1. Have The Baltimore Orioles Reached The Bottom?

    I want to start this piece by making it clear that I have been a loyal fan of the Baltimore Orioles for 40 years and hope to be a fan for another 40 years. While Tommy Lasorda may bleed Dodger blue, I bleed Orioles Orange...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 4 years ago 396 reads 3 comments

  2. Weaknesses Magnified as Baltimore Orioles Get Off To Slow Start

    If there is any consolation from the tough start for the 2010 Baltimore Orioles, it might simply be that they at least can’t match the start of the 1988 Birds...

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  3. 2010 Baltimore Orioles: Defining Expectations and Success

    With the start of the 2010 baseball season now upon us, those around the Baltimore Orioles are cautiously optimistic that after more than a decade of decay, the team is ready to turn things around...

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  4. Sad Story About the Final Battle for Former Oriole Mike Cuellar

    There is a sad story in the recent Orlando Sentinel about the deteriorating health of former Baltimore Orioles ace Mike Cuellar...

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  5. 2010 Baltimore Orioles Preview: Strengths and Weaknesses

    After 12 straight losing seasons, optimism is high in Baltimore that 2010 could be the season the Orioles move back over the .500 mark...

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  6. 2010 NCAA Tournament: CAA Has a History as a NCAA Tourney Giant-Killer

    When the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament begins later this month there will be lots of talk about Cinderella’s and which previously unknown teams from obscure conferences will shatter the Final Four dreams of schools from top-tier leagues...

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  7. Baltimore Orioles: Keys to a Successful 2010

    With Spring Training starting and the 2010 baseball season only weeks away, it is the time of the year when fans of the Baltimore Orioles can start dreaming that maybe this is the year that our decade long nightmare ends...

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  8. The Day for Kim Kardashian and Other Not So Super Bowl Predictions

    With the Super Bowl now only a few hours away, here are some predictions about what we may see tonight. Hey, just remember, it is the Super Bowl, so anything can happen: Fight for the Spotlight: ...

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  9. No Surprise: Voters Butcher Pro Football Hall Of Fame Selections

    Given their past track record, I guess there should be no surprise that the voters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame made some bad decisions during their annual selection meeting on Saturday...

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  10. The Legend of Bevo Francis: Scoring 113 Points in a College Game

    If you followed sports in the early 1950s then you probably have heard the name Clarence “Bevo” Francis. However, to most of America his name and legend are an unknown part of sports history...

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  11. He's Back! Miguel Tejada Heading Back To The Baltimore Orioles

    After a two-year hiatus, former Baltimore Orioles star Miguel Tejada is rejoining the O’s after agreeing to a one-year, $6-million contract according to a number of reports...

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  12. Do The New York Jets Have Karma on Their Side?

    Okay, be honest. How many people had the New York Jets reaching the AFC Championship Game in their preseason predictions? Other than maybe ESPN’s resident Jets cheerleader Mike Greenberg, ...

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  13. Baltimore Orioles Rank Second from Last in Payroll Efficiency

    Given that they spent a half-billion dollars more than any other team over the last decade, it should come as no surprise that the New York Yankees top the list of Major League Baseball teams when it comes to cost per victory...

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  14. New York Jets Crash the NFL Playoff Party

    Until the fourth period of the final game of the weekend, it appeared that the four top seeds were going to hold serve in the second round of the playoffs...

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  15. Some Players, Coaches and Broadcasters Do Pay Their Dues

    In this era when multi-million dollar contracts are often lavished on players and coaches who have done little to justify such riches, there are still examples out there of people who are enjoying success after paying their dues...

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  16. SMU Football: Death Has Lost Its Sting

    Illustrating that in college football even death isn’t permanent, the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs will take the field for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl this week, 25 years after ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about over 4 years ago 1,851 reads 1 comments

  17. Classic Rewind: Montana Magic Lifts 49ers Past Eagles

    When the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers meet on the football field this weekend, the Eagles will be looking to strengthen their playoff position while the 49ers are trying to stay in the hunt for a playoff bid...

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  18. Offseason Starting To Look Familiar for the Baltimore Orioles

    After enduring another long and disappointing season on the field in 2009, the 2009-10 offseason was supposed to be the start of a new day for the Baltimore Orioles...

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  19. Sports Egos the Size of Texas

    Boy, there seems to be a lot of sports news these days about players, coaches, and owners who seem to think they are exempt from the laws of common sense to which the rest of us must live...

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  20. Are You Sure You Want To Win the Heisman Trophy?

    There are five talented college football players being considered for the prestigious Heisman Trophy. However, if any of them truly want to have a long and successful NFL career they might want ...

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  21. BCS Dream Scenario Is Now a Nightmare

    Okay, technically it looks like the powers that control the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) got exactly what they desired: an undefeated champion from the SEC against an undefeated champion from the Big 12...

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  22. Classic Rewind: Raiders Top Steelers in 1980 MNF Matchup

    There was a time when the rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders was the most competitive in the NFL. When these titans met on the gridiron, there was no question it was going to be a battle and often with a lot on the line...

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  23. All Tiger All the Time

    I got an e-mail earlier today from the editor of one of the sports sites to which I occasionally post material. He said that the best way to immediately increase traffic for your articles was to write something about Tiger Woods...

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  24. 10 Reasons Baltimore Orioles Fans Can Still Be Thankful

    Yes, the last dozen years have been particularly painful for Baltimore Orioles fans, but as we observe the Thanksgiving Holiday we still have much to be thankful for...

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  25. 10 Observations from the NFL's First 10 Weeks

    With 10 weeks of the NFL season now in the books, here are 10 observations about what we have seen so far and what we could see over the final seven weeks of the 2009 NFL regular season...

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