Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Dan Pompei of The Athletic tells Nestor what makes Ravens franchise ready for next Super Bowl glory

Our old friend Dan Pompei of The Athletic came to Baltimore last week to write about standout defensive tackle Justin Madubuike but has been here many times over the years chronicling great players Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta have brought to Baltimore.

Legendary Peter King of NBC Sports joins Nestor to discuss Lamar, halftime speeches and winning a Super Bowl

Legendary Peter King of NBC Sports returns to Baltimore to discuss halftime speeches vs. adjustments, the revolution of Lamar Jackson and how the Ravens became the hunted in the AFC race for Super Bowl glory in Las Vegas. No beer or coffee nerds talk in this one: just football and who is going to win.

Dan Pompei: Ravens procurement of players and developing them has put them here

Dan Pompei of The Athletic tells Nestor what makes Ravens franchise ready for next Super Bowl glory

Peter King: I could not find one team last offseason that wanted Lamar

Legendary Peter King of NBC Sports returns to Baltimore to discuss halftime speeches vs. adjustments, the revolution of Lamar Jackson and how the Ravens became the hunted in the AFC race for Super Bowl glory in Las Vegas. No beer or coffee nerds talk in this one: just football and who is going to win.

WNST STORY OF GLORY No. 13 – Finding the next Baltimore sports media kings by contesting

While there were more than 1,000 applicants over several years of audition tapes, resumes, interns, producers, gophers and wannabes, we knew back in 2008 that Luke Jones was the real deal when he rolled in sporting that Haloti Ngata jersey, a stocked notebook and showed he was far more serious than anyone we'd ever met then – or since!

Football author and historian Jason Cole discusses Ravens road to Super Bowl and the big moment for Lamar with Nestor

Football author and historian Jason Cole discusses Ravens road to Super Bowl and the big moment for Lamar with Nestor

Jason Cole: Ravens consistency will be hard to beat this month

Football author and historian Jason Cole discusses the Ravens' road to Super Bowl and the big moment for Lamar Jackson as a No. 1 seed with a bye in a diminished AFC playoff tournament.

Tooten discusses his Deep South journey and state of education and race in America

Dr. Tim Tooten is no stranger to Baltimore citizens. The longtime education reporter at WBAL-TV and pastor of Harvest Christian Ministries joined us during the early days of COVID in June 2020 to tell us about his journey from the Suwannee River near Gainesville, Florida to Baltimore and what he has learned about people. A very compelling conversation with a Baltimore education reporting legend, who just retired from his work as a local journalist.

What do we really expect from Orioles offseason “improvement”?

When the Maryland Crab Cake Tour came to Koco's Pub in Lauraville, it was a chance to discuss the Orioles offseason expectations with two longtime Orioles observers and media types. Our sports cartoonist pal Ricig and Baltimore Magazine senior editor discuss the magic of 2023 and the possibilities for 2024 and beyond with Mike Elias.

Big Orioles observers Ricig and Ron Cassie talk Baltimore baseball future, offseason and stadium fiasco with Nestor

Big Orioles observers Ricig and Ron Cassie talk Baltimore baseball future, offseason and stadium fiasco with Nestor
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Finding The Vault and gems of the past and future at “new” CFG Bank Arena

Our Chief Digital Officer Mike Rosenfeld offered Nestor a chance to be a suite life guy for the recent Journey and Toto concert at CFG Bank Arena and wanted his feedback. Comedy and music and Danny DeVito and PacMan and free booze and why Edie Brown needs a room named after her at the former Baltimore Civic Center.

What are the next key moves of DeCosta and Ravens?

As the NFL Combine gathers in Indianapolis, Luke Jones and Nestor discuss the Ravens' decisions on the franchise tag for Justin Madubuike and where to go in April for offensive linemen and more depth across the roster as the inevitable offseason attrition continues.

DeCosta says Ravens “probably will” tag Madubuike without long-term deal

Baltimore has until next Tuesday to use the franchise tag on Pro Bowl defensive tackle Justin Madubuike.

Ravens make four new hires to coaching staff official ahead of scouting combine

Head coach John Harbaugh lost several notable assistants following the 2023 season.

Hot yoga, great football and giving back and living in Baltimore as a Ravens alum

Our resident Super Bowl XXXV champion and hot yoga devotee Femi Ayandabejo joins Nestor for a spirited debate about mental fitness, personal strength and Ravens football and the importance of giving back on Crab Cake Row: A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl from Faidley's for the Maryland Food Bank.

Crab Cake Row: Our marketing pal Steve Taormino donates cans and talks Vehicles For Change and brands

We began the second day of our "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" from Costas Inn with a large donation from our CC&A pal Steve Taormino, who partners with Vehicles For Change, a local organization with national ties that helps folks with transportation and transforms lives.

The Peter Principles (Ch. 4) – The Dumb Dumb error begins in Baltimore

The Ballad of Davey Johnson begins in Baltimore in 1996. All he ever did was win baseball games. He and Peter Angelos never agreed on much. And then he was gone. Here's the whole story through the eyes of the journalists who covered it.

Crab Cake Row: TurnAround providing support for victims of worst crimes against women and children

Former Ravens Super Bowl XXXV champion running back Femi Ayanbadejo tells Nestor why TurnAround earned his support for survivors of abuse from Faidley's on "A Cup Of Soup Or Bowl Week" for the Maryland Food Bank.
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