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Purple Reign 2: Chapter 3 “The Wizard of Oz and The Process”

This is Chapter 3 of "Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story." Author and radio host and entrepreneur Nestor Aparicio is releasing the 2013 book chapter by chapter daily to get you ready for NFL season.

Purple Reign 2: Chapter 1 “Meet the new boss, not the same as the old boss”

This is Chapter 1 of "Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story" written in Spring 2013 after the Ravens Super Bowl championship in New Orleans.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 16 “Everyone Loves a Parade

I hate parades. I don’t watch them on television. I don’t attend them. I don’t even understand the point of them. Prior to Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, I had been to one parade in my life, and I didn’t like it.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 15 “Festivus Maximus”

The news reports came fast and furious on the Monday before the Super Bowl. Just a day into the biggest week of my life, and the reporters couldn’t wait to track me down with the latest news. One of the Ravens’ team buses, leaving a downtown pep rally for BWI Airport and a charter flight to Tampa, had been involved in an accident, hitting a police cruiser.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 14 “Painting The Black Hole Purple”

The minute Tony Siragusa landed on Rich Gannon, it was all over for the Oakland Raiders in the AFC Championship Game. Let @NestorAparicio take you back to The Black Hole and experience the day the Ravens went to their first Super Bowl.

The ghosts of Memorial Stadium and the legend of Tony Siragusa

Before Ray Lewis entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton in 2018, Tony Siragusa took Nestor into the last century and what powered the greatest defense in the history of the game – even back in the days of Ted Marchibroda and 33rd Street.

During Hard Knocks, when The Goose told us about his summer with a ring and a Super Bowl trophy

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.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 13 “Anthony Who? – The Music City Mugging”

“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.

That time in 2005 when Tony Siragusa had us try his tasty ribs at Super Bowl

After his career, The Goose went into television and brought his signature Sunday dish to Radio Row in Jacksonville the week that Nestor retired from daily sports radio. Comedy ensued...

Talking about Goose, 33rd Street and the old days with Super Bowl XXXV champ Kim Herring

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.
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Separating facts from fiction: Lamar Jackson v. Ravens for the money has begun

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Burrowing in for another unlikely Super Bowl run?

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Waiting for John Angelos to show us the financials of the Baltimore Orioles

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A purple and orange local sports poet – and we didn’t even know it?

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