Lamar Jackson Wants a Super Bowl More Than You Do

Maybe it's evolution, or how God planned it, but scientists say the human brain is wired in a way that often makes us remember severe pain longer than we enjoy great pleasure. Apparently the same is true even if you’re a little bit superhuman, like an Avenger, or Lamar Jackson on the gridiron.

Mind's Eye

“Son,” the doctor said, “you’re going to be blind tomorrow.” Sandy Greenberg was just 20 when he first heard the gut-punching words in a Detroit exam room, and they remain seared in his mind, just like the lasting image of his wife of 55 years, Sue. And the memory of the patch of illuminated New York City grass that one of his college roommates and lifelong friends, Art Garfunkel (yes, him), pointed to freshman year and said “Look at what the light does to the color” during a walk on the corner of Amsterdam and 118th streets on Columbia University’s Upper West Side campus.

Keeper of the Yard

One of only two women in Major League Baseball’s 118-year history to be in the role, Nicole Sherry is the keeper of Camden Yards.

On The Ropes

With a Bluetooth in his right ear and a black T-shirt tucked into a pair of workout pants, Calvin Ford is the 52-year-old real life inspiration behind the character Cutty from The Wire, a former drug dealer turned neighborhood do-gooder, who speaks softly. “You ain’t nobody until you beat somebody,” Ford says.

Elvis of the Himalayas

Beneath the burgundy vinyl awning that reads “Nepal House” in white block letters, a poster of Buddha looks down at the entrance to 920 N. Charles St. in Mount Vernon. “Namaste,” it says. “Welcome.” Gentle, lyric-less music, the type you might hear while face down on a massage table, plays in the background, reverberating through a long, dark dining room on the right, and a cozy bar with booths to the left.

Maryland freshman Brian Ruppel went viral with a trio of astounding saves — but those who shaped him weren’t surprised

Brian Ruppel, a 6-foot, 170-pound true freshman, was making his fourth college start in front of nearly 6,000 fans on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Virginia’s Klöckner Stadium against the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, one of the most high-pressure environments he might ever experience. He made 12 saves in regulation. Then, in overtime, three in seven seconds. The final one was the most spectacular.

In a season of growth, Maryland women’s lacrosse is getting better — and its next big star is just getting started

Even from the view far above the turf, in the Maryland football stadium’s press box, you could see the passion emanating from Kori Edmondson on the field. In her right hand, she waved her lacrosse stick above her shoulder, like the Statue of Liberty with her torch, and wagged the shaft and bright yellow head repeatedly, calling for the ball.
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