- For the first time in decades, Baltimoreans can wear the colors of two teams with equal pride. Orange one day, purple the next. A Ravens jersey with an Orioles cap. It wouldn't make the cover of GQ, but it captures the mood of the city — and harkens back to happy days of yore.
- The Baltimore Sun on Friday was named newspaper of the year — and recognized as having the best website among the competitors — in the annual Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association awards contest.
- Bubba Smith, the fearsome defensive end who played five seasons for the Baltimore Colts and helped them to victory in Super Bowl V, was the very definition of a larger-than-life figure.