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  1. Love the signing. Amazing how the Ravens are able to close deals like this year after year. They are the anti-Orioles. With that said, they still need a lot of help on the offensive side. I am not too happy that like Wallace's deal, it is heavily backloaded into year two. This might just be a one year deal. They have to draft a receiver high next draft.
  2. Man, that sucks, but it gives a chance for other players to step up. I see this as a rebuilding year anyway.
  3. Episode three has much less horror and brings back the comedy. No spoilers but there is a hilarious scene with a prostitute which combines comedic tones with high drama in a way reminiscent of Breaking Bad. Well done.
  4. I loved the original Twin Peaks. It was a ground breaking, funny, and original show that changed tv. Yet it also had a hard edge that walked the line between goofy comedy and painful emotion with realistic violence. Similar to another of my favorite tv shows, LOST, the creators just didn't know what to do with it once it became a huge hit., almost as if they didn't plan on it taking off. The intrigue of Twin Peaks was the mystery of "Who killed Laura Palmer?", and much like JR Ewing 12 years earlier, fans couldn't wait to find out. "Twin Peaks: The Return" is an interesting take on what this town and people are like 25 years after the infamous murder of Laura Palmer. Keeping to the original, super natural storyline , and nature of the original show; we see the main character , Agent Cooper, stuck in some kind of hellish purgatory for 25 years while a demonic, serial killer imposter has taken his place and has been walking the earth, wreaking havoc all these years. That is how the original story ended. An interesting concept for sure, but with the originality of this show copied so many time by other shows and films such as Northern Exposure, Fargo, and dozens more that their creators owe a huge thanks to Twin Peaks' David Lynch, we are left with just the super natural story Lynch created. Compelling for sure, but much more horror oriented than funny and cute. The pacing ,is a little slow at times or maybe I'm just not entertained by Lynch's weird stuff like I used to be as a younger viewer. I'll watch because I want to see the original characters and like the newly casted actors, but I sincerely hope this story wraps up in just one season. I think the original series is still worth watching for anyone who hasn't seen it. It was truly ground breaking.
  5. I would expect such salty talk from Sports Talk 980. 106.7 the fan usually isn't as down on Baltimore, but it depends on the host. Both stations use whatever excuse they can come up with to rationalize the huge number of O's fans at Nat's Park such as this gem: "O's fans hate Angelos so much they would rather drive down I 95 and see their team in Nat's park rather than support Angelos at Camden Yards.' What a bunch of drivel. They will never admit there are a lot of O's fans in DC and Northern Va. Never ever, ever. It must drive them crazy when they hear the "OOOOH!" during the national anthem at Caps and Wizard games. Of course they never mention it. Btw, I don't even know why Sportstalk 980 carries O's games. It seems they carry some games but not most. Their game coverage is so sporadic I don't even bother trying to tune in when the O's are playing.
  6. So frustrating. The puck just isn't going the Caps way. Too many misfires. Gotta give the Pens credit. They came to play.
  7. Told ya. If you are going to finally beat your arch nemesis in a playoff series, coming back from a three games to one deficit is a good way to do it. I don't even hate the Penguins like a lot of people. Two great teams going at it like this is fun to watch. Can't wait for game seven. Rock the red.
  8. Down 3 games to 1 the Caps are down to their last chance. I don't think it is completely hopeless though. Win tonight at home, get some momentum and win in Pittsburgh, and then you've got a winner take all one game elimination on your home ice. It's not impossible. Obviously they have to take it one step at a time. Let's go Caps.
  9. The good news is there are June cuts that can help this team offensively. The bad news is there are a June cuts that can help this team offensively.
  10. I like what the Ravens did with day two of the draft. Being pragmatic about it if they drafted a receiver in round 3 you know the guy would just be another Chris Moore - a minimal contributor. Drafting defensive players in these rounds along with the Ravens ability to develop defensive talent bodes well. That's my take anyway. Humphrey better be a stud though passing on both Allen and OJ Howard.
  11. Another article on PFF lists Humphrey as a borderline first round pick. Second year in a row I am completely underwhelmed by round one selection. I would have gambled on Allen or taken Howard in a heartbeat. Humphrey sounds more like a project than one expects at 16. Gives up the big play....geez.
  12. You didn't miss much. Compared to playoff series in previous years the Caps are just not generating scoring opportunities. Their tendency to blast the puck from long range through 3 defenders to an awaiting Andersen is maddening. Williams' winning goal was a beauty to watch and might just have saved the Cap's season. It was an excellent example of how crisp passing and positioning in front of the net creates opportunities. I hope to see more of it in game 6.
  13. Interesting article from ESPN on the Raven's new workout regimen instituted by Steve Saunders. Weddle seems to be a big fan. I am struck by the Ravens' poor December showing these past few years and the high number of players they have put on IR. Glad to see they are doing something to hopefully correct the problem, but ultimately this is on Harbaugh. I would think his seat would become very hot if the Ravens have another late season fade and miss the playoffs. http://www.espn.com/blog/baltimore-ravens/post/_/id/35452/eric-weddles-this-will-be-the-strongest-most-in-shape-ravens-team-ever
  14. I can't believe this is happening again. Different coach, different players, yet the same result. Many of the current Capitals won the cup with other teams. These guys know how to win. What is their problem? They dominated during the season. I don't get it.
  15. The Caps seem to have their hands full with Toronto, a younger, faster team with yet another hot goalie. The Leafs don't seam phased by the Capitals star powered team. We'll see how they do in Toronto, but so far the Capitals have not adjusted. Reminds me of the Monteal series a few years back the last time the Caps won the President's trophy.