The Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans are playing today in the "divisional" round of the AFC playoffs. I'm rooting for the Titans - they're tough and intense, and a fun team to watch, and besides, the Ravens are a trash-talking group of murderers and drug dealers.
An unrelated - but equally depressing - story about Baltimore is that the soundstage used to film The Wire is being torn down to build a supermarket. The Wire was the greatest television drama of all time; the thought of a construction crew destroying it to build a supermarket, which could easily have been built on any number of non-Wire-related locations is depressing. Fortunately, somebody from HBO prepared a photo essay of the striking of the set. For long-time fans of the show, these photos have an almost-haunted feel.
One of the extras on the DVDs of season five is this little epilogue to The Wire. Warning: depending on how much of the show you've seen, there may be some spoilers in here.