Monday, February 4, 2013
The headlines you may have missed from the Free State, home of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
Monday, February 4
By Patch Staff Ravens Win Over 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII In one of the most unusual games in Super Bowl history -- one that included a power outage in the New Orleans Super Dome -- the Baltimore Ravens took the Super Bowl 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers. Check out all the Maryland Patch coverage, including profiles of the Harbaugh family, here. O'Malley Pushes for Wind, Gun Legislation In his seventh State of the State speech, Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers to pass his offshore wind bill and find more money for transportation projects—an address seen by many as a prelude to an expected run for president in 2016. Leopold Resigns, Acknowledges 'Serious Errors in Judgment' The Anne Arundel County Council no longer needs to vote on …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
See what your friends and neighbors said about Super Bowl XLVII in the rewind of the live chat on Patch and on Twitter.
Sunday, February 3
Using hashtags #PatchRavens and #Patchniners, users joined the live feed during the Super Bowl in the New Orleans Superdome.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Patch tells the story of Super Bowl coaches John and Jim Harbaugh through the people that know them best—their parents and younger sister.
Super Bowl XLVII pits the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh against the Ravens' John Harbaugh. Patch shares the story of the Harbaugh family leading into Super Bowl Sunday. Harbaugh Family: Jackie—Mom, Realtor & Rock "She'll be a proud mom on Sunday. She already is. But if history serves as a precursor, she'll also be intensely nervous." Harbaugh Family: Growing Up as Joani Harbaugh "Finding time with dad can be a challenge when your father is a college football coach. It can be especially challenging if you're the lone daughter amongst three siblings. For Joani Harbaugh, spending time with her father, Jack Harbaugh, meant tagging along to practices." Harbaugh Family: Who Is Mom's Favorite? They'll take an objective approach Sunday. Jackie Harbaugh and …
The NFL franchises from Baltimore and San Francisco are both likely to lose Sunday.
They're playing for the Lombardi Trophy, but the Ravens and 49ers are both headed toward a loss on Sunday. Executives from the franchises set to meet in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday told Bloomberg Businessweek that the organizations are set to lose money. Ravens President Dick Cass told the publication the bill is "significant." “You lose money," he said. "But there are long-term benefits that pay off later. Hey, we work hard all year long to go to the Super Bowl. I don’t think anybody would trade off a short-term loss for winning a Super Bowl." Last postseason, the Giants were to pay out an $88,000 share per player for winning the Super Bowl alone, according to Forbes.com. That would be on top of a $40,000 reward for winning the conference …
Monday, January 28, 2013
At least one Washington Post writer thinks so.
As the Ravens prepare to face the 49ers in Sunday's Super Bowl—and with the Redskins having long since begun their own off-season—Washington fans are once again faced with a conundrum: should they back Baltimore? It's a question many Washingtonians confronted in recent seasons as the Ravens racked up four playoff appearances to the Redskins' none. But with the arrival of rookie sensation Robert Griffin III and the team's first signs of postseason life since 2007, has the calculus changed? For one Washington Post writer, the answer is still simple: Hail to the Ravens. Craig Timberg, an admitted Baltimore fan, says it's a no-brainer given the Ravens' many parallels to the Lombardi-winning Redskins clubs of yore: a stout defense, a great …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Police: Plan ahead, use a sober designated driver.
Maryland State Police are encouraging football fans to designate a sober driver if they plan to drink on Super Bowl Sunday. Troopers from 22 barracks around the state will specifically target drunken and aggressive driving on Sunday, the agency announced in a news release. “We must remain vigilant to maintain the safety of our motorists and for those traveling throughout Maryland,” said Col. Marcus L. Brown, superintendent of the Maryland State Police. “The aim of our extra drunk and aggressive driving patrols is to arrest those who choose to disregard the law and who endanger the lives of everyone.” Maryland State Police offered the following tips for those who are drinking: If you are hosting a party: State police advise drivers that …
Tell us how you'll watch the game, who you're rooting for, and upload pictures from your Super Bowl party!
Super Bowl Sunday, America's biggest sports holiday, is just about here and Patch wants to know who you're rooting for, how you're celebrating, and what your parties look like! Are you rooting for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots or Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants? Maybe you've got no rooting interest at all but love the commercials and halftime show or maybe you don't plan to watch at all. Tell us in our poll at the bottom! We want to know where you're watching the game and how you're celebrating. Tell us in the comments if you're hosting a party, going to a friends home, or heading out to a bar. If you're cooking something, let us know. Maybe even share the recipe. You can even upload your …