“When you go into the lion’s den, you don’t tippy-toe in. You carry a spear! You go in screaming like a banshee and say, Where is the son of a bitch?” The legend and #PurpleReign lore of #RavensFlock win in Nashville and Ray Lewis > Eddie George. @NestorAparicio presents his 2001 SB35 epic tale.
“Next time we play the Tennessee Titans, we’ll kick their ass.” Sam Adams at The Barn in Oct. 2000 to @NestorAparicio during Ravens Super Bowl XXXV run. And then January happened! Remember the Titans? We do... #RavensFlock
The death of Tony Siragusa has us discussing every aspect of the Purple Reign magic surrounding Super Bowl XXXV and the greatest defense in the history of the game. Safety Kim Herring was drafted into a Baltimore Ravens uniform in 1997 and knew nothing about the franchise. Let him tell you about "the man of the people" – The Goose.
Two things were pretty obvious to everyone who watched the 2000 Baltimore Ravens during the first half of the season. When they passed the ball, they made mistakes and were ineffective. But each time they tried to run the football with any consistency, they succeeded.
During the 2001 Westminster training camp of the inaugural HBO season of "Hard Knocks," Tony Siragusa and Nestor made some space at the Best Western and talked about what happens after you win the Super Bowl. We will miss The Goose.
After his own cancer battle, the Governor of Maryland joined the WNST crew for a night that brought together the Ravens and Steelers, John Harbaugh, Brian Billick and Mike Tomlin – all for There Goes My Hero. This became the inspiration for Baltimore Positive.
We continue to monitor the progress of the new administration through the eyes of other who aspired to run the business of Baltimore. The prosecutor in Thiru Vignarajah has never had trouble defining the problems and discussing potential solutions.
Bottom line: some of Nestor's favorite songs were written by this guy. Yours, too! If you love music – Kiss, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Michael Bolton, Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin, Alice Cooper – this is the man behind the words.
He led with his heart and his brain and it led to Trent Dilfer winning a ring with the Baltimore Ravens in a very short time here. On the day after Christmas in a short playoff week back in 2000, he told us what winning would mean to him with the emotion we expect...