Even with all the spectacular athletes, highly respected managers and visionary executives that have graced the pod, few have made the kind of impact on American culture like Barry Levinson. Most importantly though, none of them have been as big of a Baltimore sports fan. Barry spends a lot of time talking with the guys about the state of the city's sports, as well as some of the stories making headlines around the country. He even teases a bit about his upcoming work. Barry is a perfect fit on the pod as he is not afraid to give his opinion.
Jerry has flooded the Ravens' locker room with cookies and it's starting to pay off with two wins in one week. One of the most gracious recipients, Joe Flacco, took a little time to talk with the guys at practice to get all of you ready for the game in Big D.
Being a member of the Ravens' Ring of Honor, a former department head in the Purple and Black's front office, and a player for the Cleveland Browns qualifies Ernest Byner as an expert on this wee's AFC North matchup on Thursday night. The guys know sports aren't the only thing on everyone's mind, so they try to have some fun... amidst the despair, with the election results coming in.
Who would have thought that Baltimore could forgive Bill Cowher, but since he put the clip board down, he's been embraced by fans around here. He drops by to lend his experience in THE rivalry to get ready during Steelers week with the guys.
The Ravens' season is caught in a "death spiral" as the team heads into their bye week, so the docs put on their lab coats and diagnose what's wrong with the Purple and Black. It's hard to find positives, but with Jerry catching all the sunshine in Florida, the guys have a whole lot of fun.
Jason and jerry dig deep into what's happened to the Ravens in their last couple of losses, but really set their sights on the next trip to New York. With the AFC North in shambles, the guys don't think the Purple and Black are shrouded by dark clouds yet, but this next game will be very telling. The guys talk about the MLB playoffs and how other teams have followed the bad model the O's set.
Joe Banner was the President of the Philadelphia Eagles when John Harbaugh and Marty Mornhinweg were part of the organization. He is an analyst for ESPN now, and he drops some knowledge on what their relationship was like coming up. The guys review the Ravens tough loss, and project how their trip to New York will go. Plus the Orioles off season has already begun so Jason & Jerry start to talk about what they think needs to happen.
Jason isn't the only O's fan that needs a visit from a baseball shrink as the O's season came to an abrupt end. A very rough outcome to swallow, coupled with the Ravens first loss of the year, makes the good weather this week feel more like the rainy one Bmore had last week. Regardless of the mood, you can always count on Jerry to find the silver linings, and the guys have their usual fun.
Get inside the huddle of the Ravens with our team insiders. The best preview for Sunday is always found here, and so is the most heated O's talk. The guys look towards what the Birds are facing during their push to play in October and what to expect from them if they do.
We all know it's early in the season and now is the time to keep expectations tempered, but it's impossible to not be excited about some undefeated football teams! Maryland Football Head Coach DJ Durkin joins Jason and Jerry to talk a bit about the program, and how his freshman season is going. The Ravens are undefeated too, so the guys break down last weeks game and look ahead to Jacksonville. With all of that going on, J & J did not forget about the closest team to making the playoffs, the O's.
Jason & Jerry tackled week one's preview on their own, but this time around they wanted to get half of the Ravens' backfield on to discuss the upcoming game. Terrance West has a history with the Browns and the guys wanted to tap into that along with his roots in Baltimore. The O's push for the playoffs is a focus on the pod as usual, and Jason gives a peak behind the curtain of NFL Today.
Sometimes there's no room on the pod for any more experts than the two currently employed by BmoreOpinionated. Jason & Jerry take care of looking at this weekend's game against the Bills and project how the Purple and Black's season will pan out. They didn't forget the O's as they hunt for October, so the guys discuss the roster and review how the team has been performing.
Former NFL & Terps star, Boomer Esiason, joins the show to talk about the NFL and the Terps football program, but we got so much more. He tells stories that not many have heard about his days at Maryland and his times in Baltimore. The guys dig more and more into football, and Jason may need weekly visits from his baseball shrink as he is caught in one of those "death spirals"
Former Orioles pitcher and current Orioles Radio Network color commentator, Ben McDonald, revisits his up close look at the Birds with the guys. The Orioles' number one pick in the 1988 draft is as close with the team as anyone when he's in Baltimore, even if he is spending most of his time helping repair the damage in his hometown of Baton Rouge. Before Jason and Jerry pick his brain, they cover the biggest topics surrounding the Purple and Black as the real dress rehearsal is this week.
With the Orioles making their final trip out west, the guys called up Fox Sports' MLB insider, Ken Rosenthal, who moonlights as Jason's baseball therapist and realist. The diamond isn't the only focus as Jerry's desire to talk more in depth on the Ravens is quenched as preseason is upon us. There is no better place to get prepared for the newest edition of the purple and black kickoff than right here.
Not many people in the media know former Baltimore Raven, Ray Rice, like Jason and Jerry. Check out how he lays out what life is like for him now, how his career aspirations have changed dramatically, and what life really means to him going forward. The guys have a little fun with him amidst the serious tone of the interview in a way that only Coleman can achieve. All the essentials of every episode are there too, so don't fret, J & J didn't forget that there is plenty going on in Baltimore sports too.
The second half of summer heats up for Baltimore sports, so Jason & Jerry jump on the pressing topics facing the birds as the trade deadline creeps closer. Ravens players reported for training camp, and the guys to take a much closer look at them. Time to start getting an inside look.
Mr. Tony Kornheiser, left his radio days behind, and is warming up for life as a podcaster, so why not get up to speed with the guys! Tony goes in depth on the transition, and ensures the "Littles" that they'll still get the best of his show. J & J have fun catching up with him as they recall days spent at the Post, touch on PTI's origins, and go way back to some days spent in Baltimore.
Most of the O's are taking a few days off for the midsummer classic, so the guys thought to give the all star guests a break too. Jason & Jerry recap the O's first half, and revisit their preseason predictions. A little touch of Ravens news and some hilarious stories wrap it all up.
A special holiday edition of BmoreOpinionated! The O's have been out on the west coast with Independence Day approaching, so who better to talk some O's than the leader of the team, Buck Showalter. The manager is more candid in this interview than you'll ever hear him during a presser, and it covers some of the hottest topics heading into the Break.
The day that someone would grace the pod with all of the greatest Coleman secrets was inevitable. Kenny Albert, the voice of BmoreOpinionated and a few other lesser known ventures, spills some dirt on Jerry. The guys also get him to share stories on his days in Baltimore as a play by play announcer, most notably with the Skipjacks. Jason wouldn't let his trip to the beach stop him from catching this episode.
Coleman survived his trip to the Holy Land, and couldn't wait to get bashed by the next athlete on the guest list, Cal Ripken Jr. The guys' relationship with the Ironman spans two decades, and it's a blast hearing them rehash some stories and talk about the future of Ripken Baseball.
What happens in Tel Aviv stays in Tel Aviv, except for the pictures Jerry keeps sharing with the world. This is the first episode featuring a guest as a host, and Jason welcomed Josh Charles for a second time around. Josh bleeds orange, purple, and black so he seemed right at home in the expanded role. He may have even brought more heat than Jason did.
BmoreOpinionated is a global operation, so Jerry took off for Israel to spread the word, and take advantage of the system, of course. That didn't stop Adam Jones from wanting to join the guys again to have some fun. Another special guest makes his debut, and it certainly won't be the last we hear from him.
With Memorial Day in the books, and Coleman's permission to check the standings, the guys rant about the O's up and down road trip. Jerry spent some time at the castle during OTAs, so they had to call up former Raven and good friend, Bart Scott. He holds nothing back, even on Ray Lewis. Can't Wait!