Monday, April 22, 2024

Raymond James

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.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 11 “Nevermore (To Lose) – The Miracle Begins”

“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

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 10 “Moving To The Dark Side”

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.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 7 The Greatest Defense in The History of The Game

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.

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 5 “Canton Comes To Baltimore”

Purple Reign, Chapter 5: "Canton Comes to Baltimore" Nestor recounts what an outpost franchise the Ravens were when Rod Woodson and Shannon Sharpe showed up in Owings Mills

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 1 “Meet The New Boss”

Purple Reign, Chapter 1: "The Boss Arrives" “Hi, Coach Billick? My name is Nestor Aparicio. I own the all-sports radio station in Baltimore and I’m about to become your new best friend.”

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 2 “A Silver Trophy But Not A Silver Spoon”

Purple Reign, Chapter 2: "A Silver Trophy But Not a Silver Spoon" The legacy of Art and David Modell and how they came to Baltimore from Cleveland and built a Super Bowl XXXV championship operation

Purple Reign 1: Chapter 4 “Slapdicks, Quarterbacks and Pranks”

Purple Reign, Chapter 4: "Slapdicks, Quarterbacks, and Pranks". Nestor chronicles the room of Dilfer, Banks and Redman and the Super Bowl XXXV champs that went a month without a TD
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Latest News

Finding rewards after the 420 holiday

It's the biggest weekend of the year in the cannabis deals and discount world and Wendy Bronfein of Curio Wellness tells Nestor about what happens after the 420 holiday with a new and innovative rewards system available to adult-use customers all over Maryland.

Those Orioles home runs continue to pay off in grand slam riches

Seth Elkin and Nestor discuss the rash of Orioles homers benefiting Home Run Riches winners and waiting on every grand slam when the bases are loaded. Big money. Big fun. Every night the Birds play!

Quiet start to offseason program exactly what Ravens want

Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson was present for the start of voluntary workouts earlier this week.

Sneed makes case for Baltimore City Council President seat

Leading her campaign with transparency and more fairness in Baltimore City government, former District 13 councilwoman Shannon Sneed tells Nestor the importance of the City Council President seat and the goals of her campaign for citizens.

A Walkoff Wednesday for Orioles works well before roadtrip

Luke Jones and Nestor discuss the incredible spot start of veteran Albert Suarez start, another walkoff home run by Cedric Mullins and the re-emergence of Cal Ripken to Orioles baseball this month as the team heads to Kansas City and Los Angeles before returning home on Friday, April 26th against the Oakland Athletics.

Twelve Orioles Thoughts following three-game sweep over Minnesota

Cedric Mullins began the series with a phenomenal diving catch and finished it with the first career walk-off homer.

Mullins’ walk-off homer, Suarez’s impressive start lift Orioles to sweep over Minnesota

Albert Suarez pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings in his club debut before Cedric Mullins won the game on Wednesday.

Hyde, Orioles happy with Bradish’s first rehab start at Double-A Bowie

Kyle Bradish tossed three scoreless innings and struck out four in Tuesday's start.
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