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See the Ravens play on WNST Purple Roadtrip to New Orleans (Nov. 22-25)

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See the Ravens play on WNST Purple Roadtrip to New Orleans (Nov. 22-25)

Posted on 21 May 2014 by WNST Trips

So glad you’re planning on joining us for a weekend of Bayou fun as the Ravens and the purple fan base return to New Orleans, scene of the Super Bowl XLVII victory.

We have two different itineraries to choose from – and both include 3 nights hotel in New Orleans on this legendary trip back to Louisiana.

Early Trip (Saturday through Tuesday): Our WNST flights from BWI on Southwest Airlines depart on Saturday afternoon and return on Tuesday morning.

Late Trip (Sunday through Wednesday): Our WNST flights from BWI on Southwest Airlines depart at 5:35 p.m. on Sunday and return on Wednesday at 5:40 a.m.

We’ll be staying at the Courtyard by Marriott near the Convention Center, within blocks of the casino, Bourbon Street and all of the great sights and sounds of the Crescent City.

On Sunday, we’ll be hosting an NFL viewing party for Ravens fans in the French Quarter and enjoying the Cajun food.

On Monday, WNST will be hosting a massive purple brunch cruise on the famous Natchez Riverboat on the Mississippi River and we’ll stage a giant outdoor tailgate along the riverfront (just like last time). All of our travellers will be aboard the boat for the best pre-game “tailgate” in Ravens road trip history.

Here’s a video of the last march we did in New Orleans in February 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz4pXE0L15g

Here’s what Ravens head coach John Harbaugh had to say about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9exPFT_TOUQ

Ask anyone who attended our event last year. You’ll know why you’ll wanna be with us on Monday, Nov. 24 in New Orleans!

INCLUDED:

YOUR CHOICE:

RT airfare from BWI to New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 22 with a return on Tuesday, Nov. 25 (EARLY TRIP)

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RT airfare from BWI to New Orleans on Sunday Nov. 23 departure that returns on Wed., Nov. 26 (LATE TRIP)

AND

Upper deck seat for Ravens at Saints

3 nights hotel accommodation at Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center New Orleans

Full brunch and cruise on the Natchez on Monday

FREE COPY of “Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football” to read on the flight

BOTH TRIPS HAVE SAME PRICE!

COST  (per person):

SINGLE (1 in room): $1250 pp

DOUBLE (2 in room): $950 pp

TRIPLE (3 in room):  $900 pp

QUAD (4 in room): $850 pp

Simply click on ADD TO CART below…and specify your EARLY or LATE status. You must include your email so we can reach you for your information for the airline!

How many in your room?
WHICH TRIP?

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Bovada gives Ravens 40/1 Super Bowl odds after Draft

Posted on 12 May 2014 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

 

Odds to win the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX 

Seattle Seahawks                                  6/1

Denver Broncos                                    7/1

New England Patriots                            15/2

San Francisco 49ers                              15/2

Green Bay Packers                                12/1

Chicago Bears                                      20/1

Indianapolis Colts                                  20/1

New Orleans Saints                               20/1

Philadelphia Eagles                               22/1

Carolina Panthers                                  28/1

Kansas City Chiefs                                33/1

Pittsburgh Steelers                                33/1

Arizona Cardinals                                  40/1

Atlanta Falcons                                     40/1

Baltimore Ravens                                  40/1

Cincinnati Bengals                                 40/1

Dallas Cowboys                                    40/1

Houston Texans                                    40/1

New York Giants                                   40/1

San Diego Chargers                              40/1

Cleveland Browns                                  50/1

Detroit Lions                                         50/1

Miami Dolphins                                     50/1

Minnesota Vikings                                 50/1

St. Louis Rams                                     50/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers                         50/1

Washington Redskins                            50/1

New York Jets                                       66/1

Buffalo Bills                                          75/1

Tennessee Titans                                   75/1

Jacksonville Jaguars                             100/1

Oakland Raiders                                    100/1

 

2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year – Odds to Win

Mike Evans                               3/1

Sammy Watkins                        4/1

Johnny Manziel                         15/2

Kelvin Benjamin                         12/1

Teddy Bridgewater                    12/1

Marqise Lee                              12/1

Bishop Stankey                         15/1

Odell Beckham                          16/1

Jordan Matthews                       16/1

Devante Adams                        18/1

Cody Latimer                            18/1

Jace Amaro                              20/1

Blake Bortles                            20/1

Brandin Cooks                          20/1

Eric Ebron                                20/1

Jeremy Hill                                20/1

Jarvis Landry                            33/1

Tre Mason                                 33/1

Charles Sims                             33/1

 

Will Jadeveon Clowney win the 2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year?

