Ravens Nation

Reminder: It’s Matthew Judon Day at area Taco Bell locations

0
A Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco. Image via Taco Bell’s Facebook.

Among the many wonderful things to happen during the Baltimore Ravens’ dominant win over the New England Patriots last Sunday was linebacker Matthew Judon’s on-air introduction.

As the “Sunday Night Football” production team cycled through the Ravens defense, with each player saying his name and college program, Judon made the beautiful, out-of-left-field pronouncement “Matthew Judon, body built by Taco Bell.”

Orioles, Ravens groundskeepers challenged by climate change

1
Baltimore Ravens groundskeeper Don Follett brushes rye grass seed into the turf at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore in September 2019. The head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Ravens said extreme weather is something he grapples with. (Andy Kostka/Capital News Service)

By Nora Eckert and Andy Kostka
Capital News Service

During the baseball season, the weather radar is Nicole Sherry’s steadfast companion. It’s the last thing the Baltimore Orioles head groundskeeper checks before bed. When she wakes up, she reviews it to be sure nothing has drastically changed overnight.

“I have a plan A, B, C, D, E, F, you know?” Sherry said. “We’re always willing to adjust and ready to adjust at a moment’s notice.”

Those plans aren’t just for the next game. They’re for the coming years.

Boldin, Ingram and other NFL vets leading policing town hall today

0
Anquan Boldin. Image via Boldin’s Twitter.

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin left football in 2017, but he hasn’t been far away from the game.

Along with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, the wideout co-founded the Players Coalition to promote racial justice and push back against systemic inequality. Their nonprofit has tapped a committee of more than a half dozen current and former NFL players for a variety of social justice initiatives, including the launch earlier this year of the league’s social justice platform Inspire Change.

Ravens name Greg Davis as new public-address announcer

0
Image via the Ravens.

Greg Davis, who serves as public address announcer for several teams at the U.S. Naval Academy, will take over for Bruce Cunningham when the Ravens play their first home game of the year on Sept. 15, the team announced.

Cunningham stepping down as Ravens public-address announcer

0
Bruce Cunningham covering the Orioles for Fox 45. Image via Facebook.

After more than 20 years as the public-address announcer for the Baltimore Ravens, Fox 45’s Bruce Cunningham is stepping down effective immediately, he announced in a post on Fox’s website.

Last Thursday’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers’ was Cunningham’s final time in the booth recapping plays and making public service announcements.

The Ravens have finished upgrades to M&T Bank Stadium

0
Photo by Brandon Weigel.

Three years and $120 million later, the Baltimore Ravens have finished upgrading M&T Bank Stadium, the team announced this morning.

As of today, the Ravens have completed the addition of escalators and elevators to take fans up to the 500 level–one escalator was open last season–and party suites below the four high-definition video boards added to the corners of the stadium last year.

Ravens announce NFL Draft festivities

0
Quarterback Lamar Jackson signs autographs at the 2018 Baltimore Ravens Draft Fest. Credit: Baltimore Ravens.

With so many key departures and open roster spots, the Ravens will be looking to the NFL Draft to address the team’s needs as it looks to repeat as AFC North champions.

It’s a critical point for the franchise, but it’s also a cause for celebration as the Ravens select new players who could make up the core of the team for years to come. So, naturally, there will be parties.

Eric Weddle vows to finish career with Ravens

0
Credit: Kenya Allen/PressBox

By Bo Smolka

Baltimore Ravens veteran safety Eric Weddle said he hopes to play out the final year of his four-year Ravens contract, but he said he will “ride off into the sunset” and retire if the Ravens choose to release him.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh names Lamar Jackson starter, Joe Flacco backup

0
Photo credit: Kenya Allen/PressBox

By Bo Smolka

The Baltimore Ravens are officially Lamar Jackson’s team now.

Head coach John Harbaugh left no doubt, declaring Jackson will be the starter rather than a healthy Joe Flacco when the Ravens host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at M&T Bank Stadium Dec. 16.

Baltimore is going to throw a parade for Hall of Famer Ray Lewis

0
Image via Ray Lewis’ official Facebook page.

Linebacker Ray Lewis began his half-hour Hall of Fame induction-cum-motivational hype speech in Canton, Ohio by shouting: “Baltimore! Baltimore! We in the building, baby!”

It was indicative of the former Raven’s relationship with the city: Lewis played the entirety of his 17-year career here, bringing home two Super Bowls. And while that love affair was tarnished with murder charges in 2000, after which the city and organization stood by him, and his more recent hypocrisy on the anthem protests, after which many did not, the bond between Lewis and Baltimore has remained unbroken.

Guides