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Sports

Sports written by The Tentacle staff who live in Frederick County or close by for a local perspective on both local and national sports.

Big Pay Day or Championships

Seven years ago, Joe Flacco led the Baltimore Ravens to a Superbowl win. After playing out his rookie deal, Flacco was on his way to becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Understanding Why Colin Kaepernick Took A Knee

or the first three weeks of the preseason in 2016, Colin Kaepernick was seen sitting on a bench during the national anthem. After speaking to Nate Boyer an Army Green Beret and long snapper in the NFL, Colin decided to kneel instead of sit on the bench. Boyer explained to him it would be more respectful than sitting.

Last Weekend In XFL Football

The DC Defenders won the inaugural game in XFL football history by a score of 31-19 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.  Thanks to a performance powered by three defensive/special teams touchdowns by way of two interceptions returned and a blocked punt leading to the first touchdown in XFL History.

Baseball Is Sort-Of Back

Baseball is back. The 2020 season is scheduled to start on July 23rd. Every win and loss will be significant to each team, since each will play only 60 games this year.

Linganore Lancers Win County Championship Over Oakdale

Guest Columnist: Chaz Packan On February 25, 2020 the Linganore Lancers boys basketball captured their second county title.  It was their first since 2017 when they...

2020’s Weird, Wild, World Of Sports

A lot has happened in the sports world in the past week. As of July 13th Dan Snyder has officially retired the Redskins logo and nickname. The new ones are "to be determined."

Petition To Save 42 Minor League Baseball Franchises Gains Steam

A petition to save 42 minor league baseball franchises has gained local attention.  The Frederick Keys are affected by a potential MLB proposal to...

National Basket Ball Association and Major League Baseball Are Back

National Basket Ball Association and Major League Baseball are back. The NBA announced its season will begin July 30th with Utah Jazz facing off against the New Orleans Pelicans while the battle of the LA’s begin between The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Super Bowl 2020 Predictions

6:30 PM on Fox: San Francisco 49ers Vs. Kansas City Chiefs- Chiefs win 27-20

Return of Keys Baseball to Frederick in 2021

On December 5, 2019 I wrote an article expressing the very real concern of Frederick Keys baseball not returning to the Frederick area. The great news for Orioles fans in this region and Keys fans locally is those fears have been allayed.