From morbid reinterpretations of city slogans to souvenirs boasting unofficial rat mascots, Baltimore knows how to laugh at itself -- and just like its citizens, Jon Stewart and his guests have relished poking fun at Charm City for 16 years on "The Daily Show." Sure, Baltimore wasn't the central subject of many of the show's segments, but a look through the archives reveals numerous choice references, some more oblique than others.
Jim Caldwell built his NFL reputation through a successful collaboration with Peyton Manning, reaching a Super Bowl as the Indianapolis Colts' head coach and winning another as the position coach for the star quarterback.
Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Curtis Painter, who worked behind Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor during Wednesday's voluntary OTA workout, is excited for a new opportunity with the Baltimore Ravens, who went 12-4 and won the AFC North in 2011.
The news that Peyton Manning will miss Week 1 with a neck injury -- and that his status going forward is unclear -- is good news for the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Steelers and the other contenders in the AFC. It's bad news for fantasy football owners who were counting on Manning or other Colts to produce this year.
A key figure in Ravens history retired from the NFL on Thursday: Titans quarterback Kerry Collins, whom the Ravens intercepted four times in their 34-7 victory over the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. After Collins completed just 15 of his 39 attempts for 112 yards -- for a passer rating of 7.1 -- on the sweetest Sunday in Ravens history, the strong-armed quarterback was asked whether he had ever seen a better defense.
If Marc Bulger leaves Baltimore as a free agent this offseason to become a starter elsewhere, the Ravens will likely be in the market for another able veteran to back up quarterback Joe Flacco. Might that veteran signal-caller be Donovan McNabb, who is on the outs in Washington?