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By Peter Schmuck | January 24, 2010
Wouldn't you know it. Baltimore sports fans finally find a New York team they can get behind and look what happens. The Colts at long last avenged their 1969 loss to Joe Namath and the upstart Jets on Sunday, and we're left on the short end of the yard marker both times. Now what do you do? Do you go with the ABC theory -- Anybody But the Colts -- or do you hold your nose and stay loyal to the American Football Conference and hope to take solace in the fact that the Ravens lost in the playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl champion for the third time in the last four years?
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Davey Johnson was the last Orioles manager to lead the team to the ALCS, and he managed four other clubs, including most recently the Washington Nationals. He seemed to pick Baltimore over his most recent stop in an MLB Network Radio interview this morning. Johnson was asked about seeing baseball revived in Baltimore, and said it's “wonderful” to see. “I think the best fans in baseball are right around that Baltimore area,” Johnson said. “Now we're getting baseball fans in Washington, which has mostly been a football town, but I love the people in that area.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2013
Dave Rather and Ray Lewis go back a long way. In 1997, Rather bought Mother's Federal Hill Grille, a popular Federal Hill restaurant that draws packed crowds for Ravens games. He has had season tickets since the Ravens arrived in Baltimore in 1996. Rather said he hasn't missed a home game and even went to Tampa, Fla., in 2001 to watch the Ravens - led by their then fifth-year star linebacker - throttle the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. On Sunday, Rather will be at M&T Bank Stadium for the team's wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
Just seven days ago, Baltimore's sports fans, the faithful clad in orange and purple, were brimming with optimism. The Ravens were set to open what they hoped would be a bounce-back season with star running back Ray Rice due to return at the end of the week from a two-game suspension for a domestic violence incident - a penalty roundly criticized as too light. The Orioles, meanwhile, were rolling toward a division title, leading their nearest rivals by a margin they hadn't enjoyed in decades.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Davey Johnson was the last Orioles manager to lead the team to the ALCS, and he managed four other clubs, including most recently the Washington Nationals. He seemed to pick Baltimore over his most recent stop in an MLB Network Radio interview this morning. Johnson was asked about seeing baseball revived in Baltimore, and said it's “wonderful” to see. “I think the best fans in baseball are right around that Baltimore area,” Johnson said. “Now we're getting baseball fans in Washington, which has mostly been a football town, but I love the people in that area.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
It was after the Cincinnati game, after Baltimore's Ravens clinched AFC North title, after those mind-blowing runs by Ray Rice, that the three buddies, who'd just about yelled themselves hoarse, went upstairs to hear some music. That's when the purple lightning bolt struck, just as Kenny Silkworth was showing off one of his instrumental tracks, a piece that sounded inspiring to him — motivating, almost, like a battle hymn. Robert "McFreshington" Norton, who raps in town under the name Fresh Competition, heard it and then began to softly chant, "We are, we are, we are the Ravens nation.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
Chris Davis has hit 37 home runs . Women think he is handsome . Odds-makers believe he'll win tonight's Home Run Derby . (Wait, people bet on things like that?) When a person is good at sports and good-looking and his life has traced a compelling narrative ( seriously, read this profile ) that suddenly emerges on the national scene, there is one thing sure to follow: marketability. Sales of Davis merchandise are, of course, soaring. According to Fanatics.com, they were up 200 percent in June compared with May. Davis merchandise sold better than that of all but eight Major League Baseball players.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | August 15, 1993
Got the perfect name for a Baltimore NFL team? Get in line.In a place where oyster yields are falling, industrial jobs are growing scarce, and the once-ubiquitous Natty Boh is almost impossible to find at sporting events, there is no shortage of passion when it comes to naming a potential football team."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | July 1, 1994
When Baltimore's persevering football fans finally got a taste of the Canadian Football League, they got a full-course meal.They got the rouge, the comeback and the kick that capped it all.They got 88 points, 857 yards of offense and 139 plays.They got a pulsating, 45-43 exhibition victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Memorial Stadium that punctuated Baltimore's return to pro football 10 years after it left town.Opening night may never again be as sweet or theatrical for Baltimore's CFL expansion team.
NEWS
By Childs Walker, Jean Marbella and Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Ravens fans had waited 12 years for another Super Bowl victory, and they packed the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, dwarfing 49ers rooters in both numbers and volume. They about blew the roof off the stadium when Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco flicked his first touchdown pass as the team began its march to a commanding halftime lead. Then Baltimore - the team and its fans - held on for dear life. Down by 22 points early in the second half, the 49ers staged a furious comeback that fell just short as the Ravens held on to win, 34-31.
