Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith on Wednesday faintly praised Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for not hitting him as hard as he could while Smith stood prone with a possible concussion after an interception on Sunday, but not before echoing a widely-held NFL sentiment that Burfict is a dirty player.
Here's one man's scheme for running in Saturday's Baltimore marathon: strap an iPad to your back, show highlights of the Orioles' three world championships and hope other runners hang back to watch it.
Jody Zepp, a government and psychology teacher at Hammond High School that has helped increased minority participation and proficiency in Advanced Placement courses, has been named the 2014 Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Sean is also one-in-a-million. Literally. Sean suffers from Coats disease, a rare eye disorder that often develops in children and can cause blindness or even loss of an eye. He's one of less than 200,000 Americans affected by the disease, according to CoatsDiseaseFoundation.org. His mother, Barbi, said, because she has a cousin whose son also suffers from Coats, the chances of Sean also developing it were actually one-in-a-million.
Last week, as the Orioles clinched the American League East division championship after enduring 14 consecutive losing seasons, I turned to look at my son's reaction. The corners of his mouth turned up, then a big fat grin spread across his face. Smacking his right hand into his gloved left hand, he jumped off the couch and bellowed: "Let's Go O's."
The free-agent departure of Arthur Jones in March had an immediate effect on the Ravens' locker room, where the defensive tackle regularly held court and displayed his boisterous, friendly personality.
And that's why Gregg, a former prep heavyweight champion wrestler from Oklahoma who played the game with leverage, strength and quickness and was nicknamed "Buddy Lee" is a great example for new Ravens starting nose tackle Brandon Williams to study.
Maryvale Preparatory School's new upper school head was recently getting ready for his first day of school. He'd moved into his new second-floor office, although he said the walls still need some art. He'd met with all of his teachers, moved a few classrooms, gotten to know his administrative team and became acquainted with some of the parents.