Another exciting episode of B-More Opinionated, even with our own Jerry Coleman on assignment in Sarasota!
Jason and Jerry talk about attending Ravens' OTA's, the Orioles' and their continued apparent indecision on what direction they're going, plus much more.
We're also proud to welcome former Baltimore Stallions GM Jim Popp. Following the untimely passing of former Stallions head coach Don Matthews, Jason and Jim reminisce about one of the most exciting and magical runs any sports franchise in this city has seen. Between low budgets and dilapidated team facilities, the Stallions still managed to bring a CFL championship to Baltimore -- the only non-Canadian team ever to accomplish that feat -- and led to the NFL's return to Baltimore.
And as always, we have Jerry's homework, Jason's Married Guy rant, and our minor league player of the week.
It's a jam-packed BMO Show this week, as we have not one but two guests... and a rant for the ages.
First we cover the Ravens', catching up on the addition of Jeremy Maclin, and talking Dennis Pitta's injury and future potential of the receiving corps with Joe Flacco.
We also sit down with a Ravens legend, Hall of Fame lineman Jonathan Ogden to talk his mentorship of Ronnie Stanley, as well as his relationship with the Ravens and the city of Baltimore.
Then, we change topics to something that has been brewing for months on this podcast: Jason LaCanfora's official (well-prepared!) case to fire Orioles' GM Dan Duquette. Jason fully recaps Duquette's tenure in Baltimore and discusses exactly why the move cannot wait.
Finally, Academy Award winning filmmaker Barry Levinson joins the pod to let off his own steam about the Orioles, as well as his recent and upcoming film projects with HBO!
While the Orioles continue to throw Triple-A pitchers into high leverage situations and the Ravens lose key playmakers in meaningless practices, we catch up with the most undercovered Baltimore sports story today!
Christos F.C., your favorite local semi-pro soccer club, have played their way from the beer league to competing in the U.S. Open Cup with MLS giants D.C. United. Team Captain and lead striker Pete Caringi III joins the pod and talks about the less than improbable road that has led Christos F.C. to serious cup contention.
Jason LaCanfora and Jerry Coleman also discuss the difficult week at The Castle, where the Ravens lost CB Tavon Young for the year, and TE Dennis Pitta -- potentially for his career. Meanwhile Dan Duquette and the Orioles' developmental strategies (or lack thereof) remain a thorn in the side of many fans -- particularly those co-hosting the podcast.
And as always, we have Jerry's homework, Jason's Married Guy Rant, our Minor Leaguer of the Week, and much more!
As the Orioles look to put the month of May behind them, we at B-more Opinionated have taken it upon ourselves to talk about the tough decisions the O's front office faces -- with a Duquette, no less!
Former O's & Mets executive, Analyst on MLB.com and MLB Network Radio, and Dan's own cousin Jim Duquette joins the show to discuss the process of developing talent, what options the team may have via trade, and their chances with looming free agents such as Manny Machado.
Jason La Canfora and Jerry Coleman go further in depth on the birds' woes, as well as our Minor Leaguer of the Week, Jerry's homework assignment, and Jason's married-guy rant!
On a double-stuffed episode of BMore Opinionated, we are joined by legendary columnist and co-host of ESPN's Pardon The Interruption, Mike Wilbon to help us rag on DC sports -- while also bringing perspective in terms of where the Wizards and Capitals go from here.
We're also joined by the only living trainer of a Triple Crown-winning horse, Bob Baffert. Bob discusses life after winning it all with American Pharaoh last summer, his love for Baltimore, and the future of the vaunted (yet dilapidated) Pimlico Raceway.
And, as always, we are packed to the brim with O's talk, our Minor Leaguer of the week, Jerry's homework, Jason's married guy rant, plus much more! Don't miss it.
On another jam-packed episode of the BMO Show, Ravens' top draft choice Marlon Humphrey joins the show to talk about the draft process from his perspective, as well as getting acclimated with the team, just how much (or little) knowledge or communication he had with the team before his selection, and more!
Plus, Jason and Jerry recap another week in Orioles' baseball as the birds are still jostling for best record in the American League. We catch up with our buddy Trey Mancini, discuss possibilities regarding another friend Hyun Soo Kim, and the continuing evolution of a Britton-less bullpen.
And as always, we have Jerry's homework, Jason's Married Guy rant, and our new O's Minor Leaguer of the Week!
Jerry and Jason open the show discussing the latest Ravens' draft possibilities (3:10), and debate Adam 'Pacman' Jones' latest run-in with the media (10:15). The guys then move on to talk about the week's Orioles-related news before being joined by the Iron Man himself, Cal Ripken Jr. (31:00). Cal discusses 25 years of Camden Yards, the current state of the O's, and even the resting of NBA players. Also in this episode: Jerry completes(!) his homework for the week, Jason's married guy rant, and more!
