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By JON MORGAN and JON MORGAN,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1998
Ravens ticket buyers are an upscale group that rates the new stadium as somewhere between good and excellent but wishes the beer didn't cost so much.A survey conducted for the team by J. D. Power and Associates -- the folks who rank consumer satisfaction with cars and other products -- confirms what many Ravens fans have guessed about football's changing fan base in Baltimore.The average household income of people attending Ravens home games is $78,322, and 40 percent reported household incomes of $90,000 or more.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
The NFL has worked on several fronts to draw in female fans: holding special stadium events for women, injecting football themes into shows such as "The Biggest Loser" and expanding lines of merchandise to include not only clothing for women and girls, but household goods such as cheese boards and stemless wine glasses. But after league officials acknowledged fumbling their response to the physical altercation between Ravens running back Ray Rice and his now-wife at a casino in Atlantic City, the outreach effort is coming under closer scrutiny.
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By RAY FRAGER | December 7, 2008
George Washington vs. Maryland 7:30 p.m. [MASN] With the two favorite NFL teams of the fan base for both teams playing tonight, maybe this basketball game can draw an audience for part of the first half. However, you can always catch the replay at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
WASHINGTON - Shouts of "We are Marshall!" rang out in the lobby of the team's downtown Washington hotel, where exuberant, green-clad fans of the Thundering Herd had gathered on the eve of Friday's Military Bowl matchup against Maryland in Annapolis. The Thundering Herd, from Conference USA, may not be as well known as Maryland, which is playing its last game before joining the Big Ten next season. But the Terps (7-5) know that Marshall (9-4) - which averages 43 points and 502.3 yards per game and is vying for its first 10-win season since 2002 - will pose a difficult test at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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By Dan Berger | August 17, 2001
Light rail ought to go on Eutaw Street instead of Howard, anyway. The IRA got caught with its fingers in the cocaine drawer. Cheer up. George is reading the new bio of John Adams. Stephanie Ready coached men's basketball for only two years and is being asked to recruit a fan base to an entire start-up professional league. She probably will. Ravens don't run. They fly.
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By Mary Clare Fischer, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Three years ago, pop punks All Time Low thought they were about to make it big. Riding the coattails of their successful studio album "Nothing Personal," which debuted in July 2009, they had just signed to major label Interscope Records. Finally, with a well-known label, they could break into mainstream radio and grow their fan base. Now, they know better. The only album they released through Interscope, "Dirty Work," was received by much of their longstanding fan base as too glossy and tongue-in-cheek, and sales were far lower than expected.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | February 1, 2009
They will flock from every direction, clad in black and gold, hungry for pierogi and eager to watch their beloved Pittsburgh Steelers win a record sixth Super Bowl. Sure, that scene will unfold at countless Pittsburgh bars and eateries today. But it's also a pretty good guess of how things will look at Harold's Corral. Why is that remarkable? Well, because Harold's is on the outskirts of Phoenix, about 30 miles from where the Arizona Cardinals play their home games. Yes, it's very possible that the most raucous collection of football fans in Arizona will not be rooting for the Cardinals today.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | July 22, 2004
He doesn't get it. Clay Aiken never dreamed of becoming a pop star -- never mind a sex symbol. And he is an unlikely one: skinny and gawky with jug-handle ears. "Hello! Have you seen me?" says Aiken, who's calling from a tour stop in Kentucky. He plays 1st Mariner Arena tomorrow night. "The attention is flattering. Some [fans] are, like, mothers and grandmothers, but the fan base spans different age groups. I don't understand being ga-ga over anyone, especially me." Last season, he came in second behind Ruben Studdard on American Idol.
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By RICK MAESE | May 18, 2007
The question is posed with the understanding that there's no definite answer and the evidence can be bent in a variety of ways. But as interleague play begins tonight, it's worth at least asking: Who will find success first - the Orioles or the Nationals? When the Nats moved into the neighborhood more than two years ago, most of the initial hand-wringing centered on having to share the economic pie. Because both teams have floundered in the standings, discussion about which organization could consistently field the more competitive team has lacked punch.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,andrea.walker@baltsun.com | September 25, 2009
It was race night at the NASCAR track in Richmond, Va., four years ago and Terri Livingston Kozel and Lori A. Livingston were on the hunt for T-shirts and other gear featuring their favorite drivers, Rusty Wallace and Carl Edwards. Avid racing fans who had followed the sport since they traveled to races with their dad as kids, the sisters were disappointed at each vendor they visited. They found the women's apparel unfashionable, and the men's T-shirts they liked were so long they couldn't tuck them in. "There was nothing edgy or fashionable," Livingston said.
