Here's one man's scheme for running in Saturday's Baltimore marathon: strap an iPad to your back, show highlights of the Orioles' three world championships and hope other runners hang back to watch it.
Baltimore's first-round pick in the 1966 NFL draft, Ball helped anchor the offensive line for four years, during which the Colts (43-9-4) won two conference and three division titles. Knees shot, he bowed out following the Super Bowl victory over the Dallas Cowboys and took up a career in agribusiness.
Three weeks after receiving a kidney transplant from his brother, a former Ravens' player, Chris Kemoeatu has heard all of the wisecracks. "Everyone jokes about me having a Ravens' kidney," he says. His brother, Ma'ake, gave it to him.
It may not have been the rush like when the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2013, but Orioles fans were out in force in Harford County Wednesday buying gear to celebrate the Birds' 2014 American League East division title.
Since the Ravens won the Super Bowl in February 2013, the franchise has endured numerous missteps on and off the field. On the field, they missed the playoffs for the first time under coach John Harbaugh in 2013 and lost their first game this season. Off the field they have seen one of their star players run out of the league for punching his fiancee and numerous others arrested.
A newly circulated video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancee drew heightened and widespread outrage Monday, prompting the Ravens to fire the player whose dazzling runs on the field and anti-bullying efforts off of it had endeared him to Ravens Nation.
The vacation was a long time coming, a much-needed respite after a difficult couple of months. But not long after Gary and Rhonda Kubiak arrived at their destination, they were interrupted by the buzz of Gary's phone.
CBS is partnering with the NFL Network to do 16 games on Thursday nights, but the first eight on CBS are the game changers. Getting the rights to the Thursday night games didn't change everything for the network's sports division.
In his first three NFL seasons, the 2011 first-round draft pick fought injuries and inconsistency, but it was his defense in the end zone on San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree that helped preserve the Ravens' victory in Super Bowl XLVII.
Despite going by the same name, American football and what the rest of the world considers football are completely different games. They have a different level of physicality as well as an entirely different pace. Part of this difference in the pace of the game comes from the way the organizations that oversee these two sports, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and the NFL (National Football League), choose to monetize their games.
Terrell Suggs was hardly making an excuse, not for last year's regular-season opening, 49-27, loss to the Denver Broncos or an 8-8 campaign that left the Ravens out of the playoffs for the first time since 2007.