“Hell yeah, Coach. Let’s go for it.”
– Lamar Jackson to John Harbaugh before the Ravens scored a touchdown on a crucial fourth-and-2 in Seattle Oct. 20

“As long as Fort McHenry is watching over the Harbor, the Orioles will be in Baltimore.”
– Orioles executive vice president John Angelos at Visit Baltimore’s annual meeting at M&T Bank Stadium Sept. 26

“Body built by Taco Bell.”
– Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon as part of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” player introductions during Baltimore’s Nov. 3 game against the Patriots

John Harbaugh: “You changed the game, man. You know how many little kids in this country are going to be wearing No. 8 playing quarterback for the next 20 years because of you?”
Lamar Jackson: “I can’t wait to see it when I get older, but right now I’ve got to get to the Super Bowl.”
– Part of Harbaugh and Jackson’s exchange on the sideline in Cincinnati Nov. 10 after a spectacular 47-yard touchdown run by Jackson during the Ravens’ 49-13 win

“There are two words that come to mind when I think of Coach [Margraff] — humility and decency. He was a great teacher and a great coach, and to be a great teacher, you have to have humility. Jim had that. And that second word — decency. Jim was simply a decent man, and I mean that as the highest compliment.”
– Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala on football coach Jim Margraff, who died Jan. 2 at age 58

“My mom and I, believe it or not, it doesn’t matter what it is, if it’s golf, ping pong — or Pictionary is a big one, too — and we’d get into it, like big time. There’s a lot of trash talk and it gets heated very quickly, and she takes it personally and I usually suffer because of that.”
– Orioles 2019 No. 1 overall pick Adley Rutschman explaining that he gets his competitiveness from his mother, Carol

“I have the utmost respect for both of those organizations. I have 30 picks between those two teams.”
– Ed Reed on the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns during his Hall of Fame speech

“Not bad for a running back.”
– Lamar Jackson after throwing five touchdowns in the Ravens’ season opener at Miami Sept. 8

Issue 260: December 2019 / January 2020

Originally published Dec. 18, 2019  


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