Yes                         2/1

 

Will Khalil Mack win the 2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year?

Yes                         4/1

 

Johnny Manziel – Total Games Started in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                               9½

 

Who will start more games in the 2014 Regular Season?

Teddy Bridgewater        -150     (2/3)

Blake Bortles                +110     (11/10)

 

Jadeveon Clowney – Total Sacks in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                               9                                     

 

Khalil Mack – Total Sacks in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                               8                                    

 

Sammy Watkins – Total Receiving Yards in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                               750½

 

Sammy Watkins – Total Receiving TD’s in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                               5                               

 

Mike Evans – Total Receiving Yards in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                               850½

 

Mike Evans – Total Receiving TD’s in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                               5½

 

Will Michael Sam be on the Rams 53 man roster for Game 1 of the 2014 Regular Season?

Yes                              2/1

No                                1/3

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Thirty years after Mayflower crime, I’ve pardoned Irsay and moved on from the hate

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Thirty years after Mayflower crime, I’ve pardoned Irsay and moved on from the hate

Posted on 28 March 2014 by Nestor Aparicio

(Originally published on March 28, 2011, I think this is appropriate for where my life stands with #JennStrong & #BmorePositive mojo. nja)

Twenty-seven years ago today I awoke to see my father crying in my kitchen in Dundalk. It was one of two times that I ever saw him cry. The Baltimore Colts’ infamous ride of the Mayflowers out west on I-70 just two months after I started interning at The News American defined the end of my childhood at 15 and the beginning of my lifelong education about money and the real world of sports for the remainder of my sports fan and business life as a journalist.

It’s been a tumultuous quarter of a century plus a year for my feelings of anger, anguish, desperation, loss and bad vibes about the Colts leaving Baltimore on March 28, 1984. My Pop died in 1992 and never got to see the Ravens come back to town to avenge the loss of the horseshoe. I never got to go to one more football game with my father. And over the years, it’s really been a civic badge of honor to hate on all things Irsay and Indianapolis.

Nestor and Mini Bob

I’ve been to Indianapolis more times than I can count since 1996 – always for a football game or the annual March combine. There’s never been a time that it hasn’t taken me 15 minutes on the ground there to get ill seeing the horseshoes and “Go Colts” kind of marketing that is ubiquitous in Indy from the minute you land at the airport. It drives my wife batty — my almost irrational instant anger, ranting and self-inflicted torture when I’m in Indianapolis. I’ve always figured that I’d proudly be like the old dudes in Brooklyn, still pining away about the Dodgers 50 years later.

Here’s an example:

It’s taken me years of internal therapy and self soothing to calm myself when I see the game day experience there in Indy as those Midwestern hillbillies parade around in my father’s stolen laundry. In many ways, our “friend” Merton From Indianapolis (and no, none of us has any idea who he is or where the whole gimmick started – honest to God!) sort of exemplifies the entire experience of dealing with their fans when you travel to the “friendly heartland.”

My loathing of all things Irsay and Indianapolis is a bit legendary – there are plenty of pictures of me carrying Bob Irsay’s head on a stick through the streets of Indy — and my rants and raves throughout the 1990s are all very “on the record” and still accurate. What happened to this community at the hands of Bob Irsay and how I saw it affect my father and the psyche of the citizenry here will never been forgotten. The degrading and demoralizing “begging” to get back into the league that fell on Herb Belgrad. Paul Tagliabue’s “build a museum” expansion declaration in Chicago. All of it…I’ll remember those feelings and emotions for the rest of my life. Most Baltimoreans older than me — and I was born in 1968 – still can’t begin to imagine a world without the Colts of that generation. If you’re from Baltimore, sports is etched into your DNA.

