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March 26, 2009
March 30, 1976 : Four years after he bought the team, Robert Irsay acknowledged he had received "an attractive offer" to move the club to Phoenix. Jan. 9, 1977: During Super Bowl XI, Irsay said he'd been approached by Indianapolis about plans to move the team and build a rent-free stadium. "I can get the votes. We can move if we want to," he said. Jan. 27, 1979 : Tired of delays for the Owings Mills complex, Irsay met with the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission. Kenneth Hahn, president of the commission, referred to the team as the L.A. Colts in a news conference immediately afterward.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Dr. Norman R. Freeman Jr., a retired internist who had cared for Baltimore Colts players for two decades, died Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications from a fall. He was 97. The son of Norman R. Freeman, a window treatment manufacturing company executive, and Marie P. Freeman, a homemaker, Norman Randolph Freeman Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Northway in Guilford. After graduating from Gilman School in 1935, he earned his bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1939 and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1943.
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February 2, 2010
This Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts face the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV to determine this season's NFL Champion. Unbeknownst to the Colts, they face another opponent on Super Bowl Sunday -- the historical image of themselves -- the Baltimore Colts. Super Bowl XLIV will be the 438th game (counting all regular season and postseason games) the Colts have played since the team moved to Indianapolis in 1984. Between 1953 and 1983, the Baltimore Colts played exactly 438 games.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was robbed of what would have been the crowning moment of his young NFL career Sunday when an illegal procedure penalty was called on rookie running back Terrance West for not getting set in the backfield. Manziel, who feigned leaving the field after his lone snap at quarterback for the game, was standing near the sideline - but still on the field - with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan when he set off into a go-route into open space and hauled in what would have been a 39-yard completion.
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From Sun staff reports | July 8, 2012
Former Colts offensive lineman John Williams, who played four seasons in Baltimore, died Sunday while out for a walk about six blocks from his Minneapolis home, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported . The cause of death was not immediately available. The Star Tribune article said Williams was 64, while NFL.com listed him as 66. Williams was drafted by the Colts in 1968 and was a member of the team that won Super Bowl V in January 1971. In 1972 he joined the Los Angeles Rams and played eight seasons with them until retiring after the 1979 season.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Don't misunderstand. Barry Krauss loved Baltimore - from the crabcakes to the Inner Harbor to the rich provenance of the NFL team that picked him sixth overall in the 1979 draft. But five years later, the Colts' move to Indianapolis proved a godsend for the players, said Krauss, a tough linebacker who played 10 seasons with a horseshoe on his helmet. "It wasn't fair to Baltimore fans, to lose the franchise, with all that great history," he said. "But the relationship between the team and the community was so broken, so sad. It was tough, playing before 35,000" at Memorial Stadium.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2013
John Joseph Idzik, 85, who coached the Baltimore Colts during two stints in the 1970s and 1980s after playing for and later coaching the Maryland Terrapins football team, died on Tuesday. Idzik, of Chadds Ford, Pa., owns the fifth-best punt return average in Terps history (12.38) and also played defensive back and halfback after accepting a football scholarship in 1947. Also a third baseman for the Terps' baseball team, he attended Maryland despite receiving a contract offer after high school from the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | January 31, 2014
Rarely is a team, or its city, connected to one seminal moment in the way the Baltimore Colts are connected in so many minds with the 1958 NFL Championship game at the New York Giants, known as the "Greatest Game Ever Played. " On the cusp of Super Bowl XLVIII , which is back in the New York metro area at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, one Campus Hills resident would like to see his Towson neighborhood memorialized as the community where several Colts greats from that era called home.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
The kick knifed through the thick fog and split the uprights at Memorial Stadium, giving the Colts a 10-7 victory in sudden-death overtime. In a flash, fans swarmed the field. Down came the goal posts. Up went Toni Linhart, on someone's shoulders. Linhart's 31-yard field goal defeated the rival Miami Dolphins late in 1975 and all but clinched Baltimore's first of three straight AFC East titles. It was the kick of a lifetime for Linhart, who died Sunday morning of cancer, at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium . He was 70. One of only six Austrian-born NFL players, Anton Hans Jorg Linhart signed with the Colts in 1974 after one season with the New Orleans Saints and an 11-year soccer career in Europe.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
As a band played during his New Orleans-themed 45th birthday party Saturday night at Pimlico Race Course, Ravens senior advisor of player development O.J. Brigance smiled as he enjoyed the festivities. Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerocis in 2007, the retired former Ravens linebacker is upbeat about the success of the popular Ice Bucket Challenge and the money and awareness it's raising for ALS research. ALS is a degenerative motor neuron disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Charley Winner doesn't take old age lying down. At 90, the former Baltimore Colts coach plays tennis five times a week, for 90 minutes a day. "That's about all I can stand," Winner said from his home in South Fort Myers, Fla. "All of us in the group are 70-and-up. We all like to win, but nobody argues about points. Life's too short. " A defensive coach for the Colts for 12 seasons, Winner is the last surviving coach of either team from the 1958 NFL championship, dubbed "The Greatest Game Ever Played.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
When fans head through the main entrance at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday for the Ravens' regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, they'll be greeted by a familiar sight. Ray Lewis starred for 17 seasons with the Ravens. Now he'll be immortalized next to another Baltimore sporting icon. The Ravens announced Wednesday that the statue of the middle linebacker will be unveiled Thursday at a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. in Unitas Plaza. Sculpted by Frederick Kail, the statue will be erected to the right of one depicting legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas outside the north entrance of the stadium.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Dennis J. Healy, a retired bindery and graphics salesman, died Aug. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after open-heart surgery. The Perry Hall resident was 73. Dennis Joseph Healy was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, where he attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church parochial school. He then enrolled at the old Calvert Hall College High School, at Saratoga and Mulberry streets, from which he graduated in 1959. After high school, Mr. Healy went to work as a salesman for Arcrods Co., a steel manufacturing company, and then was drafted into the Army, serving for two years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
J. Paul Gahagan, a retired Social Security Administration disability analyst and an accomplished woodworker, died Sunday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville of complications from an infection. He was 87. James Paul Gahagan - he never used his first name, family members said - was born in Baltimore and raised in East Baltimore. "He grew up on Aiken Street and had many childhood adventures, including walking over the beams of the Howard Street bridge," said a daughter, Kathy Briggs of Stoneleigh.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business. And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef. "I was struggling," Creager says. These days, Creager's establishment - Chaps Pit Beef - is a Baltimore legend. His stand, in the parking lot of the Gentlemen's Gold Club on Pulaski Highway, has been featured on national television shows five times.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
James T. Reynolds Sr., a retired Western Maryland tire company owner, died June 23 of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 90. James Thomas Reynolds Sr. was born and raised in East Baltimore. He attended Loyola High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and, after being injured during training, was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal in 1944. In the 1940s, Mr. Reynolds went to work as a salesman for O'Toole General Tire in Baltimore, a retail franchise of General Tire and Rubber Co. — now GenCorp.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
Joel J. "Buddy" Finkelstein, a businessman who also had been the official scorer at the Civic Center for the Baltimore Bullets, died April 24 of complications from Parkinson's disease at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida. The former Pikesville resident was 81. Joel Jacob Finkelstein, who was known as "Buddy," was born in Baltimore and raised on Park Heights Avenue. After graduating from City College in 1950, Mr. Finkelstein entered the University of Maryland, College Park.
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