Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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#ColumnNes There are no bad wins over Bill Belichick in Foxboro

But don’t bury the lead in this one: Lamar Jackson (still) might be the best player in the National Football League and his “value” as a Most Valuable Player continues to soar as he does things no one has ever done at the most valuable position on the field and the most difficult position to play in all of sports.

After 26 faithful purple seasons, the Ravens have bullied me out of my seats and denied my media access

This is my story. This is the truth. And it must be told. In its entirety because it's so outrageous as to be almost unbelievable. Covering the Ravens is all I’ve ever done professionally since the team arrived in Baltimore in 1996, and this is how I feed my family and pay my bills as a small local business and AM 1570 radio operator and entrepreneur.

Why did Chad Steele take my press credentials after 26 years of covering the Baltimore Ravens?

This is my story in my own words. Listen and learn about how the NFL treats the local media and avoids the tough questions and intimidates local media who have traveled and reported on Baltimore football since before Art Modell brought the Ravens here in 1995. What happened is wrong and here's why...
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Best Of Baltimore Positive This Week

Maryland Crab Cake Tour

Forming a beautiful Union around the love of beer in Baltimore

Adam Benesch of Union Brewing takes Nestor behind the taps to the heart of making beer under I-83 in the Union Collective of Hampden. Ain't the beer cold on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour as we roll into fall thirsty for Weis conversations.

Maryland Crab Cake (and Brewery) Tour Day 9: Finding Mike Tomlin on the fields of Latrobe

The ninth day of the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by The Maryland Lottery, Goodwill, Window Nation and the Restaurant Association of Maryland featured a morning drive around Deep Creek Lake and an adventure north through the rolling hills of Pennsylvania past Ohiopyle, Falling Water and on to bucolic Latrobe to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers participate in one of the final old-school training camp days still remaining in the NFL.

Maryland Crab Cake (and Brewery) Tour Day 8: Mountains, lakes, High Points and Ace’s Run

The eighth day of the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by The Maryland Lottery, Goodwill, Window Nation and the Restaurant Association of Maryland featured a crystal clear morning at Deep Creek Lake and an adventure into West Virginia searching for the highest point in Maryland. Beer and cheer at Mountain State and a tasty bar crab cake at crowded Ace's Run on the lake.

Wes Moore tells us how the next four years are going to be different for Maryland

Wes Moore tells Nestor and Don his plans to make Maryland growth a source of pride over next decade

Wes Moore explains his vision for Maryland over next decade

Wes Moore joins Nestor and Don to talk campaign and celebrate Maryland and end of Crab Cake Tour

Local Conversation

And what comes next?

Bill Cole and Nestor discuss the readjustments of Fall, football season, kids back to school and post-pandemic life and assessing the future in America.

Mancini talks about returning to Camden Yards on opposing side

The former Orioles slugger again expressed his love for Baltimore prior to playing here as an opponent for the first time.

Andrews catches two touchdowns to lead way for Ravens pass catchers

Mark Andrews caught eight passes for 89 yards with both scores coming in the first half.

Are we still afraid of the big, bad New England Patriots?

Author Seth Wickersham joins Nestor to discuss mystique of Foxboro, Bill Belichick and the present state of New England Patriots.

Chasing the ghosts of Number 12 in Foxboro

Trenni Casey of NBC Boston tells Nestor about life after Tom Brady in New England and offers her unique insights into the Olympic sport of curling.

With Jackson at quarterback, Ravens’ issues don’t seem so bad in win over New England

The Ravens had the kind of problems that would have doomed most teams in Foxborough on Sunday. 

Bellying up to the bar at the Hotel Trump with the servants who made it all happen in Washington

Author and New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich joins Nestor once again to discuss his latest political work, "Thank You For Your Servitude." Of course, discussing the greatest book ever written on the NFL came up as well as the word "corrupt" on more than one occasion.

Harbaugh discusses pending addition of Jason Pierre-Paul, who will join Ravens ahead of Week 4

The head coach also offered his latest thoughts on Ronnie Stanley and J.K. Dobbins ahead of Sunday's meeting with New England.

Jackson limited with elbow issue, Humphrey absent as Ravens prepare for trip to New England

Lamar Jackson quipped that he's saving his passes for Sunday's clash with the Patriots.

Dobbins once again listed as questionable as Ravens meet New England in Week 3

Third-year running back J.K. Dobbins practiced fully for a second straight week, but it remains unclear whether he'll play against the Patriots.

