December 9, 2005
At this point, Sunday's debate between Ravens coach Brian Billick and Comcast SportsNet's Sage Steele should be ancient history, right? The two apparently have moved on - Steele conducted a Monday interview with him without incident - so just like NFL teams leave the previous weekend's game behind before kicking off again, the contentious encounter can enter the realm of water under the bridge or over the dam or in your basement. Except for some doofus like me bringing it up. To briefly recap, Billick took issue with comments Steele had made on radio last week about being tired of hearing the coach talking about quarterback Kyle Boller's character rather than his execution.
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 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.
December 26, 2011
For the Ravens, it's simple: beat the Bengals Sunday, and no matter what else happens, they have a bye and at least one home playoff game. They'll be the No. 1 seed, with home games until the Super Bowl, if they win and the Patriots lose. They'll be the No. 2 seed if they win and the Patriots win. If the Ravens lose or tie the Bengals and the Steelers beat or tie the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens will be the No. 5 seed. They'd have to go on the road to play the winner of the AFC West, either the Denver Broncos or the Oakland Raiders.