Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
Ravens linebacker Sergio Kindle is looking to get cleared for contact over the next couple of weeks.. ... Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon could be released from a Dominican prison soon. ... With these Orioles, parking behind the outfield fence is a bad idea. ... Carmelo Anthony is a different player and person as he returns to New York.
Hitting the links:
1. Peter Schmuck: Brian Matusz is mum about his expectations for the season [Baltimore Sun]
2. Former Orioles prospect Darnell McDonald is settling in with the Red Sox [Boston Herald]
3. Jim Bowden breaks down the Orioles [FOX Sports]
4. Jeremy Guthrie continues to lead the way for the Orioles' staff [CSN Baltimore]
5. Beards, Bell, videos: Five early spring thoughts [The Loss Column]
6. Comparing the Ravens' drafts over the past five years to the Patriots' [ESPN]
7. Is Joe Flacco a top-10 quarterback? [Pro Football Talk]
8 Are the concerns about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco legit? [ESPN]
9. Breaking down the offseason for the four AFC North teams [FOX Sports]
10. A few Ravens are on this list of active players vying for the Hall of Fame [Pro Football Weekly]
11. John Eisenberg says the Terps are caught between generations [CSN Baltimore]
12. The Terps try to keep the dream alive against Florida State [Testudo Times]
13. Florida State's Bernard James polished his game on military bases [Baltimore Sun]
14. Bruce Boudreau reiterates his confidence in the Capitals' young goalies [Capitals Insider]
15. The case for dealing Alexander Semin [On Frozen Blog]
16. Mike Tyson finds peace from pigeons -- of course [Yahoo!]You said it:
"Matt, when the Caps move to Baltimore I'll worry about Ovechkin and his groove." -- reader Fanger does not enjoy my hockey talk (but I won't hold it against him)
Video of the morning:
And there is a new QB trick shot video out, though I'm too lazy to contrast and compare with this one
Send me your funny and/or interesting links, photos, YouTube videos, blogs, Tweets, comments, emails, ideas, leads, etc. If I deem them to be worthy for the blog, I’ll give you a plug. You can reach me at Matt.Vensel@baltsun.com and twitter.com/mattvensel.