As Baltimore Ravens fans celebrate the season opening win, the blistering performance of quarterback Joe Flacco and offense and free safety Ed Reed's record-setting interception, we must all pause and remember that none of this would be possible without Art Modell.
The man who helped launch the modern era of the NFL was the answer to the prayers of a city left without football and a legacy when the Colts were moved to?Indianapolis.
Reviled in Cleveland for moving his Browns to Baltimore, he was revered here, but not just for the football. It was his numerous contributions to our community and the example he set for his players that will be the lasting tributes to a man that has not been short on tributes in death.
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