As my time at The Baltimore Sun comes to a close, I was asked to encapsulate the 30 years (half my life) in a few paragraphs – which is impossible. If added together, I’ve spent years at a variety of stadiums, arenas and gyms around the country, with an up-close view of sports history. I’ve covered World Series, Super Bowls, Final Fours, Stanley Cup Finals, etc., and I’ve been paid to be there — what a job! My career in Baltimore lasted longer then Cal Ripken Jr.’s, and I have thousands of photos to prove it.
Ravens executive O.J. Brigance, a former linebacker battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease whose presence inspired current players during last season’s Super Bowl run, and his wife Chanda participated in the first pitch ceremony before Thursday evening’s Orioles game for Major League Baseball’s 4 ALS initiative and ALS Awareness Month. The Brigances’ appearance was the latest in a series of moving first pitch ceremonies at Camden Yards.
Feb. 5 Photo Brief: Baltimore celebrates the Ravens, facial reconstruction of King Richard III and the world’s first bionic man
Baltimore celebrates the Ravens, facial reconstruction of King Richard III, the world’s first bionic man and more in today’s daily brief.
Fans piled out into the streets of Federal Hill to celebrate the Ravens, who beat the 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.
Stills taken from the rooftop of Mother’s on S. Charles Street. Fifteen second intervals for nearly two hours beginning in the last minute of the fourth quarter in 30 degree weather. ISO set to 2500. Things to look out for: ebb and flow of the crowd, fans climbing trees and on top vehicles, crowd surfing, shirts and newspapers flying and mounted police.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week photojournalists Lloyd Fox, Kenneth K. Lam, and Gene Sweeney Jr. photographed the Baltimore Ravens as they win Super Bowl XLVII by defeating the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
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For the first time since Katrina, New Orleans will once again play host to the Super Bowl as the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers prepare to square off on Sunday. This is the tenth time the city, best known for letting the good times role, will have welcomed football’s biggest spectacle tying them with Miami for the most. Six of those Super Bowls have been played in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
Feb. 1 Photo Brief: A ‘Bear’ wins the Wing Bowl, the Ravens prepare for the Super Bowl and ewes take to the streets in France
Shepherds protest the new European Union electronic RFID chip legislation, Jamie ‘The Bear’ McDonald upsets three-time winner Jon Squibb by 5 wings at ‘Wing Bowl 21,’ the Harbaugh brothers hold a press conference before the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers battle it out in Super Bowl XLVII and more in today’s daily brief.
Forest Hill resident Matt Andrews has been a die-hard Baltimore Ravens fan since the team came in 1996. He now has a fan bus filled with paraphernalia and mementos, as well as a group of men and women who join him at rallies, parties, charity events and anywhere else the Fan Man will go. Check out these photos from The Aegis and The Baltimore Sun, and the video below.