Birdland BS

Baltimore's best sports podcast with a lot of BS opinion

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!

Auto - ma - TUCK (E117)

The guys breakdown their “feelings” after the Ravens win an important AFC North game up in Pittsburgh! Did this game have the same feel of Ravens/Steelers games of the past? Marlon Humphrey makes the game changing play in OT, and Justin Tucker wins it! But is all well with this team? Will the Ravens make any moves before the deadline? Andy Dalton and the 0-5 Bengals come to M&T this week. Will this be a walk in the park, or will we see the same ol’ same ol’ down to the wire kind of game? The Terps get a BIG bounce back win at Rutgers! Josh Jackson gets hurt during the game, and Piggy comes in and finishes the job. Can the Terps pull off another BIG10 win this week in Purdue? Tune in to hear our thoughts!!

Pass The Zoloft (E116)

After a ROUGH week in Maryland sports, the guys break down what went wrong! Did the Browns beat the Ravens, or did the Ravens beat themselves? The guys debate wether it was an issue that Earl Thomas stopped chasing Nick Chubb on his 83 yard TD run. Has he lived up to his contract so far? Fred doesn’t think so. With it being Steelers week now, what does the team have to clean up to steal in win in Pittsburgh? Can this defense turn it around with some of their latest signings and adjustments? Will Lamar and the offense be able to control the clock? The Terps lay an egg against Penn State. Fred talks about his gameday experiences. After a few really rough games for Josh Jackson, is it time to make a change at QB? They have a must win this coming weekend against Rutgers. The Orioles season is over, and the guys talk future changes. Could we see some young guys get a shot out of spring next season? Grab your Zoloft to get through this one!

The Baker's Brownies (E115)

Well, the Ravens lose a tough one in Kansas City. What went wrong? Did John Harbaugh make some questionable decisions, or did he make calculated decisions? Where in the world is Earl Thomas? Fred seems to think he may be struggling with picking up a new defensive system. Next up is Baker Mayfield and the over hyped 1-2 Browns! Can the secondary get to Mayfield and make him uncomfortable? Is this the Ravens division to lose at this point? Bryan is the new swami of Primetime picks! The guys give their takes on this weeks upcoming games. The Orioles season is finally coming to a close. What can we hang our hat on? Some former players are not very happy with the way Elias and co is going about things. The guys dive into it all and more!!

Lights, Camera, Action Jackson (E114)

Hey guess what Ravens fans?!? We are 2-0!!! And Lamar Action Jackson is LEGIT!! But…… that’s what we have been saying all along! The guys dive into this weeks win over the Cardinals, and Suggs return home. What they liked, and what they didn’t. Their biggest challenge to date this season is up next, as they travel in to Arrowhead stadium to take on Pat MaHomie and the Chiefs! What is it going to take to beat this team? Will Lamar get his revenge on his only regular season loss? The guys go through their predictions for the game, and all the primetime games as always! The Terps crap the bed against Temple for the second year in a row. What went wrong? Can they get it fixed with a bye before they come back home to take on Penn State?!? We sure hope so!!

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!

#LamarEffect 2.0 (E112)

The Ravens make it official with their 53 man roster. What players are the guys surprised are still with the team, and who are they surprised that are not? What to expect looking at the upcoming season opener versus the Dolphins! Will Lamar put on a show? The guys bring back their Primetime Predictions! The Terps win in a BIG way against Howard! 79-0?!? Fred seems to be pretty amped up over the thrashing! With the 22nd ranked Syracuse Orangemen coming to town next week, what does the team need to do to win? The Orioles are still doing Oriole things… . Mike Elias announces that Ryan Mountcastle will NOT be called up! What do the guys think is the reasoning behind that? Come check it out!!

Making Tough Decisions (E111)

It’s almost cut down time, as the Ravens prepare for week 4 of the preseason! Who is on the bubble, and who do the guys think will win their spots on the 53 man roster? Does Trace McSorley have a place with this team? How many WR’s will they carry? Has Alaka done enough to be the un-drafted free agent that makes the team this season? Mike Elias makes some cuts within the front office and scouting departments. Was this the right time? Scott seems to think this should have happened before the season started. Some young birds are lighting it up down in the minors, and the guys are here to fill you in! Mike Locksley finally names his starting QB for this Saturday’s Howard game! Will it be last years starter in Piggy, or the new transfer in Jackson? You’ll have to listen to get your answers!!

