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Author Archive for Bart Raeke

Bart will write weekly columns called “The Hangover.” He was born and bred in Baltimore, and has been a sports fan all his life. One of his earliest memories was seeing the news report of the Colts leaving (and he continues to get a cold chill down his spine when he sees a Mayflower truck). During those “dark days” he was a fan of the Packers, mainly because one of their most famous players was also named Bart. He is an avid fan of the Ravens and the Orioles, and is a graduate of Towson University, where he obtained his degree in writing.

Week 6 Live Blog: Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens

Here we go, with the Texans having first possession.  I’m personally feeling a little nervous, even with all of Houston’s key injuries.  I don’t know why, and I hope it’s unfounded. 4:09: WR Derrick Mason sighting, catching a big catch for a 1st down on a 3rd down conversion try.  That’s his first catch as […]

Week 3 Live Blog: Baltimore Ravens vs. St. Louis Rams

3:55: Welcome to Week 3!  I’m settling in, getting comfortable with my laptop, watching the end of Giants/Eagles.  This weeks live blogging could have an added extra wrinkle:  my daughter Erin will be around.  She finds computers fascinating, and she also likes to press buttons.  Soooo, if I’m updating a little less frequently, I’m probably […]

Week 2 Live Blog: Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee

12:45pm: Week 2 in the NFL is about to kick off, and I’m about to kick off the first time of actual live blogging of the game.  Last week I simply kept a running chronicle, this week, I’ll be updating the post every few minutes.  This should be fun!  Leave comments during the game, and […]

The Hangover: Steelers vs Ravens Week 1 Ed.

Well, here we are again. Another season of NFL, and specifically to our fandom: Ravens, football. Glad to be back, especially after the annoyingly prolonged labor dispute threatened the season. For the opening game of the season, I thought I’d try something out: a live chronicling of the game, followed by some overall thoughts. I […]

The Hangover: Ravens vs Texans Week 14 ed.

I really don’t have my usual joviality.  This edition will be on the short side as a result, but last nights seat-of-their-pants victory in OT over the Houston Texans left a horrible taste in my mouth.  Coming off a bad loss vs. the biggest rivals, with all the coaches and players saying all the right […]

The Hangover: Ravens vs Steelers Wk 13 Ed.

To start, a PSA: Please step back from the ledge or the edge.  Keep the pistol holstered.  Etcetera and so forth. Yes, it was a tough loss.  A very tough loss.  But keep in mind that the Pittsburgh Steelers did pretty much the exact same thing the Baltimore Ravens did to them early on in […]

The Hangover: Ravens vs Buccaneers Week 12 Ed.

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to another installment of the The Hangover.  Notch another win for the Baltimore Ravens as they hold off the pillaging the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 17-10.  The game saw a variety of ups and downs, but in the end, the Ravens maintained the status quo and the AFC North […]