Monday, December 18, 2006

THE RAVENS ARE HEADING FOR THE PLAYOFFS!

The Baltimore Ravens are headed for the playoffs! After Steve McNair injuring his hand in the first quarter, relief quarterback Kyle Boller helped the Ravens officially clinch a playoff spot when he threw two touchdowns giving them a 27-17 victory against the Cleveland Browns. McNair said that he expects to play next Sunday, but my question is...Why? If you've already clinched a playoff spot, why risk further injury to your starting quarterback? Maybe in the last game of the season give him a few snaps to work any rust out, but let the man watch a game from the sidelines, backup quarterback Mark Boller has shown that he can hold down the fort.

Monday, December 11, 2006

BALTIMORE BREAKING RECORDS

The Baltimore Ravens win this last weekend was the first time since 1995 that anyone has beat the Chiefs at home in December. It also put Baltimore in a better position to clinch the AFC North title. The Chiefs didn't give up too many big plays, but the ones that they did really hurt them. One was the 87-yart touchdown pass to Mark Clayton. Another was a 33-yard pass to Demetrius Williams in the 4th quarter. I'm rooting for the Ravens all the way. BTW, has anyone seen what SuperBowl tickets are going for?

Monday, December 04, 2006

MATT STOVER'S ATTEMPTED FIELDGOAL BREAKER

So I know this happened a few weeks ago, but when Matt Stover's streak of consecutive successful field goals ended, was there any kicker left with a no attempts missed? Does some kicker come close every year to the record held by Mike Vanderjagt. If Stover hadn't missed that would have been a cool record to break for the Baltimore Ravens. Oh well...

Thursday, November 30, 2006

TONIGHT'S BIG GAME

If the Baltimore Ravens can win the AFC North title tonight, it will be their 2nd in an 11 year run. The Cinncinati Bengal's wide receiver, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, has claimed the Bengals are a better team, but just look who's got the better record. If the Ravens can beat the Bengals tonight, they will be able to focus their pursuit on securing one of the conference's two first round byes. It will also give them home field advantage during the playoff's.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ravens Have Been Soaring

I'm figuring the Baltimore Ravens will continue their flight, swooping over the hapless Atlanta Falcons when they get to M&T Bank Stadium Sunday. True, we had a bit of a scare from the Tennessee Titans last week, but Steve McNair kept his cool and the Ravens kept their three-game winning streak going.

Meanwhile, Atlanta's Michael Vick has had a couple of disheartening fumbles that have to be bugging him as much as they bugged Falcon fans. All in all, the Ravens seem poised to...well, they just seem poised.

Monday, November 06, 2006

We'll take an undramatic win.

The Baltimore Ravens led all the way over the Cincinnati Bengals yesterday. The first couple of TDs came on the heels of turnovers, but there was some very fine offensive play, including Steve McNair passing for 245 yards. Cinci's QB, Carson Palmer, threw for 195 yards, but a couple of interceptions, one early and one late, kept the score in favor of the Ravens.

Nice to be two games up in our division here in mid-season.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

They’re Not Really Saints, Ravens Aren’t Devils

As Jamison Hensley reported in the Sun, the Ravens get to be the Bad Guys this coming weekend. That's because we're heading for New Orleans to play the the team that has the nation's emotional support as they and their city continue the struggle to bounce back from Hurricane Katrina.

"Everybody loves them, and deservedly so. You go in and beat them, you might as well go and beat up Mother Teresa - you know, 'You scums, what are you doing here?' " [Coach Brian] Billick said. "But that is what we are going to try to do, because there is a great deal of energy and emotion there right now."

Did you know the Ravens have six players who hail from the
New Orleans area? David Pittmann, Ronnie Prude, Ed Reed, Dawan Landry, B.J. Sams, and, oh yeah, Steve McNair.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Tale of Two Steves

Okay, the Ravens weren't destined for a flawless season, but I had hoped we got our token loss out the way last week and were going to handle the Carolina Panthers successfully even though they are tough. It was close (23-21), but when our QB Steve McNair was out of the game with a concussion and neck sprain in the first quarter, we were lucky to keep it that way. Especially because Panthers' QB Jake Delhomme started passing to Steve Smith every chance he got; they started the season out of whack without him, but Carolina has gotten in their groove ever since he's been in the lineup.

Good news is that our Steve's scans and X-rays were all negative. We've got a bye for Week 7, so rest up, McNair.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Baltimore Ravens Roll Up Their Sleeves to give back!

