The first week of Spring Training games are in the books, and the Orioles still seem to be stumbling their way into shape. Jerry and Jason discuss all the latest goings on in Sarasota.
Then, the boys touch on the not-so-feared turtles of the University of Maryland as the Terps fall backwards into the B1G Tournament.
Our featured guest for this week is the great Ed O’Bannon, who shot first salvo in the legal battle against the NCAA’s alleged “Amateurism.”
And, as always, we have Adam’s homework, an ALL-TIMER Married Guy Rant from Jason, and more!
Hello there, Jason La Canfora here, hope you all are well! Wanted to pass something along that might make sense for your businesses.. I mentor two youngsters through a program called Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Baltimore (I am also on the board for the charity), and we have a big event upcoming with various sponsorship opportunities. ‘
Basically, we identify highly motivated kids from high-risk situations and give them an opportunity to live in a controlled group setting during the school year – we get them scholarships with various private schools (Calvert Hall, Gilman, St. Paul’s, Curley, Loyola, NDP, etc) and provide meals, transportation to schools and after-school activities through the program.
The scholars must stay out of trouble, maintain their grades, get jobs and participate in regular community service. One of the kids I worked with got a full ride to LaSalle and one is on a full ride to Dickinson and I am just now starting to work with another kid in the program. We expose the kids to corporations and sporting events and cultural events they would never otherwise see and work very closely with them through the college decision and post-college life.
It’s been fairly life-changing and my family has come to care for these kids as part of the family. One of our biggest fundraisers is upcoming – the 17th year of our golf tournament at Sparrows Point Country Club – and I have attached details of our sponsorship opportunities should it be something you guys might be interested in.
Unfortunately, I will be out of town covering the NFL draft on April 27, when the event is held, but the podcast is going to sponsor some things with the event and I will definitely be there in spirit (given my golf swing limitations it’s best I stay off the course, anyway). Thanks so much for your time and support and look forward to seeing you down the line. If you have any questions about any of this – or are interested in become involved with BHGH yourself – please let me know.
As the Orioles’ pitchers and catchers report to good ol’ Sarasota, we here at the B-More Opinionated podcast are brushing off the dust and kicking off a new season of relentless venting about our favorite birds of Baltimore!
Jason and Jerry delve into an early preview of Spring Training, and run down some of their hopes and goals for this team (spoiler alert: they’re pretty low). They talk about the O’s chances to enter a rebuild with a new young core, as well as the seemingly constant frustration with those in the Warehouse (Hi, guys!)
Then, we bring in Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports and MLB Network to help bring some perspective to the Orioles’ conversation. Heyman has been breaking news about the O’s more than anyone in the last year, and he discusses the handcuffs of ownership, the chances the birds spend or rebuild, as well as Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter’s futures in Baltimore.
And as always we have Adam’s homework, Jason’s Married Guy Rant, and much more!
What a week it’s been! Steve Bisciotti held the state of the Ravens, the Super Bowl overdelivered, the Orioles… re-signed Craig Gentry?…. and the Wizards excel despite losing their best player! We have it all covered on this week’s episode.
Jason and Jerry go in-depth on Bisciotti’s attempt to frame the beleaguered narrative surrounding the Ravens and touch on the Orioles before our old friend Tony Massenburg stops by to weigh in on the drama in D.C. with John Wall and the Wiz!
Plus, we have a bonus guest in honor of Ray Lewis’s induction into the Hall of Fame — former Ravens’ Super Bowl-winning coach, Brian Billick! Jason caught up with Coach on radio row, and gives us 5 good minutes on Ray, the current state of the NFL, fan attendance, and more!
And as always we have Adam’s (attempted) homework assignment, Jason’s Married Guy rant with stories from Super Bowl week in Minnesota, as well as a much-needed intervention with Jerry about his privileged parking habits. Check it out!
There are few sports legends in the history of Baltimore that had as much of a presence as our guest this week, Ray Lewis!!
While Ray gets ready to head into the Hall of Fame this weekend, we are joined by the man himself for an exclusive interview for Baltimoreans.
We also have plenty of notes and frustrations from Fan Fest, and preview the big game on Sunday!
And as always we have our homework with Adam where we plan a MiLB Road Trip for the ages, a legendary Married Guy Rant with Jason, and much more!
We’re privileged to be joined this week by Ravens’ Tight End and all-around great human being, Ben Watson!
Ben talks about his efforts in the community, his rehab from a brutal achilles injury, considering his future, and more!
And as always, we have Jerry’s homework, Jason’s married guy rant, and much more!