BEHIND THE BLEACHERS


Recapping the Madness that is March

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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.

Corey Graham Leaves Baltimore

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    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.

Maryland-Duke Rivalry Comes to an End

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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.

Ravens Speak Out on Michael Sam

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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.”

So You Think You Can Curl?

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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. 

The Story of Baltimore Sports Fans as told by Mean Girls

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Listen up, Baltimore sports fans! The squabbling between baseball and football fans has been irking me for awhile. It all reminds me of "Mean Girls" and cattiness, in general.

The hating has got to stop! We should defend one another, not tear each other down. Hell, we shouldn’t even be divided. Preach it, Ms. Norbury!

No Hangover...Just Humbling.

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Even though the Ravens lost in Denver, at least the Orioles won in front of the home crowd last night...said no one ever. All joking aside (and yes I am a big Orioles fan), no one who is a fan of both teams can say that with a straight face and mean it. Yes, it is awesome the Orioles are playing meaningful baseball in September but 1 win in a long baseball season doesn’t sugarcoat your defending Super Bowl champions being handed a loss like that one on a national stage to open the new season.

Camden Yards Bomb Threat

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It was just announced on @BaltMetroNews' twitter that someone has called in a bomb at Camden Yards. A second call was made stating the bomb is in the men's bathroom on the right side of the stadium and set to blow up in 20 minutes. Now, this was all announced at around 9:15pm and as of now, no bomb has gone off.

This Week In Pop Culture

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Alec Baldwin says he's quitting Twitter...for real this time

 

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