One of my favorite characters of the NFL, Art Donovan died Sunday at age 89. I have enjoyed Donovan’s storytelling since I can remember, mostly through NFL Films, but also his book “Fatso” which I used to own before lending it to someone who didn’t give it back. I later learned he had been a [...]
A Washington Redskins vs. Baltimore Ravens guest prognosticator post is coming, but I thought I’d do a little post just for fun.
WTOP radio is pushing this as a local rivalry, probably because they have a couple of Baltimore fanboys in their sports department. This isn’t a rivalry on two fronts though.
Baltimore isn’t local to [...]
It has been fun over the last two weeks getting guest prognosticators to talk about the Washington Redskins opponent. However, this week I don’t have an opposing fan — I don’t know any Indianapolis Colts fans and I don’t think I want to either. A bitter Baltimore Colts fan would have been good, but I [...]
I have a soft spot for the Baltimore Colts.
While my antipathy towards Baltimore’s baseball team is well documented, I have said on a few occasions that the Colts moving out of Baltimore is probably the worst franchise relocation in professional sports history. The fans were great, the team had great, memorable players and a marching [...]
On March 29, 1984, Robert Irsay moved the Colts out of Baltimore under the cover of darkness to Indianapolis, an unworthy destination. In observance of the anniversary, the Sun has a number of articles in Baltimore Colts section that basically say “let’s get over it already.” Yes, there is a bit of irony in those [...]
That’s the text message MC Hamme sent me last night. Since Erica and I were hosting Grandma, my brother and his fiancee last night, I did not get to watch the Baltimore vs. Indy showdown. I’m glad I didn’t since there were no touchdowns scored and the Ravens blew it. D’oh!
©MMX William F. Yurasko
Readers of WWN might be surprised to learn that I have a lot of respect for the football culture in the next town up I-95 from here. In fact, I respect the football fans up there so much that I will even call their city Baltimore instead of Balmer like I do when I speak [...]
My brother notes that the Wikipedia entry for Art Donovan lists November 16, 2006 as the date of his death. I have not been able to verify this from any other sources.
The Bronx born Donovan was a Hall of Fame DT for the Baltimore Colts. In retirement he became an excellent contributor to NFL Films [...]