NEWS
September 4, 2014
Edgar Allan Poe once wrote that those who dream during the day "are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. " So it seems entirely fitting that Baltimore can spend the first Purple Friday - or dare we say, Orange-Purple Friday - of September daydreaming of a Ravens-Orioles championship season. Technically, the Ravens can't win a championship in 2014, as that feat was accomplished by some team out of Seattle last winter (coincidentally, a fellow member of the bird family)
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Paul Manna got his start booking wedding bands for $50 a week plus 15 percent to 20 percent commission. It was a way into music, which he knew he wanted, but it wasn't quite right. "My heart wasn't in booking wedding bands," said Manna, who, at 47, still remembers vividly the thrill of his first concert when he was 15 — Ted Nugent at the Civic Center in Baltimore. Since he started 24-7 Entertainment in 1997, he's been working to provide that excitement for audiences, booking about 100 shows a year in the Baltimore area.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | July 28, 2014
Ravens fans showed support for running back Ray Rice when he took the field for Monday night's open workout at M&T Bank Stadium, but they seemed to recognize that an outsized ovation would not be appropriate in the wake of the domestic assault incident that led to a two-game NFL suspension. Rice got applause from segments of the crowd as he moved past several sections of the stands after entering the playing field, then got a bigger, general ovation when he was shown for the first time on the video board.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Gail Schreiner and her family don't mess around when it comes to their Ravens tailgates. The Westminister residents put out a spread of 50 pieces of fried chicken and homemade deviled eggs on Monday night - and the season doesn't start for six weeks. "This is nothing," Schreiner said. "Come during the season, when we have six tables out. " Purple-clad fans swarmed to M&T Bank Stadium to spend a warm summer evening watching their favorite players run drills and sign autographs during the first of the team's three open practices.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
They came to Power Plant Live! with American flags slung like capes around their necks, red-white-and-blue suspenders holding up their shorts and giant top hats festooned with enormous glittering stars that would make Uncle Sam blush. Fifteen minutes before the United States' World Cup match against Portugal, Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A. " filled the downtown air. Ten minutes till the start, and the U.S. soccer chant, "I believe that we will win," reached a roar. A DJ whipped the crowd into bellowing "USA" with a few anxious minutes remaining.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
A good 90 percent of people boarding the Southwest Airlines flight to New Orleans wore some manner of purple. My favorite was the grandmother from Arbutus, who criss-crossed the waiting area, handing out strings of purple and gold beads shaped like little footballs. Super Bowl week is no time for subtlety, and Ravens fans seemed ready to seize their place at the center of this American carnival of media, celebrity, gluttony and yes, football. They would ultimately outnumber and outscream their San Francisco counterparts, both in the 24-7 bacchanal of Bourbon Street and in the stands at the Superdome.
NEWS
November 29, 1998
THE COLTS vs. Baltimore. The billing has been in the making for 14 years, and it still sounds strange. Like the Celtics vs. Boston, the Yankees vs. New York, the Fighting Irish vs. Notre Dame.But here we are: The Colts are here in Baltimore for the first time since Robert Irsay broke the fragile hearts of tough football fans and punctured the area's collective ego when he moved the franchise to the Midwest.Now that Baltimore finally has regained its stature as an NFL city, it's time for payback.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Baltimore Ravens fans who traveled to Chicago for Sunday's game against the Bears spent more than an hour in the sheltered concourse at Soldier Field, but that doesn't mean they stayed dry. "It was blowing sideways," said Neal Moorhouse, a known diehard fan from Federal Hill who goes by the nickname 'Carne Cabeza,' regarding the storm and tornado warning that caused a delay in the game of nearly two hours. "It was coming into the concourse. It's coming down in sheets. " Moorhouse had made the 10-hour drive to Chicago for the game with a group of friends and was staying at a friend's house in the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
If your TV picture from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver starts to look shaky tonight, don't blame your television - or the NBC Sports crew that's broadcasting the game. Blame the stadium, says Fred Gaudelli, the veteran executive producer of "NBC Sunday Night Football," the highest-rated prime-time show on all of prime-time television. “The thing about Mile High that's different when it comes to showing a game,” Gaudelli says, “is that if the place really gets rocking, you'll see the cameras shaking.
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