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Birdland BS

A weekly recap of the Ravens, Orioles, Terps and more! Join hosts Fred Donahue and Scott Foster as they ditch the stuffy statistics of most sports shows and interject fun into an hour plus filled with sports from Charm City!

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Draft Week 2019 (E94)

It’s NFL Draft week 2019, and Fred is about sick of it!! But that’s not going to stop the fellas from breaking down what they think the best approach for the Ravens would be! What should they do? Trade back, trade up, stay put? The Orioles are struggling, but who cares?? Isn’t this what we signed up for with the rebuild? The guys break down this weeks Good, Bad, and Ugly. The Caps are headed to a game 7 against the Canes. Can they advance? What Terps should fans keep an eye on in this years NFL draft? Fred thinks Ty Johnson could be the steal of the draft, or even possibly go un-drafted! All this and more! Check it out!

24 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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Nobody Cares - Work Harder (E129)

Happy New Years Eve everybody!! The fellas breakdown the Ravens most impressive regular season in team history, after they week 17 win over the Steelers, 28-10 to finish 14-2 on the year! How did the guys think that RGIII faired in his first start in over 3 years?!? How did the running game do without having Lamar and Mark Ingram? Brandon Carr the player of the game?!?! What year is this?!? We talk about the NFL records, the franchise records, and all the individual records this team was able to accomplish so far this season. The NFL rushing record for a team in a season, that was set in 1978?? And we open the phone line up for you to call in!! See you in 2020!!

1 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Hell of an INTroduction (E119)

This week, Fred is back and rapping on air?!? The guys discuss the BIG win for the Ravens in Seattle! Newcomer Marcus Peters makes an IMMEDIATE impact with a huge pick 6! Was this the best defensive performance of the season for this team? With this week being the bye, the guys breakdown what they liked and disliked about the first half of the season. At 5-2 on the year, where do we see this team ending up? The Terps lose a tough one at home to Indiana.. At 3 wins on the year, with they win another game this year? Fred and Ryan prepare for their trip to watch them play this week in Minnesota! All this and more on this weeks show!

24 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Young Guns (E104)

While Fred is home recovering from a dental procedure, Scott has IT Blake step up to the mic!! They are also joined by Super Fan, James Corruzi. They talk the Orioles lone All-Star selection, John Means! As happy as they are for him, they are equally upset that Trey Mancini gets snubbed. How do his numbers compare to some others that were selected? The Orioles sign 27 international prospects! Thats the same number in one year, that they have done in their past 3 seasons combined! New Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown, buys some “gifts” for his parents. How are the guys handling not having the iconic names around anymore? Are they ready for the new era? The Terps continue to fill the funnel of prospects with some really nice commits! The guys talk about a new Terps only podcast adventure that Fred has started called Shell-N-Tell. They will have a familiar name on their first show. All this and more!! Come check it out!

3 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Legend vs Apprentice (E80)

On this weeks show, Fred and Scott give some latest news updates around the Ravens. They also dive into the latest NFL playoff weekend, and give predictions heading into Conference Championship Week! The Terps mens basketball team is flying high, and are back into the top 25! And the Orioles make some interesting announcements! CHECK THIS OUT!!

16 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Big Truss (E125)

Scott and Bryan take the reins, as Fred is home recovering from the elements during the Ravens big win over the 49ers this past weekend! It may not have been the prettiest of games, but this team proved they can win the ugly games as well, and against one of the best teams in the NFL! This was the ultimate team win, as they get huge contributions from all three phases, including a downed punt inside the 1 yard line, AND the game winning field goal from Tucker! The offensive line DOMINATES yet again, and against another top tier defensive front! Next up, the boys hit the road up to Buffalo to take on the impressive Bills who sit at 9-3 on the season! It will be a battle of two QB’s from the same draft class, who are #1 and #2 respectively in rushing yards by quarterbacks. Can the Ravens make it 9 in a row? The Terps football season comes to an end, and the basketball team is really starting to heat up! The guys talk some recent moves by the Orioles, and what they mean for the future. All this and more!

5 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Some Stranger Things (E105)

Fred is BACK in the studio for this weeks show!! The guys talk All Star game festivities, and get in a little debate about the Home Run derby format. Should Vladdy have lost when he hit almost 100 homeruns in total? The guys make their predictions for the game itself. The Ravens have some question marks with their pass rush, but Fred has some high expectations for rookie Jaylon Ferguson! Speaking of rookies, NFL.com released their top 10 list for who they think will be in the running for this years Rookie of the Year award. Where does Hollywood Brown make the list? Vegas isn’t very high on the Terps football team this season, and the guys are ready to run to Vegas and throw some money down! And some interesting debates on this weeks Good, Bad, and Ugly! You don’t want to miss this weeks show!!

