I live in the Baltimore area. Been here for over 10 years now. While living here, people would ask me, who is my favorite football team… I would say, I root for the Ravens, Redskins and Steelers (yeah, I know too many teams… I have moved around a few times) but I am a FAN of the Bears… I think I am about to add a second team to that FAN category. But I need to be careful I do not want to seem like I am jumping on the Ravens bandwagon just because they won the Super Bowl. So I guess I need to gain acceptance from a member of the Raven Nation… Before I get yelled at by my fellow Bears Fans (Karl, Patrick, Jason) don’t worry, Bears will always, ALWAYS be number one in my heart.
This football season I couldn’t help but to get behind the Ravens. The playoffs were exciting. Heck, the whole season was exciting. Lots of ups and downs. I always knew the Ravens had their loyal fans. But my god, did you see the parade? Local news reports say that there were 200,000 people in attendance to watch the parade and celebration at the stadium.
I was really impressed with the turn out and how the city put on the celebration. As an adult I never lived in a Championship City before. I have lived in Chicago area during the Bulls “Repeat Three peat!”, but I was just a kid. But watching the parade and the celebration in the city, I thought it was just as cool as cool can be. Awesome, truly awesome. Times like this I am really happy for my friends Gary and Karen. They bleed purple, and their kids bleed purple…
I am not the biggest Ray Lewis fan, but the city has really gotten behind him and supported him. When Ray Lewis’ vehicle came along in the parade, the barricades could not hold the people back, and they swarmed Ray’s vehicle, and a lot of the fans walked with that vehicle all the way to the stadium. I seriously thought things were going to get out of control. But they didn’t get out of control, the fans were just that NUTS… or some would say… Passionate.
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