Luke Jones

Twelve Ravens thoughts following Week 3 win at New England

Devin Duvernay continues to prove his doubters wrong about stepping up at wide receiver after he made his third touchdown catch of the season.

With Jackson at quarterback, Ravens’ issues don’t seem so bad in win over New England

The Ravens had the kind of problems that would have doomed most teams in Foxborough on Sunday. 

Ravens running back Dobbins returns to game action 13 months after serious knee injury

The talented third-year back was officially active for Sunday's tilt with New England.

Ravens-Patriots: Five predictions for Sunday

New England rushed for 173 yards in the last meeting between these teams two years ago.

Dobbins once again listed as questionable as Ravens meet New England in Week 3

Third-year running back J.K. Dobbins practiced fully for a second straight week, but it remains unclear whether he'll play against the Patriots.
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Don Mohler

Wes Moore tells us how the next four years are going to be different for Maryland

Wes Moore tells Nestor and Don his plans to make Maryland growth a source of pride over next decade

Wes Moore explains his vision for Maryland over next decade

Wes Moore joins Nestor and Don to talk campaign and celebrate Maryland and end of Crab Cake Tour

Talking elections and purple Maryland with Pam Wood of The Baltimore Banner

Pamela Wood of The Baltimore Banner joins Nestor and Don to talk political season and possibilities
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Local Baltimore

Staying thirsty for more Baltimore beer at Union Brewing

Union Brewing founder Adam Benesch continues teaching Nestor the secret to great Baltimore beer and the legend of Zadie and his tasty lager.

Bellying up to the bar at the Hotel Trump with the servants who made it all happen in Washington

Author and New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich joins Nestor once again to discuss his latest political work, "Thank You For Your Servitude." Of course, discussing the greatest book ever written on the NFL came up as well as the word "corrupt" on more than one occasion.

And what comes next?

Bill Cole and Nestor discuss the readjustments of Fall, football season, kids back to school and post-pandemic life and assessing the future in America.

A Fu, a Flacco, a friend and a Local Oyster in Hampden

Nick Schauman of The Local Oyster brings Nestor the long, lost and highly memorable purple Flacco Fu mustaches from 2012 and a full education on the oyster ecosystem to our bellies. "He was a bold man who first ate an oyster!"

Finding a second life for all of those plastics via Goodwill

Lisa Rusyniak of Goodwill Industries talks about turning everything into something and finding ways to eliminate waste.

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

John Martin of Maryland Lottery discusses December 31st in Times Square, the kickoff of sports wagering and responsible play during football season.

Politics

Staying thirsty for more Baltimore beer at Union Brewing

Union Brewing founder Adam Benesch continues teaching Nestor the secret to great Baltimore beer and the legend of Zadie and his tasty lager.

Bellying up to the bar at the Hotel Trump with the servants who made it all happen in Washington

Author and New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich joins Nestor once again to discuss his latest political work, "Thank You For Your Servitude." Of course, discussing the greatest book ever written on the NFL came up as well as the word "corrupt" on more than one occasion.

And what comes next?

Bill Cole and Nestor discuss the readjustments of Fall, football season, kids back to school and post-pandemic life and assessing the future in America.

A Fu, a Flacco, a friend and a Local Oyster in Hampden

Nick Schauman of The Local Oyster brings Nestor the long, lost and highly memorable purple Flacco Fu mustaches from 2012 and a full education on the oyster ecosystem to our bellies. "He was a bold man who first ate an oyster!"

Finding a second life for all of those plastics via Goodwill

Lisa Rusyniak of Goodwill Industries talks about turning everything into something and finding ways to eliminate waste.

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

John Martin of Maryland Lottery discusses December 31st in Times Square, the kickoff of sports wagering and responsible play during football season.

Baltimore Sports

Harbaugh praises Ravens rookie Faalele for settling in at left tackle in first ever game there

"He seemed to get his confidence, and into the second half, I think he felt like he belonged out there and started playing really well."

Twelve Ravens thoughts following Week 3 win at New England

Devin Duvernay continues to prove his doubters wrong about stepping up at wide receiver after he made his third touchdown catch of the season.

Bynes says Ravens defense “just made plays when we needed to make plays”  

The veteran inside linebacker forced the first of four turnovers in the second half of Sunday's victory.

With Jackson at quarterback, Ravens’ issues don’t seem so bad in win over New England

The Ravens had the kind of problems that would have doomed most teams in Foxborough on Sunday. 

