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March 7, 2005 | From the Baltimore Sun
Chuck Thompson, whose familiar radio voice painted the picture of Baltimore sports for more than half a century, has died. He was 83. Thompson died Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Md., after suffering a stroke Saturday. Thompson -- known for his catch phrases, "Ain't the beer cold!" and "Go to war, Miss Agnes!" -- went to Baltimore in 1949 to broadcast the games of the International League Orioles and never left.
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November 21, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
The Los Angeles Rams huddled inside the Dew Drop Inn Tavern. Though less than 48 hours remained until kickoff, the group of about 20 quietly agreed that it didn't want to play. The pictures on the television in the bar were more captivating than the potential thrill of ramming Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas into the Coliseum grass. Plus, the live programming had no end in sight. Surely, CBS wouldn't even televise the game. No point in playing. The players had reached the bar soon after Coach Harland Svare whistled together the team - 37 active players - on its San Fernando Valley practice field.
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August 9, 1988 | Associated Press
Alan Ameche, who scored the winning touchdown in what is called "The Greatest Game Ever Played," died Monday of a heart attack after undergoing bypass surgery. Ameche, 55, died at 5:30 p.m. at Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Brenda Blake said. Ameche, being treated by heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey, underwent heart bypass and valve replacement surgery last Friday, Blake said. Ameche had a similar operation 10 years ago, she said.
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November 1, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
It is not a shock to open a paper to find Florida State listed as a 22-point favorite. The Seminoles (7-0) are No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series standings and have defeated their last three opponents by a combined score of 163-31. Florida State is very good, if not tremendous. It is a shock to open a paper to find Florida State listed as a 22-point favorite over Miami. It would be one thing if Miami were 0-7 and unranked, but Miami is 7-0 and ranked No. 7. It would be one thing if Miami has struggled against Florida State, but the Hurricanes lead the all-time series, 31-26, and 14-9 in Tallahassee.
NEWS
January 27, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE
The record reeks of tentativeness. For 22 years, Ron Gardin has been one of only five punt returners in Super Bowl history to call for three fair catches in one game. But if you had fumbled your first punt return and been cursed by teammates, you might spend the rest of the game calling for fair catches, too. "Yes, I remember I hold a record, but I'm trying to forget it," said Gardin, a fleet manager for an automobile dealership in Phoenix. "All I know is, I'm glad we won the game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2013 | By Mike Klingaman
Art Donovan played pro football for 12 years. He spent the rest of his life telling everyone about it. Donovan, 89, who died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at a Baltimore hospice, played and talked a great game. He was a Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts and an engaging raconteur. His cherubic face, adenoidal voice and side-splitting tales of yore captivated generations of viewers who never saw Donovan collar a quarterback or take down a runner. Donovan appeared 10 times on "Late Night With David Letterman," where he spun yarns about his youth in the Bronx, his hitch in the Marines during World War II and his playing days in the NFL. Often, his stories were laced with self-deprecating humor and some choice four-letter words.
SPORTS
November 21, 1989
Sherman Plunkett, an offensive tackle and 10-year NFL veteran who played for the champion Baltimore Colts in 1958 and 1959, died of cancer in Baltimore. He was 56.
SPORTS
September 1, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Jack Vaeth, acknowledged as one of the country's top psychiatrists, went, well, crazy a few weeks ago, prompting a standing ovation and the kind of emotion pulsating feeling that sports history can provide. Dr. Jack, dressed all in white, assumed his rightful position as drum major--that's drum major--in front of the Baltimore Colts Marching Band--that's the Baltimore Colts Marching Band.
SPORTS
April 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Joe Flacco is quickly emerging as a Baltimore football legend. In fact, he's about to become the greatest quarterback in the city's history. Flacco has led the Ravens to the playoffs in all five of his NFL seasons. He threw 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions -- tying Joe Montana for most postseason touchdowns without a pick -- in helping the team claim its second Lombardi Trophy earlier this year. And he earned the Super Bowl MVP award in the process. But none of that really has anything to do with the fact that Flacco will become Baltimore's most loved player ever this summer ... thanks to the magic of the movies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2013 | By Mike Klingaman
Art Donovan played pro football for 12 years. He spent the rest of his life telling everyone about it. Donovan, 89, who died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at a Baltimore hospice, played and talked a great game. He was a Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts and an engaging raconteur. His cherubic face, adenoidal voice and side-splitting tales of yore captivated generations of viewers who never saw Donovan collar a quarterback or take down a runner. Donovan appeared 10 times on "Late Night With David Letterman," where he spun yarns about his youth in the Bronx, his hitch in the Marines during World War II and his playing days in the NFL. Often, his stories were laced with self-deprecating humor and some choice four-letter words.
