Friday, February 8, 2013
The Ravens wide receiver talked about the importance of healthy eating.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith was a surprise guest Friday morning at Chase Elementary School, joining fifth graders for breakfast and talking to the entire student body about the importance of drinking milk, the experience of the Super Bowl and what it takes to become a professional athlete. Read our story on Smith's appearance.
The Ravens wide receiver appeared as part of an NFL program encouraging fitness for children.
Chase Elementary School students thought they were getting a "very special" NFL rally on Purple Friday. It turned out they didn't know how special. A group of purple-clad fifth-graders at Chase were the first to find out as they gathered for a late breakfast of cereal and milk, and they were joined by Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. Smith, a former Terp fresh off the Ravens' win over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, had breakfast, then spoke to the entire student body at Chase about fitness and nutrition. "Anytime I get the opportunity to go to any elementary school, even family and friends, I'll go out and hang out at the school all day," said Smith, who added he was "honored" to appear at Chase. The appearance was …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Ravens Super Bowl MVP quarterback Joe Flacco was on The Late Show With David Letterman Monday. See what the star of Super Bowl XLVII had to say.
Joe Flacco was on The Late Show With David Letterman Monday night. Check out the video included here. Flacco was all over the map on Monday, less than a day after winning Super Bowl XLVII. Tuesday, he'll be in Baltimore, for the team's victory parade from City Hall to M&T Bank Stadium. Follow along with our live coverage of the parade here. Here are a few more Super Bowl-related posts from Patch: » For more Ravens news, 'like' Maryland Patch on Facebook.
Monday, February 4, 2013
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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 …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
See what your friends and neighbors said about Super Bowl XLVII in the rewind of the live chat on Patch and on Twitter.
Sunday, February 3
Using hashtags #PatchRavens and #Patchniners, users joined the live feed during the Super Bowl in the New Orleans Superdome.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Although Falls Church High School Football Coach Said Aziz thinks the 49ers are going to win the Super Bowl, he hopes Smith, who he coached in 2005, has a great game.
Ask Falls Church High School Head Football Coach Said Aziz whom he thinks will win Super Bowl XLVII and he won’t hesitate to say it’s the San Francisco 49ers. Aziz, however, does want to his former Stafford High School player and now Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, to have a good game. In 2005 when Smith was quarterback at Stafford in Northern Virginia, Aziz was the offensive line coach and defensive coordinator. “He was a really good kid,” Aziz said Friday. “I do want Torrey to have a good game.” According to the Ravens website, before playing his college football at the University of Maryland, Smith earned honorable mention All-Northwest Region as a quarterback his senior year. Smith also earned All-District academic honors …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII pits the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh against the Ravens' John Harbaugh. Patch shares the story of the Harbaugh family leading into Super Bowl Sunday.
Finding time with dad can be a challenge when your father is a college football coach. It can be especially challenging if you're the lone daughter amongst three siblings. For Joani Harbaugh, spending time with her father, Jack Harbaugh, meant tagging along to practices. "Well, it was your life. I didn’t know I was in a coaching environment, I just felt that was how we lived, that’s what my dad did for a living," she said on a national media conference call last week. "Luckily, I think as parents, they involved their kids in their professional life. So if dad had practice, mom took us out to practice; that’s how we saw dad in the afternoon. Or we sat down at the kitchen table and I’d color his scouting reports because he was working, so …
Here's some of what's on the docket this weekend.
Want to see what else is happening in your community. It's quick, free and easy. Just click Events at the top of this page. You can even add your own. Friday Reel Big Fish performs at Rams Head Live. Baltimore Restaurant Week continues through the weekend. Saturday A live tour based on "Yo Gabba Gabba!" hosts two shows at the Lyric. Sunday So there's this tiny little football game happening Sunday. It's called the Super Bowl. And there's this team playing as the AFC champion—stop me if my spelling's off—called the Baltimore Ravens. You may have heard of them. The Ravens take the field against the San Francisco 49ers. It's the first brother vs. brother coaching matchup in the Super Bowl's history (Ravens' John vs. San Francisco's Jim …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The NFL franchises from Baltimore and San Francisco are both likely to lose Sunday.
They're playing for the Lombardi Trophy, but the Ravens and 49ers are both headed toward a loss on Sunday. Executives from the franchises set to meet in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday told Bloomberg Businessweek that the organizations are set to lose money. Ravens President Dick Cass told the publication the bill is "significant." “You lose money," he said. "But there are long-term benefits that pay off later. Hey, we work hard all year long to go to the Super Bowl. I don’t think anybody would trade off a short-term loss for winning a Super Bowl." Last postseason, the Giants were to pay out an $88,000 share per player for winning the Super Bowl alone, according to Forbes.com. That would be on top of a $40,000 reward for winning the conference …