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March 25, 2014 | Luke Jones

7. Tony Siragusa

The mammoth defensive tackle gave the Ravens instant personality upon his arrival in 1997 and was always the life of the locker room in addition to being popular with fans who affectionately called him “Goose.”

Never afraid to speak his mind, Siragusa once suggested that Ravens fans follow Pittsburgh fans into the restrooms at the stadium to rough them up, but it was his blue-collar attitude and sense of humor that make him popular in Baltimore more than a decade after his retirement.

Siragusa went on to star in commercials and play a part in the HBO hit series The Sopranos while also building a successful career as a broadcaster, but his larger-than-life personality reminded older fans of the great Art Donovan and provided another link between the Ravens and the old Colts.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Sam Says:

    Great work Luke. Actually was a great list and you didn’t miss a name. IMO.

  2. chris Says:

    GREAT job. I dont think anyone in their right mind would complain about this list. Watching the letterman clips with Art Donovan took me back. Holy Moly he was funny.

    On a side note, what do you think the back lash would be today if a player (just because he was also on the list, we’ll say Terell Suggs) went on a late night talk show and talked about a jewish guy beating him out in college and then making the reference to “those guys are supposed to be lawyers and doctors? It makes me wish we could go back to the 80’s and 90’s when people didnt get bent out of shape about everything.

    (L.J. – Thanks, Chris. I was thinking the same exact thing when I heard that portion of the clip. It was definitely a different era.)

  3. Phil Says:

    Nice job! I still get chills listening to the Decinces homerun call…seems like it was yesterday for a lifelong Oriooo’s fan as Eckman would say.

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