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  1. I think his name is Omarr Smith?
  2. Calvert Hall’s season started badly last summer when they lost SR G Josh Cornish to Dulaney and SO F Justin Lewis to Poly through transfers. The Cardinals lost 7 straight games to open the season including a one point loss to the Dunbar Poets. CHC’s first two wins came at the expense of Loyola and Gilman and the Cardinals ended the regular season by beating the somewhat surprising Dons and woeful Greyhounds to sweep the season series. By beating Loyola, Calvert Hall knocked the Dons out of the MIAA playoffs. Gilman never had a chance finishing at or near the bottom of the league. As a result, the Cardinals take on the John Carroll Patriots on Tuesday in Harford County. The Cardinals lost to JC by 18 points and 15 points In both games this season. It would be a minor miracle if the Cardinals win their opening round playoff game but if not, they’ll play at least one more game in the upcoming BCL playoffs. Loyola also has at least one more game remaining, too. Unfortunately, Gilman can’t say the same. Their season was over before it began.
  3. Just saw Calvert Hall’s 2017-18 varsity basketball schedule for the first time. CHC’s 29 game regular season schedule includes a 11/18/17 home game against WCAC power, St. John’s (DC), a 12/7/17 contest against the Dunbar Poets at Towson U’s SECU Arena, three games at the Benedictine (VA) Capital City Classic in late December & the Cardinals’ normal guantlet in the MIAA & BCL. One game that I expected to see on the schedule is an away game at the Perry Hall Gators. That run and gun affair at CHC Alumni Gymnasium last season between the two teams was a great game. For some reason there won’t be a rematch this season. I’m looking forward to seeing Poly with Justin Lewis, Dulaney with Josh Cornish and SFA with Chapelgate Christian transfer, Jason Murphy. It should be a fun season in the private & public ranks.
  4. Dunbar? Add in Calvert Hall, Lake Clifton, Cardinal Gibbons, Towson Catholic, Spalding, Southern, Southwestern, Douglass-Baltimore, City College & SFA
  5. Three of those plays were against #71 George Minas. The film doesn’t lie. GA hates anyone from CHC that gets any pub. All 4 of CHC’s FBS signees don’t deserve any accolades as far as he is concerned.
  6. Why do you make up s**t GA? We were at that game and that kid didn’t stand out against Sutton. The CHC QB was leadfooted and I don’t remember him getting beat up that game. I was more impressed with SFA’s LBs and DBs in pass pro and the entire defense against the rush. You didn’t make one comment the entire game about Enoma dominating anyone. Am I wrong JBMad?
  7. I thought I originally saw a commitment to Howard U on the Calvert Hall Football Twitter page and was surprised when I saw the Morgan news. I can’t comment on Gravette. He transferred to Perry Hall at the end of the first semester and now suits up for the Perry Hall basketball team. Lol!
  8. What about kids that live in Southern PA, the Eastern Shore, Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties? Calvert Hall has had young men who resided in these areas or attended HS there at one time participate in athletics at the Baltimore County school. Would you consider them mercenaries, too? If so, the MIAA & WCAC sports teams’ rosters are full of mercenaries. Why should St. Frances be vilified for doing what the other private schools have done for decades?
  9. With the Senior Bowl now in the rear view mirror, the 2018 NFL Draft season is officially underway. The Ravens have $10.9M in salary cap space and have to do some work to the roster to get ready for free agency. This will Be Ozzie Newsome’s last free agency period and draft as the head guy and he and Eric DeCosta should start with trimming the roster of bad contracts. First, they can start by cutting Jeremy Maclin, Brandon Carr, Danny Woodhead, Lardarius Webb, Albert McClellan & Darren Waller. According to Over The Cap (OTC), these cuts would save $14.5 million on the cap raising the Ravens available cap space to $25.4M. As for free agents, I think the Ravens should retain Mike Wallace, Ben Watson, Brent Urban, Alex Collins, Patrick Onwuasor and Matt Skura. On the other hand, I hope they let go of Ryan Mallett, Ryan Jensen, Terrence West, James Hurst, Mike Campanaro and Crockett Gilmore. My most recent Fanspeak’s On The Clock Mock Draft Simulator resulted in the following: R1P16 WR CALVIN RIDLEY ALABAMA R2P20 OT ORLANDO BROWN OKLAHOMA R3P19 QB LAMAR JACKSON LOUISVILLE R3P38 S TERRELL EDMUNDS VIRGINIA TECH R4P18 TE TROY FUMAGALLI WISCONSIN R5P17 WR EQUANIMEOUS ST. BROWN NOTRE DAME R6P16 EDGE ANDREW BROWN VIRGINIA RIdley and St. Brown would finally give Joe Flacco talented homegrown wideouts to work with during his last two seasons in Baltimore. Orlando Brown takes over at RT leaving Alex Lewis to return to LG coming off his injury. Lamar Jackson gets to sit and learn under Joe Flacco for two seasons before taking over the reins to an explosive Ravens offense in 2020. Fumagalli will learn from Ben Watson and help out as a another playmaker at the TE position. Finally, Edmunds adds youth and speed at the FS position and Brown potentially gets to play DE with Urban, Chris Wormley and disappointment, Bronson Kaufusi.
