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Pitta Goes Down

Many players have been seen going down so far in the NFL during training camp. For the Eagles it was Jeremy Maclin, whom many figured the talented speedy reciever to play a huge part in Chip Kelly’s new offense. For Seattle it was Percy Harvin who just joined the team adding to the arsenal of receivers Seattle would have making for one of the best recieving cores in the league. Finally, for the Ravens, Dennis Pitta has now gone down with a dislocated hip and he is out for the season.

For an offense that has already lost key pieces in center Matt Birk and more importantly WR Anquan Boldin this is a huge loss for the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens. The Ravens before this injury were already short-handed at the receiving position and Dennis Pitta was expected to shoulder much of the load with Anquan Boldin gone. Even with Pitta Baltimore was expected to get help at the recieving position and now it seems apparent that they will. Continue reading

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Michael Jordan vs. Len Bias

Who is the better player? Would Len Bias live up to the hype of being called the next Michael Jordan? Unfortunately, these questions will never be able to be answered as Len Bias tragically died due to a cocaine overdose the day after he was drafted number 2 overall by the Boston Celtics. As a Maryland fan who has done a few research papers on Len Bias’ career it is interesting to speculate how great he would have been and if he would have been as great as Michael Jordan. Both played in the same era during the 1980s. Michael Jordan for North Carolina and Len Bias for the University of Maryland. They only played each other head-to-head once in which Jordan lead the then, top ranked North Carolina over Bias and Maryland. It was, however, Bias who outplayed Jordan scoring 24 points to Jordan’s 21 points. Continue reading

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Top 10 Quarterbacks in the NFL

This past year was certainly the “Year of the Quarterback.” We saw long bombs from Joe Flacco. We saw rookie quarterbacks look seemingly like 5 year veterans. We saw what looks to be the start of a revolution with the read option being displayed so effectively by many teams and their QB’s. As we are waiting and preparing for the NFL to begin its season I always love debating the top QB’s to pass the time. My top 10 QB’s in the league heading into 2013 are: Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan

As Kobe Bryant is wrapping up his illustrious career, the debate between him and Michael Jordan is starting to come about again. Who is better? Well, in a nutshell, unfortunately for Kobe fans, there is little to no evidence to even suggest now that he is a better player than Jordan. There is no disputing that both players are great, but Kobe does not and will never come close to being as great as Jordan. Why? Lets look at the numbers. Continue reading

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Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan

On June 20, 2013, Lebron James almost surely solidified himself as a top 5 player in the NBA in most people’s eyes with winning his second NBA championship. The discussion that keeps being brought up year after year is the Lebron James and Michael Jordan debate. Who is better? Continue reading

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The Baltimore Ravens Offseason- Should Fans Panic?

In an unforgettable season full of injuries, adversity, and drama, the Ravens overcame all odds to beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. The strength and courage they displayed (especially by quarterback Joe Flacco) made them worthy of being champions. However, this offseason has been quite a sad time for most Ravens fans. Being up tight against the cap, the Ravens had to cut/trade many beloved veterans and could not sign back many of their free agents. Combine that with the fact that Ray Lewis, the 2 time Super Bowl champion, and arguably the greatest linebacker of all time, retired, really had Ravens fans panicking. In all, 9 starters from last year’s super bowl Ravens team are no longer on the team. That list includes notables Ray Lewis (retired), Dannell Ellerbe (free agency), Ed Reed (free agency) and Anquan Boldin (traded to 49ers for a 6th round draft pick). Also, contrary to popular belief, it is not Joe Flacco’s fault as much as people think, just because he got the big contract. Continue reading

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