Art Modell

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 […]

Modell shamelessly ignored by football writers

January 06, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

Well, the handful of pro football “experts” are at it again, playing the role of punitive czars as the gatekeepers of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, once again ignoring a lifetime of accomplishments of Art Modell. Once again, Modell has been left off of the finalists’ list Hall of Fame ballot and I’m stunned […]

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Induct Art postmortem…

December 10, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

It’s been a busy couple of days in my real life and I haven’t had a chance to write a full follow up to my tireless efforts last week to bring awareness to the fact that Art Modell is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and should be. (Special thanks to the many […]


So, can we “INDUCT ART” tonight?

December 07, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

Can we get Art Modell’s name as loud as we ever got O-R-I-O-L-E-S back on 33rd Street? That booming sound, larger than anything this side of a rock concert singalong? IN-DUCT ART! IN-DUCT ART! IN-DUCT ART! As many of you who have followed my career as a sports journalist/civic activist over the years knows, I’m […]


OUR BIGGEST CIVIC NIGHTMARE: What if Art Modell never came to Baltimore?

December 04, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

So today let’s pretend that Art Modell never moved the Cleveland Browns. Let’s pretend that there are no Baltimore Ravens and that the team never came and that the NFL continued to ignore Baltimore as a home for a franchise. Maybe some of our younger readers don’t remember the 13 years without the NFL, but […]


December 03, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

Here is a primer on all things Canton, Pro Football Hall of Fame voting, the politics, the rules, the history and most importantly “Where Art Modell stands” in his lifelong quest to be bronzed and rightfully enshrined amongst the greats of the NFL game. You can also listen to Tuesday’s interviews with Peter King and […]

It’s ‘Put Art Modell in the Hall of Fame week’ here at WNST

December 01, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

We will be using this week here at WNST and at this link on Facebook to recruit as many Ravens fans as possible in support of Art Modell’s Pro Football Hall of Fame candidacy. The next two weeks are crucial as the 44 voters are making their final cuts from 25 candidates to 15 before […]

Does Art Modell belong in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

November 29, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

I know we’ve been through this argument on both sides many times, but Arthur Bertrand Modell is BACK on the Pro Football Hall of Fame “short list” of 25 names for consideration for the Class of 2009 in Canton, Ohio. Over the next few weeks, that list will be pared from 25 back to 15 […]