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  • The hero-villain of the NFL

    Art Modell's story could have been a testament to the American Dream. A Jewish kid from Brooklyn who, soon after his father died, dropped out of school at 15 and started working on ships at the docks to help keep his family afloat. At 18, during the height of World War II, he joined the Army Air Corps and later went back to school with the G.I. Bill. He'd go on to make his fortune as an ad man in the glory days of Madison Avenue and, in 1969, even married a TV starlet, Patricia Breslin, who he remained devoted to until her passing in 2011.
  • The Ravens keep winning while looking bad, just like the city they come from.

    Just before one o'clock on Sunday afternoon, M&T Bank Stadium throbbed. In a picture-perfect scene for the national-TV audience, 71,000 fans seemed to generate so much noise that their faces threatened to turn purple, like their shirts and hats. Soon, Ray...

    ACME Offense

    Watching the Ravens' 43-13 loss to the Houston Texans felt like going to a Globetrotters game in a Washington Generals jersey. It was like pulling for Ivan Drago in the 15th round of Rocky IV. Rooting for the Ravens was like betting on Wile E. Coyote in a...

    Ravens Win a Turkey

    Like much of Baltimore, when I'd heard Big Ben Roethlisberger was out and Byron "Byron Leftwich Is Still Alive?" Leftwich would be starting for the Steelers, I penciled in a Ravens win-I penciled it in in ink. Then Leftwich capped a two-play opening drive...

    Cold Beer Here

    Legendary Orioles broadcaster and the unofficial voice of summer in Baltimore for over three decades, Chuck Thompson used to ask a very simple question: "Ain't the beer cold?" Though the question may have been rhetorical, it remains a damn good one. First...