which lasted a combined 4 2/3 innings. Line of the day Gil Meche, Mariners P IP H R BB SO 9 5 0 1 4 He said it "I didn't even know I was rated. How can I be overrated? I couldn't even find a job in the offseason." Russell Branyan, Brewers third baseman, after a fan called him overrated On deck The Marlins, waiting out Hurricane Ivan, are "home" at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field today and tomorrow.
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May 22, 2000
Quote: "I've always said batting practice is overrated." - Mark McGwire, who didn't take batting practice in Pittsburgh and hit a 444-foot homer in the first inning It's a fact: The Rockies failed to steal a base for the first time in nine games. Who's hot: The Giants' Terrell Lowery went 5-for-6 and is 12-for-19 in six games since being recalled from Triple-A. Who's not: The Astros' Jose Lima, a 21-game winner last year, has allowed 19 home runs in nine starts. On deck: The Dodgers will play 20 of their next 26 games at Dodger Stadium, and three of the six road games are scheduled in Anaheim.
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May 6, 2007
Poll results There were a lot of interesting and disturbing hairdos on display around here in the past few weeks, but readers said if they could shave one off, it would be Manny Ramirez's extended dreadlocks, edging Mel Kiper's hair helmet by a whisker. The results: Boston's Manny Ramirez, 37.7 percent (249 votes) NFL draft guru/Baltimore native Mel Kiper Jr., 33.9 (224) Orioles' Jay Gibbons, 18.2 (120) Oakland's Nick Swisher, 6.7 (44) Orioles' Kevin Millar, 2.9 (19) Oakland's Travis Buck, 0.6 (4)
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
Netflix is picking up the promotional tempo for the Feb. 14 debut of Season 2 of "House of Cards" with the release of another trailer today. This one is worth it for Francis Underwood's assessment of what appears to be his swearing-in as vice president of the United States. "Democracy is so overrated," he says, noting that not a single vote was cast in his favor. If Underwood does officially assume the vice presidency in Season 2, we'll have two American vice presidents created on the soundstages of Baltimore: Underwood and Selina Meyer (HBO's "Veep")
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November 6, 2012
Ryan and Kubiak Dan Pompei Chicago Tribune It is difficult to argue with the choices of the players who were polled by The Sporting News. Gary Kubiak (underrated) has not won big in the postseason, but he runs a solid program, develops players and finds a way to consistently contend. Since the start of the 2011 season, he has guided the Texans to a 17-7 record despite seeing his team battle through some potentially devastating injuries.He really has put Houston on the NFL map again, with the four best seasons in franchise history.
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Kevin Cowherd | October 25, 2012
In the ongoing effort to fill cyber and print space space 24/7 and keep readers perpetually stirred up,  Sports Ilustrated has released an NFL players' poll that lists New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow as the most overrated player in the game. The bad news, at least if you're a Ravens fan, is that Ray Lewis shows up at No. 5 on the list. Yes, in a survey of 180 players, Baltimore's sainted middle linebacker and future no-doubt Hall of Famer was listed by three percent of the player vote as a guy whose reputation -- at least at 37 years of age, with 17 years in the league -- far exceeds his production.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
As recently as last week, at least one national writer was still throwing haymakers at Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, saying that his reputation as a winner had more to do with the Ravens defense than it did his own performance. That's an argument that has become, to quote the great wordsmith Fergie, so “2000 and late.” But the point of this post is not to quibble with Grantland's Bill Barnwell, who based his argument on box scores from 2008 to 2011 , though I'm not sure why he decided to pick this battle with the quarterback now. Flacco is third in the NFL with 1,269 passing yards, his 8.14 yards per attempt is fifth, and he is sandwiched between Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers with a 95.8 passing rating that ranks 11th among qualified quarterbacks.
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By Matt Vensel | June 27, 2012
We know we have finally reached the only true downtime of the NFL offseason -- once a period of months that has now shrunk to a few weeks, if that -- when the play of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has become a topic of discussion nationally. Remember the near-nonstop Flacco talk during last year's lockout ? That was brutal. Thankfully, there hasn't been too much this spring and summer, which is surprising considering the attention that was paid to Flacco when he said back in April that he has to believe he is the NFL's best quarterback to be successful at his job. There was lukewarm debate about whether Flacco was a better quarterback than Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys, and over the weekend Ravens running back Ray Rice hyped up his buddy . But as we watch the tumbleweeds bounce by at the end of June, the start of NFL training camps a few weeks away, I knew the lack of criticism wouldn't last.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2012
Last weekend, Loyola's women's lacrosse team had the satisfaction of winning the Big East tournament by soundly beating then-No. 2 Syracuse in the final. The Greyhounds also had the satisfaction of knowing they exceeded the expectations of just about everyone except themselves. The heart of a stingy defense returned from last year's NCAA quarterfinal team, but the Greyhounds graduated 10 seniors and 221 of 276 goals. They were picked to finish third in the Big East, largely because the offense would have to rely heavily on some of their 11 freshmen.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | January 30, 1994
DURHAM, N.C. -- The crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium has gained a reputation nationally for being clever, as well as a bit intimidating to Duke's opponents. But Mike Krzyzewski says his team's fans can be a bit foul-mouthed and spoiled as well.After getting on the PA system to yell at the crowd during a game earlier this season after the fans chanting an obscenity at referee Dick Paparo, the Duke coach got on the fans after yesterday's 75-62 victory over 18th-ranked Maryland for chanting Overrated . . . overrated" at the Terps and freshman center Joe Smith."
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January 7, 2011
I want to applaud Jamie Smith's Hopkins' article on the Maryland Mortgage Program ( "State mortgage program lags on modifying loans," Dec. 21). It was right on! Governor O'Malley has taken credit for Maryland being in front of the foreclosure crisis. The truth is Maryland lags behind, as the article indicated. Housing Secretary Raymond Skinner and his aide Clarence Snuggs are making Maryland the laughing stock of the affordable housing industry. Not only have the governor and his agency let its citizens down in foreclosure assistance, they lags behind many states in multi-family projects funded by federal tax credits.
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Mike Preston | October 7, 2010
The Denver Broncos are bringing the NFL's top passing offense to Baltimore on Sunday, but the Ravens aren't sweating, nor should they be. And it's not because the Ravens have the league's top pass defense, either. Both groups are overrated, but Denver is more overrated. When you take a deep look at the Broncos offense, you see a group that is soft and a passing game that's vanilla. One more thing: Denver quarterback Kyle Orton might lead the league in passing with 1,419 yards, the second most in NFL history in the first four games of a season, but he's no Peyton Manning or Tom Brady.
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