In February the Baltimore Ravens were able to hold off the San Francisco 49ers to pull out a nail-biting victory in Super Bowl XLVII­—the team’s second championship in its 17-season history. But after more than a decade and a half of litigation, the team still hasn’t finished off its peskiest rival, Baltimore native and dedicated doodler Fred Bouchat.

Bouchat started sketching ideas for the team’s logo soon after the owner of the Cleveland Browns announced in the fall of 1995 that his franchise would be moving to Baltimore. Bouchat, who worked as a security guard in a Baltimore office building at the time, showed his sketches to anyone who would look at them, and faxed the drawings to an official at the Maryland Stadium Authority for the team’s consideration.

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