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:


Terrence Cody was on the practice field Wednesday after passing that tricky conditioning test. ... Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the Bengals are better after acquiring Terrell Owens. ... Ravens center Matt Birk had offseason elbow surgery. ... Texas coach Mack Brown says narcolepsy could have caused Sergio Kindle's fall. ... Jeremy Guthrie pitched well, but the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays yet again.

Los links!!!:

1. Terrell Suggs claims he's slimmed down and ready to go [Ravens Insider]

2. Chad Ochocinco says it will be a "[expletive] shame" if Cincy doesn't win the Super Bowl  [ESPN]

3. Ex-Blue Hen Joe Flacco is ready for a breakout campaign [Delaware Online]

4. The Ravens over the Packers in the Super Bowl? [Washington Post]

5. There was no hat-tipping from the Orioles last night [Orioles Insider]

6. Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz called out his young starters [Orioles Insider]

7. Looking back at Orioles scouting director Joe Jordan's first year (2005) [Camden Chat]

8. Are any of the Capitals five-tool hockey players? [Japers' Rink]

9. The Capitals acquired a tough guy [Capitals Insider]

10. More on the Ovie-Talbot "DoucheGate" [Puck Daddy]

You said it:

"no it would only concern me if he fell down 2 flights of stairs. But that wont happen since he cant get up 2 flights of stairs." -- a random texter on whether he/she is concerned about Terrence Cody's conditioning


Today's water cooler question (your response could be published in b):

T.O. and Ochocinco together: scary-good or just plain scary?

Video of the morning:

Best soccer celebration ever? You tell me.

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