Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with 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:


Offensive guard Andrew Gonnella suffered a gruesome knee injury when his leg was severely twisted in Maryland's 21-16 loss at Georgia Tech on Saturday. ... Andy MacPhail is walking away from the Orioles, and manager Buck Showalter will remain in the dugout. ... Somebody threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods.

Hitting the links:

1. Kevin Van Valkenburg gives best- and worst-case scenarios for each of the Ravens' 12 remaining games [Baltimore Sun]

2. Poly, Maryland grad LaQuan Williams has found his way with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent [Baltimore Sun]

3. If you are going to Sunday's game, you probably won't spend half your life getting into the stadium [Baltimore Sun]

4. Mike Preston graded the first quarter of 2011 [Baltimore Sun]

5. The AFC North has fared well this season, as none of the division's four teams have a losing record [ESPN]

6. Everything is coming up roses for the Ravens [SI]

7. The Ravens' top five performances after the bye [Ravens Insider]

8. The Ravens' worst five performances after the bye [Ravens Insider]

9. It's a challenge for offensive linemen like Orlando Brown to keep their weight down after retiring [NPR]

10. Peter Schmuck: No matter his title, Buck Showalter will be calling the shots for the Orioles [Baltimore Sun]

11. Showalter is staying in the dugout; is that a good thing? [Orioles Insider]

12. The new GM's first task will be fixing the farm system [MASN]


13. The Andy MacPhail era is over [Oriole Post]

14. How good was Mark Reynolds' 37-homer season? [Camden Depot]

15. The Terps are facing a quarterback quandary [Washington Times]

16. Jeff Barker and Don Markus look ahead to the Maryland men's baskeball season [Tracking the Terps]

Video of the morning:

If they would have asked Ray Lewis to do this, somebody would have had a heart attack 

Send me your funny and/or interesting links, photos, YouTube videos, blogs, Tweets, comments, emails, ideas, etc. and I'll give you a plug. You can reach me at Matt.Vensel@baltsun.com and twitter.com/mattvensel.

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