Monthly Archives: June 2012
Iggy’s Raven’s Report – 27 June 2012
News and Personal Thoughts:
Loyola University Maryland ranked 10th for the Capital One Men’s Cup, becoming the smallest school to finish in the top 10 ever.
The Captial One Cup is award annualy to each of the best men’s and women’s Division I college athletics program in the Country.
Points are based on final standings of NCAA Championships and final official coaches polls. The Greyhounds first ever Division I
Lacrosse title earned them a lot of those points, in addition to the success of their basketball and soccer programs.
Linebacker Terrell Suggs has been nominated for an ESPYS Award for best NFL player… ex-Raven and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith
was released by the steelers. Apparently, they couldn’t get any more of the Ravens playbook off of him and gave up… Ravens still
need help ont he offensive line. Recent draft picks probably won’t be ready this season, but may be force in to the fire earlier
than planned in order to give Flacco the time to back his words about being the best QB in the NFL, because his numbers from last
season sure didn’t support that… Cundiff and the kicking game will remain a question. As good as Cundiff is, the missed FG in
last years championship game can be very haunting to the player (Kickers are very sensitive), and can foster distrust amongst
teammates and coaches… An early pre-season poll ranks Baltimore 2nd in the division behind the Bengals, and in line for a wild card
spot. Other division winners are the Pats, Houston, KC, Philly, Green Bay, Atlanta and San Francisco. Other wild cards are Denver
the Giants and Detroit… Rice is garnering top billing in early Fantasy league rankings… Ray Rice is also now on record claiming
that Flacco out-dueling Brady in last seasons finale, and I support that boast. Flacco was 22/36 for 306 yards, 2 TD (should have
been 3, thank you very much Mr. Lee Evans) and 1 INT for a 95.4 rating. Brady was also 22/36, but for 239 yards, 0 TDs and 2 INTs
for a 57.5 rating. Hey Ray! That was only 1 game, and all the stats in the world don’t mean squat when the other team has you beat
in the only category that counts — the score! … To follow up a question for last meeting, the Ravens have release dates, times and
places for 3 open practices: August 4 at 5 PM (M&T Bank Stadium), August 12 at 5 PM (Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium), and
Auguest 19 at 3:30 PM (Mustang Stadium at Stevenson U.) [Dates are subject to change]… CBS and FOX have announced a slide in game times -
The 2nd game of the Sunday double header game will n ow start at 4:25 (instead of 4:15). The networks believe that this will reduce
overlap by about 66%. About 40 games will be impacted by this change. (Why couldn’t they just move back the 1 PM start time instead
of pushing up the later game?)…
Roost #4 met at HarborView Marina on Saturday, June 23rd, and strolled through Federal Hill before the O’s game against the Nats (lost 3-1 … bummer!). Rumor has it … a good time was had by all!
Just a reminder – we have a Ravens Roost #4 meeting at 7:00pm this coming Monday, June 25th, up at Jilly’s!
Please turn-in your money and stubs for the Roost #4 raffle of 2 season tickets to Ravens 2012 home games at this meeting. The drawing for the raffle is at our July 23rd meeting.
Don’t forget – this is our last meeting before our July 14th Golf Tournament – so please, get your registration forms and fees in to Frosty Monday night!
Also, we have our Summer Picnic coming-up on Saturday, July 28th, at the Sterner residence in Catonsville. Roost #4 supplies the beer, wine, burgers, dogs, buns, paper/plastic goods and condiments. We’ll have a sign-up sheet at the meeting Monday for what dishes (appetizers, side dishes, desserts) everyone will bring to the picnic. Stay tuned for more information soon!
Iggy’s Raven’s Report – 20 June 2012
News and Personal Thoughts:
Bumper Sticker seen on Rt 29 this week: “Go Back to Pennsylvania” conveniently in steeler black and gold.
SportsNation survey on which AFC North hold out will most likely be signed before the start of training camp has Mike Wallace in the lead, and Ray Rice 2nd. Joe Flacco comes in with a low percentage at 4th place… Forbes ranking of the richest athletes has Haloti Ngata at #12… The biggest question is how the Ravens will respond to the likelihood that Terrell Suggs will be gone for most (if not all) of the season. Most analyst indicate that this will cause the Ravens to fall short of last years success, making that dropped pass look more and more painful with each replay (real or visualized).
Ravens Roost #4 maintains a 1.3 mile stretch of Frederick Road in Oella as a function of the State of Maryland Adopt-a-Highway program. We’re responsible for cleaning this stretch of road 4 times each year. The Roost #4 crew on Saturday, June 16th was – Denise Stanco (our fearless leader!), Cathie Krajewski, Tom Hooks, Kel Habicht, Paul & Judy Cascio, and Candace & Jack Skurnik. Clean-up only took 1 hour and 15 minutes – 9 bags were filled. Thanks to everyone for your time and effort! Contact Denise if you’d like to volunteer for our next clean-up (August).
Group: Ravens Roost #4, Ellicott City, MD
Highway: Frederick Road between both ends of Oella Ave.
Day Cleaned: 06/16/12
Time Spent: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Bags collected: 9
-2 at our sign by the Patapsco river
-4 at the BGE sub-station
-3 at our sign at Oella and Frederick roads at the horse farm
Now that the new Roost #4 website is up and running … we can bring back Scott “Iggy” Ichniowski’s Weekly Ravens Report! Iggy is the Roost #4 Director of the Promotion of Ravens Football. Please check-out Iggy’s weekly postings – they’re always informative and entertaining!
Hey Roost #4 members!
We finally have the new release of our Roost #4 website up and running! Woo hoo!
Note that we’ve added all current Roost #4 members as subscribers to the site. Every time we add a new posting to the site you’ll receive an e-mail notification with a link to the new posting. If you decide you’d rather not receive these e-mails you can unsubscribe and the e-mails will stop. We hope that all members remain subscribed since this will be the best way for us to disseminate information to all of our members.
We hope you enjoy the new format. Stay tuned for new posts about upcoming Roost #4 events and news.
Special thanks to Scott Habicht for his assistance getting the new site up and running!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
The Ravens Roost #4 2012 Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, July 14th, at Hollow Creek Golf Club in Middletown, Maryland. Cost to play this year is $120 per golfer (1st time the cost has gone up in 10 years).
Flyer with tournament details: Roost #4 2012 Golf Tourney Flyer
Registration / Hole Sponsor Form: Roost #4 2012 Golf Tourney Registration Form
C’mon out on July 14th and enjoy an afternoon of golf with our Roost #4 members and friends! All proceeds benefit our Ravens Roost #4 charities.
Reminder Roost #4 … the member that sells the most hole sponsorships to our 2012 golf tourney wins free membership renewal for FY2013 in September – now a $50 value! So please, get out there and sell those hole sponsorships!
Ravens Roost #4 grabbed not 1, but 2 trophies in Ocean City over the weekend.
The first place trophy was for winning first place in the “Novelty” division of the Raven’s parade. The roost put together a great parade outing with a theme based on race cars painted as Ravens opponents. You’d better believe the Ravens car won that race.
The second place trophy was one by the co-ed volleyball team. They fought their way through a field of 16 teams and three preliminary matches to make it to the final. While they didn’t win the final, they put forth a great effort and pulled a runner up trophy.
Check out pictures from the event below. If you have pictures that you would like to add to this post, please email Scott.