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.
Former Ravens running back Ray Rice made his latest pitch for an NFL job in an interview with ESPN Tuesday, calling himself a rehabilitated man and saying that he wants his career to end on his own terms.
The sad fact that free time has not been the Ravens' friend is well-documented. But the message has been sent from owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh that the Ravens have reached the end of their patience with the kind of off-field idiocy that has badly scarred the image of the franchise.
It is important to know the outcome of the NFL's investigation because it might involve draft picks. If the league is heavy handed, maybe they will fine the team and take a way a top draft pick or two from New England, which has nine overall selections.
There has been no resolution on the proposed rule change that is being closely linked to the Ravens. The NFL competition committee has proposed to "make it illegal for an offensive player with an eligible number to report as ineligible, and line up outside the core of the formation."
On Thursday at the annual State of the Ravens address, Steve Bisciotti, seated alongside Ravens president Dick Cass, general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh, was relaxed, introspective and clearly excited about the future of the organization.
It seems to be fitting for the Super Bowl champion to be possibly still involved in a cheating scandal because this has been a year of turmoil for the NFL, whose image has been tarnished and integrity challenged.
One day after reaching a settlement with former star running back Ray Rice of his wrongful termination grievance, the Ravens issued a statement saying they've concluded their business with the three-time Pro Bowl runner.
I'm not sure if it's damage control or Cris Collinsworth really thinking there was no problem with him and Al Michaels during Saturday's game trying to whitewash NFL Commissioner Roger Goodel's handling of the Ray Rice matter.
After another season of mainly singing the praises of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and the NBC broadcast crew as the best in the business, I can¿t tell you how disappointed I was by their Saturday performance in telecasting the Ravens 35-31 loss to the New England Patriots.
In a gripping battle full of shifting fortunes, indelible plays and strategic intrigue, the Patriots ended the Ravens' season, beating them 35-31 in the AFC Divisional playoffs. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco finally faltered in the postseason with two late interceptions after an otherwise superb performance. His Patriots counterpart, Tom Brady, declawed a fearsome Ravens defense.
The long-awaited Mueller report is out and the only thing you're going to be shocked by is the lack of any shocking revelations in the 96-page document commissioned by Roger Goodell to scrutinize mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal by the Ravens and the NFL.