Vince Lombardi

Baltimore sports: From hurrah to harrumph

Baltimore sports: From hurrah to harrumph

For Baltimore sports fans, now is the early spring of our discontent.

Could it really be that just six weeks ago, we were living in sports fandom ecstasy? The Baltimore Ravens were parading down Pratt Street hoisting a Vince Lombardi Trophy, having won the Super Bowl, the highest honor in U.S. professional sports. There was even a bit of afterglow leftover from the Orioles' surprising season and playoff effort, the first time Baltimore's Major League Baseball franchise had reached the post-season since 1997.

You have to go back decades to recall a time when Charm City's baseball and football teams fared so well...