Tag: sports

Event Pick: The Baltimore Blast Battle Harrisburg Heat for JFX Supremacy

Credit: Brandon Weigel

The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals have the Battle of the Beltway. Well, the local arena soccer equivalent is the Battle of I-83, between the Baltimore Blast and Harrisburg Heat. And hey, at least the highway in question actually connects the two cities in this instance.

Under Armour is Now Team Canada’s Official Footwear Sponsor

The UA Govie Boot with Team Canada logo. Photo via Under Armour.

Canada’s Olympic teams will be rocking footwear designed in South Baltimore for the next eight years.

Ron Snyder Examines Pro Wrestling in New Book

Photo by Steve Ruark, courtesy of Jmore

By Jeff Seidel

As a kid growing up in Pikesville, Ron Snyder always loved watching professional wrestling on TV. The wild action and over-the-top drama attracted him, and Snyder often went to the then-Baltimore Arena with his parents to see live wrestling matches.

Lululemon Suing Under Armour Over Sports Bra Design

Lululemon’s Energy bra (left) vs. Under Armour’s Eclipse Low Impact bra

High-end athletic wear maker Lululemon is arguing that the folks at Under Armour are big fat copycats.

Rapper Pitbull Wants to Open a Sports-Focused Charter School in Baltimore

Pitbull in 2012. Photo by Eva Rinaldi, via Wikimedia Commons.

South Florida rapper and entertainer Armando Christian Pérez, better known as Pitbull, is eyeing Charm City for his next education project.

Ray Lewis’ TV Career Resurrected by Fox Sports 1

Courtesy Fox Sports 1/YouTube

After a full year off the air, Ray Lewis has been given another chance to shine on cable TV.

Baltimore Soccer Club Christos FC Surprises D.C. United in Loss

Still via Streamable/U.S. Soccer

You wouldn’t know it from the box score, but local amateur soccer team Christos FC gave D.C. United a run for their money last night.

There’s a Local Group Looking to Bring a Professional Soccer Team to Baltimore


The Blast proves that soccer has an audience in Baltimore. Now there’s a new update in the move to bring a team that plays outside.

Baltimore May Be Getting a Professional Soccer Team



In 2018, Baltimore sports fans may be able to watch professional soccer matches very close to home.

Cufflinks Made from Super Bowl Footballs Have a Special Pedigree for Ravens Fans



Charming cufflinks are one of the small ways a man can add some personal flair to a classic suit. They can add a bit of humor, a little sparkle, or simply display a monogram or crest. They’re small, but significant, which is why they make great gifts. And yet, there are gifts, and then there are gifts. That is to say, there are cufflinks that can make a man’s look unique, and then there are cufflinks that truly are unique themselves. In fact, each pair holds a little piece of Baltimore (and football) history. Literally. There are only around 40 sets in existence, and that’s because they’re made from an actual football used when the Ravens beat the 49ers to win the 2013 Super Bowl. Yes, that’s right. The brilliant folks at Tokens & Icons (a line that Sprezzatura has smartly been carrying for a while now) managed to get their hands on just one of the balls used in that amazing game, and have turned it into perhaps the coolest, most enviable men’s accessory ever.


Sprezzatura is always our go-to spot for totally unique and really classy gifts and accessories. And we’ve long coveted their other sports-memorabilia accessories–baseball cufflinks (made with balls used in Orioles games), bottle openers made from golf irons and more. But if you were anywhere within 100 miles of Baltimore in 2013, you know that there have been few moments that rocked this city quite as much as that Super Bowl win.

Each pair of cufflinks is set in sterling silver with swivel findings.  And each one features the scuffs and scratches of a ball played in one of the most memorable sporting events in our lifetimes.  Each one is back hallmarked “XLVII Ravens.” And in case there was any doubt in your mind about the authenticity of the ball, each cufflink comes with a tamper-evident hologram sticker adhered it and officially licensed by the National Football League itself. And each pair comes gift boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity as well that you can carry around to help silence the oh-so-jealous skeptics.

Tokens & Icons’ cufflinks made from this special Super Bowl football are available at Sprezzatura. Sprezzatura is located  in Stevenson Village,  10429 Stevenson Road in Stevenson. For more information, please call (410 415 5311) or email at [email protected].