Sports Steve " THE IRON FAN" 

Home of Super Ravens Fan, Sports Steve LaPlanche


Elected to PFUFA 2008  


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 Thanks all Raven fans who supported me for the Maryland Special Olympics 2008- 2011 Super Plungers at the Polar Bear Plunge.

In 2011 I  raised a total of $ 11,695 for Special Olympics Maryland.  ( Thanks to all that donated )

My 4 year total raised was @ $ 58,900.00 . / Raised for Special Olympics Maryland

        My body could not take the 24 plunge anymore.


Thank you Sports Steve

Anyone who would still like to view the Documentary NFL Films did on me you can go on line line and type in Sports Steve NFL Films and it comes up. I enjoyed doing the piece and thank NFL Films.

 I want to thank all the fans who have taken the time to visit my site. I welcome any input that you may have.

I enjoyed being at the games with all of you. 

I ask all of you to please support Daniel Wilcox's foundation.

The web site: www. 

DANIEL is a great friend and does a lot for the kids in Baltimore.

Sports Steve 


I ask again why isn't  Art Modell in the Hall Of Fame. Again Art was cut from the list.

What's Our Name / RAVENS

Don't Forget It 


  The National Football League should be ashamed of themselves that Art Modell isn't in the Pro Football "Hall of Fame". Art was a person who changed the NFL. It was his idea for Monday Night Football. The NFL and The AFL merged because he agreed to the merge. That's why we have the Super Bowl today. 

So Thanks "ART" for everything you did to make the NFL what is is today. May you RIP.


 I'm asking all of you to support Christos it's my choice for spirtis and, I want you to make it yours. This company gives back to the community in many ways. Tell them Sports Steve sent you. 


Maryland Polar Bear Super Plunge Results


In 2009 because of your help I was able to raise $ 22,662.21 thanks to all who  donated

I topped all plungers


I want to give special thanks to :

Great Moments Authentic for the help with my Joe Flacco helmet raffle for Special Olympics Maryland

The Council Of  Baltimore Ravens Roost  / $ 500.00

Ravens Roost # 18   / $ 500.00


 If you want to see the documentary that NFL Films did on my Baltimore Football Life

google SportsSteve NFL Films and you can watch it. 

The story appeared  on ESPN and The NFL Network. Thanks to the Baltimore Ravens Security, All The Fans and, Ravens Roost #18 for all the help with this. Cameras were around me all day and Thanks to all of you hope they didn't get in your way during the Oakland game at M&T Bank Stadium. 



To view everything on this site you will find a white box to the far right at the top of the page. Click on the white box for addtional pages of the site. I'm adding more pages on every month. 

Welcome to the web site for Baltimore Ravens Super Fan, Sports Steve LaPlanche, The Ravens call me THE IRON FAN. I'm a Ravens PSL season ticket holder Section 138, row 6, seat 14. You can see me during games on the big screen leading cheers with 51.2 pounds of beads around my neck. I was the featured Ravens fan in Madden 2005 and selected by Sports Illustrated as the NFL Fan of the Week in October 2006 and September of 2008. I Bleed Purple !

I went to my first Baltimore Colts game at age 3 and never missed a home game until they left in the middle of the night in March 1984. It was a night I'll never forget - I stayed at the Baltimore Colts Complex all night and was the last fan to leave.

Many years passed before the NFL returned in 1996 with the Ravens. Thank you. Mr. Art Modell !

It's now time for the Hall Of Fame selection committee to thank Mr. Modell also by putting him in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. Make sure it's done in 2013. It is way over due.


           A Celebration of Art Modell was held at THE VALLEY MANSION on October 23rd. This was a wonderful affair attended by 900 people. It was Baltimore's chance to thank Mr. Modell and draw attention to get him in the Hall Of Fame

I'm asking all Raven fans to please write letters and draw attention to the voters on the Hall Of Fame committee.

Let's get Art into the Hall Of Fame NOW.

There is just NO reason why Art Modell is NOT in the Hall Of Fame. Let's show them how much power Baltimore fans have. Again this year Art was not selected. I ask Baltimore to continue the fight and let's make this happen next year for Art. Let's get the ball rolling now. Start hanging banners at your tailgates next year and the press will pick up on it. I would like to see banner after banner hanging around all of the Raven fans tailgates


        Ray Lewis and Sports Steve

              Ravens Camp 2005


               Getting the crowd to make noise.  Ravens opening game 2009

I try to do everything I can to be a very important 12th Man for our Baltimore Ravens. When your team plays at home it's very important to keep that home field advantage. 

I have now attended 395 straight home games since 1956.

The breakdown:

Baltimore Colts          193 games

Baltimore Stars              9 games

Baltimore Stallions      21 games

Baltimore Ravens      172 games

I have one question for the NFL. Why isn't Mr. Art Modell in the Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio ? It's a real shame that he is not in yet. PLease for the honor of the sport put him in soon.


       Snow game at M&T Bank Stadium vs Vikings. This was a extremely cold game  



           Daniel Wilcox and Sports Steve high five

               at the Eagles game Nov 23, 2008