Front Row: Cheap Seats

Posted on February 14, 2011

The Great Mystery: Only the hardwood gods and the NCAA know why college basketball doesn't have an under-the-basket arc, as does the NBA, to help officials with the difficult charge-block calls.

Mine's Bigger Than Yours: Not to be outdone by Jerry Jones, that nabob of NASCAR Bruton Smith has constructed a TV screen at Charlotte Motor Speedway than spans 200 feet and is 80 feet high.

Enough, Already: There are about 25 NBA games every night, so why does each game story for the last 100 days start with another rumor about Carmelo Anthony?

Still Collecting: Not many people know the NFL is still paying former commissioner Paul Tagliabue scads of money in deferred funds and retirement. He picked up a check for $12.5 million recently.

Charm City Aces: How's this for an all-Big East team made up of Baltimore youngsters: Isaiah Armwood, Villanova; Roscoe Smith, Connecticut; Henry Sims, Georgetown; C. J. Fair, Syracuse; Eric Atkins, Notre Dame; Cleveland Melvin, DePaul. All but Melvin are playing key minutes for top 20 teams.

-- Larry Harris

Plunging For A Special Cause  

The 15th-annual Polar Bear Plunge raised an estimated $3 million for Special Olympics Maryland. There were about 12,000 plungers at this year's plunge, held Jan. 29 at Sandy Point State Park. (Photo by Sabina Moran/PressBox)

More Front Row:
'Little Kristy Black' Grows Into Terps Star 
No Boredom (Or Parking) At Legends Museum 
Celebrities Auction Is Amazing Success 
Local Football Coaches Go Outside State Lines 
Cheap Seats 
A Message From The Publisher 

Issue 158: February 2011

next up:

Front Row: A Message From The Publisher

February 14, 2011

Advertisement

Baltimore Top Stories

Defensive Struggles

During their last three games, the Terps allowed opponents to shoot 53 percent from the field.

WHAT THEY GOT WRONG

Some predictions Orioles players and coaches made last year at FanFest didn't quite pan out.

SUPER BOWL PICKS

PressBox experts and friends weigh in with their predictions for Super Bowl XLIX.

O'S ACQUIRE SNIDER

The Orioles bolstered their outfield depth Jan. 27, acquiring Travis Snider from the Pirates.

SUPER BOWL PREVIEW

New England-Seattle matchup is only fifth Super Bowl between top seeds in each conference.

RAVENS' DRAFT NEEDS

If Torrey Smith leaves via free agency, the Ravens will have a key hole to fill at wide receiver.

Advertisement

Get PressBox's Free Weekly Newsletter

Email:

For Sports Fans

Pregame With PressBox

Pregame with PressBox at the Purple Underground before every Baltimore home game.

Cooking With The Pros

Enjoy a mix of cooking and sports as you learn tailgating recipes alongside the pros.

Lacrosse Newsletter

Sign up for our high school lacrosse email, with interviews, matchups, recruiting and more.

Advertisement
x