For most Harford fans heading to New Orleans, this weekend's trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not for Ron Pieper – he's headed to his seventh Super Bowl, so he should be able to give some pointers to the other Baltimore Ravens fans headed to the Big Easy to watch the Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII
The flu that has reached epidemic proportions and sickened people across the country has also infected Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis — who didn't let the illness stop him from bringing down a few Denver Broncos last weekend.
The Ravens beat the Denver Broncos in a thrilling AFC Divisional playoff game on Saturday, delighting fans who gathered around Baltimore to celebrate their team and the career of retiring linebacker Ray Lewis.
The 15 modern-era finalists for this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame class were announced Friday morning, and two Ravens legends -- Jonathan Ogden and Art Modell -- are one step closer to enshrinement in Canton.
When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known is that Lewis would become arguably the greatest middle linebacker in history and one of the faces of his NFL generation. Through 17 seasons of controversy and excellence, Lewis' Baltimore ride has never been boring:
When Jim Caldwell arrived in Indianapolis in 2002 to become the quarterbacks coach for the Colts, Peyton Manning was a good NFL quarterback on the verge of becoming an all-time great. A year later, Manning was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player for the first time, an honor he would earn three more times under the tutelage of Caldwell.
Jason Garrett was the hot coaching candidate who had everything the Ravens were seeking. He was a former NFL quarterback, Ivy League-educated and groomed in a football family. He was young and bright, and in just a couple of seasons as an NFL assistant, he had carved out a reputation as one of the freshest offensive minds in football.
After an encouraging game against the New England Patriots where Flacco wasn't sacked and rarely hit, he sustained several big hits as the offensive line regularly broke down Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns.
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
On a cool, clear day made for football, Art Modell was laid to rest. Just 12 hours after the Ravens won their opener, 44-13 over the Cincinnati Bengals, more than 400 people — including quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice and linebacker Ray Lewis — gathered at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation to pay homage to Modell, the team's former owner, who died at 87 on Sept. 6.
After drawing national attention for his attempt to muzzle a football player who supported gay rights, a Maryland delegate walked back his position Sunday and said Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo should be allowed to speak out in favor of same-sex marriage.
A local politician wants Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to make linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo keep his opinions to himself. Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a democrat from Baltimore Co, sent a letter to Bisciotti saying he was "appalled and aghast" by Ayanbadejo's stance and urged him to silence his player.