Here are #WNSTSweet16 people who had a dream in Baltimore

January 21, 2014 | Nestor Aparicio

6. Steve Bisciotti

This is a dream that’s still evolving and unfolding for current Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, who had already fulfilled most every wish he had when he realized he couldn’t buy the University of Maryland and instead opted for the NFL. Bisciotti dabbled with buying the Minnesota Vikings and explored Major League Baseball but really wanted his hometown football team and when he realized it was available he made a deal happen that allowed Art Modell to exit with dignity – as well as a Super Bowl win – and now has his own jewelry. He’s made a handsome return on his $600 million investment in 2004 and is apparently having a lot of fun owning the team.

Bisciotti grew up from humble beginnings but always had a deep passion for sports. He made his money in the staffing space but longed for more and had a dream of owning the Ravens. He had a vision to run the team the right way in contrast to the spectacle that the city had endured first via Bob Irsay in the 1970s and then under Peter Angelos virtually every day since his purchase of the Orioles in 1993.

The only question is how many Super Bowl titles would be enough for Bisciotti? It’s clear he dreams of making the dream even bigger.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Sam Says:

    This list is spot on…but somewhere in 16, Ray Lewis’ name should have appeared. No doubt about it.

  2. TimNATC Says:

    Heck of a job with this list! I see one that is missing though. His name is Nestor Aparicio. You cannot be a Baltimore sports fan and not recognize what Nestor has done for/meant to the city of Baltimore. Nestor worked hard from a young age to learn and master his craft. When he started WNST people laughed and said he would fail. He had a nationally syndicated radio show and gave it up because he didn’t want to leave his hometown. We should all be thankful that he stayed. Since I have known Nestor (I only really know him through listening and reading) he has always been ahead of his time. He loves sports, he loves Baltimore. Thank you Nestor!

  3. Rich Says:

    TimNATC stole my thunder. Except somehow I believe Nestor’s name is conspicuously absent from the list of 16, but is blatantly included by way of the byline. I, too, believe Nestor is the ultimate Baltimore sports dream-come-true story, but you’d be hard-pressed to fill the stands with enough believers. I don’t think he’d really want it any other way. Nice work, Nasty, as always.

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