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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | October 8, 1992
Defensive lineman Charles Mann was getting dressed after the Washington Redskins' demoralizing 27-24 loss to the Phoenix Cardinals last Sunday when he pulled his Super Bowl ring out of his locker and put it on his finger."
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
For the fans who packed M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday and stayed in their seats at halftime to see Ray Lewis inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor, it would be hard to imagine a more appropriate way to honor the greatest Raven of them all. Sure, Lewis got an amazing reception from the sellout crowd of 71,168 when he walked onto the field before the game and again during the halftime ceremony that featured an impressive VIP list of NFL Hall of Famers...
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2001
What the Ravens face this season cannot be weighed, measured or quantified. Where they are going cannot be traced on a road atlas. It is not necessarily a round trip. What the Ravens face this season is history, and history says it is very difficult to repeat as Super Bowl champions. In the last decade, the Denver Broncos did it, but the Green Bay Packers didn't. The Dallas Cowboys pulled it off, but the St. Louis Rams couldn't. How tough is it to repeat in the NFL? Six different teams have won the past seven Super Bowls.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
Recent history is littered with cautionary tales of sequels gone bad, seasons sunk by high expectations, title defenses derailed by injuries and complacency. It's been nearly a decade since an NFL team has won back-to-back Super Bowl s. It's been eight years since the reigning champion has even won a postseason game the next season. The Ravens' official defense of their Super Bowl XLVII title begins Thursday night against the Denver Broncos, a rematch of their divisional round playoff thriller in January.
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By New York Times News Service | February 4, 2007
MIAMI -- In some parts of the world, the Seattle Seahawks are the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Buffalo Bills are the last great football dynasty and Tom Brady is some frustrated quarterback from New England who can never win it all. So say the T-shirts and the caps worn in Niger, Uganda and Sierra Leone. The Super Bowl will end about 10 p.m. today, and by 10:01 every player on the winning team - along with coaches, executives, family members and ball boys - could be outfitted in colorful T-shirts and caps proclaiming them champions.
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February 8, 2006
What can the NFL do to remedy the kind of officiating problems that affected the Super Bowl? Just let the four-legged zebras officiate the game. That way, the two-legged ones can't give the game to whoever the brass in the NFL office want to win. Glenn A. Rothschild Pasadena I guess we were watching two different Super Bowl games. I didn't see anything that would have affected the game in any way. Gary Moore Halethorpe The NFL needs to have the referees look at the play on the big-screen televisions that are at all the stadiums to make the right calls.
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By INDIANAPOLIS STAR | November 17, 1997
INDIANAPOLIS -- The same nagging question went unanswered during the Indianapolis Colts' 0-10 start this year: Why can't they win?Yesterday at the RCA Dome, the answer was delivered with scintillating clarity: not enough defending Super Bowl champions on the schedule.Given little chance of getting their first victory with the Green Bay Packers and approximately 15,000 clamorous Cheeseheads in town, the Colts once again relied on their uncanny knack of playing like champions in the presence of the same.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2001
The Ravens have started making their last cuts and plotting their next additions. The team will make its final cutdown today, trimming its roster to 53, but it will also keep a close eye on the waiver wire, scouring for upgraded depth at any position, though the focus will remain on running back. Since losing Jamal Lewis to a season-ending knee injury on Aug. 8, the Ravens' ground game has switched from a strength to a concern. The current running backs, Terry Allen and Jason Brookins, have stalled with the first-team offense in the preseason, and there is a growing need to acquire a third wheel.
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By Mike Preston | February 28, 2001
THIS TIME, the Ravens' "right player, right price" philosophy is best. In the past, the Ravens had to approach free agency in this manner because they didn't have the cash flow. When the market opens Friday, the Ravens should continue the course, because they are the Super Bowl champions with the nucleus of a great defense returning. The Ravens have the carrot. They are in great position to bargain with their own 14 unrestricted free agents, as well as filling one of their top needs at quarterback.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2003
SAN DIEGO - One team had no legacy to speak of, unless you speak of futility. The other had a whole Raider Nation and a national mystique. One team had a pocket passer in an era that screams for scramblers. The other had a mobile quarterback who helped set today's standards. One team had a bearded owner who was an outsider in these high-rolling NFL circles. The other had a rogue owner who once led an insurrection against the NFL - and won. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to shatter stereotypes, formulas and profiles in the 2002 playoffs.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
Months before they would lift the Lombardi Trophy into the confetti-filled air, the Ravens' top decision makers started to have regular discussions about the future of the organization and the potentially wide-scale changes it would face following the 2012 season. As early as last October, they knew that a couple of players were pondering retirement. They knew many of their upcoming free agents were destined to leave for more money and more opportunity elsewhere, and they'd have to replace other veterans with players who were younger, cheaper or deemed better fits.
