Don't blink: Defense at work! The floor is suddenly rising and the health, cohesive improvement and sheer talent of the Ravens starts to flash the promise that something special is at work in the sixth season of The Revolution of Lamar Jackson. Read Nestor Aparicio's latest #ColumnNes in the aftermath of the Ravens' 37-3 rout over Seattle.
Don't blink: Defense at work! The floor is suddenly rising and the health, cohesive improvement and sheer talent of the Ravens starts to flash the promise that something special is at work in the sixth season of The Revolution of Lamar Jackson. Hear Nestor Aparicio's latest #ColumnNes in the aftermath of the Ravens' 37-3 rout over Seattle.
It took Nestor Aparicio more than 31 years to finally corral his first boss and the man who sponsored his "big break" at The Baltimore Sun in 1986 to come on the radio show and tell all. Let former Baltimore Sun editor Bob Nusgart tell you (and Nestor) why he gave him a sports journalism life in 1984 at The News American that eventually became WNST at the 25th Anniversary at Costas Inn.
There's only one guest who has joined Nestor for 31 years of Preakness week previews and handicapping every one of them. Our dear friend Dick Jerardi (formerly of Towson) ran off to Philadelphia from The News American and Sportsf1rst in 1984 and never came back – except for the third Saturday of May. A view from high above Pimlico from two guys who have seen it all at Old Hilltop.
Spending a March evening in State College waiting on Bruce Springsteen and watching Nittany Lions fans prepare for basketball March Madness, Nestor noticed the wrestling thing and asked the longtime basketball color voice of Happy Valley Dick Jerardi to explain "We Are" and talk Big 10 basketball, Bob Baffert and Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
Reporter Pamela Wood of The Baltimore Banner tells Nestor what she knows about the Ravens new stadium lease and the Orioles future as Maryland is about to undergo a massive change of government in Annapolis.
With the stadium lease drama about to go into extra innings in Annapolis and the typical Angelos family stall rolling on for baseball fans, longtime Baltimore journalist, author and Orioles historian John Eisenberg discusses the history of the franchise, the city and the downtown landscape he found four decades ago when he joined The Sun as a sportswriter and columnist.
As the Maryland Crab Cake Tour presented by The Maryland Lottery, Window Nation and Jiffy Lube takes us throughout the community to tell the best Baltimore Positive stories and Weis conversations, there are none better than the crab cake tales of family lore and secret recipes kept for three generations. Let Steve Pappas tell you the 50-year history history of his family crab cake and Parkville legacy.
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.
Every Orioles fans remembers Barbara Phelps-Anderson, who hit it big in the 50th Anniversary of the Maryland Lottery celebration when Ryan Mountcastle hit the 50th home run in a memorable Baltimore baseball summer. Nestor caught up with the huge Birds fans down in Sunnyside to relive the magic moment and talk offseason Orioles baseball.
As the Baltimore Ravens go to Los Angeles as 3 1/2 point favorites to beat the Chargers at SoFi Stadium on Sunday Night Football, Nestor Aparicio joins Dennis Koulatsos to discuss the purple realities of the bye and remaining path to a No. 1 seed in the AFC and home cooking in January for a Super Bowl run to Las Vegas.