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By Kris Appel | May 13, 2013
I am a female sports fan. I go to games, watch them on TV, download the apps, read the stats, and buy the T-shirts. I recently heard about the launch of a new professional women's soccer league, and I started thinking about the sports to which I am attached. They are all professional male sports - plus men's college basketball - but I have never thought about why. I suspect it has to do with my age (51), which limited my exposure to girl's athletics - Title IX was just beginning to be implemented when I was in school - as well as my sports fan role model, my father.
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December 20, 2012
With the possible exception of Mayan calendar followers and all others who expect the world to end in a matter of hours, is there a gloomier bunch around metropolitan Baltimore than Ravens fans? Rarely in the history of professional sports have people with so little to grouse about made themselves so miserable. It can't be a Baltimore thing. Just three months ago, this city was thrilled over the unexpected good fortune of a hometown team that hoped to - in the final days of its season - capture a playoff spot.
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By Mary Clare Fischer, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Three years ago, pop punks All Time Low thought they were about to make it big. Riding the coattails of their successful studio album "Nothing Personal," which debuted in July 2009, they had just signed to major label Interscope Records. Finally, with a well-known label, they could break into mainstream radio and grow their fan base. Now, they know better. The only album they released through Interscope, "Dirty Work," was received by much of their longstanding fan base as too glossy and tongue-in-cheek, and sales were far lower than expected.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
Everything about the scene at Yankee Stadium reinforces the idea that the resident team is supposed to win - not just most of the time, but every night and, especially, every night in October. It's more than the 27 World Series flags on the facing of the second deck or the monuments to Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio in center field. The assumption lies in the fiber of every conversation between fans, every pre-game question posed to Yankees manager Joe Girardi. So when the Orioles, in their first postseason since 1997, arrived for the third game of the American League Division Series on Wednesday, they seemed to delight in playing the role of unexpected houseguests.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2011
It's interesting that Kevin Anderson was on the Maryland sideline during the 56-41 defeat at North Carolina State in the season-ending football game. Anderson is usually up in a stadium box. But he said he wanted to gauge for himself what was going on with this team. It's not that Anderson was going to fire Edsall. The athletic director is absolutely behind the first-year Maryland coach. But the AD said he will meet with Edsall Saturday night as part of a "top to bottom" review of Edsall's program.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2011
MaGerk's in Federal Hill has a reputation. If we're being charitable, we could say it's a sports bar for young people. More accurately, it can be referred to as meat-heat central - especially upstairs. But that reputation obscures the fact that MaGerk's is, above all, a highly accommodating sports bar, with lots of flat-screens and several specials just on game days. And, it should also be noted that MaGerk's is not just for Ravens fans. They're also a proud Eagles bar. On Sundays, the sound is split in the building so that fans of each teams can hear their games.
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By TOM KEYSER | September 28, 2003
Ryan Fogelsonger could have been a Californian all along - with his blond hair, bright smile and easygoing manner. But the effervescent Fogelsonger broke in as a jockey in his home state of Maryland. By winning regularly at Pimlico, Timonium and Laurel Park, he won the Eclipse award last year as the top apprentice jockey in North America. As fate would have it, Fogelsonger traveled to Beverly Hills to accept his trophy. He had never been to California before. He loved it. "It's too beautiful out here," he said recently from Pasadena, Calif.
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By Bonnie DeSimone and Bonnie DeSimone,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 30, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - Over the course of eight years bookended by Olympic gold medals in Athens, Ga., and Athens, Greece, the most important question facing the U.S. women's soccer team was usually "What's next?" That question has been replaced by "What now?" With no major tournaments scheduled for the next two years, no professional league to keep newer players in the public eye and some entrenched personalities ending or winding down their careers, the team that bushwhacked its way into mainstream sports consciousness wants to keep from getting lost in the jungle of the marketplace.
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Kevin Cowherd | March 20, 2011
Generally, I'm not big on all these "Best of" and "Worst of" lists that seem to crop up every five minutes. You know the ones: "Top 10 Best Cities to Live In," "Twenty Worst Rock Songs of All Time," "Fifteen Dumbest Commercials," etc. But when GQ magazine came out with its list of "The Worst Sports Fans in America," I got sucked in. Especially since it promised to feature "the bottle-throwers, couch-torchers and projectile-vomiters marring our...
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,andrea.walker@baltsun.com | September 25, 2009
It was race night at the NASCAR track in Richmond, Va., four years ago and Terri Livingston Kozel and Lori A. Livingston were on the hunt for T-shirts and other gear featuring their favorite drivers, Rusty Wallace and Carl Edwards. Avid racing fans who had followed the sport since they traveled to races with their dad as kids, the sisters were disappointed at each vendor they visited. They found the women's apparel unfashionable, and the men's T-shirts they liked were so long they couldn't tuck them in. "There was nothing edgy or fashionable," Livingston said.
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