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 …
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.
Want to welcome home the Baltimore Ravens after Sunday night's Super Bowl victory? Around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, team members will parade from Baltimore's City Hall (100 N. Holliday St.) to M&T Bank Stadium, according to a post from the official 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 site. Fans can start entering the stadium at 9 a.m. Will you attend the Ravens victory parade/celebration? Tell us in the comments.
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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? Kickoff for Super Bowl XLVII (that's 47, for you non-Romans) is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 3. 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," …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Fans gathered at the Inner Harbor to cheer on the Ravens as they left for New Orleans on Monday.
The ice and rain Monday morning didn't stop the Baltimore faithful from crowding the Inner Harbor to rally around the Ravens as they departed for New Orleans and Super Bowl XLVII. Lucky kids who got off school sat on shoulders, 20-somethings belted Ravens chants and several of the football players themselves were seen snapping photos and video of the send-off. Future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis gave credit to the fans, without whom the franchise would not exist. "Baltimore, Baltimore—there is no Ravens without you guys," said Lewis, who announced his retirement at the beginning of the postseason. "We did this in 2000, and we're not going to New Orleans for nothing else but to bring back another ring to Baltimore." Gov. Martin O'…
Friday, January 25, 2013
We want to see how you're sporting your Ravens gear this week!
Happy Purple Friday, Ravens fans! We want to see how you're in the Super Bowl spirit this week. Share your Ravens photos on Patch—click the upload button and let us see how you, your family, your classmates or your coworkers are geared up for Purple Friday.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
You can get T-shirts, flags and more from the local hardware store.
Fans looking to stock up on Ravens gear before the team heads to the Super Bowl can stop by Ace Home and Leisure in Edgewater. The hardware and garden store just received a new shipment of Super Bowl T-shirts. On Tuesday, Ace received some “Bro Bowl I” shirts that feature John and Jim Harbaugh. And on Wednesday they will stock up on Ray Lewis retirement shirts that say “Thanks Ray.” “This is the first time with the shirts for us but we do carry NFL products all season long,” said store manager Scott Fait. “We just got in a new shipment of Ravens items.” Fait said the store also offers car flags, decals, earrings, pens, cups and more. Ace Home and Leisure is located at 89 Central Ave. West in Edgewater.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Use Instagram to share photos of you in a jersey, your pets in purple, what you're cooking today or scenes from watching the game.
We want to see what you're up to for today's Ravens game, so why not tag your Instagram photos so they appear on Patch? Patch sites throughout the Baltimore Ravens market will host this article, which pulls all Instagram images tagged with #PatchRavens into this nifty photo grid. Simple: use the hashtag with you post images of your dressed up pets, your living room full of purple-clad friends, your gameday recipe or whatever else Ravens-related you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos right on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page. Why not write about the Ravens on Patch? Share your gameday recipe, post stories of your favorite player or offer your thoughts on the game right here.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Patch wants to know what you think of the NFL’s replacement referees' performance so far this season.
Whether your team is 2-0, 0-2 or an even 1-1, you all have probably been talking about one common factor: the replacement referees. Since the NFL locked out the referees over a labor dispute this offseason, so-called replacement refs have been filling in and causing a lot of controversy. Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall told the Washington Post he would pitch in some cash to have the real refs back after he said the officials missed a myriad of calls in the Skins—Rams Sunday matchup. “I don’t know what they’re arguing about,” Hall told the Post regarding the dispute between the league and its regular officials. “Whatever, I’ve got a couple mil on it, so let’s try to make it work. I’m sure this locker room can pile up some cash and try to …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Former Ravens owner Art Modell brought the NFL back to Baltimore.
Baltimore media outlets are reporting former Ravens owner Art Modell has died. FOX45 began reporting around 6 a.m. that Modell had died. On its website, FOX45 reported that Modell, 87, was being treated for heart failure. Around 7 a.m., WBAL.com and The Sun reported Modell had died. Gov. Martin O'Malley's office issued a statement shortly after 8 a.m. “Baltimore and the State of Maryland mourn the loss today of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. “Respected by his players and beloved by his family and Baltimore football fans, Art brought the game and spirit of football back to Baltimore. He helped reinvigorate Baltimoreans’ sense of pride in their team and their City. As we prepare for another exciting season of Ravens football and …