After decades of transforming the game of football both on and off the field, former Colt John Mackey was left with few retirement benefits, a dementia diagnosis and mounting bills. Today, his widow is fighting for NFL pension reform in his memory.
The celebration will also feature a video commemorating the “Greatest Game Ever Played,” in which Unitas rallied the Colts to an overtime victory over the New York Giants for the team’s first NFL championship.
Arthur H. Schmersal, a retired Baltimore County high school music teacher who had served as music director of the old Baltimore Colts Marching Band, died of cancer Oct. 12 at the Bob Hooper Hospice House. He was 82 and lived in the Phoenix area of Baltimore County.
Some fans found Wednesday that they could not transfer tickets to friends because of a system outage, leading to frustration. But on gameday, fans were happy with the new system, even preferring it to the old way.
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.
As Ravens training camp in Owings Mills is reopened to more members of the public, fans enjoy the shade and kid-friendly atmosphere, but some long for the intimacy of an earlier era at McDaniel College in Westminster.
When discussion this week leading up to Super Bowl LII inevitably turns to who was the greatest quarterback of all time, it’s important that you recognize the best of their eras before you can think about who might be the GOAT.
Harford Tech football coach Tim Palmer, The Baltimore Sun and the Ravens Coach of the Year for turning the Cobras program around in his first season as head coach, has been nominated for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award to be presented at the Pro Bowl.
The 1965 Jockey Bowl would pit the Savage Boys Club 110-pound football team against a team composed of jockeys from Laurel Race Course. While their ages were different, players on both teams were about the same weight.
Students from Edmondson-Westside's football team have formed the school's first Sports Analytics Club in order to get Morgan State and Edmondson legend Marvin Webster into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
My late mother-in-law was fond of saying that Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday because it was one that remained untouched by commercialism, trends and pretense. Instead, it focused on a few pleasurable basics: family, food and traditions. Lately, I've come around to her way of thinking.