Coffee Companion -- 3/9

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:


Maryland AD Kevin Anderson has faith in men's basketball coach Gary Williams, who will return next season. ... The Orioles lost to the Phillies, 4-3, on Tuesday, but Justin Duchscherer threw two scoreless innings. ... Brian Roberts' back flared up Tuesday, and Derrek Lee went to see a wrist specialist. ... At the Ed Block Courage Awards, a Steeler impressed Ravens fans.

Hitting the links:


1. Peter Schmuck: Having a healthy outlook for the Orioles suddenly isn't so easy [Baltimore Sun]

2. What should we expect from Matt Wieters? [Loss Column]

3. Looking into the crystal ball at Brad Bergesen [Dempsey's Army]

4. Jim Palmer discusses the likelihood of Philly having four twenty-game winners [Baltimore Sports Report]

5. Can the Orioles have a winning 2011? [Camden Chat]

6. NFL players still have one big card left to play if labor negotiations fail -- decertification [Baltimore Sun]

7. Ten lingering offseason questions for the Ravens []

8. Looking at the stock of two cornerbacks who could be on the Ravens' radar [Ravens Insider]


9. Joe Flacco and Michael Oher have a lot to prove in 2011 [ESPN]

10. Some background on Jeff Barker's story on Kevin Anderson and Gary Williams [Tracking the Terps]

11. It simply makes no sense to even think about buying Gary Williams out [Testudo Times]

12. Heather Dinich talks with new Maryland offensive coordinator Gary Crowton [ESPN]

13. An Alex Ovechkin cut-out appears on "Raising Hope" [D.C. Sports Bog]

You said it:


"Trembs took a lot of guff from a few of the fans, but, he is a quality baseball man and a quality human being.  Glad he has a good job, now ... and I hope at some point another managerial job opens up for him." -- reader pjsteelman01 responds to my post about former O's manager Dave Trembley discussing his firing

Video of the morning:

Short White Guy Makes His Case For The <runtime:topic id=NCAA Dunk Contest" width="300" /> Well, I'm officially excited for the Stanley Cup playoffs [hat tip to The Big Lead]

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