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  • 'Greatest Game' another workday for Johnny U, the modest hero

    Fifty years ago, an undersized defensive back named Andy Nelson climbed into a car alongside a 25-year-old, fresh-faced quarterback. Was it a Pontiac? A Chevrolet? Tricky thing about time: Just as easily as it can help shape a legacy, it can fade a...
  • 'Greatest game' ignited NFL legacy

    'Greatest game' ignited NFL legacy
    The image did not add up in Raymond Berry's mind. There he was, sharing a moment of purest fulfillment with his Baltimore Colts teammates as they left Yankee Stadium on Dec. 28, 1958. World champions! They could call themselves that after beating the...
  • Photos; Raymond Berry

    Photos; Raymond Berry
  • Stadium full of memories at age 10

    It seemed a rare and perfect opportunity to take revenge on history. Twenty-three years after the Colts had abandoned Baltimore, they were on their way back for a playoff game. A 13-3 Ravens team lay in wait with the franchise's typical great defense...
  • Colts grew with 'Pops' at their side

    Milt Davis knew how to read people - on and off the football field. As an All-Pro defensive back for the Baltimore Colts, he outfoxed receivers, twice led the NFL in interceptions and helped the club win two world championships. As a pro scout, Davis...
  • Ex-Colts connecting again

    Ex-Colts connecting again
    Look at the picture, taken in a dime-store photo booth in 1955. What do you see? A black-and-white snapshot of black and white buddies hanging out - in black-and-white, segregated times. They seem an odd pair. One wears a wide smile, a starched shirt...
  • The greatest game nobody remembers

    The greatest game nobody remembers
    Fifty years ago, the Baltimore Colts rallied to win a world championship over the New York Giants before 57,545 jubilant fans at Memorial Stadium. Go on, scratch your head. The 1958 title game is burned into our brains: 23-17, sudden-death, Ameche's...
  • Berry's heart says Patriots, head says Ravens

    Berry's heart says Patriots, head says Ravens
    Today, Raymond Berry will retreat to the den of his Tennessee home and - if his nine grandchildren will allow – watch the NFL playoff game between two places dear to his heart. Berry will root for the New England Patriots, the team he once...
  • Missing Unitas: 5 years later, his city has changed, but love remains

    Missing Unitas: 5 years later, his city has changed, but love remains
    It's been five years since he left us. Five years since his heart stopped at age 69, an act that, even now, feels much bigger than a man's physical death. It was dubbed the end of an era by a thousand scribes, but that barely scratched the surface. It...
  • One last vision of a Unitas-to-Berry pass

    RAYMOND BERRY was at the lectern, giving his fond eulogy for Johnny Unitas, when I looked up at the nearly 90-foot ceiling of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen and had the strange, fleeting and irreverent vision of a football spiraling perfectly through the...
  • 'We won't see another Johnny Unitas'

    Mourners said goodbye to John Unitas yesterday, evoking memories of a steely, Hall of Fame quarterback and a tender father who stayed close to his coal-shoveling roots. Cardinal William H. Keeler said he found "sanctity" in the man who threw footballs as...
  • At Club 4100, memories

    Dino Spanomanolis smoked cigarettes and sipped his coffee yesterday morning at Club 4100, the restaurant in Brooklyn Park he and his brother Manny own, waiting for the tribute to the man who often sat on the stool he now occupied - John Unitas. When it...