(And if you doubt those feelings, imagine how you’d feel if the Ravens packed up and left tomorrow morning and never played another game here? For you young’ins that’s essentially what happened here in 1984…)

But after long and careful consideration – and as today’s 26th anniversary of the dastardly

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Bovada improves Ravens’ Super Bowl odds after Smith acquisition

Posted on 18 March 2014 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

 

“Unless a quarterback or star running back moves teams, it is pretty rare that one player in the NFL will have a big impact on Super Bowl odds, but we have seen some slight movement since free agency began. The Green Bay Packers have seen some money over the last week, getting Peppers no doubt contributed to that, and have gone from 16-1 to 10-1. Meanwhile the Denver Broncos who have bolstered up their defense a touch have also dropped from 8-1 to 7-1, but are not seeing any backing by our bettors. The Eagles would be the other team that has moved from 25-1 to 18-1 as a result of them being pretty active in the market through keeping their own free agents, trades, and free agent signings.”

Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager, Bovada.lv

 

Odds to win the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX (Teams in blue have shorter odds, teams in red have longer odds, and teams in black stayed the same)

                                                            Odds on 2/3/14             Current Odds (3/18/14)   

Seattle Seahawks                                  9/2                                6/1

Denver Broncos                                    8/1                                7/1

San Francisco 49ers                              15/2                              15/2

New England Patriots                            14/1                              9/1

Green Bay Packers                                16/1                              10/1

Philadelphia Eagles                               25/1                              18/1

Indianapolis Colts                                  28/1                              20/1

New Orleans Saints                               18/1                              22/1

Carolina Panthers                                  25/1                              25/1

Chicago Bears                                      25/1                              28/1

Arizona Cardinals                                  33/1                              33/1

Atlanta Falcons                                     25/1                              33/1

Baltimore Ravens                                  40/1                              33/1

Cincinnati Bengals                                 25/1                              33/1

Houston Texans                                    40/1                              33/1

Kansas City Chiefs                                28/1                              33/1

Pittsburgh Steelers                                33/1                              33/1

San Diego Chargers                              33/1                              33/1

Dallas Cowboys                                    33/1                              40/1

Detroit Lions                                         33/1                              40/1

New York Giants                                   33/1                              40/1

St. Louis Rams                                     40/1                              40/1

Cleveland Browns                                  66/1                              50/1

Miami Dolphins                                     50/1                              50/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers                         50/1                              50/1

Washington Redskins                            40/1                              50/1

Minnesota Vikings                                 75/1                              66/1

New York Jets                                       50/1                              66/1

Buffalo Bills                                          75/1                              75/1

Tennessee Titans                                   50/1                              75/1

Oakland Raiders                                    75/1                              100/1

Jacksonville Jaguars                             100/1                            150/1

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B&B Big Story Banter

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B&B Big Story Banter

Posted on 07 February 2014 by Brett Dickinson

By: Brett Dickinson and Barry Kamen

Make sure you get our thoughts and reactions to the biggest headline of the week, every Friday, with B&B Big Story Banter Listen to us discuss this topic each Saturday morning on the Brett & Barry Show from 9am-12pm…

BK: So Brett, if memory serves correctly, you had the Broncos winning the Super Bowl this past Sunday. What a TURRIBLE pick! What impressed you the most about the Seahawks putting up 43 points, and dismantling the Broncos?

Russell Wilson Super BowlBD: (Side Note: As I lost our Super Bowl bet, I will answer all Rapid Fire questions on Saturday 02/08 impersonating Charles Barkley).

I tell you what Burry, anyone who picked the Broncos is just knucklehead. Seriously though, I was impressed with the defensive game plan more than anything.  They had a strong understanding on Manning’s tendencies.  They had a great focus to shut down crossing routes, with pick patterns and the quick screens.

Seattle basically dared the Broncos to push the ball down the field and Manning was hesitant to do so all game.  They rarely lined up in two deep formations, stacking the box and the middle of the field.  Add in the large and fast athletes the Seahawks defense had on the outside and you get an ass-kicking like no one has seen, since the early 90’s, in the Super Bowl.

With all that, nobody really knew to anoint as Super Bowl MVP. What player really stood out for you Barry and deserved the honors?

BK: In a game that was so one-sided, it was truly team effort on the Seahawks part. On offense, it was Russell Wilson’s ability to convert 3rd downs, and WRs Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse exposing the Broncos’ inability to tackle, all while playing turnover-free football. The mantra “defense wins championships”, was never more true than on Sunday, when the entire unit rocked Peyton Manning and never allowed them to get in the game.

