BEHIND THE BLEACHERS
Ice, Ice Baby
Happy Anniversary, O’s!
Girls’ Guide to Gameday (Summer/Early Fall Edition)
It’s been quite the offseason for Maryland Basketball. After an up-and-down season, the Terps did not receive an invitation to any postseason tournaments, including the NIT. One could chalk it all up to the turmoil around Maryland’s move to the B1G (beginning on July 1), but it seems that the ACC/B1G drama is the least of the men’s basketball team’s worries.
This first weekend of the NCAA Tournament has probably been one of the most memorable to date. The tournament definitely lived up to its “mad” nickname. For the first time in many, many years I didn’t fill out a bracket. I wanted to have zero investments in this tournament and watch it like a normal person. That’s not to say that I don’t have rooting interests. Okay, it’s more like anti-rooting interests.
Cornerback Corey Graham has officially left Baltimore and agreed to a deal with the Buffalo Bills. After visiting the Washington Redskins, 28 year-old Graham chose a four year, $16 million deal with Buffalo.
The Duke-Maryland basketball rivalry is one that began decades ago. It all began when Duke’s success continuously frustrated Maryland coach Gary Williams in the late 1990’s, who then made it his goal to defeat and surpass the Blue Devils. Williams’ mission eventually influenced the entire fan base to make Maryland’s mission to surpass Duke, which proved to be tougher than it seemed.
In case you have been sheltered from the media all week, the biggest upcoming story is former Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam coming out of the closet this past Sunday. “I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it,” said Sam. “I just want to own my truth.”
Ever since I first watched curling at the 2006 Olympics, I’ve wanted to try it. It looked easy enough for a non-athletic person such as myself. Boy was I wrong.
This past November my friend decided to have a curling party for his birthday. A group of us gathered at the National Capital Curling Center in Laurel for a fun night of curling, beer and birthday cake. We did some stretching (that we all laughed about), were given our “rubbers” (the covers for the bottom of your shoes) and off we went to the rink.