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Purple Reign 1: Chapter 9 “‘O’ as in Offensive – The Dust Bowl Comes East”

The Ravens came to Miami on Sept. 17, 2000, for the first time in their five-year existence and the fans from Baltimore were out in force. It was the first time a Baltimore football franchise had played in South Florida since Dan Marino’s rookie season. A lot had changed from that day in 1983.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 8 “First Things First”

It has been said that you need to crawl before you can walk. For the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, much of that crawling was done during the end of the 1999 season. Before Shannon Sharpe came to play. While Trent Dilfer was still sitting on the bench in Tampa Bay, waiting for redemption. While Jamal Lewis and Travis Taylor were still attending college classes and hoping to become first-round draft picks in the NFL.

Siragusa pouring out his love for the Modell Family in 2017

When David Modell died in early 2017, Nestor reached to many of the Super Bowl XXXV heroes and early Ravens players to discuss the Modell family and coming to Baltimore to built a legacy. Tony Siragusa discussed a magical time in sports history in our city and left poignant words behind. We mourn his death here at WNST Baltimore Positive.

Tony Siragusa tells Nestor about trying to tackle Lamar Jackson

As the the torrid 2019 Baltimore Ravens were headed into the playoffs, Nestor reached to legendary defensive tackle Tony Siragusa to inquire about how he'd try to wrap up the fleet Lamar Jackson. As usual, part comedy and part science ensued with The Goose.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 7 “The Greatest Defense in The History of The Game”

While the 2000 Baltimore Ravens will always receive credit from fans and foes alike for being the team that allowed the fewest points in NFL history – and punctuated that task with a defensive unit shutout in Super Bowl XXXV – only four men can properly put into perspective the pain, the growth and the joy of a group that ultimately captured greatness.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 6 “No Fooling in April – The War Room Breeds a Champion”

From Ozzie Newsome and Phil Savage, the Ravens dominance began on their first draft day in 1996. Nestor takes you inside that inaugural War Room that netted Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 5 “Canton Comes To Baltimore”

Purple Reign, Chapter 5: "Canton Comes to Baltimore" Nestor recounts what an outpost franchise the Ravens were when Rod Woodson and Shannon Sharpe showed up in Owings Mills

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 1 “Meet The New Boss”

Purple Reign, Chapter 1: "The Boss Arrives" “Hi, Coach Billick? My name is Nestor Aparicio. I own the all-sports radio station in Baltimore and I’m about to become your new best friend.”

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 2 “A Silver Trophy But Not A Silver Spoon”

Purple Reign, Chapter 2: "A Silver Trophy But Not a Silver Spoon" The legacy of Art and David Modell and how they came to Baltimore from Cleveland and built a Super Bowl XXXV championship operation

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Purple Reign 1: Chapter 9 “‘O’ as in Offensive – The Dust Bowl Comes East”

The Ravens came to Miami on Sept. 17, 2000, for the first time in their five-year existence and the fans from Baltimore were out in force. It was the first time a Baltimore football franchise had played in South Florida since Dan Marino’s rookie season. A lot had changed from that day in 1983.

Availability, consistency leading to breakout year for Orioles’ Hays

Austin Hays continues to build a good case for an invitation to next month's All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.

Finding some color and crunch in your healthy Weis summer snacks

Christina Pelletier of Weis Markets offers Nestor some healthy snack ideas for summer living

Remembering the laughs and drinks and shots with the larger than life Tony Siragusa

Nestor remembers the life and times and laughs and tackles of Tony Siragusa with Luke Jones

Asking The Baltimore Banner leadership how they’ll make a difference locally with better news

Imtiaz Patel and Kimi Yoshino of The Baltimore Banner discuss launch week with Nestor