The first time John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh coached against each other in the NFL, the game came down to a catch by a young tight end. The first touchdown of Dennis Pitta's career happened in the fourth quarter of that 2011 Thanksgiving game.
Minutes after the Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl, Seth Meyers, the head writer for ¿Saturday Night Live,¿ tweeted: ¿Baltimore vs. San Francisco! Brother vs. Brother! The Wire vs. Full House!¿
A day before the 49ers and Baltimore Ravens square off in the Super Bowl, two of the franchise's most influential figures will be up for another highly sought after honor. Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. and the late Art Modell, who moved his franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore, are among the finalists for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
As the Baltimore Ravens get ready to take on the 49ers in New Orleans, back home officials are getting ready to deal with what they hope will be an joyful but not too rowdy night of drinking and — hopefully — celebration
Harford County helped the Ravens get ready Friday for their biggest game of the year: Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans. Several hundred people braved the sub-freezing temperatures for a lunchtime rally held on a parking lot at the corner of South Main Street and Churchville Road in downtown Bel Air.
Believe it or not, some people don't like football. Cindy Leahy is one of them. "Give me a baseball game any day," says Leahy, president of the Keswick Improvement Association and longtime aide to City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. But Leahy, who grew up in a football fan household and can remember the first Super Bowl, said she will watch this year's game.
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.
Mercy High School sophomore Maura Ford combined her video-making skills with a love of the Baltimore Ravens to send a message to Mercy's sister school in San Francisco a few days before the Ravens meet the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
The Super Bowl has created a veritable cottage industry of parties surrounding it, and nowhere is this more evident than in the XLVII game in New Orleans, a city that knows how to have fun. Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49er fans join athletes and celebrities enjoying the city's food, drinks and hospitality.
Unfortunately for Cook, 74, and another pair of local residents, Bob Wobbeking, 64, and Mike Schumann, 60, who have been members of the chain crew since the team moved to Charm City for the 1996 season, they won't be working on the sideline Feb. 3 when the Ravens meet the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
In all of the hullabaloo and hype leading up to Super bowl XLVII, it is doubtful that the name of a Baltimore philanthropist John McDonogh, who left an indelible mark on New Orleans, will be mentioned.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Every week, we hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Baltimore Ravens' opponent that week. This week, we chatted with reporter Jerry McDonald, who covers the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders for The Bay Area Newspaper Group.