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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The picture is from October 1996 at the Indianapolis airport when Nestor ran into the Governor with Ricig's Bob Irsay dummy on a stick. The conversation is Part Two of a spicy chat with John Moag and Schaefer at The Barn to kickoff the Ravens' second season on 33rd Street at Memorial Stadium.
Author Brad Balukjian returns to discuss the aftermath of his best-selling book on what happened to old baseball players – and his buggy tales of Tahiti and real science discovery beyond Rick Sutcliffe.
The University of Delaware Magazine is doing a feature story on Joe Flacco, now that he has made his way back to Philadelphia via the Eagles. Editor Artika Casini asks Nestor to tell some Joe Cool tales of Baltimore Ravens lore.
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
Legendary Boston Globe baseball insider Dan Shaughnessy joins Nestor from New England to discuss the many Red Sox and Orioles battles and scars and glorious history. And then there's what we'll witness this season from Fenway to Camden Yards...
After a trip to New York to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, Nestor comes back from way downtown in Gotham with a big city story that Don Mohler has never heard for The Recon about the birth of his career. You know about Kenny Albert but what about his father's role in berthing WNST?
While watching the Orioles play the Mets in Queens and hearing Cakes on the MASN call, Nestor reached to venerable New York Daily News baseball insider Bill Madden to tell some tales from the 1969 crypt. Oh, and there was the time at Cross Keys on the Yankees beat when he witnessed the Billy Martin-Ed Whitson bar brawl.