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By Mike Preston | September 4, 2014
NFL Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe was a close friend of Ray Lewis when they played together in Baltimore. Sharpe was invited to attend Thursday morning's unveiling of the Lewis statue outside of M&T Bank Stadium but couldn't attend. However, Sharpe said he spoke to Lewis a couple of weeks ago. "When they put up a statue of a person that speaks volumes," said Sharpe on Thursday via phone. "It speaks about that person's impact on the community not just as a player but as a person.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
If you are wondering how fallout from the Ray Rice elevator attack might affect the Ravens image, check out this "Saturday Night Live" skit depicting the team as criminals. The Carolina Panthers, the team the Ravens play Sunday, was satirized in the same way last night, as well as the NFL and CBS Sports Jim Nantz and Phil Simms for their handling of the scandal. It's disingenuous for SNL to be mocking CBS and not its own NBC Sports, which has the biggest NFL show on TV in "Sunday Night Football.
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By Sloane Brown | November 5, 2000
As if the energy level at the Inner Harbor ESPN Zone needed a boost. Put sports fans in costume at a Halloween party there held by a football star, and you've got a real barnburner -- one that was broadcast live on both local WMAR and ESPN. Some 850 folks showed up for "Shannon Sharpe's Gridiron Halloween," raising about $75,000 for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake. Spotted in the sporty crowd: Darth Maul, vampires, the Mad Hatter, a coven of witches, Groucho and Harpo, "101 Dalmatians" characters, soldiers, the "Scream" serial killer, a blind referee, Dorothy, the Tin Man, Peter Pan, and male and female cheerleaders -- both in cute pleated skirts.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2014
I have to admit I was not overjoyed at the thought of spending the Ravens' season opener with the fourth-string CBS broadcasting team of Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots. But I only wish now that the Ravens had done as well Sunday as Wilcots, Dedes and CBS Sports did. While the Ravens lost 23-16 to the Cincinnati Bengals thanks to too many mistakes to even keep track of, CBS Sports had a solid opener from its revamped pre-game show with Bart Scott and Tony Gonzalez to the game coverage from M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 30, 2001
Speaking on the same topic in separate areas and without any prodding, Ravens coach Brian Billick and tight end Shannon Sharpe both made references to Michael Jordan. Billick directly compared what Sharpe does for the Ravens to what Jordan used to do for the Chicago Bulls, while Sharpe gingerly put himself in the same sentence with Jordan. "All you have to do is see what he's done for us in the playoffs last year," Billick said. "If there was a play to be made, you knew who it was going to be. It's not like the defenses don't know it. "You better put somebody on Jordan at the end of the game.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2001
For at least one more season, Shannon Sharpe has his sights set on NFL records, not retirement. Just ask Ozzie Newsome. Sharpe is 44 receptions and 188 yards from breaking Newsome's all-time records for tight ends, and he'll probably surpass the Ravens vice president of player personnel by mid-November. Until then, Newsome expects a countdown. "I would probably say 90 percent of the time the records come up," Newsome said, "it's brought up by Shannon." So, who's the best tight end of all time?
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | August 2, 2001
The debut of HBO's six-episode paean to football, Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Baltimore Ravens," started last night with footage of coach Brian Billick being doused in Gatorade by his jubilant players. The rest of the series looks to belong to Billick, too. Tony Siragusa may amuse, Shannon Sharpe may entertain, Ray Lewis may compel your attention, but Billick, a self-professed "arrogant SOB" who provides commentary throughout, looks to define the show as well as the camp. The program, narrated by the mesmerizing actor Liev Schreiber, started more or less as any descendant of MTV's The Real World should, with humanizing snippets about many of the key players.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2002
Todd Heap hasn't spoken to Shannon Sharpe in nearly a year, but the Ravens' starting tight end carries the words of his mentor on every route. Seeing a defender close in, Heap will make an impromptu fake to the outside and go up the seam. Or he'll toy with him by giving a stutter step to break free for a 5-yard out pattern. So, what was the wisdom bestowed by Sharpe, the sage of all NFL tight ends? Play like a kid. "He told me to have a little imagination out there and make things up as you go," Heap said.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2000
At the height of the Denver Broncos' glory years, Shannon Sharpe, the best tight end of the 1990s, donned a white foam horsehead and galloped around a locker room filled with players and reporters. That improbable scene unfolded two years ago, after the Broncos dismantled the New York Jets in the AFC championship game, en route to their second straight Super Bowl victory. Few players would have celebrated in such a flamboyant manner. Fewer still would have gotten away with it. It is a scene the Ravens hope to recreate in the next few years, only in feathered wings instead of horsehead.
