| Jan 7, 2011
Our society has pulled off quite the paradoxical feat, being at once tolerant of rampant, base vulgarity and sensitive to the slightest slur. It's much like the Orwellian "doublethink," wherein one can hold two opposing ideas at the same time, believing...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is trying to walk the line without falling off the edge — and possibly taking down his team, as well.
Everything seems to be great in the purple Kool-Aid world of the Ravens. The team has won the AFC North title. The...
| May 25, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Matt Stover retiring? At the tender age of 43? What's he going to do, sit home all day and wait for the mailman to show up, like lots of other retirees we know?
Me, I still picture Stover working out on a dusty high school field, a couple of kids...
| Oct 15, 2012
The 49ers couldn't lose. The Browns couldn't win. The Vikings were the sleepers. The Jets were the snorers.
In the ever-changing NFL, though, that was . . . so last week.
Everything was turned on its head Sunday — or knocked on its backside, as...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Remember the old days?
Remember when the Ravens played smash-mouth defense? Remember when opposing teams practically hyperventilated at the sight of Ray Lewis coming out of the tunnel and doing his crazy pre-game dance?
Remember when going up against Ed...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 6:21 PM
The Dallas Cowboys may be America's Team, but the Ravens have the football gods on their side.
Fate plays a part in every season as well as luck, but the Ravens seem to be getting divine intervention. And after the team's 31-29 win against the Cowboys in...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:20 PM
As the Ravens move on from the devastating injuries to Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb, they'd do well to heed the words of that eminent philosopher, Buck Showalter.
"People don't care about your problems," the Orioles manager is fond of saying. "And most...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 6:34 PM
Well, it has been a quiet week at the Under Armour Performance Center.
Let's see, where to begin?
Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb were lost for the season with injuries. A bunch of Ravens were caught in a nightclub during a shooting.
Ed Reed dropped a...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 5:46 PM
— Few teams are happy to go into the bye week with a loss, but this might work in the Ravens' favor.
They need a break to solve a lot of problems, and they can't be settled with the normal five to six days in between games.
In fact, the Ravens...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:18 PM
As the Ravens' coaching staff huddles during the bye week to determine new strategies, hopefully they will come up with a time to unplug quarterback Joe Flacco and the passing offense.
No, this is not to suggest replacing Flacco with backup Tyrod Taylor....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Ravens inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe laughed when he heard the question. Then he smiled. And then he smiled some more.
"It feels good to roam around the yard," said Ellerbe, laughing.
Ellerbe has been unleashed.
After spending substantial time in...