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By Wesley Case | January 3, 2012
If you're like us, you'll agree that one of the few new year's resolutions worth sticking to is to see more concerts. So why not start tonight? Here are the highlights from this shortened week: On Tuesday, Rams Head Live hosts the Gridiron Sing-off, which might not technically be a "concert," but it could be even more entertaining than a typical gig. Members of the playoff-bound Ravens, including secondary specialist Lardarius Webb ...
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By Jules Witcover | February 7, 2014
The peril of high expectations, in sports as in politics, was emphatically driven home Sunday to millions who watched the Denver Broncos' and Peyton Manning's performance in the Super Bowl. The premature anointment of Mr. Manning as the greatest quarterback of all time went a-glimmering as he and his teammates were humiliated by the Seattle Seahawks in a 43-8 pasting. Not only were Mr. Manning fans disappointed, but relatively neutral rooters were as well. They were led to expect one of the closest Super Bowls in the event's 48-year history, between the top-rated offensive and defensive teams in the National Football League.
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October 26, 2011
An article in the Oct. 28, 1911 edition of The Argus reported on the determined effort by a local football club in a loss to a Naval Academy plebe team in Annapolis. The football team of fourth-class midshipmen of the Navy met the team of Catonsville Country Club, on the academy gridiron Wednesday and rolled up 15 points to their opponents' nothing. But the visitors made the plebes work hard to do it. The sailor lads not only outweighed the Catonsvillians, but they also displayed a greater variety of plays that kept the club boys guessing.
HEALTH
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
Once cheered as the sound of a good hit, the loud crack heard on the gridiron when two football helmets collide is more often greeted these days by gasps, as fans recognize the game- and potentially even season-ending injuries such jarring impacts can cause. Driven by concern for athletes' concussions, Naval Academy researchers have developed a relatively simple model for understanding how brain injuries occur in helmet-to-helmet hits. With further refinement, the model might help design more protective headgear for football players, according to Murray Korman, a physics professor at the Annapolis military college who directed the study.
NEWS
By SLOANE BROWN | October 28, 2007
A STRANGE-LOOKING COLLECTION OF folks descended on Dave & Buster's at Arundel Mills. But this was intentional strangeness, for the Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake's "Gridiron Halloween" celebration earlier this month. A quick scan of the place showed Robin Hood, Maid Marian, a pair of penguins, "Britney Spears," "Lindsay Lohan," and a handful of cowboys, witches and hippies. And then there were the flapper perusing the poolroom, the clown in the bowling alley, and the skeleton in the buffet line.
SPORTS
By Fred Mitchell and Fred Mitchell,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | June 12, 2007
CHICAGO -- Hall of Famers Mike Ditka and Joe DeLamielleure continued their war of words with NFL Players Association boss Gene Upshaw yesterday, and introduced former offensive lineman Brian DeMarco, 35, as an example of the union's indifference to the medical needs of ex-players. "This is unacceptable," Ditka thundered at a news conference organized by the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund at his restaurant here. "We are past having committees. It's about right versus wrong. Do the right thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Daniel P. Clemens Jr. and Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Sun Staff | December 24, 2000
Football addicts, rejoice! The college game is in the thick of its bowl schedule. The NFL's regular season culminates today before rumbling into the playoffs. And there are enough new books on football to fill Tony Siragusa's lunchbox. From the historical to the comical, from Walter Camp to Walter Payton, from the preps to the pros, this bevy of books offers football fanatics a diverse and intriguing menu. The late, great Howard Cosell might have called it a "veritable plethora" of reading material.
NEWS
March 10, 2002
WASHINGTON - The journalists of Washington's Gridiron Club distilled political humor yesterday from a harrowing year of terrorism, anthrax, corporate bankruptcy and war. President Bush, the 20th president to be singed on the gridiron since 1885, endured a white-tie evening of musical skits set in places ranging from Guantanamo Bay to Vice President Dick Cheney's "undisclosed secure location." Cheney's secret shelter is a place much like "Hernando's Hideaway." "There is a dark, secluded place.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 16, 1997
BETHESDA -- President Clinton, experiencing post-surgical pain, rested fitfully at the naval hospital here yesterday, doing crossword puzzles and watching college basketball.The only work the president undertook was to peruse a couple of briefing papers prepared by his national security staff, including one dealing with the crisis in Albania, aides said.Clinton also taped remarks for the white-tie Gridiron Dinner, where a select group of Washington journalists satirizes the president, other politicians and life in general in the nation's capital.