  10. I love the NFL draft. It gets more important as the Ravens are 40-40 in the last five seasons. The Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine are fast approaching. Below is my latest mock draft on Fanspeak’s On the Clock NFL Mock Draft Simulator: 16: R1P16 WR CALVIN RIDLEY ALABAMA 52: R2P20 QB LAMAR JACKSON LOUISVILLE 83: R3P19 RB BRYCE LOVE STANFORD 101: R3P37 TE TROY FUMAGALLI WISCONSIN 120: R4P18 TE MIKE GESICKI PENN STATE 156: R5P17 WR DEONTAY BURNETT USC 194: R6P16 C BRADLEY BOZEMAN ALABAMA IMO, this draft gives the Ravens much-needed offensive firepower to put at Joe Flacco’s disposal. Added to an offensive line that returns Marshall Yanda & Alex Lewis and a defense that gets back Jimmy Smith & Tavon Young, the Ravens could make a playoff push with luck and reduced injuries. Btw, my Lamar Jackson pick is pure fantasy. I haven’t heard if Jackson announced for this year’s draft and there are several teams drafting in front of the Ravens who desperately need a franchise-type QB.
  11. Good for the Madison family. He and his Dad were pretty cool at the City/Poly game a couple of years ago. Good people.
  12. Just to chime in, Friday night lights would be over in a MIAA/WCAC merger. Getting to Olney or Leonardtown on a Friday night game or vice versa would be a nightmare. The only thing I’d like would be Saturday afternoon games, home and away.
  13. Yeah, if it’s Roquan Smith or Minkah Fitzpatrick.
  14. GA, any word on your new coach, yet? I’m ready for the search to be over and the hearts over on Frederick Avenue to be broken, if it happens to go that way.
  15. My bet is Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson of Ghana. The Roman Catholic Church hasn’t had an African pope since the early days of the Papacy. I don’t know if the Catholic Church, especially in the USA, Is ready for that, though. We see the backlash of @POTUS44’s presidency with the rise of the Tea Party during and the resurgence of white supremacists during and after Mr. Obama’s two terms.
  16. At the Vatican, they let out black smoke to let people know a new Pope still hasn’t been chosen yet. White smoke signifies a new Pope has been chosen.
  17. It’s a draft simulator.
  18. Ridley was hampered by having a RB throw him the ball the last two seasons. He could be the second coming of Julio Jones! If the Ravens have a chance to draft Ridley and pick an offensive lineman, I might sell my PSLs in Section 545.
  19. 3-4 DEs primarily take up blockers and slow down the run not rush the passer. However, the Ravens only have rookie Chris Wormley and 2nd year disappointment, Bronson Kaufusi on the roster at this time. Brent Urban is coming back from an injury and could be cut. The Ravens definitely need a DE. The pass rush in a 3-4 defense usually comes from the OLB position. OLB Matt Judon had a good season rushing the passer. 2nd year OLBs Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser have to step up so Terrell Suggs doesn’t wilt in December like he has the last two seasons. Za’Darius Smith is another OLB who’s shown glimpses of ability to harass opposing QBs but may get cut next summer.
  20. Waaaay to early. The way kids transfer today you have to wait for the first game to get a clear idea of which direction a team will more than likely go.
  21. Don’t you think you should have mentioned that in the beginning? Then that was piss poor planning. Rogers and Spotts will never get my cash for one of their bush league-run events.
  22. Fanspeak’s Draft Simulator 2.0 1st Round 16th Pick WR CALVIN RIDLEY ALABAMA -Ravens swoop in and finally get best receiver in draft after missing out on several impact receivers over the years. 2nd Round 20th Pick C/G BILLY PRICE OHIO STATE -All-American Price takes over at center for free agent Ryan Jensen who will get a big free agent contract from some idiot GM. 3rd Round 19th Pick WR SIMMIE COBBS JR. INDIANA -The physical Alshon Jeffrey-clone will complement Ridley’s speed and flash. 3rd Round 37th Pick TE HAYDEN HURST SOUTH CAROLINA -Ravens draft Big, athletic TE to take over position for aging Ben Watson and other disappointments at the position. 4th Round 18th Pick CB MIKE HUGHES CENTRAL FLORIDA -Steal of the draft if Hughes falls this far. Also, insurance for Jimmy Smith and Tavon Young as they return from injury. May allow Ravens to release Brandon Carr for cap purposes. 5th Round 17th Pick S DOMINICK SANDERS GEORGIA -Needs to get stronger and improve tackling but a very good cover safety. 6th Round 16th Pick LB DORIAN ODANIEL CLEMSON -Good all around ILB that can cover TEs and RBs out of the backfield.
  23. If there were no advanced tickets sold and no sales at the door, how did 1500 fans in addition to those who snuck in get their tickets. That makes no sense.
  24. This is for Silver Bullet, Impartial Fan and other newbies who can’t seem to stay on topic. This will allow you guys to Wax poetic about your favorite topics without being buzzkillers on good, informative threads. Look at it as a permanent time out thread until you guys learn to play nice.
  25. If this was MSJ or John Carroll playing Poly, tickets would’ve been sold at the door. Goucher didn’t want that kind of traffic on their yard. ‘85Knight and myself got word that tickets wouldn’t be sold at the door. Mlf1886 verified it for us after standing in line for about 15 minutes early on. Coppin would have been a better venue for the expected crowd. Plenty of fans were left *** out at Goucher. Pitiful planning!