Barry Levinson’s documentary “The Band That Wouldn’t Die” last night on ESPN was OUTSTANDING.
It was a beautiful story told about the city of Baltimore, and the role the Baltimore Colts Marching Band played in bridging the gap between the Colts’ departure and the Ravens’ arrival.
It was a really well put together documentary. In fact, it made me FURIOUS that ESPN did not have Levinson put together their ’58 Championship Game doc last December-which they butchered terribly.
I can’t recommend you watching this enough. Jim Irsay’s insight was especially interesting. I thought he did a good job of saying he loved his father, but understood what a terrible person he had become.
I really can’t say this enough. The documentary was powerful. It was moving. It was probably what I should have expected from someone has talented as Barry Levinson.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..
Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:
Glenn Clark, Drew Forrester say Ed Reed best Raven in loss to Bengals
Tom Clayton says Ravens looked ‘average’ in Sunday’s loss
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Ravens signed David Tyree, let Tony Curtis go
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Harbaugh thinks Gaither ‘a lot better now’ than he was before Cincinnati game
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Samari Rolle’s status unknown as he reaches stretch where he’s eligible to return
The Official Site says Tyree made 85 tackles during his 6 seasons with Giants
Vikings Official Site’s Josh Fiedler says Ravens looking for ‘bounce back’ result in Minnesota
The AP’s Jon Krawczynski’s says Vikings TE Shiancoe expects Ravens to be ‘pretty mad coming in’ to Metrodome
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Marshal Yanda hoping to return to native Iowa after playing career over
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Birk thinks O-Line still ‘work in progress’
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Matt Stover didn’t ‘want to hurt anybody’s feelings’ by working out with Colts
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Harbaugh believes Tyree will help Ravens ‘in whatever way he can’
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck expects Ravens to get things back together Sunday in Minneapolis
The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens must use Lardarius Webb more
The Sun’s Mike Preston says Samari Rolle showed up in Owings Mills wearing neck brace
The Sun’s Ken Murray says former Ravens WR Figurs signed with Bucs
The Sun’s Ken Murray says Matt Stover had chance to sign with Browns
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Ravens have 26th ranked passing defense in NFL
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Demetrius Williams’ active status could be affected with David Tyree in Baltimore
Washington Times’ David Elfin has Ravens 10th in power rankings
Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Chip Scoggins says Vikes bring 2nd most takeaways in NFL into game
St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Sean Jensen and Rick Alonzo say reaching 100 yards doesn’t matter to Peterson
Fox Sports’ Adrian Hasenmayer has Ravens 12th in power rankings
ESPN.com has Ravens 11th in power rankings
Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver has Ravens 11th in power rankings
The Sun’s Sandra McKee says Friedgen knows Terps still alive in ACC race
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Terps need to go 4-2 the rest of the way to get bowl eligible
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Mikell Simpson could go for Hoos Saturday at Byrd Stadium
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Fridge ‘proud’ of Terps
Carroll County Times’ Matt Zenitz says Cavaliers have similar offense to Middle Tennessee, James Madison-who gave Terps fits
The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel says Hartsfield hasn’t decided when to have surgery on broken hand yet
The Diamondback’s Adi Joseph says max protection schemes have hurt James Franklin’s offense
The Diamondback’s Michael Katz says despite growing up in Virginia, Torrey Smith never rooted for UVa
The Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Don Brown thought first half against Wake ‘a huge step back’
The Diamondback has Terps 12th in ACC power rankings
Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Terps having to change philosophies due to injuries
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Chris Turner has become ‘threat’ on ground
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Wahoos continuing history of October success under Groh
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph ‘optimistic’ regarding Bruce Campbell
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hartsfield will miss two games no matter what
Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Michael Phillips says Cavaliers QB Jameel Sewell redeeming himself after missing ’08 campaign
Terrapin Times’ Mike Ashley says Terps, Hoos have good ‘rivalry’ because they genuinely don’t like each other (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Claire Knudsen profiles freshman LB Ryan Donohue (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem says Lorne Goree ready to get to College Park for spring ball (must subscribe)
Turtle Sports Report’s Matt Birchenough says Jeremiah Johnson remains committed to Terps
Turtle Sports Report’s Carlos Olazagasti updates season for future Maryland opponents
Turtle Sports Report’s Ross Leonhart checks in with commit Brice Laughlin (must subscribe)
Turtle Sports Report’s Bill Greene says Hollywood Hills DE prospect Clarence Murphy to visit College Park this weekend (must subscribe)
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
The Sun’s Matt Bracken says ‘atmosphere’ brought Alyssa Thomas to College Park
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Mids won’t have easy go against Mustangs
Washington Post’s Camille Powell says trip to Texas big for Midshipmen recruiting-wise
The Official Site previews Saturday’s Homecoming showdown with Delaware
Delaware Official Site offers complete Tigers-Blue Hens release (pdf)
The Official Site offers radio broadcast details for ’09-’10 season
The Official Site previews contest with Ursinus
The Official Site offers complete JHU-Ursinus release (pdf)
Inside Lacrosse’s Geoff Shannon says ’11 prospect Wells Stanwick committed to Blue Jays
The Sun’s Dan Connolly says Trembley to bring back entire staff besides Jauss
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Birds should bring back Chad Moeller to mentor Wieters
The Official Site says AIFA team has one more open tryout left
Swimnetwork.com’s Bob Schaller says Phelps’ relay team drawing fans to sport
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-Dave Jauss is gone, huh? I think BJ Surhoff would be a good fit in that role. Think he’s interested?
-Anyone have an American flag I can borrow for tonight’s game?
-Should I bet Eron Riley that if Maryland beats Duke, he has to go to the Ravens’ Halloween bash at Dave & Buster’s dressed as Gary Williams? If Duke beats Maryland, I would have to go as Coach K. Thoughts?
Talk to you from Owings Mills.