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Peter Schmuck | July 13, 2013
If you had to sum up the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens in one word as they head into training camp next week, I think we all know what that word would be. Boring. Not bad boring. Not the kind of boring that means there's no reason to pay attention, of course. Certainly not the snooze-because-you-always-lose kind of boring that will infect some of the training camps at the other end of the NFL pecking order. No, we're talking about the kind of uneventful, controversy-free boring that allows coach John Harbaugh to go to bed every night with a beatific smile on his face.
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Mike Preston | April 26, 2013
In theory, the defending Super Bowl champion isn't supposed to get stronger through the NFL draft because the team has the last pick in each round. That's not the case with the Ravens. After two days, they have picked up one of the top three players at two different positions. On Thursday, it was University of Florida safety Matt Elam with the No. 32 overall pick. On Friday night, they got another gem in Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown. The Ravens also picked Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams in the third round, but he doesn't have the acclaim of Brown.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
The NFL will release its regular-schedule tonight at 8 p.m. during an NFL Network special which is expected to confirm what the Ravens have suspected for weeks: They'll open the season on Sept. 5 against the Denver Broncos. The league is holding off on the announcement until tonight and the Ravens haven't been told definitively where they'll begin defense of the Super Bowl XLVII title. However, CBS Sports reported today that there will be no surprises for the NFL's Sept.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2013
A little more than a month since the Super Bowl XLVII victory parade, the party has officially ended for the Ravens. When they next take the field for the start of organized team activities, the Ravens will have a significantly different look from the group that beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, on Feb. 3 to capture the second world championship in franchise history. Since their offseason began, they have lost eight players who were starters at different points of this past season.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
The season may be over and they may be former Ravens, but excitement for all things purple and black still drew a crowd on Saturday to the Giant Food store in Perry Hall for an event with former Baltimore Ravens Matt Stover and Kyle Richardson. The two Super Bowl champions came to the store, 8905 Belair Road, Perry Hall, on Saturday, Feb. 16, to meet with residents, sign autographs and perform a little kicking demonstration in the Giant parking lot. Stover was the place kicker, and Richardson was the punter, on the Ravens' 2000-2001 Super Bowl champion team.
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February 11, 2001
Pro Bowl telecast delivers more anti-Ravens bias Did anyone else notice during the Pro Bowl that Baltimore was once again the Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL? In past Pro Bowl games, the Super Bowl champions were feted, as was their due. Not our Ravens. I waited in vain for ABC to give the NFL's greatest defense the recognition they deserve. And once again, Dennis Miller made it a point to mention Brian Billick's coming to Ray Lewis' defense before the Super Bowl, and he also rehashed the whole Lewis saga.
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By Ray Richardson and Ray Richardson,Knight-Ridder | October 20, 1992
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- That exhibition game in late August was just a trial run, the opening act for the main event.There's nothing preliminary this week about Jack Burns' preparation for the Washington Redskins defense. The Vikings' offensive coordinator knows his game plan will have far more significance than it did on the night of Aug. 29 at RFK Stadium.Then the Vikings (5-1) capped a 4-0 exhibition season with a 30-0 victory over the defending Super Bowl champions. A similar result Sunday at the Metrodome would be surprising, but the matchup already has generated sentimental feelings for Burns.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Ray Lewis' Ravens held on for dear life, a seemingly certain Super Bowl victory only a few yards from slipping away. In the end, however, Lewis got the finale he wanted to his decorated 17-year career, a world championship secured by one last defensive stand against the younger, faster San Francisco 49ers. When it was finally over, Lewis bellowed at the sky, his arms wide open as confetti rained around him. The face of the Ravens was a Super Bowl champion for the second time and a retiree for the first.
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