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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | September 14, 1992
Thousands of Midshipmen paraded through Annapolis Saturday afternoon on their way to the football season opener, helping to spread pre-game spirit throughout the downtown area for the first time in 44 years.Residents, shopkeepers, tourists, football fans and motorists lined streets from the Naval Academy to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to watch the brigade march by and sing victory songs.At times, it seemed like an endless stream of officer-candidates blanketed Main Street from City Dock to Church Circle, pumping up fans for the game against the University of Virginia.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
Lots of stuff from Buck Showalter's pregame conference: He said the decision not to start Adam Jones today but was to give him a break both physically and mentally. He could pinch-hit him to keep alive Jones' 322 consecutive-games played streak, but Showalter also said he liked the idea of allowing Jones to be completely removed from a game. Jones has always talked - usually jokingly - about trying to catch Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive game mark. But the past few weeks he has looked both tired and injured as he pushed toward the stretch run “Yeah, Cal's record is still on lock right now. If I play, it's still active?
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SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko and Joe Strauss and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2000
As a concession to scar tissue that kept him out of the lineup earlier this month due to nerve irritation, third baseman Cal Ripken has abbreviated his extensive pre-game routine to allow himself more comfort once games begin. Ripken, who accidentally happened upon his new routine because of last Saturday's rainout in Texas, has refrained from on-field batting practice and pre-game infield in order to receive treatment and do light stretching. Ripken's new routine calls for him to condense his preparation into the last hour before a game.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
There is something wonderfully nutty about the beginning of the National Football League season - that outrageously hyped and often appallingly violent national, made-for-TV gladiatorial pastime - and this year, Baltimore is knee-deep in it. As defending Super Bowl champions (ah, to have a nickel for each time that phrase is used in this town), the Ravens play the Broncos to officially kick off the regular season Thursday night. Naturally, the plot lines are thick and winding.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and Eduardo A. Encina,SUN STAFF | July 17, 1998
There is thumping music -- rock, R&B and acid jazz. There's a Hollywood-style movie, starring football players and a huge, swooping raven.It feels more like a 69,000-seat surround-sound theater than a new football stadium, and that's just how the Ravens want it when they play a pre-game film. The movie was the centerpiece of yesterday's stadium scoreboard unveiling, offering viewers a first look at the stadium's capability to be an entertainment venue, too.A two-minute film will be shown immediately after the national anthem at each game.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | July 14, 1999
BOSTON -- The 70th All-Star Game did not deliver the fireworks that normally are associated with Fenway Park, but that didn't keep the midseason classic from becoming one enchanted evening.The emotional pre-game ceremony involving dozens of baseball's all-time greats and a heartwarming appearance by Red Sox icon Ted Williams was worth the price of admission. The American League's 4-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 34,187 seemed more like an encore.Maybe it would have been different if the sport's most famous bandbox had lived up to its billing, but the game featured only two extra-base hits and not a single ball in the vicinity of the famous Green Monster.
SPORTS
April 14, 2007
Chris Gomez, Orioles infielder Do you have any superstitions pre-game or during the game? I don't know if I'd call them superstitions. I just call it routine. Some might think that's a superstitious thing. I try to avoid that stuff, maybe that's a superstitious thing - trying to avoid superstitions.
SPORTS
May 19, 1997
Angels: Anaheim (21-19) moved two games above .500 for the first time since last June 27.Athletics: A promotion for Little Leaguers that included a pre-game clinic and a bat giveaway produced a sellout crowd of 45,227. It was the biggest crowd since July 4, 1989, when 46,031 turned out.Pub Date: 5/19/97
SPORTS
January 28, 2001
Television 1 a.m.-1 p.m. Super Bowl highlights. ESPN2 8 a.m. Feature reports from Eyewitness News correspondents in Baltimore and Tampa. 13. Noon-1 p.m. TRL at the Super Bowl. 13 1 p.m.-2 p.m. NFL All-Iron Team. 13 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Extreme Super Bowl. 13 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Super Bowl XXXV Today. 13 6 p.m.-finish. Super Bowl XXXV. 13 Radio Noon-3 p.m. "Bowl at the Zone" broadcasts live from the ESPN Zone with Ken Rosenthal and Gary Stein. WJFK-AM 1300 Noon-6 p.m. Pre-game coverage with Steve Melewski, Steve Stewart and Greg Sher, along with Stan White, Gerry Sandusky and John Patti live from Tampa.
