Thursday, February 7, 2013
A state senator wants a new state bird; one man's technolgical fortress is his castle; and the Senate president feels snubbed by Obama.
It's not a statue in front of the office building that bares his name but Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller did receive a bust of himself this week courtesy of the Regional Manufacturing Institute. Sen. Kathy Klausmeier, a Perry Hall Democrat, gave a sneak preview of the small, light-weight bust of Miller moments before presenting it to the Senate's top dog. "You can't have too much Mike Miller," Klausmeier said. The technology is similar to what was used in a scene of Jurassic Park 3 where a copy of a velociraptor's larynx was recreated. The institute offered legislators in Annapolis the opportunity to have themselves scanned into a computer and get busts of themselves. Miller seemed impressed with the petite bust but joked that it …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Were you in Baltimore celebrating with the Super Bowl champions? Show us.
Help our readers relive the champion celebration by adding your own photos and videos from Tuesday's parade to our Neighborhood Gallery. Were you unable to attend the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl championship celebration? It's OK. You didn't miss much. Just: Attention Instagrammers: Use the hashtag #PatchRavens to show your Purple Pride in our parade gallery. Watch the video above and then tell us what was your favority part of Tuesday's celebration? How about the season? Do you believe in destiny? Show our hometeam some love in the comments section below. Related Content:
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Share your photos and video from the Ravens championship parade in downtown Baltimore. You can also post on Instagram and have your images appear in this article. It's simple: use the hashtag #PatchRavens and your Instagram images will appear in this nifty grid.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens come home from New Orleans as Super Bowl champs and will parade from City Hall to M&T Bank Stadium.
If you still haven't gotten the celebration out of your system after Sunday night's Super Bowl victory by the Baltimore Ravens, you might be interested to know that the team is holding a victory parade downtown. Around 10:45 a.m. Feb. 5, members of the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens will parade from Baltimore's City Hall (100 N. Holliday St.) to M&T Bank Stadium, according to a post on the Ravens' website. To check out the parade route, see the interactive map above. Beginning around 12:30 p.m., fans are invited to join the team at M&T Bank Stadium for a celebration featuring the team and live entertainment, the website says. Free parking will be available in stadium lots F, G, H, and J; but no tailgating is allowed, according to the…
The headlines you may have missed from the Free State, home of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
Monday, February 4
By Patch Staff Ravens Win Over 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII In one of the most unusual games in Super Bowl history -- one that included a power outage in the New Orleans Super Dome -- the Baltimore Ravens took the Super Bowl 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers. Check out all the Maryland Patch coverage, including profiles of the Harbaugh family, here. O'Malley Pushes for Wind, Gun Legislation In his seventh State of the State speech, Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers to pass his offshore wind bill and find more money for transportation projects—an address seen by many as a prelude to an expected run for president in 2016. Leopold Resigns, Acknowledges 'Serious Errors in Judgment' The Anne Arundel County Council no longer needs to vote on …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Find out when and where to watch the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Fransisco 49ers, and check out other Super Bowl XLVII coverage.
Are you ready? Kick off for Super Bowl XLVII (that's 47, for you non-Romans) is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST, Feb. 3, 2013. The Baltimore Ravens—the Team of Destiny—will look to upset the slightly favored San Fransisco 49ers (-3.5) en route to a second Super Bowl championship in the team's history. Watch the game on CBS. The Super Bowl pre-game Kick Off Show starts at 6 p.m. Trying to get an earlier fix on all the February football frenzy? Tune into CBS starting at 11 a.m. for Road to the Super Bowl, NFL Films' annual season review. Then, skip the huddle and go right into Let the Good Times Roll, where we'll take a closer look at New Orleans, the Crescent City, "offering a look at its people, music, traditions and love of football," …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers and Torrey Smith of the Ravens are both Maryland football alums.
Maryland Terrapin football fans have something extra to cheer about in Sunday's Super Bowl—two former University of Maryland football players will be facing each other on the field. Vernon Davis, who played for UMD under former head coach Ralph Friedgen from 2003-2006, was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2006 draft, where he continues to play as tight end. Torrey Smith, was also coached by Friedgen for a few years before he retired. Smith played for the Terps from 2007 to 2011, when he was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the draft. According to The Baltimore Sun, the wide receiver been one of the Ravens' most exciting playmakers of the year. A third former Terp, LaQuan Williams, who …
Monday, January 28, 2013
At least one Washington Post writer thinks so.
As the Ravens prepare to face the 49ers in Sunday's Super Bowl—and with the Redskins having long since begun their own off-season—Washington fans are once again faced with a conundrum: should they back Baltimore? It's a question many Washingtonians confronted in recent seasons as the Ravens racked up four playoff appearances to the Redskins' none. But with the arrival of rookie sensation Robert Griffin III and the team's first signs of postseason life since 2007, has the calculus changed? For one Washington Post writer, the answer is still simple: Hail to the Ravens. Craig Timberg, an admitted Baltimore fan, says it's a no-brainer given the Ravens' many parallels to the Lombardi-winning Redskins clubs of yore: a stout defense, a great …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Third-party tickets range from $2,000 up to six-figures for the big game.
Die-hard Ravens fans will do a lot to show their support for their team. But would they pay almost $316,000 to see them battle the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans? Doug Gardner, of Parkton, has been a fan of the Ravens "since day one" and showed his support for the team by wearing his Ray Rice jersey on top of his business clothes. "I even kept it on for client meetings, including some I was meeting for the first time," he said. When asked about the high third-party ticket prices, Gardner said he'd pay "maybe $1,000" to go to the Super Bowl. While tickets for the Super Bowl are always more expensive than regular season or even playoff games, the StubHub website currently lists nearly …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The linebacker is in his 17th season with the team.
It's official: Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis will retire at the end of the team's postseason run. Lewis made the announcement while speaking to the media early Wednesday afternoon. "This will be my last ride," he told the team, according to the the Ravens' Twitter feed. Lewis, the MVP of the Ravens' 2001 Super Bowl victory, will have spent his entire 17-season career with Baltimore. A first-round pick for the Ravens in 1996—their first season in Baltimore—Lewis has been selected for 13 Pro Bowls and has been named the AFC defensive player of the year three times (2000, 2001 and 2003). The Ravens are set to face the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at 1 p.m. in the wild card round of the playoffs. It will very likely be Baltimore's …