Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
Baltimore Grand Prix attendees spent as much as $25 million at the Labor Day weekend event, which was far short of the $70 million projected by race organizers. ... The Ravens waived Mark LeVoir and brought back Prescott Burgess. ... The Orioles on Tuesday interviewed Jerry Dipoto, the first candidate to replace Andy MacPhail the team has met with. ... It looks like the Alfredo Simon saga in the Dominican Republic isn’t over yet, as another hearing was pushed back. ... After a breakout game against Clemson, C.J. Brown is no longer Maryland's well-kept secret at quarterback. ... The Capitals shut out the Panthers, 3-0, to stay unbeaten.
Hitting the links:
2. Here's a Q&A with "Chocolate Therapy" [Baltimore Sun]
3. The defense has returned to its roots [USA Today]
7. It turned out to be a good thing that Baltimore was passed over for an expansion team [Ravens.com]
8. Here's a list of the top 10 defenders in Ravens history [isportsweb]
12. But Koji could be the odd man out in the roster crunch [Dallas Morning News]
14. Where is the Maryland football program heading? [Turtle Droppings]
Send me your funny and/or interesting links, photos, YouTube videos, blogs, Tweets, comments, emails, ideas, etc. and I’ll give you a plug. You can reach me at Matt.Vensel@baltsun.com and twitter.com/mattvensel.