By Ted Patterson
The moment variation of Ted Patterson's illustrated heritage of soccer in Baltimore keeps the tale of the Ravens' success—from their first tremendous Bowl victory in 2001 to the emotional parade via downtown Baltimore after successful great Bowl XLVII. Patterson is joined by means of Baltimore poet and activities aficionado Dean Smith, whose new chapters catch the power of crimson Fridays, the larger-than-life personalities of Ray Lewis, corridor of Famer Jonathan Ogden, Jamal Lewis, Matt Stover, Ed Reed, and Joe Flacco, and the city's include of the Ravens as a mirrored image of Baltimore itself.
Football in Baltimore is a journey of 1 of the world's optimal collections of Baltimore activities memorabilia—highlighting memorable video games and avid gamers and exploring a popular culture that surrounded and has survived them. Patterson moved to Baltimore in what became out to be the ultimate decade of the Baltimore Colts and has gathered a impressive number of goods that either creditors and activities enthusiasts will enjoy.
Patterson introduces us to the groups and early stars of Johns Hopkins and Morgan country; Army-Navy video games in outdated Municipal Stadium; high-school rivalries like City-Poly, Loyola–Calvert corridor, Gilman-McDonogh, and the good years of Patterson excessive; the unique Colts (colors silver and green); and, at enormous size, the mythical Baltimore Colts of Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Raymond Berry, Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Artie Donovan, Bert Jones, and Lydell Mitchell. He comprises the following chapters during this eventful tale: the struggle to carry professional soccer again to town, the sunrise of the Ravens period, and the development of a brand new soccer stadium in downtown Baltimore.
"The textual content of soccer in Baltimore is full of life, sportswriter remember plus interviews; robust on names and scores."—James Bready, Baltimore sunlight, reviewing a prior version or volume
"Ted Patterson's meticulously researched soccer in Baltimore, now that includes Dean Smith's championship replace, completely captures the mystical tour-de-force of Baltimore soccer, as performed and celebrated alongside the beaches of Chesapeake."—from the foreword by means of Michael Gibbons, govt director, activities Legends Museum
Ted Patterson, a printed journalist and three-time winner of the Maryland Sportscaster of the yr Award, has coated the Baltimore activities scene considering that 1973. over the years, Patterson has been at the back of the microphone for the Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Blast and Spirit, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Crusaders, army soccer and basketball, and various different groups. he's writer of numerous books, together with the Golden Voices tributes to mythical baseball and soccer announcers. Dean Smith covers the Baltimore Ravens and the Orioles for the Baltimore Brew. His sportswriting has seemed in Press field, Fan journal, Baltimore urban Paper, and at the web content Patch.com and the hour of darkness brain evaluation. he's the writer of by no means effortless, by no means lovely: A Fan, A urban, A Championship Season, an interesting account of the Ravens' march to Superbowl XLVII.