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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
The Ravens released fullback Vonta Leach and I understand the logic. The Ravens have been under the salary cap gun since winning the Super Bowl in February, and they will save approximately $3 million by cutting Leach. My only problem with letting Leach go is that the Ravens lack tough guys. In the NFL, you can't win titles without tough guys, players who are physical and can give a team instant emotion. The Ravens have had those types of players since 2000, going back to Michael McCrary, Rob Burnett, Tony Siragusa, Jonathan Ogden, Jamal Lewis and Ray Lewis.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
The Ravens released fullback Vonta Leach and I understand the logic. The Ravens have been under the salary cap gun since winning the Super Bowl in February, and they will save approximately $3 million by cutting Leach. My only problem with letting Leach go is that the Ravens lack tough guys. In the NFL, you can't win titles without tough guys, players who are physical and can give a team instant emotion. The Ravens have had those types of players since 2000, going back to Michael McCrary, Rob Burnett, Tony Siragusa, Jonathan Ogden, Jamal Lewis and Ray Lewis.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 15, 1997
NEW YORK -- After 146 years, 93 of them in Times Square, the New York Times was printed in Manhattan for the last time.In the culmination of planning begun in the 1980s, the presses under 43rd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues rumbled their last.The Times will be printed for New York metropolitan readers in College Point, Queens, and in Edison, N.J.The headquarters of the Times' news, editorial and business offices will remain at 229 W. 43rd St."The emotional portion of it is very difficult," said Tom Walber, the plant manager responsible for production.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
The reunion between former Dallas Cowboys defensive linemen Marcus Spears and Chris Canty was prompted by the Ravens' need for an influx of size and toughness at the line of scrimmage. The veteran defensive linemen entered the league together as rookies in Dallas in 2005, with Canty signing with the New York Giants five years ago. Now, they're going to work in tandem again after Spears signed a two-year, $3.55 million maximum value deal with the Ravens and Canty signed a three-year, $8 million deal.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | March 18, 2000
Envision James Dean and Elvis Presley in some edgy, film noir about disaffected teens in the 1950s. The image that comes to mind would bear uncanny resemblance to a photograph by young Michael A. Lang taken at Benny Kitt's pool hall in 1957. The James Dean fellow, with switchback hairline, peers over the shoulder of "Elvis," a hunky guy sporting a Vitalis-slicked do, poised to play a card. The image is all mood and attitude. It shows a grittier side of an American decade forever linked to prosperity and bland self-satisfaction.
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By MIKE PRESTON | January 3, 2009
The thing I remember most about the last time the Ravens played Miami was the way the Ravens pushed the Dolphins around. Miami has gotten better since then, and so have the Ravens. But the major difference is that the Ravens have more tough guys. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/ravensinsider)
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis called Terrell Suggs a “[expletive] loser” on his Twitter feed today after he took offense to comments made by the Ravens linebacker on a San Francisco-based radio show. Making an appearance on KNBR 680-AM largely to promote “The Coalition,” a movie he co-wrote, Suggs was asked about comments made by teammate Cary Williams following the Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. Williams, a starting cornerback who was involved in a post-whistle scrum during the Super Bowl that led to him pushing a game official, called the 49ers “fake tough guys” and “pretenders” in the locker room after the game.
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By Rafael Alvarez | January 6, 1995
In the child's game of drug dealer, there are no good guys and bad guys.Only guns.And the hard-edged hubris of 10-year-olds looking down the barrel of life without mercy.A little girl happens upon the make-believe and asks if she can join in.Sure.She gets to be the hostage.The old folks say: "I don't remember playing that way."This is not violence learned from television.Babies glimpse it from bedroom windows.Adolescents sit with it on marble steps.And tough guys keep dates with it down at the corner.
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By KEN MURRAY | October 1, 2008
For Ravens fans, there was consolation in Monday's loss at Pittsburgh: The Steelers are running out of reinforcements. They took a big hit when right guard Kendall Simmons tore his Achilles tendon. They lost depth in the backfield when first-round draft pick Rashard Mendenhall fractured his shoulder. The Steelers gutted out a win this time, perhaps as much on memory as anything else. This is what they do. But there is no escaping the long season, no dodging the injury bullet. The Steelers are vulnerable.
