November 24, 2002
The number 54 Consecutive games with a defensive sack by the Bucs, most in the NFL. The quote "If 15,000 people show up at an NFL game, it's an embarrassment. If 15,000 people come to an Arena game, it's a party." David Baker, Arena Football League commissioner
October 21, 1994
RAMS: 1,835STAY OUT: 1,930BUCCANEERS: 638You want an NFL team, but you also want the league to know what you think of it.That's the result of the It's Your Call Poll conducted last week via Sundial, The Baltimore Sun's telephone information service. We asked you if you wanted the Los Angeles Rams or Tampa Bay Buccaneers to move to Baltimore or favored no NFL, team at all.Among the 4,403 respondents, 2,473 (about 56 percent wanted one of the two teams and 1,930 (about 44 percent) wanted the NFL to stay out. And among those who want an NFL team, the Rams were the choice, 1,835-638.
August 8, 1996
Jed DevriesPos.: Offensive linemanHeight: 6-6Weight: 300Age: 25College: Utah StateYear: 2ndHow acquired: 1994 free agentHighlights: Was signed to Browns' practice squad in 1994 and made 53-man roster, but appeared in only two games: vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 11 (his first NFL game) and vs. Jacksonville on Dec. 24. As a senior at Utah State, made first-team All-Big West. Was a four-year letterman, two on defense and two on offense, after redshirting in 1989.Personal: Marketing major. Lettered in football, basketball and track at Weber High School in Ogden, Utah.
August 16, 1994
MEXICO CITY -- They came out 112,376 strong last night to witness their version of the Super Bowl.This was Mexico City's night to shine. This was the Mexican fans' way of showing that whenever the National Football League decides to expand they want to be included in the expansion plans.This was the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Houston Oilers last night at Aztec Stadium as part of the American Bowl series. The exhibition, which was won by the Oilers, 6-0, on the strength of two Al Del Greco field goals, was the first NFL game played in this country.
January 24, 1992
Saturday is D-Day for Baltimore-area sports fans, the day when they get to show how determined they are to win a new National Football League franchise for this town. If they quickly gobble up all of the 58,000 seats that go on sale tomorrow for a late-summer NFL exhibition game, a strong message will have been delivered to NFL owners that Baltimore is ready, eager and more than able to support a professional football team once more.It has been eight long years since the last NFL game at Memorial Stadium.
September 1, 1996
The sneak preview was successful, both on the field and at the gate.The Ravens defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 17-9, on Aug. 3, in the first NFL game played in this city involving a Baltimore team in 13 years.Jermaine Lewis, a rookie receiver out of the University of Maryland, ended the emotional night with a 75-yard punt return down the left sideline with 2: 08 left in the game to secure thewin.The Ravens played in front of 63,804, the largest crowd to see an NFL game in Baltimore. The previous mark was 61,479 set in 1983, the same year the Colts left Baltimore for Indianapolis.