This is Chapter 7 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 prepare for NFL season.
As Opening Day looms, our longtime Orioles insider Luke Jones gets Nestor pumped for Opening Day and a real Orioles season of hope and questions. First up, the new rules and new schedule format and how it might help the Birds' chances of getting to October baseball.
Amidst the madness of the Lamar Jackson non-exclusive franchise tag and the aftermath, Nestor Aparicio and Dennis Koulatsos debate what happens next in the Lamarathon. And a free promo for The Entire Gym.
Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders takes Nestor inside the upcoming NFL Draft and how other teams are viewing their quarterback options with or without Lamar Jackson. And none of them are trying to get $200 million guaranteed and get a team to give up two No. 1 draft picks for that right.
Seth Elkin of Maryland Lottery tells us the about 50th Anniversary partners like Costas Inn, hosting the Maryland Crab Cake Tour on April 5th to get ready for baseball season and a chance to play Home Run Riches.
Super agent Leigh Steinberg joins Nestor after his client Patrick Mahomes' second Super Bowl title to continue the debate about the value of a sports agent to a player like Lamar Jackson in this free agency and franchise tagging period.
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.