11 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Keepin' It 100!! (E100)

Its EPISODE 100!!! We go LIVE from Pizza Johns in Essex to celebrate with a bunch of our biggest BS supporters!! Fred takes a trip down memory lane with some old faces of the show. Former hosts Matt Talley and Ryan Hewitt join to chat with the guys about their time on the show. The guys interject some fun with trivia throughout the show, and giveaway some nice items all courtesy off our great sponsors! And of course, they talk the Orioles and their number 1 overall pick in this years MLB draft, Adley Rutchsman. The Ravens miss out on adding Gerald McCoy into the mix. Our TerpsBSpert Ryan Schammel joins to talk all things Terps. Fred and Ryan make a special announcement about something they are working on. You can’t miss this show!!! From all of us at Birdland BS, THANK YOU for the continued support!!!

6 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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Most Valuable Player (E122)

He shakes… he bakes…. he spins!!! And it’s one of the most epic plays in Ravens team history!! Lamar Jackson and the Ravens make the Bengals look silly in Cincinnati! The guys dive into the MVP caliber play of Lamar, and how he became only the second QB in NFL history to amass a perfect QB rating twice in the same season! Is Marcus Peters the trade deadline move of the year? He is sure making a statement in his first couple of games with the team! Michael Pierce goes down with an ankle injury, so Eric Decosta gets on the horn and brings in replacements. With Deshaun Watson and the Texans coming to town this week, what’s it going to take to stay hot and continue this winning streak? Can the Ravens continue to run the ball against one of the most dominate run defenses? The Terps football squad gets embarrassed in Columbus… . So badly, that they lose a commit at halftime of the game! But with basketball tipping off their season, the guys try to spin some positive in to Turtle Talk! All this and more!!

15 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Not Bad for a RB (E113)

WOW!! What a week in the state for sports!! The Ravens and Lamar Jackson shut all the haters up in a BIG way!! What do the guys think of his performance against the Dolphins? HOLLYWOOD!! The Ravens newest WR makes a big splash in his first career game! Can the guys keep this up when they come home this week to host the Cardinals? What are some players to be on the look out for? The Terps CRUSH the Orangemen, 63-20 in College Park!! Is this team for real?? Or are we playing out of our minds? Could Temple be a trap game? If they can beat the Owls, and rest up during the bye week.. Do they have a shot at beating Penn State in prime time?? All this and more!!! Check it out!

11 Sep 2019

Rank #10

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Jerseys For Jets (E127)

Fred’s feelin’ GOOD, and for multiple reasons on this weeks show!! The Ravens wrap up their second consecutive AFC North title, with a 42-21 win over the Jets! Who are the guys giving their gameballs out to this week? Lamar breaks Mike Vick’s single season rushing record, and throws for 5 TD passes?!? This kid is HOUDINI!! With all the good that comes from a 10 game winning streak, the guys do see an area of concern. What did the guys think of a possible Terrell Suggs reunion? It’s on to Ohio for revenge week, as the team tries to avenge their last loss on the season against the Browns. What is going on with that misfit group of players? The Terps trip up at Penn State. Can they rebound with their upcoming game against Seton Hall? All this and more, on our pre Christmas week show!!

20 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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Rookie Showcase (E96)

Guess who’s back….back again….Freddro’s back….Tell your friends!!! Thats right!! After missing his first episode EVER, Fred is back in the studio this week with Scott, to talk all things Baltimore sports! The guys dive into their takes on this years draft class, now that we have had a chance to see some of them in Rookie minicamp. Could this offense take things to another level this season? The Terps announce a BIG commitment on the mens hoops squad! A 7’3” shot blocking three point shooter?? Fred seems to think Bruno may have had a say in the matter. Scott talks some lady Terps. The guys get into their weekly Bro’s, Bo’s, and O’s and the Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week. Dylan Bundy and John Means were dominate in their recent starts. The fellas announce their plans for their 100th EPISODE at none other then PIZZA JOHNS!!! Thats right!! Come hang out, enjoy a live show, and eat some of the best pizza in Maryland on June 4th at 7pm at Pizza John’s in Essex!! It should be a fun night!!!

8 May 2019

Rank #12

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Another Earl Of Baltimore (E89)

See?!? Patience is a virtue!! The fellas dive into the latest Ravens signings of Earl Thomas, Mark Ingram, and Justin Bethel. What do each of them bring to the team? Will Thomas be able to play at the same level after his leg injury? Special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg announces his plans to retire in June. Sites that he doesn’t want to miss out on life events and milestones anymore. Fred runs down the latest news around the NFL. Who is going where, and what is going on in Kansas City? The guys discuss the MEGA deal for Angels phenom Mike Trout! Is he worth the money? It’s almost Opening Day, and as clear as the Orioles roster is starting to become, the guys still have a bunch of questions about this rotation. Its March Madness, and the Terps are in the tourney!! But for how long? All this and more!! Tune in!!!

20 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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A Roman Empire (E123)

On this weeks episode, Fred and Scott break down the big win over the Texans! Lamar outperforms yet another “MVP candidate”. Has he supplanted himself in the frontrunner position for the award? Fred thinks Lamar and the offense might be overshadowing the big improvement on the defensive side of the ball! He poses the question…If you can only sign one in the off season, are you going Judon or Peters? Judon has his best game as a Raven, as the team racks up 7 sacks!! Up next is Eric Weddle and the LA Rams on Monday Night Football. Can this offensive line protect Lamar from the likes of Donald, Matthews, and Fowler? The guys discuss one of the most violent acts on a football field, and the Colin Kaepernick debacle in a new version of the 2 minute warning. The Terps hoop squad start the year 4-0, and have moved up to #6 in the AP polls. Does this team deserve such high praise? All this and more!

