February 17, 2013
Politicians (including former politicians) like to be right more than most people. You see, in politics, public officials live or die by their (very) public opinions concerning the issues of the day. It is with this somber thought in mind that I reissue a sampling of previously published opinions - with timely updates For Your Information. Opinion: Prominent liberals will continue to market a new narrative that pushes public sector growth as the key to economic recovery. Update: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Jan. 31 floor statement concerning the U.S. economy's negative growth in the last quarter of 2012: "Growth went down in the fourth quarter because of reduced government spending, and a reticence in the private sector as government fought over the fiscal cliff.
September 20, 2011
Ravens @ Rams 4:05 p.m. Sunday TV: WJZ/CBS Radio: 98 Rock, 1090 AM Rome Cee, rapper We are not looking our best on both sides of the ball, but we may be able to pull this out. Ravens 10-7 '11 Record: 1-1 Franchon Crews, boxer I'm as confused as Ortiz after the Mayweather KO. Go Ravens? Ravens 28-10 '11 Record: 1-1 Sarah Acconcia, chef, 13.5% Wine Bar Sounds intimidating. If they were named the Sheep, I'd say the Ravens might win. Or the Ewes.
October 24, 2012
Two bar openings in two days. Must be early in the offseason. Couldn't let this one pass, though. Not with the World Series starting tonight. I know some of you are cringing when you hear “World Series,” lamenting about what might have been. Well, don't. The Orioles had a season that exceeded everyone's expectations. Be thankful that they went as far as they did. And don't let their early exit stop you from watching this October Classic. I know I'm biased, but the World Series will always be my favorite Reality TV Series.
September 26, 2012
Kevin Cowherd Ravens 27, Browns 6 Facing their second nationally televised game in four days, the Ravens are tired and sore. But when is a team ever too tired and sore to beat the Browns? John Harbaugh talked up the winless Brownies like they were Lombardi's Packers, but the Ravens' no-huddle offense should feast on the banged-up Cleveland 'D.' Edward Lee Ravens 34, Browns 17 After that emotional win against the New England Patriots on Sunday night and a short week, this game screams "Letdown.
December 10, 2012
Maryland Weather blog readers predicted a wide range of potential snowfall this winter in Baltimore, but on average, did not stray far from history. On average, readers are predicting 20.4 inches of snowfall in our annual forecasting contest , slightly above the average of 20 inches. Guesses ranged from a light 6.9 inches -- still 5 inches more than last winter's paltry 1.8 inches -- to 37 inches. The median guess was 20 inches, meaning readers are evenly divided in expecting an above- or below-average season.
October 5, 2012
Here's a look at how our Orioles Insiders see tonight's American League wild-card playoff against the Rangers shaking out: Eduardo A. Encina Orioles 5, Rangers 3 This is the kind of matchup up that Orioles manager Buck Showalter enjoys, a one-game, winner-take-all fight to the final out. And his team will relish it, too. Every time the Orioles seem to be out this season, they come charging back. Expect Showalter's wild-card roster to be packed with relievers so he can utilize matchup advantages. If the suddenly silent bats show up, the Orioles are coming home for the ALDS. Dan Connolly Orioles 7, Rangers 6 There's absolutely no logical reason for this pick.