August 13, 1993
Lemme see, lemme see . . . Baltimore Rhinos. Go, you Fighting Rhinos! Gimme an R, gimme an H, gimme a . . . no. I'm afraid it just won't work.Anyway, like just about everyone else in this city, I've been forced to walk around in a fake eyeglasses-nose-mustache disguise since the stunning announcement that our new football team -- if it ever arrives -- could be known as . . . I'm sorry, a horrible chill just ran through me . . . the Rhinos.Apparently, the name was proposed by one of our prospective ownership groups after mass consumption of a particularly powerful dose of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
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.
January 25, 2012
Now-former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano accepted an offer Wednesday to become the next coach of the Indianapolis Colts. He replaced Jim Caldwell, who was fired after the Colts went 2-14 this past season. Pagano, who was the defensive coordinator for one season, is tasked with getting the Colts, who have the No. 1 pick in April's draft and Pro Bowl quarterback Peyton Manning (in limbo), back to the playoffs. Pagano is the fourth former defensive coordinator in the 16-year history of the Ravens to become a head coach elsewhere.
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.
May 6, 2010
The Ravens are putting finishing touches on the new turf at M&T Bank Stadium this week, which means the team will stay with an artificial surface for the foreseeable future. This SportExe field, which features 1billion blades of green synthetic fibers with a base of sand and granular rubber, is essentially the same as the highly rated one that has been in place for seven years. The older turf had begun to lose its softness, which led to the team's installing its first new field since it changed from grass in 2003.