21 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Legends Never Die (E84)

On this weeks show, we pay homage to an Orioles legend, with the passing of Frank Robinson at the age of 83. Fred thinks Frank may be one of the most under-appreciated legends in MLB history. The guys get into some stories of Frank and his career legacy as a player and manager. With spring training on the horizon, and pitchers and catchers reporting tomorrow, the fellas break down the starting rotation. What may the starting five look like come opening day? Special guest, and Birdland BS super fan, Ryan Schammel joins the show to talk some Maryland Terps! With National Signing Day in the books, what does this years recruiting class look like? Who might we see carry the Terps moving forward? The mens basketball team bounces back in a BIG way, with two BIG conference wins against Nebraska and Purdue. Can this team get it all together to make a run at the tournament? All this and more!! Come check it out!!!

13 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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Crab Cakes > Buffalo Wings (E126)

The guys are all in the studio this week, and discuss how the Ravens clinch a playoff birth, with another big win over the Bills! Fred is impressed with how this team finds ways to win, against tough opponents, even when Lamar doesn’t have his best game! Game balls are being passed around to one side of the ball from the guys this week, and it’s the defense!! Now, it’s a short week as the team comes back home and prepares for a Thursday Night Primetime game against the 5-8 Jets. Will Lamar play? Will Ronnie Stanley play? Will Mark Andrews play? The guys weigh in. The Terps are now 10-0 (prior to the show) after winning a game in which they led for a total of 57 seconds! Senior leader Anthony Cowan steps up big in this game! The Orioles are hosting a fire sale at Camden Yards, as everyone is on the market! Yet ANOTHER O’s first round draft pick is dealt to the Angels. All this and more!

12 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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A Patriotic A$$ Whoopin' (E121)

In a EPIC performance on Primetime TV, the Ravens take down the previously undefeated Patriots in one of their most impressive wins of the season!! Fred and Bryan can’t hide their excitement around this team, as they break down the BIG win, and the potential for a first round bye in the playoffs?!?! MVP chants were heard all around the stadium Sunday night, and do the guys think it is justified? Andy Dalton will be staying on the sidelines, as the Ravens travel to Cincinnati to take on rookie QB Ryan Finley and the Bengals! Could this be a trap game? Fred is frustrated with the Terps football squad, and the lack of coaching decisions on changes. The guys talk about the embarrassing loss to Michigan, and it doesn’t look to get any better with Ohio State up next. The mens basketball squad tips off tonight against Holy Cross, and the highly ranked Terps look to start off on the right foot!

7 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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Need 4 Speed (E95)

With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books, and Fred out recovering, Scott and Bryan are joined in Studio by Super fan of the show James. The guys break down the Picks made by Eric DeCosta in his 1st draft as GM of the Ravens. DeCosta Definitely had a “Need 4 Speed”, and it showed with several picks in this draft. They also give their opinions on the draft pick they feel will have the biggest impact, and give their overall Winning and Losing teams from this years draft. Several Terps found their new homes in the draft as well and one surprising Terp went UNDRAFTED! The Orioles are struggle bus hit the road for some more losses and the guys split hairs during this weeks Good, Bad, and Ugly. They round out the show when, hesitantly, Scott brings up the Question: Were the Caps beaten by Carolina in Game 7, or did they Beat themselves? All this and more! Check it out!

1 May 2019

Rank #18

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It's Gettin' Saucy (E102)

On this weeks show, Fred and Scott give their takes on the Ravens after OTA’s. Has anything changed with expectations? Can we see the DB’s lead this defense again? What will the WR core look like? Could we see any unexpected names make the 53 man roster? The Orioles and Brandon Hyde are not happy! The guys talk about Hyde’s recent remarks, and his ejection over the weekend. The bullpen continues to struggle…When is enough, enough with Givens and Castro?!?! Scott thinks Castro should start! The Terps land a couple of BIG commits for the 2020 football team! They continue to add to their stable of running backs. The basketball team makes an offer for a 4 star, 7’ tall center! Maybe a replacement for Bruno? The case against Damonte Dodd finally has reached a close. And you won’t want to miss Scott’s story for the Ugly, on this weeks Good, Bad, and Ugly!! Tune in!

19 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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High Expectations (E101)

This week, the fellas dive into Ravens mandatory mini camp. Michael Pierce shows up a little “tubby” to practice. So out of shape that Harbaugh and staff pulled him off the field in fear of his safety! Thats alarming for a guy in his contract year. Fred is feeling good about Chris Moore coming in to this season. The Orioles are dropping like flies as the injury bug hits the team. The guys try to find some silver lining stories with the team. The Terps make a big hire for the mens basketball team, and they land a HUGE transfer from a top program on the football squad!! But not all things are up and up for the Locksley family this week. All this and more!! Check it out!

12 Jun 2019

Rank #20