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Telander: Capturing the rich history and passion of Chicago sports

Five decades into documenting all things sports at The Chicago Sun-Times, legendary Windy City columnist Rick Telander visits Nestor to discuss the current woes of the Cubs and White Sox – and the bigger picture of a life spent in gyms and stadiums chasing the greatest athletes on earth in a sports-crazed city with competitive journalists.

A life in East Baltimore soccer and sports with Curley’s Barry Stitz

They shared the same Eastwood Little League diamonds as kids in the 1970s and five decades later, former Blast and Spirit star Barry Stitz of Archbishop Curley and Nestor come full circle with a lengthy conversation about Little Flower, having great parents and coaches who loved sports and how soccer has powered his Friars’ loyalty since those sandlot days at the Joseph Lee Fields.

The many directions DeCosta can go with pick No. 14 Luke

Assessing another Ravens draft class

Our old NFL draftnik and historian Dennis Koulatsos joins Nestor for an annual evaluation of the Ravens’ draft class and needs heading into the spring.

Ravens played the corner in this draft

With so much focus on the flaring needs on the offensive line, Luke Jones and Nestor discuss the wisdom and ideology behind the Ravens’ selection of cornerback Nate Wiggins in the first round and how the franchise will ultimately protect Lamar Jackson and stoke the running game.

Remembering Lefty

Luke Jones and Nestor discuss Lefty Driesell, Terps mojo, Ravens departures and potential of Orioles to rule local sports scene

Jarret Johnson: Lamar and Ravens will be better prepared than in 2019

After playing 12 years in the National Football League as a solid linebacker and the only two-time captain the University of Alabama, former Ravens’ standout Jarret Johnson knows the emotions and demands of playoff football. He joins Nestor in discussing ways to contain Lamar Jackson and the proud Crimson Tide legacy that Nick Saban built since he left Tuscaloosa two decades ago to play with Ray Lewis in Baltimore.

WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 15 – The night Deion Sanders made Parkville “Primetime” with Ravens fans

We’re still in the process of trying to recover the actual two-hour interview from Putty Hill Station in November 2004, but we remember this is the night that “Prime” rolled into Parkville with then-backup quarterback Kordell “Slash” Stewart (one-time star of the Pittsburgh Steelers) to make it a Hall of Fame evening for Ravens fans. We’ll find the tape. Soon. We hope…

Putting the local HEX on the stink and odor in your sweaty athletic gear

In an effort to get the stench out of his rancid hot yoga gear, Nestor found a laundry product that was produced right here in Baltimore. Then, he set out to find HEX founder Drew Westervelt, who joined him at Far & Dotter in Timonium on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour to tell the rest of an amazing science, sports and a determination detergent trail from lacrosse laundry to stinky hot yoga gear and getting it really clean.

The crooked road to college football glory

With the injustice done to Florida State in the college football $y$tem, Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss bad bowl undefeated beats and the Ravens’ path to January glory through five tough opponents.

When you don’t make the grade on campus

You can be almost perfect when you’re a head football coach and player buyer but don’t lose to your rival. Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss the college consequences of losing in Columbus and the good life of Ravens bye week.

The Legacy of Lamar Jackson vs. other NFL quarterbacks

As the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by The Maryland Lottery, Window Nation and Jiffy Lube rolls toward the holidays, it’s always great to have Weis conversation with local authors like John Eisenberg, who recently wrote “Rocket Men,” a history of what led to the opportunity for someone like Lamar Jackson to change the quarterback game.

Feasting on football and waiting on Sunday night

The biggest college football game of the year is sandwiched between four days of NFL action this holiday weekend. Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss Michigan and Ohio State and the Harbaugh family madness as we feast and await the Ravens visit to Los Angeles at the end of it all.

Telling the story of the Magic ride of Earvin Johnson

Renowned author Roland Lazenby tells Nestor about his latest biography on the life and times of Earvin “Magic” Johnson. From the roots of his basketball story through the Showtime Lakers to becoming one of the richest American athletes in the world through his passion for being an entrepreneur, businessman and civic mover.

Continuing the Coppin State tradition on the floor

Coppin State president Dr. Anthony Jenkins tells Nestor about the growth and passion at Coppin State University on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market. And save the date for the big LSU and Angel Reece visit home to West Baltimore on December 20th!

Getting ready to fly once again with the Eagles at Coppin State

Coppin State president Dr. Anthony Jenkins and basketball head coach Larry Stewart join Nestor at Faidley’s for the Maryland Crab Cake Tour as the kids get back to class in West Baltimore. WNST is proud to enter our 10th season as the flagship for Eagles sports and basketball.

