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This Is It | 11.6.13: The People vs. Jonathan Martin

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Strafe, Dr. J & @BrieVanessa discuss why the Ravens suck, why the Jets are good, why the Chiefs are underrated, why the Broncos are overrated and if Richie Incognito really bullied Jonathan Martin.

 

This Is It | 10.16.13: Same Old Sorry Ass Jets… & Giants

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The fellas discuss whether or not the Giants should just throw in the towel and tank the rest of the season. Later, Strafe calls Landon (@Harlem4Dais) for a very spirited Hater’s Call about the New York Jets (19 minute mark).

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This Is It | 10.2.13: In Front of My Family, Dawg? (or, Poor Lane Kiffin)

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Strafe, McFly, Ness and Joe Sargent discuss Week 4 in the NFL, if Lane Kiffin’s firing was dirty and if the Jaguars are the worst NFL team they’ve ever seen.

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Mondays Suck | 9.30.13: An Apology To Cam Cameron

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Dear Cam,

For years, I looked at you as the biggest (if not sole) reason for the offensive woes of the Baltimore Ravens over the years, particularly when our All-Pro running back would get single-digit carries in a game. The calls for your head on social media would be loud and numerous… even when we won. They were even worse when we lost.

“Why won’t we run the ball?”
“Has anyone seen Ray Rice today? Because I haven’t.”
“#FireCamCameron”
“#CamMustGo”

Fans even signed petitions asking for your removal. Seriously, they did.

When you were fired after the loss to the Redskins last year, we rejoiced upon high. While the rest of the nation referred to it as a “panic move,” Raven Nation exhaled between Hallelujahs. And when we won Super Bowl XLVII with Jim Caldwell calling the plays many of us truly believed that, after years of knocking on the championship door, it was your removal that was literally the obstacle to glory.

That is, until yesterday, when I watched a game where the Ravens ran the ball all of once in the second half against the 27th ranked run defense in the NFL.

Once.

Last season, I would say to myself, “You know, maybe it’s not Cam’s fault that they abandon the run… maybe it’s the head… nah, it’s Cameron.”

Well, you’re not here anymore, so who do we blame now?

John Harbaugh is the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens. If John Harbaugh wants to run the ball, the Baltimore Ravens will run the ball. If John Harbaugh does not want to run the ball, the Baltimore Ravens will not run the ball, period.

So when I see us abandon the run under ANOTHER offensive coordinator, I have to look at the constant, and the constant sure isn’t you.

So, on behalf of many Ravens fans across the nation, I’d like to say, I’m sorry. Sorry for all the badmouthing we did about you over the years. It was unwarranted and undeserved.

Best of luck,
William

PS: Nice job putting up 41 points on Georgia on Saturday.

 

In other tidbits to give you something else to do on your Monday…

The Cleveland Browns may have been onto something after all.
When the Browns made the Trade of the Century two weeks ago, sending Trent Richardson to the Colts for a first-round pick, just about everyone accused the Browns of waving the white flag – and killed them for it. It was definitely a head-scratcher for me, because Richardson was their best player. But Richardson isn’t a quarterback, and you need one to compete in the NFL. I’m not going to say that Brian Hoyer is the answer at QB, but with two first-round picks in next year’s draft, they’ll at least have the ammo to try and get one.

The Vikings have one win… which is more than the Giants and the Steelers have COMBINED.
The Steelers have had a patchwork offensive line for years. After years of Ben Roethlisberger making it work with his ability to extend pays, it’s finally caught up to them. Combined with the old defense and the utter dislike Ben has for offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and the Steelers are in serious trouble. However, the Giants may be in worse shape. As Giants fan McFly said to me after their loss to the Chiefs (more on them later), “Bad teams find new ways to lose games every week, and now it looks like that’s what we’re doing.” Yes, the offensive line played terribly against Carolina, but that wasn’t the entire problem on Sunday. To use an oft-overused cliche, they’re just not firing on all cylinders. Although the team they lost to wasn’t exactly a pushover.

The Kansas City Chiefs are 4-0.
I said before the season started that they would win the AFC West. Now they’ve doubled their win total from last year and #ARROWHEAD, starved for winning football, is rocking again. For shits and giggles, here’s the rest of their schedule:

@ Tennessee
Oakland
Houston
Cleveland
@ Buffalo
@ Denver
San Diego
Denver
@ Washington
@ Oakland
Indianapolis
@ San Diego

They will be the favorite in at least nine of their final 12 games. Not saying they’ll win them all, but they can definitely get to 11 wins, and if they can get a split with Denver… well, don’t say I didn’t warn you earlier.

