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2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.

Best New Tradition

The death of actor Michael K. Williams in September hit many Baltimoreans hard. Known for his incredible portrayal of Omar on “The Wire,” Williams remained committed to Baltimore in the years that followed, making him an even more beloved figure here beyond an already iconic character.

The Ravens recognized the emotions of the fan base, first including Omar’s legendary “The Farmer in the Dell” whistle as part of their pregame introductions in Week 2. It brought joy to not only those in attendance but also show creator David Simon, who said he was walking near the stadium and heard the tribute and became emotional.

It was an obvious choice for the team to keep the tradition going for each home game.

Photo Credit: Paul Schiraldi/HBO

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Justin Tucker

Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022


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