Getting the business and history of football right

Former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi tells us about his football journey and provides an NFL history lesson in his new book, “Football Done Right,” which presents his calls on the greatest players and coaches the sport has ever seen.

Kicking off and knowing your limits with sports wagering

Executive Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming John Martin discusses the beginning of the first full football season with mobile wagering here with excitement and caution as September also kicks off a month of gambling awareness and knowing how to slow your roll and having a plan.

Where did pro football really get its start?

Author Gregg Ficery takes Nestor on a century-old tour through the roots of football history in Pittsburgh and Massillon in his new book, “Gridiron Legacy,” which even taught the folks in Canton a few facts about how entrenched organized crime and gambling were at the turn of the 20th century around the emerging sport that took rugby to a different level.

Laying out the full case for why running backs are getting pinched by NFL money

He represents the best running back in the National Football League but can’t secure a long-term deal in Las Vegas for Raiders offensive weapon Josh Jacobs. Our resident NFL agent Chad Wiestling educates Nestor and Chris about what’s happened to the market for running backs in the NFL and how it will effect every player like J.K. Dobbins in the future.

The new hoops head coach at Coppin is coming home

New Coppin State head coach Larry Stewart tells Nestor how his lifelong basketball journey led him back home to the Eagles to find a different campus than when he played for Fang Mitchell a generation ago. Hear the Eagles play and all of Coppin State sports on WNST-AM and Baltimore Positive all year long as the flagship radio for the West Baltimore MEAC institution.

What is Pete Caringi going to do with all this time on his hands?

Legendary UMBC soccer head coach Pete Caringi joins Nestor on The Maryland Crab Cake Tour at McFaul’s Oyster and Reel in Essex and tells Nestor about why he left and what he plans to do now that he’s handed the reigns to longtime assistant Anthony Adams in Catonsville.

The first step in the Renaissance of downtown Baltimore

With the grand opening of the CFG Bank Arena and Springsteen and The Eagles opening the building, our roofer and local philosopher Bill Cole joins Nestor to discuss the long road to getting downtown competitive again as Orioles baseball and biggest music acts in the world descend upon the Charm City this spring and summer.

Telander: Capturing the rich history and passion of Chicago sports

Five decades into documenting all things sports at The Chicago Sun-Times, legendary Windy City columnist Rick Telander visits Nestor to discuss the current woes of the Cubs and White Sox – and the bigger picture of a life spent in gyms and stadiums chasing the greatest athletes on earth in a sports-crazed city with competitive journalists.

A life in East Baltimore soccer and sports with Curley’s Barry Stitz

They shared the same Eastwood Little League diamonds as kids in the 1970s and five decades later, former Blast and Spirit star Barry Stitz of Archbishop Curley and Nestor come full circle with a lengthy conversation about Little Flower, having great parents and coaches who loved sports and how soccer has powered his Friars’ loyalty since those sandlot days at the Joseph Lee Fields.

The many directions DeCosta can go with pick No. 14 Luke

Assessing another Ravens draft class

Our old NFL draftnik and historian Dennis Koulatsos joins Nestor for an annual evaluation of the Ravens’ draft class and needs heading into the spring.

Ravens played the corner in this draft

With so much focus on the flaring needs on the offensive line, Luke Jones and Nestor discuss the wisdom and ideology behind the Ravens’ selection of cornerback Nate Wiggins in the first round and how the franchise will ultimately protect Lamar Jackson and stoke the running game.

Remembering Lefty

Luke Jones and Nestor discuss Lefty Driesell, Terps mojo, Ravens departures and potential of Orioles to rule local sports scene

Jarret Johnson: Lamar and Ravens will be better prepared than in 2019

After playing 12 years in the National Football League as a solid linebacker and the only two-time captain the University of Alabama, former Ravens’ standout Jarret Johnson knows the emotions and demands of playoff football. He joins Nestor in discussing ways to contain Lamar Jackson and the proud Crimson Tide legacy that Nick Saban built since he left Tuscaloosa two decades ago to play with Ray Lewis in Baltimore.

WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 15 – The night Deion Sanders made Parkville “Primetime” with Ravens fans

We’re still in the process of trying to recover the actual two-hour interview from Putty Hill Station in November 2004, but we remember this is the night that “Prime” rolled into Parkville with then-backup quarterback Kordell “Slash” Stewart (one-time star of the Pittsburgh Steelers) to make it a Hall of Fame evening for Ravens fans. We’ll find the tape. Soon. We hope…

Putting the local HEX on the stink and odor in your sweaty athletic gear

In an effort to get the stench out of his rancid hot yoga gear, Nestor found a laundry product that was produced right here in Baltimore. Then, he set out to find HEX founder Drew Westervelt, who joined him at Far & Dotter in Timonium on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour to tell the rest of an amazing science, sports and a determination detergent trail from lacrosse laundry to stinky hot yoga gear and getting it really clean.

The crooked road to college football glory

With the injustice done to Florida State in the college football $y$tem, Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss bad bowl undefeated beats and the Ravens’ path to January glory through five tough opponents.

When you don’t make the grade on campus

You can be almost perfect when you’re a head football coach and player buyer but don’t lose to your rival. Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss the college consequences of losing in Columbus and the good life of Ravens bye week.

The Legacy of Lamar Jackson vs. other NFL quarterbacks

As the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by The Maryland Lottery, Window Nation and Jiffy Lube rolls toward the holidays, it’s always great to have Weis conversation with local authors like John Eisenberg, who recently wrote “Rocket Men,” a history of what led to the opportunity for someone like Lamar Jackson to change the quarterback game.

Feasting on football and waiting on Sunday night

The biggest college football game of the year is sandwiched between four days of NFL action this holiday weekend. Leonard Raskin and Nestor discuss Michigan and Ohio State and the Harbaugh family madness as we feast and await the Ravens visit to Los Angeles at the end of it all.

Telling the story of the Magic ride of Earvin Johnson

Renowned author Roland Lazenby tells Nestor about his latest biography on the life and times of Earvin “Magic” Johnson. From the roots of his basketball story through the Showtime Lakers to becoming one of the richest American athletes in the world through his passion for being an entrepreneur, businessman and civic mover.

Continuing the Coppin State tradition on the floor

Coppin State president Dr. Anthony Jenkins tells Nestor about the growth and passion at Coppin State University on the Maryland Crab Cake Tour at Faidley’s Seafood in Lexington Market. And save the date for the big LSU and Angel Reece visit home to West Baltimore on December 20th!

Getting ready to fly once again with the Eagles at Coppin State

Coppin State president Dr. Anthony Jenkins and basketball head coach Larry Stewart join Nestor at Faidley’s for the Maryland Crab Cake Tour as the kids get back to class in West Baltimore. WNST is proud to enter our 10th season as the flagship for Eagles sports and basketball.

Getting the business and history of football right

Former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi tells us about his football journey and provides an NFL history lesson in his new book, “Football Done Right,” which presents his calls on the greatest players and coaches the sport has ever seen.

Kicking off and knowing your limits with sports wagering

Executive Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming John Martin discusses the beginning of the first full football season with mobile wagering here with excitement and caution as September also kicks off a month of gambling awareness and knowing how to slow your roll and having a plan.

Where did pro football really get its start?

Author Gregg Ficery takes Nestor on a century-old tour through the roots of football history in Pittsburgh and Massillon in his new book, “Gridiron Legacy,” which even taught the folks in Canton a few facts about how entrenched organized crime and gambling were at the turn of the 20th century around the emerging sport that took rugby to a different level.

Laying out the full case for why running backs are getting pinched by NFL money

He represents the best running back in the National Football League but can’t secure a long-term deal in Las Vegas for Raiders offensive weapon Josh Jacobs. Our resident NFL agent Chad Wiestling educates Nestor and Chris about what’s happened to the market for running backs in the NFL and how it will effect every player like J.K. Dobbins in the future.

The new hoops head coach at Coppin is coming home

New Coppin State head coach Larry Stewart tells Nestor how his lifelong basketball journey led him back home to the Eagles to find a different campus than when he played for Fang Mitchell a generation ago. Hear the Eagles play and all of Coppin State sports on WNST-AM and Baltimore Positive all year long as the flagship radio for the West Baltimore MEAC institution.

What is Pete Caringi going to do with all this time on his hands?

Legendary UMBC soccer head coach Pete Caringi joins Nestor on The Maryland Crab Cake Tour at McFaul’s Oyster and Reel in Essex and tells Nestor about why he left and what he plans to do now that he’s handed the reigns to longtime assistant Anthony Adams in Catonsville.

The first step in the Renaissance of downtown Baltimore

With the grand opening of the CFG Bank Arena and Springsteen and The Eagles opening the building, our roofer and local philosopher Bill Cole joins Nestor to discuss the long road to getting downtown competitive again as Orioles baseball and biggest music acts in the world descend upon the Charm City this spring and summer.

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