The Undercard

The Undercard By Brandon Weigel
The Undercard: A non-wrestling fan engages with wrestling

On Grantland, a writer named The Masked Man recently proclaimed that professional wrestling is more mainstream and popular than ever, thanks to major outlets (such as Grantland) taking it seriously, WWE's stars breaking through in both mixed-martial arts and Hollywood, and a culture of people embracing their own nerdiness.

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The Undercard: Don't change Oriole Park at Camden Yards

On Monday, the Baltimore Business Journal got the scoop that the Orioles are looking into making modifications to their stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the changes are pretty major.

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The Undercard: O's make solid moves, but road back to playoffs is an uphill climb

After the Orioles got swept by the division rival Yankees in late July, there was not a lot of optimism about the team's chances of making the playoffs. Plenty of fans even pushed for Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette to sell off some players for prospects at the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31.

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The Undercard: As Preakness looms, major changes may be coming to Maryland racing

The Preakness Stakes has an enviable position in the Triple Crown schedule. It may not have the glitz of the Kentucky Derby, but the Preakness offers something the Run for the Roses does not: acute anticipation.

Sure, there’s always a favorite in the field at Churchill Downs that commentators and bettors will key on.

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The Undercard: The Blast is the best team in Baltimore

The Blast are the best team in Baltimore.

How do I know this? The seven championship banners hanging from the rafters in the glorious Royal Farms Arena. That’s more than the Ravens and Orioles put together—which you were probably able to figure out on your own, but come on, that’s really impressive.

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The Undercard: 'The most hated team in the NFL' goes to Boston

Remember 2012? Remember when the Ravens lost four of their last five games, backing into the playoffs before marching on to the Super Bowl?

After the Ravens handled the Pittsburgh Steelers in Heinz Field on Saturday, winning 30-17, it started to feel—in the immortal words of Yogi Berra—like déjà vu all over again.

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