Re: Training Camp and Practices for the Public
I met with Bisciotti 10 years ago and told him to build the Castle. He did it but it wasn't
Seriously, there's a lot of history at Westminister going back to the old Colts which is why
Art moved the practices back there when he came. Arty tells the story how
some players were standing in line at the movies and a rookie came up from behind and
pulled his pants down and ran away. He wasn't wearning underwear and some old women
were shocked. The player was so fast Fatso couldn't catch him and didn't even try.
I went to many practices then with my dad and uncles and
most of them when the Ravens came til 2 years ago. When I retired it was great to get
out there early in the morning and plunk my chair down and watch the events and see
the players and get autographs although some like Joe never sign for adults, only kids
and their moms. Same with Steve Mcnair. he went down the fence signing for all the kids
until he came to some men and he walked away. I remember Ed Reed getting ready to leave
after signing for an hour when someone gave him their baby and he held it up and took pics with him in the blistering heat. Reed was always special at the practices, same with Ray and many others.
I remember Fassil walking up the steps to his car after each practice instead of going into
the gym with his players. He signed my SB 35 hat next to Billick's name and I asked him
when he was going to get Boller to stop telegraphing his throws. he said what makes you
do think that. I described why and he said well, he's not.
The next day comcast wired Fassil and Boller and he says we're going to work on not
telegraphing your throws. It's pretty bad when a fan described to me in detail how you're
doing it after practice. What do you think the defense is doing? That was the day
after Ed Reed intercepted two Boller passes in practice. LOL.
The Friday night scrimmages were great. There were only a few thousand there in the beginning so the guys on the old scout board would get together and watch the game and
then go to Greg's pool party the next day. Even when the game was over we just sat
around and talked football for an hour letting the traffic get a head start. As that traffic
grew they had to move it downtown and I never went again.
It was a great time by all and 3 or 4 instead of having them every day really sucks.
We can thank the lockout for that.
Last edited by AirFlacco; 05-07-2012 at 10:33 PM.
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