Jason and Jerry digest the first week of Orioles action before talking Ravens' draft plans ahead of the upcoming draft. Could the Ravens be setting up a smokescreen by specifically naming WR's Mike Williams and John Ross? Jason La Canfora thinks the Ravens could find a different 1st Round pass-catcher. Homework, Married Guy Rant, and much more! Crack a couple Natty Boh's hon and enjoy this abbreviated edition of Bmore Opinionated.
Camden Yards got one hell of a celebration for turning 25 this year and opening day was as exciting as any O's fan could have asked for. Senior VP of Planning and Development for the LA Dodgers, Janet Marie Smith, was one of the minds behind the design and construction of our beloved ball park so the guys call her up to get the best history lesson of the stadium available.
Baseball is on Bmore's mind so the guys talk O's and play GM\Manager. They even put a wager on a certain roster move that begins being paid out on this episode. Follow @bmoshowpod to find out what the deal is. Jason brings the latest from the NFL owner's meetings, including a little hangout with Coach Harbs, and the guys call up Will Likely to talk about the draft.
You never get a better perspective on a team's locker room than from a guy who just left it. The All Pro fullback, Kyle HugeCheck, gives you his take on what it's like being a Raven. Plus O's, Terps, and you know.
The newest Raven was in town for a press conference and got a little more than he bargained for with the semi snow storm... We're going to go ahead and blame that storm for stealing some of the quality of the conversation but you still get to know Tony better before he dons the purple and black. The main attraction this week: Coleman finally completed his Orioles related homework.
The O's are actually playing games... kind of... So Jerry trekked to Sarasota to catch up with the team, including Jason's favorite member of the organization. The Florida trip also hooked the podcast up with an Oriole legend with some unbelievable stories about his time with the club, Don Stanhouse.
The guys have been talking about this ever since their trip to the Warehouse... John Angelos makes his second appearance and he delivers his unique perspective on his team, the world of baseball, and well...the world. The Executive Vice President of the Orioles is always very generous with his time on the pod, so the guys get all of the usual business out of the way first then dive deep with John.
The former All Star shooting guard for the Baltimore Bullets and current Wizards broadcaster breaks down the Wiz's season like few can. He also gets historical about the days of the franchise being in Baltimore and his life in the city. The guys would never leave out Bmore's two true organizations, and really focus on their offseason.
The Baltimore Legend drops by now that football season is in the books to talk about LI, his time in Bmore, and what the future holds for him. Unlike some of his peers as a player, Ed did not seek as much publicity and rarely sat down for full interviews with the media, but he did not mince words with the guys. You have to hear some of his takes on the state of the NFL.
The guys switch roles this week as Jason is on the road instead of Jerry. The events of both of their recent trips come up as topics, but the guys focus on what's going to go down in Houston and how the teams in MD are doing, whether they are playing or not.
Bmore has been getting a taste of spring weather, so the guys get ready for bat cracks and called strike three's with one of the O's top prospects, Trey Mancini. He has a lot of fun with the guys talking about his stint in the show, his offseason, and his role coming into Spring.
What's working behind the scenes to bring our favorite Bmore sports teams into our homes on all the different platforms we have available to us? A former marketing exec for the O's and Rangers, Marty Conway, joins to shed some light on what drives the marketing engine and what the future could hold for Baltimore's franchises.
The new year is supposed to bring hope and new beginnings, and all of Baltimore was hoping for that with their sports teams. Bart Scott sheds some light on what to expect from the Ravens after hearing the brass talk about the off season. More of the same to come in Bmore? The guys break it all down for you.
Tough year.... A tough year for Bmore, but the guys are up for taking a look back. They start with the most recent disappointment, and work their way back through it all.
You know this podcast won't mince words, and neither do the defensive generals of the Ravens and Steelers, Eric Weddle and Mike Mitchell. Get up close to the Christmas Day rivalry game and personal with two of the most outspoken players that will play on Heinz Field.
The Monday Night Football debacle is a tough pill for Bmore to swallow, so J & J discuss went wrong and how the team moves forward. Just to make sure it's not all doom and gloom about the Ravens this week, the guys have fun recounting Jerry's encounter with The Hoodie, Bill Belichick. The Winter Meetings are over and it's time to dig into the O's off season too.
Few players can make waves in the media like number 89. He ruffles feathers all over the country, and even right here in Bmore... one half of BmoreOpinionated in particular. Steve is more open than you've heard before about the team and his future.
The showman, the face of the franchise, the MVP? Justin Tucker is in the conversation for many titles on the Ravens, but BmoreOpinionated knows one thing for sure - he is the most entertaining of all the Ravens. What a hell of a week to get the pro bowler on, too.