Big Baby To NFL? He’d Certainly Have Company

So with Glen Davis (or, as the kids call him, Big Baby) sidelined for a few weeks to rehab the thumb he broke by getting punchy, Davis has a lot of time on his hands. He can think about things. Maybe do some whittling. Give up on that on account of the broken thumb. Get back to thinking. Think about the future. Think about… the NFL.

Glen Big Baby Davis Playing Football

(It’s not like he doesn’t have the experience.)

For some reason, Big Baby told ESPN THE MAGAZINE’s Chris Broussard that he’s considering giving up the game of basketball at his peak in order to try his hand again at football. Yes, again; he was a defensive end and halfback as a youngin’. Of course, there’s video after the break.

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A Slight Downgrade Is In Store for Ravens’ O-Line

It’s not that unusual for basketball players to make the jump to football. (See: Gonzalez, Tony, and Gates, Antonio.) People may also argue for Julius Peppers as well, but I see him more as a football player who happened to have dabbled in basketball.

And now the CARROLL COUNTY (MD) TIMES shoots up news of the latest hoopster trying to make the same transition to the gridiron: Joe Reitz (not seen to the left).

Ogden and Lil Ogden

The difference between Jonathan Ogden, a sure-fire Hall of Fame mauling road-grader of a left tackle, and Reitz, a guy who hasn’t played football since high school? Likely negligible. Read more…

Ogden Takes Potshot At Phillips On His Way Out

Jonathan Ogden is off the field for good, as the Ravens lineman announced his retirement on Thursday. The oversized offensive tackle spent all 12 of his NFL seasons in Baltimore, starting in 176 games for the Birds.

Jonathan Ogden Baltimore Ravens retirement

During the press conference of his official announcement, as he thanked teammates & team officials, Odgen managed to take a little sideswipe at a problem player who could have taken his place: Read more…

Blog: Another Lambeau Leap Crotch Grab

• WTMJ in Milwaukee sees the Packers perverts are at it again with the Lambeau Leap Crotch Grab - and this time, it’s security guards getting in on the action:

Lambeau Leab crotch grab Packers

• During the Trojans’ season-ending undoing of UCLA, INSIDE USC overheard the Coliseum PA announcer start the 2nd half with the declaration, “Your USC Chargers!“• FRIENDS OF CRAZY JOE DAVOLA thinks the Brewers were drunk when they signed Eric Gagne to a 1-year, $10 million deal.

• DEUCE OF DAVENPORT gets down with Ravens lineman Jonathan Ogden, who shakes his money maker for low car insurance rates:

• MAXIM.COM is sorry for signing off on these autographed ball apologies.• YOU BEEN BLINDED says, “Bah, Humbug!” to an Xmas present of a Todd Marinovich Raiders jersey.

Anita Marks To Host Three Baltimore Ravens Radio Shows

RED HOT SPORTS CHICK SET TO ENJOY RAVENS THREESOME: Anita Marks, a.k.a. The Red Hot Sports Chick, will be hosting not one, not two, but *three* Ravens-related radio roundtables this season:

Anita Marks

She’ll be chatting it up on The Ray Lewis Show (Mon 6-8), The Willis McGahee Show (Thur 6-8) and The Big Show with J.O. starring the one and only Jonathan Ogden (Wed 6-8) - all on ESPN Radio 1300 in Baltimore.And if you can’t just get enough, you can see the RHSC in all her glory weekdays from 3-5 p.m. on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. So, get your spirits high just before they come crashing down during the following Nationals or Orioles game on MASN.

Anita Marks

But don’t think Anita’s just a pretty face. The one-time Playboy poser is also quite the football phenom, having played quarterback for a women’s pro team in Miami.So, she could kick your sorry butt.