Art Modell, previous owner of of the Baltimore Ravens comes onto the field for halftime celebrations of the ten year Super Bowl anniversary team during the game against the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Bills lead the Ravens at the half 24-20.
(October 23, 2010 – Source: Larry French/Getty Images North America)
(PhatzRadio / AP) — It was 2003, and Art Modell was joking about his health: “Ten hospitalizations, two heart attacks, a stroke, internal bleeding … and every one of those she was at my side he said, turning to his wife.
With Modell, there was almost always a punchline.
“You know what?” he told her, “I think you’re bad luck, babe.”
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