SPORTS
By MIKE PRESTON | January 11, 2007
Idon't know what the Ravens have planned for Saturday's pre-game ceremony, but if they really want to fire up the crowd at M&T Bank Stadium, why not bring back and introduce some of the old Colts? The place would go absolutely mad. Right before the pre-game, introduce Lenny Moore, then Tom Matte. Bring back Bert Jones or Lydell Mitchell. And, of course, then introduce the Ravens and let Ray Lewis dance. Wow! The excitement would register on the Richter scale. Colts owner Jim Irsay always attempts to wipe his hands of the Colts' move from Baltimore to Indianapolis, but he could have made a serious peace offer by giving the name and colors back to Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he still has not made a decision who will pitch Monday at Seattle. A lot depends on whether Zach Britton will be needed today in relief. Freddy Garcia, who is slated to pitch Sunday for Triple-A Norfolk, is the other candidate. Wilson Betemit (right knee) has progressed to exercise activities in a pool, including the underwater treadmill. He is in Sarasota, Fla. There is no set timetable for his return. Brian Roberts (hamstring) has started light jogging in Sarasota.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2013
If the No. 5 Stevenson men's lacrosse team needed any more motivation heading into Saturday night's contest at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills against No. 8 Lynchburg, the visiting Hornets provided it - with their feet. The Mustangs emerged with a 12-11 overtime decision, but they got some inspiration when Lynchburg decided to run a lap around Stevenson's side of the field during pre-game warm-ups. According to Mustangs coach Paul Cantabene, NCAA rules prohibit teams from venturing across the midline during warm-ups.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
Just met with Orioles manager Buck Showalter prior to tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota. Here are some highlights: Brian Roberts is back in the Orioles lineup Thursday after fouling a ball off his ankle in the sixth inning Wednesday. He said he was fine; he was. Nolan Reimold is back out in left field for the second consecutive game. Showalter said previously that Reimold needs to play the field to be active on Opening Day. Right now, Showalter said he feels “good about [Reimold playing left field]
SPORTS
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
I wasn't there for the 7 a.m. start, but I've seen almost all of the NFL Network's Super Bowl Sunday pre-game coverage. And as of 1 p.m. (EST), I am here to tell you it is outstanding. Warren Sapp, elected into the Hall of Fame Saturday, brought even more energy and joy than usual to the telecast. He was inspired. Michael Irvin was stoked to Super Bowl level, and Steve Mariucci was better than he has ever been. Deion Sanders: superb. Melissa Stark: through the roof in poise, knowledge and the 10,000 skills a show host needs to make a TV conversation seem like the easiest and most natural thing in the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2012
Analyst Brian Billick and play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman delivered smart, smooth and informative coverage of the Ravens' victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday on Fox. The entire production - from Laura Okmin's sideline reports to the myriad and sharply focused angles from which the cameras closely followed key plays - was so vastly superior to what Ravens fans usually get with second- and third-string CBS Sports crews that the telecast felt...
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | September 16, 2012
Quarterback Joe Flacco has completed 14 of 17 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown en route to helping the Ravens take a 17-7 lead against the Philadelphia Eagles at halftime. Flacco, who is enjoying a 108.8 rating and has connected with eight different receivers, was a topic of discussion on two pre-game shows earlier in the morning. On ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, the analysts were asked whether Flacco is ready to be an elite quarterback. Here is what a few of them said: Former Denver Broncos linebacker Tom Jackson: “(The)
SPORTS
February 4, 2008
What the heck happened? That could apply to the outcome of last night's Super Bowl, but it also could apply to how I felt as I was watching it unfold on Fox. Was it really just a simple matter of the New York Giants defense applying pressure to Tom Brady and disrupting the vaunted New England Patriots offense? That seemed to be the only explanation we were hearing from analyst Troy Aikman. They were attacking the Patriots in a variety of ways, with different blitzes, Aikman said in the first half.
EXPLORE
September 11, 2012
Reservoir High School will host a Homecoming Tailgate Community Carnival Friday, Sept. 29 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the school, 11550 Scaggsville Road, in Fulton. The carnival will feature game booths, inflatable obstacle course, a dunk tank, basketball free throw, baseball speed pitch, corn hole, an arts and crafts table and face painting. Treats like snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and dessert waffles will be available. The Reservoir Homecoming football game follows at 7 p.m. Admission to the game is $5. Call 410-880-8850.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
The ESPN "Monday Night Football" crew earned my respect before the game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals even started. It came during the pregame moment of silence for former Ravens owner Art Modell.  Placed at ground level, a camera shot the length of the field into the top of the stands in one of the end zones. It was shooting into a yellow ball of setting sun that was seeping through the stands onto the field.  The muted sun suffused the entire shot in a golden glow.
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