Friday, September 30, 2022

Remember That Time

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...

Crab cakes and comedy with Mickey Cucchiella in Dundalk

Mickey Cucchiella joins Nestor and Don at Costas to celebrate all things Maryland and local comedy

The Slim Man brings his music home to Baltimore to cook and camp at Ramshead Annapolis

Slim Manicotti comes home to Baltimore to talk cooking, crab cakes and great music with Nestor. And the serendipity of a lovely "Tim Camp and Brian Jack were roommates back in the day" tale on the weekend of a Child's Play reunion was quite the bonus here.

Purple Reign 2: Chapter 17 “The Last Ride of 52”

This is Chapter 17 of "Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story." Author and radio host and entrepreneur Nestor Aparicio is releasing the 2013 book chapter by chapter daily. This is the last dance downtown for Ray Lewis in purple.

Maryland Crab Cake (and Brewery) Tour Day 1: Conrad’s Seafood Market in Towson and Red Brick Station in White Marsh

The first day of the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by The Maryland Lottery, Goodwill, Window Nation and the Restaurant Association of Maryland was a busy local Towson and White Marsh day. Dr. Steve Elliott from Elliott Chiropractic and Gregg Landry of Towson Transfer have been friends with Nestor for three decades and shared the local business and community love to kick off 31 crab cakes and 31 breweries in 31 days to celebrate 31 years on Baltimore airwaves and to promote local business and Restaurant Week all over the state from September 16th through 25th.

Purple Reign 2: Chapter 10 “The sad loss of a great work of Art”

This is Chapter 10 of "Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story." Author and radio host and entrepreneur Nestor Aparicio is releasing it chapter by chapter daily to get #RavensFlock ready for NFL season. Hear Art Modell tell his life story here.

Purple Reign 2: Chapter 9 “Injury after insult after implosion – Psychology 2012”

This is Chapter 9 of "Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story." Author and radio host and entrepreneur Nestor Aparicio is releasing it chapter by chapter daily to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Ravens Super Bowl win in New Orleans.

Purple Reign 2 Chapter 7: “How to find a franchise quarterback?”

This is Chapter 7 of "Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story." Author and radio host and entrepreneur Nestor Aparicio is releasing the 2013 book chapter by chapter daily to prepare for NFL season.

Purple Reign 2: Chapter 6 “The other Hall of Famer from The U…”

This is Chapter 6 of "Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story." Author and radio host and entrepreneur Nestor Aparicio is releasing the 2013 book chapter by chapter daily to get #RavensFlock ready for NFL season.
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