hall of fame
Now that the careers of Jonathan Ogden, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are finished in Baltimore (at least it seems unlikely Reed will ever play here again), what about retiring their numbers?
A Defense Department school that teaches service members to be journalists and spokespersons is honoring two notable graduates.
The first original Raven is going to Canton.
An oddity for this Super Bowl has both teams’ former owners as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A lot of this Super Bowl was going to be about Ray Lewis anyway, even before strange tales of deer-antler spray and magic hologram chips came to light. He made sure of it by starting his retirement tour early, and bringing along the dances and inspirational speeches that TV cameras eat up.
Doug Kent, winner of 10 Professional Bowlers Association Tour titles, including four major championships, and Danny Wiseman, a 12-time tour winner with one major, are going into the PBA Hall of Fame.
Single-season sacks leader Michael Strahan and two players who tried to block him are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Baseball heaven, to some players, is in Cooperstown, New York. The greatest performers is the history of the sport are immortalized is this fine museum.
Well, maybe not.
Lee MacPhail, the former American League president who followed his father into baseball’s Hall of Fame and whose son became a top executive for several major league teams, has died at 95.
The fans erupted with a standing ovation and upon his arrival to the field, they cheered again when a smaller version of the bronze sculpture was unveiled in front of the pitcher’s mound.
He brought football back to Baltimore and allowed this great city to be a 2 sport town once again.
Baltimore fans remember Art Modell fondly and express their gratitude to him for bringing them the Ravens.