With the addition of Ricky Williams, the Ravens are getting one of the most interesting men in the NFL -- a former first-round pick who famously posed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine in a wedding dress, took a one-year sabbatical from the NFL to study holistic medicine, tested positive for marijuana multiple times, played in the Canadian Football League and was the subject of a documentary called "Run Ricky Run."
Thirty million dollars was deposited with the nonprofit Investor Protection Trust to spread among the states through grants for investor education. But Maryland groups have barely tapped it in all this time
"The Curious Case of Curt Flood" could hardly be more timely. The compelling documentary about the St. Louis Cardinals all-star centerfielder who made free agency possible for major league baseball players arrives Wednesday night on HBO in the middle of our summer of sports discontent with the NFL and NBC players and owners at each throats.
Monday, HBO premieres a new documentary from Alexandra Pelosi, "Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip." And I promise that if you give this modest little film an hour of your time, you will feel renewed, uplifted and possibly even inspired about being an American despite the troubled times in which we live.
It's starting to look as if the NFL lockout will affect training camps this summer, but that hasn't stopped speculation about which team will be the focus of HBO's popular documentary series, "Hard Knocks." If the Ravens were asked to do "Hard Knocks" again, would it be wise for them to accept HBO's offer?
Stuck in a cubicle and tasked with hammering out my weekly Five for Friday post, I¿m going to make the most of it by highlighting the five most memorable NCAA tournament moments of the past 20 years. Why the past 20 years? It¿s a nice, round number, and I didn¿t start storing stuff in my sports memory bank before 1990. But if you can remember March Madness memories from before then, please share them in the comments section.
Rita St. Clair and her staff turned to an ancient classic when she was asked to decorate a room in conjunction with her induction to the Washington Design Center Halls of Fame. The group wanted a fabric to accent a number of pieces in the room and make them pop. They chose ikat.