This Is It | 9.18.13: Canelo & The 49ers Can’t Win For Losing

William H. Strafe, Streetz and Joe Sargent dial up @BrieVanessa for the Hater’s Call after her 49ers got drummed in Seattle. They also discuss how anyone could have given Canelo Alvarez four rounds and who’s the next punching bag for Floyd Mayweather to fight, and Midtown Mo makes a last-minute appearance.

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The Beer Exchange, Part 2

In Part 2 of The Beer Exchange (click here if you missed Part 1), we talked about the following…

  • The end of the Heat’s 27-game winning streak being correctly predicted by yours truly
  • Why the Dallas Cowboys play in Eli N. Manning Memorial Stadium, not Cowboys Stadium (or whatever it’s called now)
  • How the Colts could go 11-5 and yet somehow get murdered by the Jets (!!!)
  • Why I hate J.R. Smith
  • Mo’s actions when he thought the Heat would lose the championship
  • The Denver Nuggets and the frauds that they were
  • Manti Te’o and his… issues
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The Beer Exchange, Part 1

All season, the contributors of seveneighteen have been making sports bets of all types from the NFL season through the NBA Finals, putting up a six pack (or some other contraband) as a wager. On July 3, we all got together, brought all the booze that we owed and discussed of the bets that we made and other sports debates, including:

• If a certain team missing its best player would make the NBA playoffs
• If a former Slam Dunk champion would make the Hall of Fame
• What record Landon’s Jets would finish with
• If Erik Spolestra is a Top 5 coach
• Can Adrian Peterson run for 2,500 yards this season?

We now present, The Beer Exchange, Part 1.

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This Is It | 5.1.13: Collins v. Griner & The NBA Playoffs

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After a bit of technical difficulty, we got one of our best podcasts ever going. Rolling seven deep with Midtown Mo, Streetz, Dr. J, Joe Sargent, Bob Canada & McFly, we discussed a lot…

  • Hater’s Call to Streetz for being DEAD WRONG about the Bucks winning a game against Miami (1:00)… and the Celtics stink
  • Sacramento secures public funding for a new area, keeping the Kings  (most likely) away from Seattle. Is this nothing more than corporate welfare? Seattle-area native Bob Canada chimes in (9:00)
  • Jason Collins comes out of the closet. I say, so what? Midtown Mo says it’s unfair that Jason Collins got more publicity than Brittney Griner. A shouting match ensues & we start playing the Feud! (23:00)
  • Who will start for the Jets in Week 1 (58:00), does the Bills’ pick of EJ Manuel mean that Ryan Nassib stinks? (1:06:00) and the NFL Draft recap

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This Is It | 4.24.13: NBA Playoffs… and Poor Kerry Rhodes

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On this week’s show, Strafe, Midtown Mo, Streetz and Dr. J discuss the following…

  • The Knicks make Mo look silly for backing the Celtics in any capacity (1:00)… and the Lakers look like crap (2:00)
  • Are the playoffs merely a coronation for a Heat-Thunder Finals? Will there be notable series before then? (9:00)
  • Who will be the biggest first-round bust in this year’s draft? (30:45)
  • Will Manti Te’o go in the first round? (34:00)
  • The Kerry Rhodes sexual orientation situation and if this “Hollywood” dude has any credibility whatsoever (35:50)
  • The Cavaliers hire Mike Brown. Yes, THAT Mike Brown (51:50)

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This Is It | 2.6.13: I’m Going To Disney World!


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On this week’s show:

  • An audio history of Baltimore’s recent playoff failures (2008, 2009, 2011) and their road to the championship
  • An oral history of the Baltimore Ravens between their two Super Bowl wins by @WilliamHStrafe (read: Can I talk my sh!t again?!?) (6:00)
  • Strafe, @streetztalk, @315Ness & @MrGetItOnJones discuss momentum and if it really exists after the Super Bowl blackout (15:30)
  • @DrJayJack is gracious enough to accept the Hater’s Call after his 49ers came up short (25:20)
  • Is Joe Flacco an elite quarterback? Can you mention him in the same breath as the top guys? (41:00)
  • Why do certain guys (i.e., Chris Carter) get into the Hall of Fame before others (i.e., Charles Haley)? (58:35)
  • Strafe reads his Dumb Tweet of the Week (1:02:03)
  • Why seveneighteen stopped talking about the Los Angeles Purple & Gold Ribbon All-Stars (1:02:30)

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