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Commemorating Baltimore Sports

2012/2013… What a time to be a Baltimore sports fan. It was the year Michael Phelps a Baltimore native became the greatest Olympian of all time. It was the year Carmelo Anthony, who also grew up in Baltimore, rose to among the elite NBA players and received a very prestigious award This past NBA season. It was the year the Orioles not only broke their streak of 14 straight losing seasons, but also shocked the MLB world and made the playoffs. Lastly, it was the year Ray Lewis and the Ravens, in the face of adversity, went on one of the more improbable runs and won Super Bowl XVII. All of this success has charm city in pandemonium. Continue reading

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The Baltimore Ravens Offseason- Should Fans Panic?

In an unforgettable season full of injuries, adversity, and drama, the Ravens overcame all odds to beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. The strength and courage they displayed (especially by quarterback Joe Flacco) made them worthy of being champions. However, this offseason has been quite a sad time for most Ravens fans. Being up tight against the cap, the Ravens had to cut/trade many beloved veterans and could not sign back many of their free agents. Combine that with the fact that Ray Lewis, the 2 time Super Bowl champion, and arguably the greatest linebacker of all time, retired, really had Ravens fans panicking. In all, 9 starters from last year’s super bowl Ravens team are no longer on the team. That list includes notables Ray Lewis (retired), Dannell Ellerbe (free agency), Ed Reed (free agency) and Anquan Boldin (traded to 49ers for a 6th round draft pick). Also, contrary to popular belief, it is not Joe Flacco’s fault as much as people think, just because he got the big contract. Continue reading

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Boston Woes

It has been a bit downhill for the Patriots recently. All seemed to be going well after they beat Baltimore in the 2012 AFC championship after Billy Cundiff “Cundiffed” (missed) a 33 yard field allowing the Patriots to move on to the Super Bowl for a rematch of Super Bowl 42 with the New York Giants. Efforts to avenge that loss 4 years ago fell through as they lost again to the Giants in Super Bowl 46. Last year was in no means a bad season, but the Patriots were huge favorites to beat the Baltimore Ravens in the 2013 AFC Championship like the year before. However, the luck was on the Ravens side as Joe Flacco outplayed Tom Brady for the second straight year and led the Ravens to upset the Patriots and get a birth to the Super Bowl. Continue reading

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