Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Movie Night

OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) took a break from pondering their recent fourth-quarter meltdowns by watching a movie with a happy ending.

Several Ravens players attended a sneak preview Monday night of "The Game Plan" in Owings Mills. The Walt Disney movie stars former WWE wrestler and University of Miami football player Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

He portrays Joe Kingman, a playboy quarterback who is surprised to discover the 7-year-old daughter he never knew he had shows up on his doorstep.

Kingman is described as a serial bachelor, sort of a Joe Namath archetype, known as the life of the party until he has to face the responsibilities of being a father.

Of course, this being a Disney movie, Kingman heroically wins the championship and winds up developing into a good dad.

The Ravens would love to mirror Kingman's successful journey, albeit minus the unexpected baby arrival. They've got enough work cut out for them defending their AFC North title.

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.

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