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March 22, 1996
IN THE END, it wasn't even close. Stronger than expected support for a Baltimore football stadium at Camden Yards made yesterday's House of Delegates vote anticlimactic. The coalition held together for a second football stadium in suburban Washington for the Redskins, too. It was a two-touchdown day in Annapolis.While the end result was easier than expected, getting there proved an arduous struggle. At first, Gov. Parris Glendening found himself championing a cause without an army at his side.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Sometimes, I get a little tired of extolling the Ravens front office for its uncanny ability to identify talent, but it's hard not to do that whenever Joe Flacco steps to the microphone for one of his podium sessions at the Under Armour Performance Center. The guy was a small-school wunderkind with a big body and a great football IQ, but somebody was smart enough to foresee that he could be one of the winningest and toughest quarterbacks in the NFL. That toughness showed up early when he played through that horrible thigh bruise early in his pro career, and it has shown up throughout this season while he takes a weekly pounding behind the Ravens' struggling O-line.
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By Zach Sparks, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
Montana native Dan Morgan was no Colts fan. But a passion for Baltimore football runs through his genes, he says. "My dad and other family grew up in the Baltimore area and had a huge attachment to the Colts," said the 49-year-old mechanic. Morgan moved to Baltimore just before the Colts left town and lived through the years when the NFL had no local presence. Now the father of three daughters, ages 20, 18 and 16, goes to every Ravens home game. "I usually take one of my kids or nephews to each game," he said.
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By Seth Boster, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Brandon Copeland knows he can't be his grandfather. If the 2009 Gilman graduate is to claim a spot as an undrafted rookie free agent on the Ravens' final 53-man roster at the end of the preseason, it can't be in the way Roy Hilton joined the Baltimore Colts as a defensive end in 1965. At least, not exactly. "Now I'm at a totally different position," Copeland said recently after practice at the Under Armour Performance Center, where the former Penn defensive end is trying out as a middle linebacker.
NEWS
December 21, 1999
RAVENS players invented a new routine Sunday to celebrate big plays. Several times, they formed a circle, tossed the pigskin in the air and fell down backward. Picture "Ring Around the Rosy" with 300-pound men. But the more notable choreography was happening off the field: A 39-year-old Anne Arundel County businessman who made a fortune in the temporary employment industry agreed to buy 49 percent of the team from Art Modell for $275 million.The arrangement appears promising for all stakeholders: Stephen J. Bisciotti may live out the dream of every "rotisserie league" fan by gaining ownership of the team for an additional $325 million between 2004 and 2006.
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By Our experts - Mike Klingaman and Ken Murray and Our experts - Mike Klingaman and Ken Murray,baltimoresun.com/ravensinsider | November 20, 2009
No game is bigger for a Baltimore NFL fan than Colts vs. Ravens. With Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium, and the Colts holding a six-game winning streak in the series, we thought we'd look at the best players to grace Baltimore uniforms, either Colts or Ravens. Since the Ravens are still waiting for their first player who predominantly wore purple and black throughout his career to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was much easier to come up with Colts. Begin the debate. We're sure we left somebody out. John Unitas: The greatest quarterback to play the game.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 24, 1997
WASHINGTON -- It should be a battle for the ages Sunday. Ravens vs. Redskins, Baltimore vs. Washington. Two cities' pride, glory and bragging rights on the line.There's just one problem: Washington couldn't care less.Baltimore, ever in the shadow of the nation's capital, can't seem to get noticed even when it is daring Washington to a fight. Instead of making pre-game threats, Washington is treating this weekend's gridiron contest with mild disinterest, dormant passions and cool detachment -- kind of like a reluctant witness at a congressional hearing.
NEWS
January 6, 2013
There are some people in this town who think that Ray Lewis is washed up ("'My last ride,'" Jan. 3). Some people think he isn't fast enough anymore or that he can't tackle hard enough. These people focus on the fact that his retirement will free up salary space. However, for an entire generation, this is more than the end of a player's career. I was born in 1986. I wasn't around to experience the Baltimore Colts. I've only heard the stories. I know about Johnny Unitas and I've heard about the Mayflower moving vans.
SPORTS
By Ohm Youngmisuk and Ohm Youngmisuk,Sun Staff Writer | July 9, 1995
The Big, Bad and Blue finally have a nickname to go with their slogan -- the Stallions.And, so far, fans are catching on to the name and embracing it."I like it," said Ed Ellis, 24, of Baltimore. "I guess everybody would prefer Colts, but this is our name now."Many fans at last night's game said the new nickname finally gives credibility to the second-year team. Last year, a judge ruled that Baltimore could not use the name CFL Colts, and the team was renamed the Baltimore Football Club after 20,000 people voted in a poll in The Sun not to have a nickname.
