Allegany Communications Sports w/ Mike Burke

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MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports­­ Derik Queen, 6-foot-10, 245-pound center for Montverde Academy, the No. 1 high school team in the country, made this disappointing season and the future of University of Maryland basketball far more hopeful by publicly committing to the Terps on Wednesday. A Baltimore native, Queen is an immediate impact player, not […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 23, 2024, 2:10 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Yogi Berra said, “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” No, we’re not into Valentine’s Day weirdness here; that was last week, which means it’s still February, which doesn’t sound like much, but when pitchers, catchers and position players have all reported, […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 21, 2024, 1:37 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports­­ I had been around Lefty Driesell before as he had come to Cumberland quite a bit during his heyday as the University of Maryland basketball coach in the 1970s — ACITs, high school sports banquets, Allegany Community College basketball games … Matter of fact, he was in Trojan Square Garden […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 19, 2024, 1:38 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Well, that didn’t take long. The great Bob Kirk once said that in junior college athletics, a coach doesn’t really know what he is going to have until he sees who shows up on the first day of school. That kind of ended up being the case for the Baltimore […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 16, 2024, 1:24 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports­­ We just can’t have a Super Bowl anymore unless there is a GOAT and a goat, perceived or otherwise. This is the day and age of hype and shill because the main event and everything that comes with it is about the television ratings. We can’t merely have a great […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 14, 2024, 1:53 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Who’s the best team to lose a Super Bowl? Who cares? Nobody remembers them anyway. When you lose the Super Bowl, before the MVP of the game even says “Disneyland,” the great season it took to get there disappears. It matters not. To a lesser degree, the same holds true […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 12, 2024, 1:18 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports­­ I happened to glance at a television the other night while I was attending one of our Mensa meetings and saw “When should Chiefs be considered a dynasty?” Fortunately, the sound was turned down because, fortunately, we were holding our meeting in a public house; and since the channel was […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 9, 2024, 1:18 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports “But Maryland plays good defense,” while accurate, is akin to saying, “Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?” This isn’t a newsflash, but the Maryland men’s basketball Terps cannot score, nor can they help themselves from committing turnovers. Yes, thank goodness they do play good defense. In fact, […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 7, 2024, 1:16 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports­­ The Orioles continued to own the week in Baltimore and took over the calendar as well when two days after announcing they would be sold to a group led by private equity billionaire David Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, for $1.725 billion, they turned a blockbuster trade to put the […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 6, 2024, 1:23 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports The timing could not have been more perfect or more cathartic for Baltimore. Just 48 hours after another crushing NFL playoff loss by the favored Ravens, it was reported the family of Peter Angelos had reached an agreement to sell the Orioles to the group of private equity billionaire David […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: February 1, 2024, 1:21 pm