What An Incredibly Crappy Week For Maryland Sports Teams

Sports and Bets — December 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm by

This week really couldn’t have been worse for all Maryland sports. I don’t know what the hell this state did to piss off the sports world where it gave us this kind of news in return, but this week has been the worst I can remember in a long time.

First, you have the Terps’ football team blowing a huge 35-10 lead to Rutgers, which will cost them a significantly better bowl game, as well as a winning record in the Big Ten. It should have never happened. The Terps surprised us all this year by being very competitive in the Big Ten, and then they go and do that bull shit in the final game.


Then you have the Ravens, who like the Terps, blew a lead late to lose their game against the Chargers. The Ravens were up 10 with about six minutes to go, when Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen decided to exploit our awful secondary. This loss hurt, big time. A win would have put us with a nice 8-4 record, and left the Chargers at 7-5, while the Ravens would have held the tiebreaker between the two teams. Instead it’s the opposite, while the Chargers now sit comfortably in the Wild Card seeding, and the Ravens are tied with a bunch of other average teams, on the outside looking in. It’s possible the Ravens could need to win out to make the playoffs. The only thing we have in our favor is the joke of the remaining teams on our schedule.


Terps’ basketball fans got great news early this week when the team was awarded with the 21st ranking nationwide. It felt like it took forever to get back into the rankings, and seeing that number next to the team’s name was an awesome sight. I for one enjoyed it while it lasted, because come next week, there probably won’t be one, after a home blowout loss to the douche bag UVA Cavaliers. If Dez Wells was playing, that game would have been much different, so hopefully the voters will take that into consideration, and at least allow us to keep the number 24 or 25 next to the Terps’ name.

And finally, and in my opinion worst of all, we arrive at the Baltimore Orioles’ abysmal week. Losing Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis in the same week absolutely stings. Cruz’s body of work this year speaks for itself, as well as the presence he brought to the club house. But as I said in an earlier blog, I wouldn’t have given him top money, mostly because of his age. But the loss still hurts. The departure of Nick Markakis is one of the saddest player loses this town’s had to endure in quite some time. I’ve grown to love Markakis over the years, not only for his production, but for the leadership and drive he brought to this franchise when no one else gave a shit. The O’s finally gave him a chance to play in the playoffs this year, and I couldn’t help but be ecstatic for him. But just as the you think the O’s finally really have something special going, two of our top three players made their way out of town. Dan Duquette better have something good in stores for us, because without these two players (and likely without Andrew Miller), the O’s are a .500 ball club.


God, what a terrible week. Hopefully next week is better.

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