I just got word that the UMBC Lacrosse team beat the pants off of the University of Maryland to enter the quarter-finals of the NCAA championship. This is huge news for Baltimore! And for the ever-underdog UMBC Retrievers. As a UMBC Golf team alum, I remember no other rival than the Maryland Terps, the Uni I affectionately termed "the over-funded behemoth 30 miles to our south." Let's go Dogs!
Helpful translation guide for non-Baltimorons:
1. In Baltimore, lacrosse is way bigger than collegiate football.
2. UMBC = U. of Maryland, Baltimore County, a mid-size research university, and the Nelly's alma mater.
(Photo: Mike Millchanowski)