About

My first job in Baltimore sports broadcasting was engineering the Ted Patterson show from McCafferty's in 2002.

I've met: Johnny Unitas, Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Jonathan Ogden, Mike Singletary, Matt Stover, Todd Heap, Brian Billick, Sam Gash and numerous other Ravens players.

I've worked with: Justin Upton (Arizona Diamondbacks, 2004 #1 overall draft pick), Cameron Maybin (San Diego Padres) and Austin Jackson (Detroit Tigers) during the AFLAC High School All-American Game at Ripken Stadium in August of 2004.

Upton won the inaugural Jackie Robinson award that year ("...an honor bestowed upon the Aflac National High School Player of the Year who demonstrates outstanding character, exhibits leadership, and embodies the value of being a student-athlete."--aflacallamerican.com). Jackson could've had a full scholarship to play basketball at Duke, but he chose to play baseball instead.

Fun fact: Met Emmitt Smith in an airport, then later found out we flew on the same plane.

Favorite sports memories: Being in New Orleans and personally witnessing Super Bowl XLVII; The Ravens wining Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, FL; Being in attendance for Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse national championship wins, when I had friends playing on both teams (2005, 2007)--both of which were against Duke and both of which were one goal margins of victory; The 2001 Miami Hurricanes making their case as the best college football team of all-time after dismantling Nebraska in the 2002 Rose Bowl/National Championship game.

Least favorite sports memories: The "pass interference" call against Miami in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl/National Championship game, that cost Miami a second straight national title; The Titans beating the Ravens in a 2003 playoff game in Baltimore (I sat second row around the 15-yard line when the Titans kicked the game-winner...gut-wrenching); Any Steelers win.

Favorite Raven: Ed Reed

Favorite non-Raven: Drew Brees

Least favorite football player: James Harrison

I'm a Baltimore guy, born and bred. Any questions? Ask me!

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  • Jacob Roper posted 468 days ago

    Jacob Roper

    Glad you're a Ravens fan but you gotta change your Laker status, Celtics are the team to root for.

  • matt wilson posted 470 days ago

    matt wilson

    Mike, about your article http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1699987-a-baltimore-ravens-fan-guide-to-dealing-with-steelers-fans
    Baltimore has been home to 6 NFL Championship teams. You forgot that the Baltimore Colts were also the 1968 NFL Champions. From the Colts official NFL website, they write the Baltimore Colts "blanked Cleveland, 34-0, for the NFL Championship" http://www.colts.com/team/history.html . Also here is a list of NFL Champions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NFL_champions_(1920%E2%80%9369)

  • jr crusher posted 506 days ago

    jr crusher

    i enjoyed just about everything i read from you so far, keep up the good work mike.

  • Joe Nason posted 525 days ago

    Joe Nason

    Regarding your article on the Raven's QB situation, there is a comment regarding typographical errors and spelling issues. If you are at all concerned there is also the issue of subjunctive case. I do realize that the subjunctive case is lost in many forms of writing as most English teachers today are less than competent. However, if I were a professional writer or were to aspire to be one, I would educate myself on the subjunctive case.

    Respectfully given

  • Joe Nason posted 525 days ago

    Joe Nason

    Regarding your article on the Raven's QB situation, there is a comment regarding typographical errors and spelling issues. If you are at all concerned there is also the issue of subjunctive case. I do realize that the subjunctive case is lost in many forms of writing as most English teachers today are less than competent. However, if I were a professional write or were to aspire to be one, I would educate myself on the subjunctive case.

    Respectfully given

  • Tucker stokes posted 667 days ago

    Tucker stokes

    it kind of would, he could take the other OLB position, in this impossible scenario

  • Mike Fast posted 668 days ago

    Mike Fast

    I wouldn't like it because I think he's kind of a dirty player and they already have Suggs so it wouldn't make sense.

  • Tucker stokes posted 668 days ago

    Tucker stokes

    Heres a dumb question, your least favriote football is James Harrison but would you still hate him if the ravens signed him?

  • Chris Roling posted 832 days ago

    Chris  Roling

    Hey Mike, we're doing an AFC North Featured Columnist FF league, if you want to join shoot me your email!

  • Matt Birch posted 951 days ago

    Matt Birch

    Thanks, Mike! But it's more like you helping ME out! You are a free agency guru. Keep up the great work.

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