The Baltimore Ravens admirably give back with consistency! Each week during the season, a Baltimore-area high school football coach is honored by the Ravens. The coach who has the most significant impact on his althetes will recieve a $2,000 donation for the schools football program, a specially-designed hat and several other prizes. The cool thing about this generous act from the Ravens, is that they've been doing it for TEN YEARS now! Whoa, thats big!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Baltimore Ravens Streak Past San Diego Chargers

Nice to finally get back to blogging about my Baltimore Ravens after a summer break I didn't really want to take! But hey, the Ravens have been doing great without any help from me! How about that 4 and 0 win streak!

It was nice to boot San Diego off the undefeated list, although their streak was all of two games. Our guys made it dramatic, letting them hang onto the lead well past the 2-minute warning! Way to go Steve McNair! But that's why the NFL games keep me glued to my screen, like I will be when we play the Denver Broncos on Monday night (the 9th)--or better yet, why I want Baltimore Ravens tickets to be there in M&T Bank Stadium when the Carolina Panthers come to town!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Steve McNair Joins the Baltimore Ravens

They took their time getting the deal in place, but Steve McNair is gonna be a Raven, not a Titan. He was the quarterback who took Tennessee to their only Super Bowl. Does he have a shot at doing that for the Ravens? For sure he has a chance to get us past the 6 and 10 mark.

Monday, May 15, 2006

San Francisco Courts Ravens Safety

The San Francisco 49ers have lured Chad Williams off the Baltimore Ravens to fill their rather large hole at the safety position. They failed to pick anyone for the position in the NFL Draft so they had to turn to a free agent signing to meet their needs. Hopefully this is just a precursor to some of the same from the Baltimore Ravens. Who will we sign this summer?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Let’s Do It! Let’s run and Hide!

If you look on the Baltimore Ravens official site you can see a breakdown of the draft prospects listed by position and evaluated by their staff writers. I like reading all this stuff but enough is enough. There is only so much speculating I can handle and I’ve had it. I think I am going to put my head in a hole and not come out until the draft is upon us. Good night all!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Could you guys at least put your bottles in the trash?

The Men’s Final Four are official. LSU, UCLA, George Mason and the Florida Gators will be competing for the championship. Of course all of my picks got eliminated a long time ago. I had hoped to see Texas advance further but I am just glad it’s going o be over really. Why? My couch can’t take another weekend of abusive bouncing and beer spilling. We got pretty rowdy last weekend and nobody stayed to clean up.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Ravens Fan Sees Texans Prospects as Bleek

With the NFL Draft approaching many are wondering if the Houston Texans are going to take Reggie Bush. I am of the opinion that they would be making a mistake to take him because they have just signed a big deal with running back Domanick Davis. Bush would be underused on a team that has a ton of building to do and a host of problems I can’t even go into here.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Rock and Roll and the Super Bowl

I finally decided before the game that I was not going to take sides at all when watching the Super Bowl. I just wanted to enjoy gridiron football and stay loyal to my Baltimore Ravens. The game was great and the halftime show proved why the Rolling Stones are still selling so many concert tickets all around the world.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Protesters Steal Olympic Torch in Transit

Protesters of the globalization movement briefly nabbed the Olympic Torch from runner Eleanora Berlanda as she carried it through northern Italy on Monday. Berlanda admitted the protesters were aggressive but not towards her. It appeared that they just wanted to steal the torch and not to hurt anyone.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Ben and Eli in Love

There are rumors that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is dating Natalie Gulbis, an LPGA golfer. My favorite gossip is the rumor that Eli Manning exchanged digits with Lindsay Lohan. Eli and Ben are such sweet men; I hope they find happiness with their lovely lady friends.

Monday, January 09, 2006

The Stats Don’t Lie

The Baltimore Ravens season fell below expectations and was disappointing for us fans. I want to point out though that the Ravens broke a lot of records and racked up some pretty impressive statistics in 2005. Todd Heap gained more receiving yards this season than any other player in Ravens history with 2,893 total yards. He was third in the running for the most catches with 75. Kyle Boller tied for second most completions in franchise history with 335. Todd Heap and Derrick Mason were first in the NFL for wide receiver and tight end combos with 161 catches combined. Looking at the stats I see a Ravens team that can build on their performance and shine brightly in 2006.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Boller Makes Mistakes We Can’t Afford

This Baltimore Ravens season has been disappointing at best. Kyle Boller is not a bad quarterback but he makes mistakes and doesn’t complete enough passes. I can’t say he is the sole reason for our poor play this year but the team does need a strong leader. Kyle Boller is not a bad leader but as we saw in their last game of the season, he makes bad decisions. With minutes left in our game against the Cleveland Browns, Kyle Boller threw into double coverage and the ball was inevitably intercepted and the Browns won the game. Our whole season was summed up in that one bad move.