How do you survive the next few weeks as the Baltimore NFL team — let’s spell that out, just in case — makes a run for Super Bowl LVIII? Nattering nabobs will be everywhere, going on and on (and on) about Lamar this and Odell that. What can you say to hold up your end of the conversation? I’m here to help, my fellow fair-weather football fans.

Anne Arundel is in the final stages of picking a new name for its new high school, expected to open next year off Interstate 97 in Severn. Although names connected with the long history of family farming got more nominations than any other choice, a committee sorting through the choices didn’t advance them for consideration.