MOBILE
September 6, 2012
With Baltimore Comic-Con and the Ravens home opener right around the corner, we had artists illustrate 5 epic moments in Baltimore football history, from the Super Bowl to the Harbaugh Bowl View the photo gallery Timing is everything. Since the first Ravens game of the regular season (Monday) falls within a day of this year's Baltimore Comic-Con (Saturday and Sunday), we decided to combine the two, for a Ravens comics edition of b. We asked illustrators in and around Baltimore to recreate five classic moments from Ravens history as comic strips.
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By Colleen Thomas, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2013
The creation of Sunday's free Baltimore City Football Combine at Patterson Park began four years ago and came together through chance. Matt Wyskiel, founder of the financial advising firm Skill Capital Management, was mentoring a ninth-grade football player from Cardinal Gibbons. Wyskiel traveled with the player to football combines in Bethesda or Columbia - there weren't any combines in the city - and would pay out-of-pocket for the trip. For a lot of Baltimore football players, paying to participate in and travel to a combine wasn't feasible, and Wyskiel kept that in mind as he took a handful of his mentees across the state to combines over the past few years.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2013
Here is what other news outlets are saying about the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl XLVII today. --- Tim Kawakami of The San Jose Mercury News says that Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh are engendering the support of their players by quickly deflecting attention away from the brother-versus-brother storyline. “The Harbaugh reluctance to milk this story in the face of massive interest is an intriguing NFL character study, too,” Kawakami wrote. “I believe this is true with the Ravens, and I know it's true with the 49ers: The players love the coach who consistently puts the spotlight on them.
NEWS
January 6, 2013
There are some people in this town who think that Ray Lewis is washed up ("'My last ride,'" Jan. 3). Some people think he isn't fast enough anymore or that he can't tackle hard enough. These people focus on the fact that his retirement will free up salary space. However, for an entire generation, this is more than the end of a player's career. I was born in 1986. I wasn't around to experience the Baltimore Colts. I've only heard the stories. I know about Johnny Unitas and I've heard about the Mayflower moving vans.
FEATURES
By Zach Sparks, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
Montana native Dan Morgan was no Colts fan. But a passion for Baltimore football runs through his genes, he says. "My dad and other family grew up in the Baltimore area and had a huge attachment to the Colts," said the 49-year-old mechanic. Morgan moved to Baltimore just before the Colts left town and lived through the years when the NFL had no local presence. Now the father of three daughters, ages 20, 18 and 16, goes to every Ravens home game. "I usually take one of my kids or nephews to each game," he said.
SPORTS
November 13, 2012
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers a selection of reader questions after the Ravens' 55-20 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Andy in Hagerstown: It's hard to gauge what improvements the Ravens have actually made, as the Raiders are a pretty bad football team. But what did you take away from the game that would give you confidence into the matchup against the Steelers? Mike Preston: I thought the pass coverages and drops by the linebackers were good.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
Thousands came to pay their last respects Saturday to the man who brought pro football back to Baltimore, nodding solemnly at the coffin on the 50-yard line of a stadium that might not be there if it weren't for Art Modell . Mourners thanked him for 17 years of purple Fridays and Ray Lewis dancing out of the tunnel, for the Lombardi Trophy that gleamed next to his flag-draped casket in recognition of the Ravens' 2000 World Championship. They thanked him, most of all, for restoring a piece of the city's soul.
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.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | December 17, 1994
In the final analysis, no name was better than a new name for Jim Speros.In the end, a one-year tradition outweighed the merits of a fresh start.Yell to your heart's delight, Baltimore. The appropriate cheer at yesterday's name-the-team news conference at Memorial Stadium was C-O-L-T-S.Saying he had lost the battle but won the war over the Colts name, Speros announced he has chosen Baltimore Football Club as the official -- and only -- designation for his Canadian Football League team."It would be very awkward to walk into the stadium and have fans chant one name and you have another," Speros said after putting to rest the team's eight-month identity crisis.
MOBILE
September 6, 2012
With Baltimore Comic-Con and the Ravens home opener right around the corner, we had artists illustrate 5 epic moments in Baltimore football history, from the Super Bowl to the Harbaugh Bowl View the photo gallery Timing is everything. Since the first Ravens game of the regular season (Monday) falls within a day of this year's Baltimore Comic-Con (Saturday and Sunday), we decided to combine the two, for a Ravens comics edition of b. We asked illustrators in and around Baltimore to recreate five classic moments from Ravens history as comic strips.
SPORTS
February 4, 2012
Kevin Cowherd 1-1 two weeks ago 181-85 overall Patriots 28, Giants 24 Aren't you just sick to death of Tom Brady? With the three Super Bowl rings, the hair, the super-model wife, the UGG boots? Too bad. He'll be all over the highlights again after he rebounds from his awful performance against the Ravens and picks apart the Giants' defense for the win. Edward Lee 2-0 two weeks ago 173-93 overall Patriots 24, Giants 20 Initially, I thought the Giants had the offense and defense to overtake the Patriots.
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