June 14, 2001
THE LAST couple of times they made a TV series about this town, wise-cracking detectives were kneeling over fresh, bullet-riddled corpses ("Homicide: Life on the Streets") and hollow-eyed junkies were sticking needles in their arms and joining the walking dead ("The Corner"). Both were riveting shows, but probably not the kind that made folks at the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association high-five each other, murder and drug addiction being somewhat low on the list of things a city likes to trumpet.
January 17, 2012
While there will be more to say on this subject at the end of the week as the next big game draws near, it's worth taking a few lines here to give a shout out to the home team: Go Ravens! A cast of I-bleed-purple fans has descended upon the sidewalks of Harford County to paint team symbols. And it's hard to go anywhere without noticing just about everyone is wearing something purple after our purple and black birds won their first playoff game, which came in the second round of the postseason.
October 5, 2014
2014 regular season Week 1 -- Sept. 7: Bengals 23, Ravens 16 Week 2 -- Sept. 11: Ravens 26, Steelers 6 Week 3 -- Sept. 21: Ravens 23, Browns 21 Week 4 -- Sept. 28: Ravens 38, Panthers 10 Week 5 -- Oct. 5: Colts 20, Ravens 13 Week 6 -- Oct. 12: at Buccaneers Week 7 -- Oct. 19: vs. Falcons Week 8 -- Oct. 26: at Bengals Week 9 -- Nov. 2: at Steelers Week 10 -- Nov. 9: vs.
August 13, 2008
Filled with the blush of youth, Marshal Yanda took the dare, stepped into the middle of the group and got tasered with a stun gun. Not once, not twice, but three times. And he stayed upright. "I took it for three, four seconds, just stepped out and said, 'Yeah, it hurts a little bit, but it ain't that bad,' " the Ravens guard recalled. "I let them do it to me a couple more times just to make it worth the money." It happened a year ago at the end of training camp. In what passes as humor behind closed doors for a football team, players anted up a $600 payoff for any player willing to take the taser treatment.
August 22, 2012
You can watch the Ravens take on the Jaguars in pre-season action aboard the Raven, the harbor's newest sightseeing vessel. It's the one with the purple hull. The Thursday night cruise is the launch for Social Expressions, a new venture from the Timonium-based Chef's Expressions caterers targeted at young professionals. Guests can watch the Ravens take on the Jaguars on big screens. The sail begins at 8:30 p.m. and features specialty cocktails, "fashionable football bites" -- brick oven pizzettes, pulled pork sliders and Natty Boh crab fluffs.
December 1, 2012
PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco couldn't get much done against the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago as he completed 20 of 32 passes for 164 yards and no touchdowns. Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor held Torrey Smith, the Ravens' top downfield threat, to one 7-yard catch, even though Smith was targeted seven times. The Ravens passing attack is ranked 11th in the NFL, but only one team (the Dallas Cowboys) has held Flacco under 300 passing yards at M&T Bank Stadium this season.