A 19-7 win over the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium gives the Ravens their 13th victory, a regular-season team record. Matt Stover kicks four field goals for Baltimore, which will lose its first game in the NFL playoffs in 2006.
Earl Morrall passes for two touchdowns and linebacker Mike Curtis rambles 60 yards with a recovered fumble for a score as the Colts defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 24-14, in the rain and mud at Memorial Stadium to win the NFL Western Conference title in 1968.
Maryland defeats No. 23 Kentucky, 72-66, before a sellout crowd at Cole Field House, extending its non-conference basketball win streak at home to 69 games. Terence Morris scores 22 points for the No. 21 Terps.
If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes the inner child to raise this village. Ask the men and women who toil each year to create the holiday train garden at the Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department.
Fifty years ago, the city’s three major league teams — the Colts, Bullets and Orioles — all strode into the post-season with title aspirations. Yet that trio, favorites all, fell flat on their collective keisters to teams from — dare we say it? — New York.
Three years ago, Patricia Cole undertook a challenge near to her heart: purchasing the building that once housed the Havre de Grace Colored High School and turning it into a museum celebrating black heritage.
These are busy times for waterfowlers in Maryland, where hunting season runs intermittently from October through January. Nowhere does it resonate more than in Harford County, home to some of the state’s best duck-hunting as well as a trove of sportsmen and their dogs.
In a race between two top 2-year-olds, Affirmed defeats Alydar by a neck in the 55th Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park. One year later, Affirmed wins the Triple Crown, defeating Alydar in the Kentucky Derby (by 1 1/2 lengths), Preakness (neck) and Belmont Stakes (head).
Safety Jerry Logan nabs three Joe Namath passes, tying a club record, as the the Colts defeat the Jets, 29-22, in New York. All told, Baltimore nabs six interceptions as Logan and linebacker Bob Grant each return one for a touchdown.
Crumbling stairs that lead nowhere. The decayed remains of an eerie cellar. The haggard spines of a once-proud pavilion now choked with encroaching vegetation. That’s what is left of St. Mary’s College, a Roman Catholic seminary in Ilchester, near Ellicott City.
The greatest baseball year in Brooks Robinson’s career did not produce an Orioles’ championship. More’s the pity because 55 years ago, the Hall of Fame third baseman crunched numbers that made him the American League’s Most Valuable Player.