Art Modell

Nasty and David Modell with Lombardi Trophy, Jan. 2001 copy

My life and times and memories with David Modell

January 16, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

He was an iconoclast and the real architect of the Baltimore Ravens as you know them. I’ll really miss David Modell…

Nasty Purple Reign cover shot with Lewis, Modell, Billick and Lombardi, March 2001

David Modell’s role in Super Bowl XXXV Ravens win chronicled

January 13, 2017 | Nestor Aparicio

With the sad loss of former Ravens president David Modell on Friday, we present Chapter 4 of “Purple Reign – Diary of a Raven Maniac” that captured his role in Super Bowl XXXV win and the move of the Browns to Baltimore

Todd Heap tells Nestor he flew back to Baltimore honor Art Modell

September 11, 2012 | WNSTV

Art Modell on the life of Art Modell – celebrating his amazing life all weekend at

September 07, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

It’s long…but well worth it!

My snapshots & memories of the great life of Arthur B. Modell…

September 06, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio

Art Modell changed our lives forever in Baltimore when he brought us the Ravens…

2012: Year of the Ravens

July 05, 2012 | Ryan Kerr

Football season is quickly approaching Ravens fans.  Training camp is set to open in just under three weeks with high expectations facing the 2012 team.  Will 2012 be the year of the Ravens? Let’s breakdown what needs to happen for the Ravens to be playing in February.   Flacco’s Ascension: Will the real Joe Flacco please stand up?  The […]

20 Years of Unintended OPACY Consequences

April 12, 2012 | Thyrl Nelson

Did Oriole Park make the Ravens and kill the Orioles? If so, was it worth it?     There are a couple of ways of looking at the yearlong celebration that is 20 years of baseball at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.   On the one hand it’s a reminder of just how right Baltimore […]

Hey Baltimore: Where is the fight in you on this Art Modell issue?

Hey Baltimore: Where is the fight in you on this Art Modell issue?

August 12, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

I am a little embarrassed to be from Baltimore these days. And it has nothing to do with the 30,000 Red Sox fans who invaded the Inner Harbor two weeks ago. Look, no one loves the city or the sports teams or the “culture” of Baltimore more than me and I dare you to find […]

Cleveland continues to show why manure is Brown

August 11, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

(UPDATE: The blogger who inspired this piece and who said Rod Woodson entered the “Hall of Shame” for mentioning Art Modell in his induction speech was on Limited Access on Tuesday. The audio is in the audio vault.) As I have opined many times, I believe the powers that be in the NFL and the […]

Rod Woodson states the obvious: Art Modell belongs in Canton

August 08, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

9:34 p.m. –Rod Woodson just talked about Baltimore and about Art Modell. “Without Art Modell, old school owner. And I hope the voters get this right — by putting Art Modell in the Hall of Fame, he belongs there.” With that came the usual cascade of classless “boos” from the Cleveland fans in Canton. Woodson […]