Podcast Episode 34: Talking Ravens OC change, who’s going to the Super Bowl, and the red hot Terps

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Welcome to Episode 34 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with site owner Jake McDonnell, editor Nolan McGraw, and author Ian Schultz.

At the top of the show this week, Jake, Nolan, and Ian check in on the Ravens days after Eric DeCosta officially took over as the team’s general manager (6:55). The guys address the team’s decision to replace Marty Mornhinweg with Greg Roman at offensive coordinator and the rumors about the Ravens negotiating with C.J. Mosley on a new contract.

After our Ravens convo wraps up, the football talk expands to the NFL Playoffs (30:54). Jake owns up to going 1-3 in the divisional round, the guys agree that the Ravens would have put up a tougher fight against the Patriots than the Chargers did, and more! You’ll also hear our picks for the conference championship games this weekend.

Up next, the gang breaks down the Maryland Men’s Basketball team’s six-game winning streak that has the Terps ranked #19 in the country (53:27). Even with Mark Turgeon’s questionable coaching decisions, both in-game and with team management, can the Terps keep up their stellar season?

To wrap up the show, we dive into our weekly numbers segment, taking a look at the best Baltimore sports athletes to wear the number 34 (1:04:11).

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Podcast Episode 33: Where do the Ravens go from here? 105.7 The Fan’s Ken Weinman weighs in

Welcome to Episode 33 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with site owner Jake McDonnell, editor Nolan McGraw, and author Ian Schultz.

Following the Ravens 23-17 Wild Card loss to the Chargers, Jake, Nolan, and Ian dive right into what went wrong for Baltimore (4:51). After the guys are done reacting to the game, they discuss who’s trending going into the offseason as well as what the Ravens need to do over the spring/summer to return to the playoffs next season (27:22).

Up next, we welcome in this week’s guest, 105.7 The Fan host Ken Weinman (54:16). We’ll get Ken’s thoughts on where the Ravens stand after their playoff exit, the NFL Divisional round, and the Orioles hiring of Koby Perez, who will head the club’s international scouting department.

Following Jake’s interview with Ken, Nolan and Ian hop back on to reveal their picks for this weekend’s divisional playoff games (1:12:08). The crew also spends a few minutes talking Terps hoops (1:24:49) following Maryland’s two wins over Nebraska and Rutgers from last week.

To wrap up the show, we dive into our weekly numbers segment, taking a look at the best Baltimore sports athletes to wear the number 33 (1:29:09).

You can find the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Google Play. Please leave us a review on iTunes, we love to hear your feedback and may read it on a future episode. Thanks for listening!

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Podcast Episode 29: Baltimore Sports whip-around with 105.7 The Fan late-night host Terry Ford

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Welcome to Episode 29 of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with site owner Jake McDonnell, editor Nolan McGraw, and author Ian Schultz.

Following a a heartbreaking 27-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs, the top of Episode 29 revisits the Ravens’ valiant effort at arrowhead stadium (3:20). We’ll also take a look at recent quotes from Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (18:23), reveal our lists for Who’s Trending (32:20), and go over some things to watch for on Sunday when the Ravens return to M&T Bank Stadium to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (45:42).

Up next, we welcome in this week’s guest, 105.7 The Fan late night talk show host Terry Ford (54:58). In our exclusive interview with Uncle Terry, you’ll hear his takeaways from the Ravens loss and his thoughts on the six managerial candidates for the Orioles (interview was recorded hours before the Brandon Hyde story broke). At the end of our conversation with Terry, he shares some interesting stories from his long radio career, such as the strangest phone call he’s ever taken on the air.

After Mr. Ford hops off the phone line, we get you caught up with all things Maryland Basketball (1:11:07). Both Nolan and Jake got a chance to watch the Terps in-person from the Royal Farms Arena on Saturday when the Terps took down Loyola Chicago 55-41. With the Terps now at 9-2, does this team have what it takes to make some noise in March?

To wrap up the show, we dive into our weekly numbers segment, taking a look at the best Baltimore sports athletes to wear the number 29 (1:20:51). In addition, you’ll hear our raw reactions to the Orioles reportedly hiring their new manager, Chicago Cubs Bench Coach Brandon Hyde, as the story broke in the middle of the numbers segment.

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