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:


Orioles starter Brad Bergesen went the distance to give the O's a 3-1 win and a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays. ... Ravens tight end Todd Heap is a question mark for Sunday's game, but there is good news: Lardarius Webb wasn't listed on the injury report. ... Terrence Cody is trying to make his return Sunday. ... The Ravens brought back cornerback Prince Miller.

Los links!!!:

1. Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco just wants to talk about football [Baltimore Sun]

2. Don Banks has the Ravens at No. 2 in his weekly power rankings [SI]

3. Peter Schmuck: Big night on and off the field for Ravens TE Ed Dickson [Baltimore Sun]

4. T.J. Houshmandzadeh returns to Cincinnati [Cincinnati.com]

5. The short week throws off the Ravens' routine [CSN Baltimore]

6. Help get Art Modell into the Hall of Fame [Baltimore Beatdown]


7. Breaking down the Orioles' 2011 schedule [Orioles Insider]

8. Is there enough room in the A.L. East for everyone to win? [Roar From 34]

9. The four seamer helps Brad Bergesen get on a roll [MASN]

10. Maryland could have a budding rivalry with West Virginia [Baltimore Sun]

11. "Gym rat" Danny O'Brien faces his biggest quarterback test for the Terps [Tracking the Terps]

You said it:


"Well, if Stacy Keibler says it then it must be true (sic, sarcasm). However as I woman I do agree with her that we should wear the team colors--wouldn't catch me dead in a pink Ravens jersey." -- Michelle K. weighs in on Stacy Keibler's Super Bowl hopes and pink Ravens jerseys

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

What's the key to the Ravens beating the Bengals Sunday?

Video of the morning:

Watch out for that goal post

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