Fans can thank Art Modell for laying the groundwork for the extensive, multi-platform coverage they see today. Without those first network contracts, none of it would have happened.
The Ravens said Modell died of natural causes early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday.
The thought of the early battles between the Giants and Jets brought about some of the hardest-hitting and nastiest battles of the football season.
Big honors are taking place in the Garden State this weekend. New Jersey’s newest Hall of Fame class features sharpshooting pioneer Annie Oakley and Man of Steel Christopher Reeve, a superman on and off the screen.
The newest inductees into New Jersey’s Hall of Fame include late ‘Superman’ actor Christopher Reeve, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and New York Giants owner Wellington Mara.
Former Giants quarterback Kerry Collins is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons in the league. Collins will likely best be known in New York for his dismal performance against the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.
John Travolta, Martha Stewart and Tony Bennett are among 30 nominees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2011.