SPORTS
By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter | December 24, 2006
Hollenbach takes gospel to gridiron COLLEGE PARK -- The lights at Byrd Stadium were out, and the field was nearly indistinguishable in the darkness. Maryland's quarterback sat in the dimly lit second floor of the Tyser Tower press box with his back to the empty stadium, the season - and his career there - now over. Sam Hollenbach bowed his head and prayed: Maryland vs. Purdue Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla., Friday, 8 p.m., ESPN, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Line: Pick 'em
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | September 28, 2012
Seldom do America's two great passions -- politics and sports -- come into such sharp focus together as they have in the uproar over the role of the referees in each field, in the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign and the National Football Leagueseason. As supporters of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney rail about the bias of the news media in reporting and commenting on the their race for the Oval Office, louder cries were heard against the incompetent game-calling by NFL replacement zebras in the midst of a strike by top regulars.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2012
When Cyrus Jones Jr. was 8 or 9 years old, everyone around him thought he would be a basketball player. A gifted athlete learning sports from a father who played basketball on Dunbar's last national championship team in 1992 and then at West Virginia? Of course, he would play basketball. At 2, he toddled around the West Virginia court before games chasing the ball and trying to emulate his father, Cyrus Jones Sr., who now coaches the Poets. "Naturally I gravitated toward basketball, because he was a player and a coach," said Jones Jr., now a senior at Gilman.
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By Wesley Case | January 3, 2012
If you're like us, you'll agree that one of the few new year's resolutions worth sticking to is to see more concerts. So why not start tonight? Here are the highlights from this shortened week: On Tuesday, Rams Head Live hosts the Gridiron Sing-off, which might not technically be a "concert," but it could be even more entertaining than a typical gig. Members of the playoff-bound Ravens, including secondary specialist Lardarius Webb ...
EXPLORE
November 3, 2011
Three losses last week? That doesn't sound like me, but, alas, it was me that made those picks. Now, with just tonight's games left before the playoffs begin, I've only got one shot at a perfect week of regular-season predictions. Here's what I see happening: Aberdeen at Fallston. The game of the week, kids. Undefeated Fallston proved its mettle last week with a big victory over North Harford, and Aberdeen pumped its record up to 7-2 by knocking the tar out of CMW. I'm betting there's going to be a whole bunch of points scored in this one. The pick: Fallston wins, 42-35.
EXPLORE
October 26, 2011
An article in the Oct. 28, 1911 edition of The Argus reported on the determined effort by a local football club in a loss to a Naval Academy plebe team in Annapolis. The football team of fourth-class midshipmen of the Navy met the team of Catonsville Country Club, on the academy gridiron Wednesday and rolled up 15 points to their opponents' nothing. But the visitors made the plebes work hard to do it. The sailor lads not only outweighed the Catonsvillians, but they also displayed a greater variety of plays that kept the club boys guessing.
EXPLORE
October 26, 2011
Were it not for those Bel Air Bobcats getting their rear ends handed to them by New Town last week, I would have had my first perfect week of the season. It's getting desperate here, as I've only got a few more weeks left before the playoffs roll around. Hopefully my week-nine picks will be flawless. Here's how I see everything shaking out: Aberdeen at C. Milton Wright. The Eagles proved me right by winning the big game against Havre de Grace last week, and I don't see them having any trouble getting past the Mustangs.
NEWS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1995
PHILADELPHIA -- As the sun rose over the Severn River yesterday, Mary Gail Buchanan slapped blue-and-gold "Beat Army" stickers all over Navy alumni buses, served pastries from blue-and-gold tins she decorated all week and roused sleepyheads with cheers, songs, war stories and caffeine.She hardly slept last week, leading up to yesterday's annual ritual that Navy old-timers such as her grandfather, father and brother have longed for, celebrated, relished and relived over and over again for a century.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,Sun Staff | November 8, 1999
When I was a kid, my buddies and I pumped quarter after quarter into an arcade game called Atari Football. It was anything but flashy: Its screen was black and white. The players were luminescent "X"s and "O"s. And there was one button to push.We ate it up.Electronic football has changed a lot since then. Today it's all about realism. And this year's computer football simulations, Madden 2000 by EA Sports and NFL Fever 2000 from Microsoft, don't disappoint.Now in its 10th year, Madden is the granddaddy of PC gridiron games, and its 2000 version approaches perfection, a sublime blend of verisimilitude and playability.
SPORTS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2010
If you need any more reason to be glad you live in an American rather than a British football town, consider the WAGs. Short for Wives and Girlfriends of footballers - what we on this side of the pond would call soccer players - these blingy, label-mad, free-spending and -partying women have become fixtures in the British tabloids, their styles widely if usually poorly imitated, their every gaudy act exquisitely chronicled. Think Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham, in all her high-maintenance, meticulously coiffed glory.
SPORTS
By Kaitlyn Carr, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2010
On Mondays, Fearon Wright serves food and drink to homeless women at a Baltimore shelter. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, he puts on football pads and a helmet at a Mariners indoor football practice. Now, as the undefeated team makes a run for the American Indoor Football Association championship, Wright manages to find time for the women and children of Sarah's Hope in Sandtown-Winchester because of one woman -- his mom. "I'm always conscious of my mom and how hard she works for us," said Wright, who played seven games with the Minnesota Vikings in 2001 before he was sidelined with a shoulder injury.
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