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.
One local furniture chain will be reimbursing more than a half-million in weekend sales after Ravens speedster Jacoby Jones returned the third-quarter kickoff for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday.
Some lucky Baltimore-area residents enjoyed their new couches a whole lot more in the second half of Sunday's Super Bowl. Because Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the third quarter for a touchdown, Gardiner's Furniture will fulfill a promise to refund all purchases made in their stores over the weekend. Sports blog Deadspin has a video of the 108-yard return, the longest play in NFL postseason history. On its Facebook page Sunday night, Gardiner's Furniture posted: That was amazing! Furniture is FREE! If you made a purchase this weekend, it's your lucky day. Go Ravens! John J. Campion Jr. wrote: "Thank you Jacoby Jones for our new table set!!!!" Kalea Kaiser posted: "Yeah baby! So glad we picked this weekend to buy!" According …
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? 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," …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Annapolis restaurants are preparing for the surge in business on Super Bowl Sunday as they will provide pizza, wings and more to midshipmen as well as local residents.
Friday, February 1
Super Bowl Sunday is always a busy day for pizza places, as many expect to sell thousands of pizzas and wings. But this year is extra special for Annapolis area Papa John's restaurants. "We are official partners with the Naval Academy, the Baltimore Ravens, and the NFL," said Ray Sears, operating partner of the Papa John's restaurants in Annapolis, in an email to Patch. "The midshipmen have voted us as the preferred pizza for the Super Bowl this season." Papa John's was reportedly asked to supply 2,500 pizzas for a Super Bowl party for thousands of midshipmen at Dahlgren Hall. Sears said he's purchased additional ovens, a van and heaters in preparation for the big day. In addition, he's coordinated drivers and logistics between 11 …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Bowie Baysox mascot did the Ray Lewis dance in support of the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl run.
The Bowie Baysox released a YouTube video this week that featured the team's mascot, Louie, cheering on the Baltimore Ravens. In the video, Louie does the Ray Lewis dance and wishes the Ravens good luck in the Super Bowl game.
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'…
Keenan Thompson, playing Baltimore Ravens linebacker "Ray Lewis," said he would be heading to a celestial place if the Ravens win the Super Bowl.
It wasn't really Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis appearing on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," but Keenan Thompson stood in effectively. Thompson played the effusive linebacker to perfection. He brought the energy, the emotion and of course, the face paint. Watch his exchange with SNL's Seth Meyers above. The best lines: Meyers: A lot of us saw you cry last week during the National Anthem. Thompson: It's just I've never heard that song before. Meyers: You've been playing football your whole life? Thompson: I know, but, I always wear ear plugs before games to block out the sound of my own screams. At the end of the exchange, 'Lewis' explains what's going to happen if the Ravens win the Super Bowl: Thompson: I was driving up Sixth Avenue…
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.