SPORTS
December 22, 2002
The number78 Starts by Colts' Pey ton Manning, most of any NFL QB to begin a career. The quote "It's a great place to play a football game and visit some inmates while you're out there." Shannon Sharpe, Broncos tight end, on playing in Oakland today.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
The process of fixing what ailed Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco didn't start with his right arm, his eyes or what's between his ears. It began with his feet. Flacco and the rest of the team's passers started nearly every day of training camp with a drill in which they high-stepped over and around cones while keeping their eyes downfield. The message was sent early that to quarterback a Gary Kubiak offense, they had better perfect their footwork. “It's kind of the way I teach guys to read,” Kubiak said.
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By Mike Preston | September 4, 2014
NFL Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe was a close friend of Ray Lewis when they played together in Baltimore. Sharpe was invited to attend Thursday morning's unveiling of the Lewis statue outside of M&T Bank Stadium but couldn't attend. However, Sharpe said he spoke to Lewis a couple of weeks ago. "When they put up a statue of a person that speaks volumes," said Sharpe on Thursday via phone. "It speaks about that person's impact on the community not just as a player but as a person.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
Terrell Davis remembers the feeling after tight end Shannon Sharpe left the Denver Broncos and joined the Ravens before the 2000 season. He vividly recalls the uncomfortable silence in the huddle and on the sideline, the blank looks exchanged between teammates, the lack of smiles and laughs that had been so commonplace even during trying times. "I'm telling you, it stripped our offense and basically our team of a personality and an identity when he left," said Davis, who rushed for 7,607 yards and scored 65touchdowns in seven seasons with the Broncos.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2013
A numerical look at the career of former Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday: 1 - Sack allowed in first season in 1996 when Ogden, playing at left guard, was named to USA Today all-rookie team 2 - Touchdown catches for Ogden on tackle-eligible plays, one as a rookie and another in 2003 4 - Selected fourth overall out of UCLA in 1996, he's the first player...
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
CBS Sports will cover the Super Bowl with 62 cameras, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said in a teleconference Thursday promoting the Feb. 3 game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. "That includes all of the unmanned cameras," he said. "It includes any aerial cameras we might have. But listen, there are a lot of cameras ... " By comparison, the norm for Baltimore Ravens games, which were usually covered by second- or third-string CBS crews this year, has been 9 to 12 cameras.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2013
It almost seems wrong to complain about the telecast of a game that ended as happily as Sunday's AFC championship victory by the Baltimore Ravens 28-13 over the New England Patriots. Almost. But CBS Sports once again failed to deliver the goods on a Ravens game. And just because I'm euphoric over the Ravens' victory doesn't mean I should soft pedal how much I hated the telecast. Last week, CBS Sports brass boasted about the Super-Bowl cameras and technology they were going to have on hand for the game.
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November 28, 2005
Good morning --Ralph Friedgen --Look at the bright side: There's no bowl game to get in the way of preparation for next season. Question of the day Is Shannon Sharpe justified in his comments about Kyle Boller? Their defiencies are obvious. For Boller, it's every time he throws the ball, and Sharpe, it's every time he opens his mouth. Tom Holmes Lutherville No, what Shannon Sharpe should be commenting on is the offensive line that doesn't give Kyle Boller the opportunity to make plays.
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By Ray Frager | November 2, 2008
NFL pre-game shows Noon [various channels] Maybe you start with ESPN at 11 a.m., but two hours seems like too much to me. My advice: Switch back and forth between CBS (chs. 13, 9) and Fox (chs. 45, 5). Make sure to catch Fox's Jay Glazer, who usually has the best scoops among the "inside" information guys. Also try to be on Fox when Frank Caliendo (right) does his impressionistic picks. Unlike his TBS show, that segment is actually funny. Try to catch the back-and-forth among the CBS analysts because you just never know what Shannon Sharpe is going to say. You can usually go grab a sandwich during those "in-depth" interviews, though.
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Sports Digest | November 7, 2012
Football Ex-Raven Sharpe to Black College HOF The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that former Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe has been selected for induction next year along with 10 others. The inductees will be honored Feb. 16 at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta. NFL Network's Charles Davis will serve as master of ceremonies. Before going on to win two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos and one with the Ravens in 2001, Sharpe was a three-time All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection at Savannah State from 1987 to 1989 and the SIAC Player of the Year in 1987.
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By Childs Walker The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
Shannon Sharpe remembers vividly the late-night conversations in his kitchen with a 25-year-old Ray Lewis. It was 2000, and the young linebacker was staying with his new Ravens teammate in Sharpe's Atlanta home as he endured a murder trial that could have cost him his career and freedom. Even during those most trying times, Sharpe noted, the young man steered conversation to his future, to greatness. Not excellence, which Lewis had already achieved, but lasting, stamp-on-the-game greatness.
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