| Sep 19, 2008
It seemed a rare and perfect opportunity to take revenge on history.
Twenty-three years after the Colts had abandoned Baltimore, they were on their way back for a playoff game. A 13-3 Ravens team lay in wait with the franchise's typical great defense...
| Jan 2, 2001
John Steadman, who chronicled the Maryland sports scene in his newspaper columns, books and commentaries in a career that spanned seven decades, died of cancer yesterday at a Towson hospice. He was 73.
A one-time minor-league baseball player, Mr....
| Dec 23, 2007
The words just tumbled out of Tony Della Rose's mouth.
He was trying to say something inspirational about the Ravens at his family's bar in White Marsh. But he had just watched some special on the Nature Channel, and he found himself talking about apes....
| Mar 27, 2009
"From 1972 to 1983 I was part of the Baltimore Colts Radio team. At WCBM, I produced and directed the Baltimore Colts football play-by-play broadcast for the 40-station Colts Radio network. Before all games, home and away, I hosted the "Coaches Corner," a...
| Dec 27, 2009
| 11:12 PM
Bullitt in a Baseball Cap: While the Colts inactive list included a few key members of the very stingy defense (Robert Mathis, Clint Session, Jerraud Powers, and Keyunta Dawson) there was another starter dressed, but not seeing any playing time. Third-...
| Dec 20, 2009
Fifty years ago, the Baltimore Colts rallied to win a world championship over the New York Giants before 57,545 jubilant fans at Memorial Stadium.
Go on, scratch your head. The 1958 title game is burned into our brains: 23-17, sudden-death, Ameche's...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 9:26 AM
Dad makes a bet
On October 9th, 2000, my Dad and I were at PSINet Stadium watching The Ravens lose to the hated (and apparently much better) Pittsburgh Steelers. The defeat put the Ravens at 5-4, and the fact that they hadn't scored a touchdown in five...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:36 AM
Baltimore Colts Hall of Famers Art Donovan, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Weeb Ewbank, John Mackey and Jim Parker will be inducted into the Hall of Legends at the Sports Legends Museum on Dec. 6, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation announced...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Bobbi Ackers set foot inside Gino's restaurant Sunday morning, saw Gino Marchetti and a bunch of former Colts seated at a table outside and immediately dropped 30 years.
"At least," a beaming Ackers, 65, said after getting an autograph from Marchetti,...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:47 PM
Colts legend Art Donovan never thought he'd get his ring back.
The cherished keepsake of the 1958 NFL championship game — often called "the greatest game ever played" — was stolen from a Hong Kong hotel room in 1977. Donovan assumed it was...