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[News] Eisenberg: Baltimore’s Love For Ravens Has Surpassed Colts

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Tuesday's Super Bowl celebration shows how wild Baltimore is for Ravens.

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Amazing.....Just Amazing... After all the painful years of no NFL our team does an unimaginable feat to win 2 world championships in the first 17 years of the franchises existence is incredible. Thank you Ravens for filling the void left by the Colts and then some, Bmore will love this franchise forever, thank you so much
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What a testament to Mr. Modell and Steve.
Where once lurked Bob Irsay, now there resides perhaps arguably the best owner/front office/coaching staff combination in maybe all of professional sports.
As I have heard tell, when one door closes, another one opens.
Thank you Mr. Irsay, may you rest in peace, for stealing our Colts in the middle of a snowy March evening.
If you had never done so, then we wouldn't have our Ravens, now would we?
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Awesome turnout today, Downtown was PACKED full of purple & black, RavenNation truly represented & showed it's Super Bowl Champion Ravens' love.

#Salute
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Not that I'm really old enough (I was only a baby when the Colts left town), but I feel that losing the Colts makes us love the Ravens that much more. That, along with the fact that the national media and the NFL seem to be against us, even though we succeed.
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Hard work, respect, fair play, commitment, trust, family. These values are at the core of the Ravens on-field success. They forge the bond that makes teammates brothers in the locker room and bring love from the hearts of fans streaming into the streets of Baltimore.
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while i have the utmost respect for what the Colts did in the "old" days, the Baltimore Ravens are the "new" breed! they are the team that brought a Championship to Baltimore in 2000 and now in 2012. it's all about the RAVENS...not the colts! let it go cause they (colts) are gone and the RAVENS are here to stay! We are the Championsssss!

~Mili
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One thing that I think makes the fans love and feel so close to the team is all the things this team had to go through and overcome. We constantly get disrespected by the media and we've been robbed by bad calls and untimely fluke errors. We've come so close and had so many heartbreaking losses, but this team shows more resiliency and heart than anyone and keeps coming back. Three of our best defensive players were hurt this year, and two of them made comebacks that proved all the doubters wrong. All the pundits and "experts" kept picking against us, and made it seem like we would not only lose, but we wouldn't even have a chance. The "us against the world" mentality is very real for the fans as well, and I think it helps bring Ravens Nation closer together, gives us an emotional connection, and makes us love our team even more.
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[quote name='bmoreravens21784' timestamp='1360103498' post='1346765']
Best fans in the world!
[/quote] No Doubt!!!
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I love our city and I love our team. Thank you Ravens for making this city bask in the glow of the Lombardi once again.
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We'll be big time in a decade or so. I feel like fan base growth begins with kids watching successful teams. Right now, Ravens Nation is local, but as these kids grow up that latched on to our success, Ravens Nation will spread across country.
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I was in middle school when Irsay ripped the heart out of this city/ area. The 'dark years' with no team and watching other cities teams win on Sunday was hard. I was a Redskins fan, they were my NFC team, not the same. I cried when we did not get the expansion team, took time to warm up to the Ravens and fell in love in 1998 after my first game at the Vault or PSI net, bought 3 PSLs that day. I feel like every time the Ravens fans turn out like today-- it is sticking to Taglibue and his museum, how dare he not award us a team?
Here is to the greatest fans in the NFL and the best owner and front office and players! Art Modell has a special place in my heat also. I will never forget the BALTIMORE Colts but I bleed purple and will for life.

Our fans were the NFLs best kept secret, not after that parade lol
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our baltimore colts and there legacy will never be forgotten but its now ravens time baby!!
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I'll never forget the emotional connection to the Baltimore Colts, but the Ravens bring it.
A new way to win and show off our passion, for our city, the team and our pride.
Crab cakes forever!!!
GO beautiful Ravens!
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I wasn't around for the Colts, and when I moved here I couldn't believe that Baltimore didn't have a football team.

I got on the bandwagon once the Ravens got here, and that attachment has grown and gotten stronger over time. I think it's fair to say that the team who used to be called the Baltimore Browns no longer have any true ties to the Browns any longer. Art Modell (bless his soul) learned from his mistakes when he brought the team over from Cleveland. The Browns fans are still mad (rightly so) because they felt he promised them to never move the team, and if it were to be sold to sell it to a native.