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August 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Art Donovan, Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts, died Sunday. He was 89. Donovan died of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Md. He was best known as one of the NFL's greatest storytellers. "Artie made a career out of telling people everything that he'd done right -- and wrong -- in football," former teammate Ordell Braase told the Baltimore Sun. "The diversity of his appeal was amazing. Everyone wanted to hug 'Fatso,' from young girls to little old ladies.
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April 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Joe Flacco is quickly emerging as a Baltimore football legend. In fact, he's about to become the greatest quarterback in the city's history. Flacco has led the Ravens to the playoffs in all five of his NFL seasons. He threw 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions -- tying Joe Montana for most postseason touchdowns without a pick -- in helping the team claim its second Lombardi Trophy earlier this year. And he earned the Super Bowl MVP award in the process. But none of that really has anything to do with the fact that Flacco will become Baltimore's most loved player ever this summer ... thanks to the magic of the movies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2012 | From Staff Reports
John Williams, a Los Angeles Rams lineman in the 1970s who went to dental school during his off-seasons and started a dentistry practice in Minneapolis after he retired from football, has died. He was 66. Williams, who had recently undergone a kidney transplant, died Sunday while taking a walk near his home, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office confirmed his death. Born in Jackson, Miss., on Oct. 27, 1945, John McKay Williams was a high school football star in Toledo, Ohio.
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August 4, 2011 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Bubba Smith, a former All-Pro football player turned actor and commercial pitchman who delighted TV viewers by wrenching off the tops of "easy-opening cans" of beer, was found dead Wednesday at his Los Angeles home. He was 66. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of the photo caption with this article misidentified Jim Kiick of the Miami Dolphis as Jim Klick. The cause of death has not been determined, the L.A. County coroner's office said. A caretaker found Smith at his Baldwin Hills home, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2009 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
When I went to see "The Blind Side," I didn't expect it to heal the horseshoe-shaped scar I had almost forgotten. I went because I love Sandra Bullock; I had no idea Michael Oher, the subject of the film, played for Baltimore. I don't follow football anymore. I have not seen an entire professional football game in 25 years. See, I was born in Baltimore. Which meant that I was instantly, unequivocally and possibly legally born a Colts fan. When I was growing up, there was no escaping the Baltimore Colts.
SPORTS
February 15, 1996 | From Associated Press
The search for a new nickname can wait. First, Art Modell needs to find a new coach. Modell, owner of the Baltimore NFL franchise formerly known as the Cleveland Browns, fired coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday. He did not name a replacement, but former Baltimore Colt coach Ted Marchibroda is a possible choice for the job. Modell may also consider hiring Oakland Raider assistant coach Joe Bugel or San Francisco 49er defensive coordinator Pete Carroll.
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August 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Art Donovan, Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts, died Sunday. He was 89. Donovan died of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Md. He was best known as one of the NFL's greatest storytellers. "Artie made a career out of telling people everything that he'd done right -- and wrong -- in football," former teammate Ordell Braase told the Baltimore Sun. "The diversity of his appeal was amazing. Everyone wanted to hug 'Fatso,' from young girls to little old ladies.
SPORTS
November 22, 2009 | By sam farmer
Years before his Indianapolis Colts established themselves among the elite NFL teams, owner Jim Irsay engaged in his own brand of fantasy football. It was 1997, and Irsay's team was in the midst of its first of consecutive 3-13 seasons. Trying to drum up support for them -- not the easiest thing to do in a basketball state -- he barnstormed around Indiana and spoke to dispirited fans far and near. Irsay talked about his vision for a "golden age" of the franchise, about the possibility of Peyton Manning, then a star quarterback at Tennessee, leading the way. That was a prescient forecast, as the Colts would make Manning the No. 1 overall pick the following spring.
SPORTS
January 12, 2009 | Chris Foster
There are accomplishments by their NFL predecessors in Baltimore that the Ravens are eager to embrace, such as celebrations of the 1958 championship game. Other moments, well. . . . Today is the 40th anniversary of the New York Jets' upset of the Colts in Super Bowl III. It passes almost without mention in Baltimore, though the game Joe Namath "guaranteed" the Jets would win was worthy of a series of articles in the New York Daily News.
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