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Posted by Sunday, December 20, 2009 0 comments

The snow has ended, the streets are passable and the Bears have made it to town. For Ravens Chix there is a lot of prepping to go before we hit the stands. Before I can focus on our boys on the field, I have to decide what to wear. Easy for the guys, they grab their ski coats, hunting gear or their old flannel jackets and head out. Not so easy for us Chix, who still want to be warm, wear “fan attire appropriate” without sacrificing fashion!

Last week’s weather was the ultimate nightmare. After having put on so many layers of purple gear, many fans ended up sitting in their seats wearing a trash bag. Thanks to the sharp eye of my husband, the day before the game he purchased the coolest gold and purple Ravens rain ponchos. With tons of layers on underneath, I still had my 12th woman mojo shining in the midst of the haze of rain.

During one of my frequent “warm up breaks” to the ladies room, I met up with two Ravens Chix donned in cutest clear plastic wrap ponchos. They had come in to warm their toes. They had baggies over their socks and were taking turns rubbing each other’s frozen tootsies. I so felt their pain, and like any seasoned Ravens Chix would do, I dug into my bag and handed over the extra sets of hand and toe warmers.

Pay it forward that’s what Ravens fans do.

Today’s game presents another dilemma. While the bitter cold and wind makes it harder to dress appropriately, it will boost our home field advantage. Even the quietist Ravens’ fans, in an attempt to keep warm, will be on their feet, jumping, pumping and rooting. To get ready for the cold I’ll have to add in another forty-five minutes to my prep time as I add layers of cold weather leggings, thermal socks and turtlenecks. Though I would never ever think that ski pants are acceptable bar attire, today I will be sporting my black fiber filled pants at Mother’s Purple Patio.

Wonder if they had they stadium workers clear out the patio?

I will finish out my cold weather attire with those nifty body, hand and toes warmers. These toasty little additions will save me from being frozen stiff by the end of the game. The genius who thought up those should get a Nobel Peace Prize!

So it’s off to start my layers!

It’s game time and it’s football weather!

It’s Christmas time and it’s the hunt for playoffs.

I’ve got my Ravens Santa hat on and I am hoping my Ravens will give us an early Christmas present!

Bring on da Bears!

Rave On!

Kosmo Krys

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Ravens Pride: Pay it Forward

Posted by Tuesday, December 1, 2009 0 comments

Ola Chicas!

Whew! We pulled that win off! Ah yes a win, a win against Pitt! Sunday night's game was another typical nail biting Ravens game. Sacks, turnovers, missed tackles, penalties and yes even missed field goals, all typical of this year’s Play like a Raven style.

Not so typical was the wonderfully mild weather we were blessed with! Night games are always tricky in this blue-collar town and it was great to see M&T filled with a sea of purple. A true bonus was the beautiful summer-like afternoon that had many tailgate parties cranked up extra early! It was truly a great end to a long holiday weekend!

The down side to this long awaited match up was the several thousand annoying terrible towel waving Steelers fans that dispersed their venom throughout our glorious arena! I am amazed at the obnoxious "swagger" these fans strut. How is that they think they can come to our city, our stadium and act as if they are in their stinky hometown? I find their smirking smiles, their in your face towel waving and their grunts and jeers totally arrogant and rude.

What really annoys me are our very Raven loving PSL owners who willing sell these prized game tickets to the likes of Pitt’s smarmy fans! I could not believe my eyes Sunday night when I saw those ugly yellow towels swinging from every section of OUR HOUSE! I would never ever allow a Steeler fan to have my seat! Yes, I know we are in a recession and money is tight, but selling tickets to a Steelers fan hits below the belt. These are tough times for our Ravens and us fans. We can’t afford to allow our 12th man advantage to be compromised by terrible towel touting rivals.

We must protect our house!

My fellow seat holders, next time you cannot make a home game against the Steelers, think about another Ravens fan. Be a Good Samaritan and follow the golden rule, "Do unto another Ravens fan as you would want a Ravens fan to do unto you."

Pass your ticket onto a fan less fortunate than you. Offer your ticket to a Ravens enthusiast who can’t afford to own a seat or has never been to a game. Choose a devoted fan that shows Ravens pride year round, a fan that can stand toe to toe with a terrible towel, a fan that will display purple pride and cheer throughout the game, a fan that will make you proud.

Do your part as a Ravens 12th man, pay it forward and pass it on to Ravens fans only!

Let’s bring home a win from Green Bay!

Rave On,

Kosmo Krys

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