Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis was enshrined among the legends Saturday, but few of the inductees in the prestigious Pro Football Hall of Fame could match the pageantry or the charisma he displayed throughout his 17-year career.
Sean Penn has been in the news lately — not for his acting ability but for his journalism skills. Recently Mr. Penn traveled to Mexico to interview "El Chapo" Guzman, the well known drug lord. Although I am not sure how much Mr. Penn gleaned from the Guzman interview, the publicity caused me to think about some of the so-called legends I've interviewed throughout the years — right here in Baltimore.
Got an extra $50,000? It might buy you the football that Johnny Unitas threw to Raymond Berry for a touchdown in the Baltimore Colts' 1958 NFL championship game. That pigskin goes to auction Monday and is expected to bring big bucks before online bidding ends Feb. 11.
Arthur Anthony "Art" DeCarlo Sr., a defensive back for the Baltimore Colts who played on the fabled 1958 championship team, died of dementia complications Dec. 21 at his home in Birmingham, Ala. The former Ellicott City resident was 82.
Doris Mae Hoey Snyder, an Annapolis resident who performed as the head majorette for the Baltimore Colts Marching Band and later formed the Washington Redskins' squad, died Dec. 18 at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center after suffering an aortic dissection. She was 85.