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.
Our first chat of Crab Cake Tour Stop 3 leads us to Frederick Road and the amazing journey of Evan Brown from two "once in a lifetime" floods in Ellicott City at Portalli's to a friendly new home in the center of his hometown of Catonsville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The games must be played. The television and media partners demand it. Professor Marty Conway brings class to session with facts about the demands on Roger Goodell to get the games in – no matter what.
One of the benefits of the weekly Friday afternoon Maryland Crab Cake Tour is inviting our favorite people onto the show to talk about Weis wisdom, expertise and gratitude. Dr. Steve Elliott and his wife Alison of Elliott Family Chiropractic Life told Nestor about their 50 bar Maryland pub crawl that will make you thirsty for more adjustments.
Our WNST live radio shows with Ravens players always had a great home at Greenmount Station in Hampstead. The Maryland Crab Cake Tour stopped by with former intern Tim Watts and restaurateur Chris Richards to story tell about what makes Carroll County great.
In addition to a long video series we'll present at Baltimore Positive in September after the #CrabCakeTour from inside his picking facility in Cambridge, this is a long-form chat with Jack Brooks of J.M. Clayton Seafood along with Damye Hahn of Faidley's in Baltimore discussing why those crab cakes cost what they do in the summer of 2021.
The Maryland Crab Cake Tour returned to Costas Inn in Dundalk for a long chat with two Baltimore County Executives as Johnny Olszewski joins Don Mohler for some serious information on how local government has worked to help citizens through the pandemic.
Dr. Charles Fine of McDonough Dental in Owings Mills joins Nestor to discuss their mutual love of Orioles history and memorabilia. And the doc updates us on the importance of visiting a dentist during COVID.
For any family having fun in Ocean City, a trip to Jolly Roger is mandatory for bumper cars, water slides, go karts or just a ride on the carousel. And for Nestor, a lifetime of memories come flooding back about times spent on and off the boardwalk at the beach.
Our Chief Digital Officer Mike Rosenfeld of Web Connection was a little sore and tired getting to the segment because he was playing "pickleball." After three people mentioned the same game on the same day, Nestor thought it was time to investigate this middle-age crisis in America.
It's no secret every municipality across the country will have budget shortfalls amidst the madness of COVID. Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk from District 1 talks money and budgets and managing through this national crisis.
Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis brings Nestor some fresh air and thoughts on the departure of Big Ben in Pittsburgh and how the cities are always in battle and the rivalry never dims. Not even to watch Cincinnati.
Purple Reign, Chapter 3: "The Original Birds and the Mean Machine" Nestor chronicles the very beginning and April 1996 draft with a new name, no colors and no logo – but two future Hall of Famers coming to Baltimore.
This picture was taken in 1989 backstage at Hammerjacks. Locally born and bred drummer Steve Gorman (on right in Orioles orinthologically correct hat) will take over the story from there in the aftermath of his best-selling book on the history of the notoriously infamous Black Crowes and life with The Brothers Robinson.