Justin Silberman


Baltimore Company ‘Custom Model Railroads’ Teams with ESPN

Phot via custommodelrailroads.com
Photo via custommodelrailroads.com

As ESPN promotes the upcoming College Football Playoff, Baltimore resident Jeff Springer’s imprint can be seen all over the network.

Springer’s Hampden-based company, Custom Model Railroads (CMR), specializes in designing and building custom made structures and kits. Springer and CMR recently teamed up with Coyote Productions to create one of ESPN’s commercials.

The 60-second advertisement, which first aired in mid-December, features TV highlight clips of players from the four squads in this year’s field — Clemson, Michigan State, Alabama and Oklahoma — on Times Square-like buildings. It will continue airing through the national championship game Jan. 11, 2016 between the winner of the Clemson-Oklahoma Orange Bowl matchup Dec. 31 and Michigan State-Alabama Cotton Bowl showdown Dec. 31. 

The 15 Most Unbreakable Sports Records


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Pressbox – The Orioles will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game during tonight’s 7:05 p.m. contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ripken will be recognized for the iconic moment when he broke New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig’s 56-year-old record Sept. 6, 1995 that once seemed unreachable. While a few optimists never say never when it comes to Ripken’s impressive feat being surpassed one day, here are 15 sports records, listed in no particular order, that will likely never fall.