Pack Your Bags (E110)

The guys are all back together in the studio for this weeks show! The Ravens continue their dominance of preseason football. Coach Harbaugh announces a potential BIG loss for the season. The guys five their takes on who should step up as a replacement. What should we expect to see in this weeks game against the Eagles? The Orioles bring up the first piece of their future. Some other big names down on the farm have some big weeks! The Terps get prepped for their opening game against Howard. Who will start at QB? Could we see a carousel of players at the position? A big name makes an appearance on campus for the first time! And McGregor fights, plane flights, and lack of skills in this weeks Good, Bad, and Ugly! Tune in!!

Behind Enemy Lines (E109)

The Ravens wrap up an impressive shut out win against the Jaguars, even if it was preseason week 1. The guys give their takes on what they liked, and what they didn't from the game. The Packers come to town for the second preseason game, and Fred has a couple of things he is going to be paying extra attention to! The Orioles are setting all kinds of MLB and personal records, but most of which are NOT in a good way! Scott gives his take on what is going on with this bi-polar team. The Terps start preparations for their season opener against Howard. Who will be starting at QB? Fred gives his prediction. And you can't miss this weeks Good, Bad, and Ugly!!

Let The New Era Begin (E108)

After taking a week off, the guys are BACK with a LOT to cover! Fred and Scott spend some time down at Ravens training camp! What did they like, and what didn’t they like? A couple of players get ejected from practice! Is John Harbaugh posturing on his stance about how much Lamar will run the ball this season? Fred sure thinks so. The Orioles adopt a new fan base from across the pond! Anthony Santander experienced it first hand! The Terps get off to a rough start with practices as they lose a key cog to the football team for the upcoming season. All this and more!!!

The Moose is Loose (E107)

All of the OG’s are back in the studio for this weeks show!! The guys talk about their childhood memories surrounding a couple of new MLB Hall of Famer’s. Mike Mussina and Harold Baines talk about their time in Baltimore. The Orioles get some good pitching, and pick up a series win against the Red Sox. Scott talks about Lamar working out with his wide receivers. What position will be more critical to this teams success this season? The TE’s or WR’s? A trio of Terps make their presence known at Big Ten Media day! Anthony McFarland has an interesting take on his NFL prospect. Come check this weeks show out!!

All Outta Cash (E106)

Scott is off saving puppies, while Fred is joined in studio by his Shell-N-Tell co-host, Ryan Schammel. The guys dive into the recent trade of Andrew Cashner to the Red Sox. Right move? Who might be next? Lamar Jackson was seen putting in work with his receivers down in Florida. Is the extra work a good thing, or do people make more of it than it is? Fred has some beef with some recent ESPN and rankings. Ryan is chomping at the bit for this upcoming Terps football season! A couple of Terps make some prestigious awards watch lists. This is a fun and entertaining show!! Tune in!!!

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, 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!!

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!

The Center Of Attention (E103)

On this weeks show, special guest Matt Skura of the Ravens joins the guys to talk the upcoming season! How is he feeling about the new offense, and the excitement around the team. Was he a Steelers fan growing up? Who is in line to field punts this year? Trace McSorley? The Orioles sign their new cornerstone player, to a record deal!! And Manny Machado makes his anticipated return to Baltimore. Was he cheered, or boo'd? Bruno Fernando is headed to the Hawks, after a draft day trade! The Terps south are forming in Atlanta! You don't want to miss this show!

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!

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!

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!!!

Got 99 Problems (E99)

We are 1 WEEK AWAY from our 100th episode!! On this weeks show, Fred and Scott get into another debate over the recent media take on Lamar Jackson. Are his struggles cause for concern this early on? Haloti Ngata will sign a one day contract, to retire with the Ravens. The guys talk about if he is a sure fire Ring of Honor candidate, or possibly Hall of Fame? The Orioles continue to struggle, but Fred just doesn’t care!! He is trying to get Scott to see the silver linings with this team. DJ Stewart gets the call up, as Chris Davis hits the IL. Former Terp, Steve Blake is in the running for an assistant coaching spot in the NBA. The guys think he would be a great fit as a coach. All this and more!!! Check it out!