#ColumnNes There are no bad wins over Bill Belichick in Foxboro

But don’t bury the lead in this one: Lamar Jackson (still) might be the best player in the National Football League and his “value” as a Most Valuable Player continues to soar as he does things no one has ever done at the most valuable position on the field and the most difficult position to play in all of sports.

Andrews catches two touchdowns to lead way for Ravens pass catchers

Mark Andrews caught eight passes for 89 yards with both scores coming in the first half.

Jackson’s five touchdowns lead Ravens to Week 3 victory in Foxborough

Lamar Jackson turned in another MVP-like performance as Baltimore won in Foxborough for the first time in the regular season.

Harbaugh praises Ravens for overcoming adversity in 37-26 win at New England

Despite enduring a number of first-half injuries, Baltimore made the plays down the stretch to improve to 2-1.

Bringing a football game from 1972 back to life at Towson Transfers

Gregg Landry of Towson Transfers tells Nestor about the lost Perry Hall football tapes of 1972 during the Maryland Crab Cake Tour at Kooper's North in Mays Chapel.

Music Classic

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Brad Delp talks Boston, Return To Zero and Scholz in November 1991

When Boston singer Brad Delp hit the road with his band Return To Zero, he told Nestor his story before coming to Hammerjacks.

Lou Gramm talks about solo career away from Foreigner in June 1990

There were no head games when Mick Jones split from the Buffalo singer and jukebox hero. Nestor went into the midnight blue with no...

Damian Darlington of Brit Floyd shares his love of music of Pink Floyd with Nestor before Modell Lyric show

Everyone loves a night of Pink Floyd music. These guys do it as well as anyone in the world outside of Roger and David at this point.

Singing the alma mater for old Dundalk High

It's no secret that Nestor is from Dundalk. So, on the eve of the mighty Dundalk Owls heading to the state title game to face Mervo in Annapolis, Dennis Koulatsos invited him to sing the alma mater. As always, it comes with a story...

Aaron Frazer shares his Baltimore drum roots and the soul of Durand Jones & The Indications

When you ask Nestor his favorite current band, he'll tell you it's this one. And who knew the sweet-soul voiced drummer is a kid from Owings Mills? What a great band. What a great story. Relax, unwind and groove this one...

Mark Bryan of Hootie and The Blowfish rekindles the Group Therapy bromance of rock and roll tour

When Darius Rucker and the boys from South Carolina put the band back together in the summer of 2019, the Maryland-bred guitarist checked in with Nestor to talk about life in and out of Hootie.
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Leadership

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Celebrity Visits

WNST Classic

Dan Shaughnessy: On Bird, Boston and the greatness of the NBA in the 1980s

Legendary Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy joins Nestor to tell the parquet magic story of his hometown, Larry Bird, Bill Walton and building the NBA in Boston Celtics green in his new book: Wish It Lasted Forever

Talking leadership and expectations with John Harbaugh as another season begins

The Ravens head coach begins his 14th season at the helm in Owings Mills as the team prepares for another not-so-normal training camp in the summer heat. Don, Luke and Nestor spend some time discussing leadership, Lamar Jackson and earning the right to be a Super Bowl contender.

The Itch of a new solo album from Kix legend Steve Whiteman

With M3 looming and the return of live music to the Symphony Woods of Merriweather Post Pavilion, Nestor welcomed his personal vocal coach and the greatest frontman in local music history from Hagerstown to discuss "You're Welcome" and his new music.

Wes Moore tells us how the next four years are going to be different for Maryland

Wes Moore tells Nestor and Don his plans to make Maryland growth a source of pride over next decade

Hall of Famer Rod Woodson remembers the first time he met Tony Siragusa in Baltimore

Hall of Famer Rod Woodson remembers his larger than life and always on Ravens teammate Tony Siragusa

25 years ago this week, when Derek Jeter checked into Nestor’s show from the Atlanta World Series

When the Ravens were new and baseball mattered, the launching pad in Atlanta was the place to be on the night of the Jim Leyritz home run that changed Yankees history.

Who has the best crab cake in Maryland? Let the debate continue…

Evan Brown of State Fare in Catonsville and Nestor go down a very familiar crustacean hole and resurrect the eternal debate: what makes the perfect crab cake? One of them intends to investigate this further...

Coming clean with Tommy Conwell and still rumbling in Philly

Rocker Tommy Conwell rumbles in from Philadelphia with tales of music, life, kids and the adult life after Hammerjacks and "I'm Not Your Man."