Monthly Archives: September 2012
The Ravens host the Cleveland Browns TONIGHT (Thursday, September 27th) at 8:20 pm at M&T Bank Stadium. Roost #4 will have a tailgate party before the game in the lot behind ABC Rental … however … we can’t get on the lot until 5:00 pm and there will NOT be a grill available at this tailgate. Please plan accordingly. Go Ravens!!!
Iggy’s Ravens Report – September 25, 2012
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NCAA Lacrosse has approved a couple changes for next season, including a 30 second shot clock instead of the subjective stall warnings. This was favorably received, although questions remain about shot clock placement for players and coaches on the field. It is unclear whether or not there will still be a time limit to clear the ball. Offensive players will now be allowed to have shooting strings up to, but not touching four inches from the top of the crosse.
Refereeing is what it is, and after the Monday night game, it is clear there is a problem (Green Bay’s apparent Interception that was ruled a touchdown that cost them the game.) As stated at the meeting Monday, the only real solution is for coaches to pull their teams from the field until the real refs return, but that can never happen because the coaches are controlled by the owners, and the owners are the ones locking out the officials. On to the Ravens game, the offense performed well and protected Joe enough to score some points. Special teams didn’t cost us the game, and are split seconds away from breaking one. Defense is… well… not the defense we are used to. Get used to high scoring games this year because without a strong pass rush, good quarterbacks will pick us to pieces. The Pats lost because a lack of running game prevented them from running out the clock. The defensive scheme was to “bring the house” on most plays, which makes for a very physical game, and forced the Pats to pull the TE back for blocking, limiting Brady’s options. It worked to the point that we got the win. Just stock up on the pepto. You are going to need it this season… and the kick was good!
For those of you who like Facebook there is good news, Ravens Roost 4 now has a Facebook page. All new posts from the website http://ravensroost4.com will automatically by published to the Facebook page. Please take a miunute and head over to https://www.facebook.com/RavensRoost4 and hit the like button so you’ll see our updates!!! Thanks!!
Attention all Ravens Roost #4 members! It’s that time of year … membership renewal for FY2013 is due at our meeting this coming Monday, September 24th, 7pm up at Jilly’s! Annual dues are again $50 per year. Please bring cash or a check payable to Ravens Roost #4 to the meeting Monday. If you can’t attend the meeting Monday, please mail your check to: Ravens Roost #4 Inc., PO Box 2212, Ellicott City, MD 21041-2212, Attn: Membership. If you don’t plan on renewing your membership in the club, please notify Mitch Hooper in writing. Contact Mitch if you have any questions.
Iggy’s Ravens Report – September 18, 2012
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Well, Week 1 saw Dr. Jekyll destroy the Bengals, while Week 2 produce the Mr. Hyde that we also know exists. Officiating aside, since we can’t do anything about it, the Ravens failed to produce when they needed to. They abandoned the running game, and when the passing game failed, we had nothing. Justin Tucker kept us in the game with 3 unthinkably long field goals, and had we gotten closer, I am sure Harbs would have green lighted a 60+ attempt. Defense failed to apply consistent pressure on Vick, in fear that he would hurt us with his legs, and the secondary showed signs of pre-season stupidity. This was not the team that played the week before. Now, which team will show up for Week 3?
The Ravens lose in week two against the Eagles, maybe not so much because of their play, but thanks to the replacement referees. The referees had a tough time all day between breaking up fights and determining where to place the ball, but the game came down to one point in the end. It seems that if the referees hadn’t overturned the on-field call of a touchdown by Jacoby Jones for offensive pass interference Baltimore would have had four more points on the board and the game may have turned out differently.
Even with the loss, it didn’t deter Ravens Roost 4 from having a great time at their home at Jilly’s in Ellicott City, MD. There were plenty of friends on hand to enjoy the game and the 50/50 raffle that raised $145 for Special Olympics Maryland…with the winner of the 50/50 doanting $100 of the winnings back to the pot for a total of $245 to Special Olympics Maryland. Money for charity is always a win.
Hopefully the Ravens will be able to turn things around next week at home against The Brady Bunch (aka, the New England Patriots). A win at home against Mr. Tuck Rule himself will go a long way this season.
Thanks to all members of our Ravens Roost 4 Golf Team who spent time and money serving as ambassadors for our Roost playing in tournaments sponsored by other Roosts in 2012 (and having some fun along the way!). Here’s the team gathered at the Roost 50 tourney earlier today. Go Roost4! Go Ravens!!!
Roost #4 member, Tommy McCabe, and Against the Grain will be crankin’-out some good ole fashion rock-and-roll at Chappies Bar & Grille in Arbutus on Saturday night from 9-1. C’mon out to Chappies and get primed for the Ravens game in Philly on Sunday! Chappies is located in the Beltway Motel at 3648 Washington Boulevard.
The Ravens travel to Philadelphia on Sunday for a 1pm game against the Iggles. C’mon out and join our Roost #4 members and friends up at Jilly’s and help cheer the Ravens on to victory. Roost #4 will be running a 50/50 raffle to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. Rumor has it the Skeeter will sneak behind the bar to get a few R-A-V-E-N-S cheers going. Get to Jilly’s early to ensure you get a seat on the bar side … and remember … Jilly’s is now open for breakfast! Hope to see y’all up there! Go Ravens!!!
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Not thinking… Still in shock from last nights “game!”
Wow! What a win! Of course, the game was a lot closer until those 17 points in just over 2 minutes at the end of the 3rd and start of the 4th quarter. After that Cincinnati imploded. Offensive line held up, and the D finally got a few sacks while the Bengals were in desperation mode. Officials couldn’t spot the ball correctly to save their life, and we benefits from many blown calls (but not all). Looks like the Scab refs will be here for a few more weeks, as a schedule has been drawn thru week 5.