Baltimore football championship seasons have always started in Westminster … so should we be worried?

Baltimore football championship seasons have always started in Westminster … so should we be worried?

Many Carroll County residents are getting a case of nostalgic Super Bowl fever as they look forward to Sunday’s AFC championship contest between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots.
For more than 120 years — since football debuted at then-Western Maryland College on Oct. 31, 1891 — football has been a part of the history of Carroll County.
Not to be overlooked is the fact that since July 1949, Baltimore football teams have held summer practice in Westminster. Names like Raymond Berry, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, Eugene (Big Daddy) Lipscomb, Alan Ameche, and Wilbur (Weeb) Ewbank, just to mention a few, have become an important part of our Carroll County cultural history.
And yes, there is also that quarterback that was cut by the Pittsburg Steelers in 1956.
What was his name? Oh yeah, right. Johnny Unitas.
Unbelievable. According to an old history of the Baltimore Colts in my files, “Unitas was cut by… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0122-20120119,0,3298374.story
Related Read more: Of course, summer practice in Westminster is probably why the Baltimore Colts won its first National Football League division title in 1958:http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/neighborhoods/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1211-20111207,0,828252.story
And: For over 120 years, since football debuted at Western Maryland College on October 31, 1891, football has been a part of the history of Carroll County…

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