Prediction Friday: Ravens-Bengals and Prince Fielder
It’s Prediction Friday, and do you know who your favorite local pro football team is?
Let’s hope, for Ravens fans’ sake, it’s not the squad that was in Seattle last Sunday.
Most of us at the bar botched that prediction, thinking the Ravens would win. Some of you expected it to be close, but only one person predicted a Seattle Seahawks upset.
So congratulations to brogers, who gets the free drink tab this week for predicting a Seattle victory, 24-10. It ended up 22-17, but that’s close enough to drink on me.
This week’s Ravens-Bengals game should be interesting. I still don’t believe in the Bengals because, well, they are the Bengals. But I refuse to predict any more blowouts, even at home.
I say it ends up 24-13 and Ray Rice -- remember him? – gets two TDs. Now it is your turn to pick the winner and hero of the game.
(By the way, Ravens-Bengals is just one football game I am eagerly anticipating this weekend. I’ll be paying attention Friday night to the MIAA A Conference title game at Unitas Stadium in Towson between my alma mater, the Calvert Hall College High School Cardinals – insert cheers here – and some other private educational institution in Baltimore with a bit of a football tradition, I hear. I can’t quite remember that school’s name. Anyway, I won’t make a prediction on that one for fear of being attacked by racing dogs next week.)
To baseball: I’ve pretty much worn out most Orioles topics worthy of prediction at this point. At least until the offseason heats up more. So let’s just pick out one overall baseball topic and go from there.
I have been writing for months that I don’t see the Orioles spending what it will take to land Prince Fielder. But who will?
Because many of the big boys have first baseman already, the list of landing spots is intriguing. I’m going to go to left field for the first baseman and say the Toronto Blue Jays. They have money, and they are getting close to competing. And putting him at cleanup really makes that lineup scary.
Daily Think Special: Prediction Friday: Ravens-Bengals
Bonus Think Special: Where does Prince Fielder end up?