1. Anyone Want My Glass Of Orange Kool-Aid?

    I outgrew drinking Kool-Aid around the time I was eight or nine. The reason? It's just not good, much like the Baltimore Orioles. Of course, you can see the potential in it—mix in some sugar or soda and it improves it, but it's still not great...

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  2. What the Washington Capitals Need To Address During the Offseason

    Now that I've had some time to get over the disappointing game seven loss to the Penguins, it's time to look forward to next season. With the success of Simeon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth, the Goalie position is set for years to come...

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  3. Ray Lewis Needs To Swallow Pride, Return To Ravens

    Four days into free agency and Ray Lewis, a first-round draft pick in 1996 and sure fire first ballot Hall-of-Famer, remains unsigned...

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  4. JJ Redick a Bust? Maybe Not

    The first article I wrote on Bleacher Report was titled "JJ Redick: The Orlando Magic Are Ruining His Career." The majority of the comments I got were about how JJ was a bust in the NBA. My response was that he wasn't getting consistent playing time...

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  5. Capitals Get Revenge, Beat Flyers in Shootout 2-1

    The Capitals worst loss of the season came at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers in December. Since then the Capitals have not lost a game...

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  6. The Ed Reed Travesty: James Harrison Named Defensive Player of the Year

    Not only are Senate seats for sale this year, apparently major awards in the NFL are as well. Don't get me wrong, Steelers linebacker James Harrison put up great numbers this season (16 sacks, ...

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  7. Capitals-Sabres: Chris Bourque Nets First NHL Goal

    After being blanked 5-0 by the Sabres in their last visit to Buffalo, the Washington Capitals struck quickly against Sabres goalie Ryan Miller...

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  8. Haloti Ngata: Unsung Ravens Hero

    This morning on Mike & Mike in the Morning, the Mikes were talking about the 2006 NFL draft. They said that after the top two picks of Mario Williams and Reggie Bush, the first round of this draft was pretty thin...

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  9. Colts-Giants: The Greatest Game Ever Played

    The first overtime game in NFL history featured 17 future Hall-of-Famers, between players, coaches, owners, and broadcasters. My dad was 11 years old when this game was played. He told me that he didn't even watch the game on television...

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  10. Capitals-Canadiens Review: Rookie Goalie Steps in for First Win

    First let me say Happy 39th Birthday to Sergei Federov. This obviously wasn't the story of the game though. The Capitals played their second game in as many nights in Montreal and came away with a 2-1 victory...

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  11. Baltimore Ravens: Who Is the Most Valuable Raven?

    After 12 weeks of the season, I think it's time to start looking at who is the Most Valuable Raven. The Ravens have truly surprised me by winning eight games at this point in the season...

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  12. Baltimore Colts' Forgotten Hero Bert Jones

    Baltimore Ravens rookie, Joe Flacco, may be the first franchise quarterback in Ravens history and the first in Baltimore since Bert Jones in the 1970's and 80's. Bert Jones was the first sports hero I ever had...

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  13. Capitals-Lightning: Washington Spoil Olaf Kolzig's Return to D.C.

    Olaf Kolzig, aka Godzilla, made his return to Washington tonight. It was very strange seeing Kolzig in a Lightning jersey and having to root against him for the first time ever. Kolzig was the Capitals first round pick in the 1989 draft, 19th overall...

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  14. Baltimore Ravens Roundtable: The Keys to the Ravens' Success So Far

    Chad Lamasa: There are several things that I see as the keys to the Ravens success so far this year. In no particular order they are... 1. Controlling the clock. The Ravens have dominated in Time of Possession this season...

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  15. Matt Williams: Contest Winner and Red Raider

    Imagine this scenario. You're a fan of a team, you sign up for a halftime field goal kicking contest, your name gets selected, you trot out on the field just hoping not to make a fool of yourself ...

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  16. Ravens-Raiders: Baltimore Takes the Wind Out Of Oakland's Sails

    Taking a page out of the Dolphins' playbook, the Ravens used different packages that included both quarterbacks and players from both sides of the ball...

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  17. The Baltimore Ravens Get Revenge On The Miami Dolphins

    The Baltimore Ravens returned to Miami for the first time since losing to the winless Dolphins last season. This time the outcome was better as they returned home with a 27-13 victory...

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  18. Washington Capitals Open Season on a Strong Note

    Alex Ovechkin—the most exciting player in the NHL—has been held pointless in two of the three games that the Washington Capitals have played so far this season...

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  19. Candace Parker has had an amazing 2008

    Candace Parker, the 6'4" forward for the Los Angeles Sparks has had a year few athletes, male or female, can lay claim to. It all began with winning the second of her back to back NCAA titles with the Tennessee Volunteers, despite an injured shoulder...

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  20. Ravens-Bengals: Baltimore Finds Success on Opening Day

    I'll be honest, as a Ravens fan I was a little nervous going into this game. Opening the season for the second straight year against divisional rival Cincinnati, I was prepared for the worst...

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  21. Joe Flacco Impressive for Baltimore Ravens in Debut Against Cincinnati Bengals

    Kyle Boller goes down for the season. Troy Smith comes down with a virus. The Ravens have no choice but to start Joe Flacco. I wrote an article a couple of weeks ago about starting rookie quarterbacks and how risky it can be...

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  22. Five American League MVP Hopefuls

    There are five players in the American League that seem to be running away with the MVP race. Four of those five players are on teams fighting for playoff spots. All stats and standings are before the games on September 3rd, 2008...

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  23. Three Reasons I Hate College Football, One Reason I Don't

    I have tried repeatedly over the course of my life to be a college football fan. I've never been able to do it. When I was I kid, I was into Notre Dame for a while, but the NFL always won out...

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  24. Should You Only Root For Teams From Your Region?

    I'm a Duke fan. I have been ever since my first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium. I was 11 or 12 at the time. Johnny Dawkins was a Sophomore, and Duke was on it's way to becoming one of the elite programs in the country...

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  25. Does Matt Stover Deserve to Be Enshrined in Canton?

    The list of placekickers enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame is short—very short. It contains one name: Jan Stenerud. Stenerud played 19 seasons in the NFL for the Chiefs, Packers, and Vikings...

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