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By Patrick Saunders and The Denver Post | December 11, 2012
The purple-and-black clad Ravens long have been the NFL's bruise brothers. With linebacker Ray Lewis leading the bullying, the Ravens' defense beat people up and laid down the law, especially when playing at home. The Broncos know that first-hand. They are 0-5 against the Ravens in Baltimore, including a 21-3 wild-card playoff loss in 2000. But this year's Broncos believe they are developing their own rock 'em, sock 'em defense. “I think [offensive coordinator Jack] Del Rio has preached from Day 1 that he wants gritty, tough guys on this defense,” said defensive tackle Justin Bannan, who played for the Ravens from 2006-09.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
Chris Tillman was supposed to start this afternoon's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but now Miguel Gonzalez will. Tillman apparently first dealt with some abdominal soreness about a week ago, had it treated and believed it had gone away. But he felt it again this weekend and the Orioles decided to take it easy with the 24-year-old right-hander . So he is a scratch and Gonzalez -- who was scheduled to pitch anyway -- will start. I'm sure some of you are concerned that Tillman is dealing with a previously unreported injury that could linger.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis called Terrell Suggs a “[expletive] loser” on his Twitter feed today after he took offense to comments made by the Ravens linebacker on a San Francisco-based radio show. Making an appearance on KNBR 680-AM largely to promote “The Coalition,” a movie he co-wrote, Suggs was asked about comments made by teammate Cary Williams following the Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. Williams, a starting cornerback who was involved in a post-whistle scrum during the Super Bowl that led to him pushing a game official, called the 49ers “fake tough guys” and “pretenders” in the locker room after the game.
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Mike Preston | December 16, 2012
John Harbaugh has gone to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons as head coach, but now is his time for greatness. The Ravens have lost three straight including a humiliating 34-17 loss to Denver on Sunday, and they are on the verge of one of the greatest collapses in NFL history. It's Harbaugh time. If he wants to take that next step and move into the top echelon of coaching with a Bill Belichick, Tom Coughlin or a Mike Tomlin, he has to find a way to rally the Ravens.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2012
The signs of frustration and desperation were everywhere at M&T Bank Stadium, which had so many empty seats by the middle of the fourth quarter Sunday that it felt like a preseason game. Ed Reed slammed and then kicked his helmet on the sideline after Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker grabbed a 51-yard touchdown. Torrey Smith yelled in the direction of a trainer when he was told that he was done for the day with concussion-like symptoms. Cary Williams and Anquan Boldin drew penalty flags for illegal hits.
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By Patrick Saunders and The Denver Post | December 11, 2012
The purple-and-black clad Ravens long have been the NFL's bruise brothers. With linebacker Ray Lewis leading the bullying, the Ravens' defense beat people up and laid down the law, especially when playing at home. The Broncos know that first-hand. They are 0-5 against the Ravens in Baltimore, including a 21-3 wild-card playoff loss in 2000. But this year's Broncos believe they are developing their own rock 'em, sock 'em defense. “I think [offensive coordinator Jack] Del Rio has preached from Day 1 that he wants gritty, tough guys on this defense,” said defensive tackle Justin Bannan, who played for the Ravens from 2006-09.
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Mike Preston | November 29, 2012
The Ravens have been lucky, received divine intervention and may be one of the worst 9-2 teams in NFL history, but the one characteristic that stands out about this team is toughness. The Ravens have some downright ornery, nasty, intimidating, in-your- face players who are can become out of control at times. Psychos, some people call them. If you want to make compare this team to any of the great Ravens teams in the past, just look at the number of tough guys on the roster.
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December 16, 2009
Is there any question? Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times Would I want Randy Moss on my team? Is there any question? He's one of the best receivers in NFL history and an incredible playmaker. Yes, he's had his lapses in motivation and that's not ideal. But listen to the way Bill Belichick has defended him. Listen to Tom Brady talk about him. Listen to Tedy Bruschi. Moss was a huge factor in the Patriots going 16-0 in 2007 and the fact the Patriots got him from the Raiders for a fourth-round pick makes him the steal of the decade.
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By MIKE PRESTON | January 5, 2003
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It's too early to crown the New York Jets Super Bowl champions, but a lot of the signs are there. They have confidence, a strong running game, a physical offensive line, a hot quarterback, good defensive pursuit and a defense that doesn't allow many big plays. They also have toughness and an edge. That's one of their biggest intangibles as the weather turns cold and the intensity gets turned up a couple of decibels for the postseason. The Ravens had tough guys in 2000 with Ray Lewis, Michael McCrary, Sam Adams and Tony Siragusa.
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By Bailey O'Malia and For The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
Shogun Fights has teamed up with the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, also known as BARCS, to help sheltered animals in Baltimore. Shogun Fights is a mixed martial arts organization that showcases some of the most talented MMA fighters in Baltimore. And the MMA fighters aren't just tough on their opponents, they are also combating animal cruelty. Shogun Fights owner and former MMA fighter John Rallo began advocating for animals as a member of the "Show Your Soft Side" campaign.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2011
As a young man living in the Bronx, Chazz Palminteri would escape the city on long drives into the Westchester County countryside where he'd tool along curving, forested roads, staring at the set-back mansions. To a guy with empty pockets, the gated lawns and gabled rooflines looked like money, like class — like success. "Oh my God," he'd say to himself. "I want to be up here one day. " It may have taken decades, but Palminteri finally scored that Bedford, N.Y., address. These days, when Palminteri heads home, he drives along one of those woodsy roads, through one of those exclusive gates, and right up to his very own set-back mansion — a distinguished Georgian of rugged stone and stately gables.
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