Well Art's hand was forced, but I think he had some regret about the way the move was handled. Ensuring the mistake wasn't repeated he sold the team to a Baltimore native, and Bisciotti has given us a team that is now all our own.

We will always be grateful to the Modells, and I think Browns fans need to forgive a man who had the best of intentions for football. He left the team name, colors, and records in Cleveland and we don't have that luxury in Baltimore. Yet even our misfortune with the Colts has given rise to the Ravens like a phoenix rising from the ashes. So all's well that ends well!
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Over the years Baltimore, the fans, and the Ravens organization have learned how to do it right. I hope the fans and the Orioles organization can start building the same kind of loving relationship soon, I think things are really improving there and I could not be happier.

This was truly a great day!!!
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Steve Bisciotti said we are building a strong foundation, and looking at multiple rings. Wow, maybe he knows more than we think. If you look at the league and AFC contenders, we are ascending while the competition is waning. Steal-ers heading south in the AFCN. Patriots, no longer so invincible. Colts, still a ways away. Denver, Mannings on the backside of his career. Flacco should get a long term deal which will lock that position up, and give us the stability in that position that all good teams have. Our FO has made sure that we don't mortgage the future, and we are going to be good for years. Newsflash for steal-er fans......"new sheriff in town, get used to it"!!!!Bang!
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I don't care what all those loser say, we have the Lombardi and they don't. Like the shirt says " rings don't lie"
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We have the Best colors Purple & Black the best Name & logo we have the loudest Fans not Seattle I was there last year Seahawks fans are overrated. Go Ravens Best Team Best Fans in the world !
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Wow I am typically never at a loss, but this parade had me totally dumbfounded! It was the most amazing things ever... I would like to create a fund to run it on Pittsburgh TV for a full hour on prime time! Just to show those fools what real football fans are like!
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The 2000 Super Bowl turned the page... Now with the Harbaugh years a new chapter has been written. It's clear from looking at how many young fans were out today that a LARGE percentage of the fan base doesn't even remember the Colts. And the older fans have completely given their hearts to the Ravens. This is a Ravens town through and through.
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[quote name='RavensBaltimore' timestamp='1360106979' post='1346844']
One thing that I think makes the fans love and feel so close to the team is all the things this team had to go through and overcome. We constantly get disrespected by the media and we've been robbed by bad calls and untimely fluke errors. We've come so close and had so many heartbreaking losses, but this team shows more resiliency and heart than anyone and keeps coming back. Three of our best defensive players were hurt this year, and two of them made comebacks that proved all the doubters wrong. All the pundits and "experts" kept picking against us, and made it seem like we would not only lose, but we wouldn't even have a chance. The "us against the world" mentality is very real for the fans as well, and I think it helps bring Ravens Nation closer together, gives us an emotional connection, and makes us love our team even more.
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Please, Please, PLEASE, enough with the "disrespect" BULLCRAP! Champions do not whine about perceived disrespect Champions understand not everyone is going to pick them to win. Champions especially aren't worried about the commentary made about them during the season AFTER they've already won that championship. Mature adults don't get their panties in bunches over every comment that's not a lovefest. Life isn't like that. "Disrespect" and "haters" must be about the two most over used and misused words in the English language, the product of a society that has turned too many of us into a bunch of hypersensitive crybabies waiting to be offended by something.
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I'm 21 so I was not around for the colts. I have been going to the bank since I was just a young lad. I have definitely seen the fan base grow and get crazier. This is by far the craziest I have seen the fans. I have even gotten my girlfriend over the past few years who has gone from hating football to loving the Ravens. The Ravens are a loveable team. Words cannot describe the love and passion that Ravens fans have in comparison to other football teams.
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The Ravens: the toughest franchise in the toughest division in the game. The team that constantly fights against a disdainful national press because we don't do it "pretty", we hit too hard, we talk too much, come from a "small market" and the defense has been the star instead of cover-model, soft QBs.

Our Ravens have ascended to the highest height in the game and as the article says, we've become part of the anointed royalty of the NFL.

So, let everyone talk about what we aren't, how we're not this or that. How we don't fit with "today's NFL..."

Let 'em talk all that ish...Just make sure to remind that the last words out of their mouths about our RAVENS ought be "...oh and they're THE CHAMPIONS!!!"
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