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Hey Baltimore Play like an Underdog!

Posted by Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jarret Johnson was spot on this week when he noted that he and the team don’t mind being seen as the underdogs. It’s okay for whatever reason we seem play better that way! That’s right Jarret! They can call us underdogs but we always seem to worry 'em!

Ravens are much like the residents of the city that they represent. Baltimore has a reputation for being a melting pot of blue collar workers who come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds. Sitting in the middle of the east coast, between NYC, Philly and DC, Baltimore is often not even thought of as a Metropolitan area.

It isn’t a town that is recognized for cultural arts, high end commerce or economic wealth. It’s more often viewed as a poor city with a challenging poverty level, extremely high crime rate and questionable politics.

So the typical Baltimorean is familiar with being an underdog and is okay with having its team represented in the same way. As a matter of fact, it suits Baltimore fans just fine. Being the underdog is what gives Baltimore and The Ravens the drive to improve, to compete and to conquer.

The national media enjoys stirring the Ravens pot by focusing on the teams short comings, taking player remarks out of context, concentrating on eccentric off and on field behaviors and nagging about inconsistent play. No worries, this just makes us harder to predict and worries our opponents.

Baltimore is not known to follow the trends or go with the flow. Sitting just below the old Mason Dixon line and stretching from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, Baltimore is a nation in itself… this is “Ravens Nation”.

Our Ravens don’t follow trends either. They play like Ravens; unconventional sometimes, unpredictable often but always with absolute heart and soul.

We are a town of fans that are the loudest-proudest cheerleaders for our team and there is no tougher group of hard nose critics in the league than Baltimore fans. That is who we are and that’s who our team embodies those qualities. We work hard and play even harder.

So Baltimore fans like our team let’s embrace being the underdogs. With Purple Pride we will Root, Rant and Rave for Baltimore to –PLAY LIKE A RAVEN!

Rave On!

Kosmo Krys


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