Percy Harvin Super BowlMalcolm Smith was a worthy selection for Super Bowl MVP, but my vote would have gone to Percy Harvin (Harvin Super Bowl Highlights). Last year, when the Ravens made their run to the Super Bowl, one could make a case that Jacoby Jones should have been named Super Bowl MVP after their victory over the San Francisco 49ers. I make a similar argument for Percy Harvin; he showed his big-play ability on Seattle’s first drive on a run that almost put the Seahawks up 9-0 less than 3 minutes into the game, and he added another nail to the Bronco coffin with his 87-yard kickoff return touchdown to open the second half. Harvin was supposed to be the focal point of the Seahawks’ offense this season, and injuries forced him to miss almost the entire season, including the playoffs.

The fact that Harvin was healthy and firing on all cylinders made his performance the most eye-opening and impressive for me. It is frightening to think what might have been, had Harvin been healthy for a full 16 games.

Forget the odds from Las Vegas: the Seahawks are the CLEAR favorite to win Super Bowl 49, right?

BD: As of right now you would have to think so. They are one of the youngest teams in the NFL and do not have to give their QB a big money contract yet, hindering them from re-signing players this offseason.

Super BowlBut they will have to make some tough decisions on a lot of players still, preparing for their cap two years down the road. Which contracts are deemed expendable? Could they depart with Golden Tate, now that they hope to have Harvin back next year.  Could they let some of their DB’s go, knowing that guys like Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas will take a nice piece of the pie.  Do they give Malcolm Smith (my pick for Super Bowl MVP as well) a hefty pay raise for his postseason performance?

History is not on the Seahawks side either; the last Super Bowl champion to win a playoff game in the following season was the New England Patriots in 2004 (when they repeated).  Its tough to keep up the level of intensity after reaching the mountain top. And even tougher to keep the team together after everyone looking for a check  after putting the title Super Bowl champion next to their name.

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Bovada gives Ravens 40/1 odds to win Super Bowl XLIV

Posted on 03 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

“Despite starting in the hole with another Super Bowl safety the book bounced back nicely in what was as predicted our highest bet Super Bowl ever. We saw a steady pace on Denver money for 2 weeks leading up to the game with some late Seahawks money but we were still big Hawks fans and actually needed the over which is pretty rare for a game of this magnitude where we normally see a lot of public over money. Our Prop bets accounted for over two thirds of all our action which is also the highest we have ever seen with props such as “Omaha” going way under the total of 27.5 working out great for us, but the Anthem going well under the 2:25 was not such a great result.”

Kevin Bradley, Sports Book Manager, Bovada.lv

 

Odds to win the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX    

Seattle Seahawks                      9/2

San Francisco 49ers                  15/2

Denver Broncos                        8/1

New England Patriots                14/1

Green Bay Packers                    16/1

New Orleans Saints                   18/1

Atlanta Falcons                         25/1

Carolina Panthers                      25/1

Chicago Bears                          25/1

Cincinnati Bengals                     25/1

Philadelphia Eagles                   25/1

Indianapolis Colts                      28/1

Kansas City Chiefs                    28/1

Arizona Cardinals                      33/1

Dallas Cowboys                        33/1

Detroit Lions                             33/1

New York Giants                       33/1

Pittsburgh Steelers                    33/1

San Diego Chargers                  33/1

Baltimore Ravens                      40/1

Houston Texans                        40/1

St. Louis Rams                         40/1

Washington Redskins                40/1

Miami Dolphins                         50/1

New York Jets                           50/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers             50/1

Tennessee Titans                       50/1

Cleveland Browns                      66/1

Buffalo Bills                              75/1

Minnesota Vikings                     75/1

Oakland Raiders                        75/1

Jacksonville Jaguars                 100/1

 

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E! Network’s Handler gets lost in moment of stardom

Posted on 31 January 2014 by WNST Audio

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Weather’s Channel Champion says weather non-factor for Super Bowl

Posted on 31 January 2014 by WNST Audio

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NFL.com’s Battista thinks New York City has swallowed Super Bowl

Posted on 30 January 2014 by WNST Audio

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Yahoo’s Salisbury wants Ravens offense to play like defense

Posted on 30 January 2014 by WNST Audio

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