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Inside the Ravens Victory Locker Room (Article)

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:19 AM

ESPN's David Fleming wrote a fantastic article about the Ravens' victory locker room. If ever there was a piece that demonstrated how special this team is, it's this one. (LINK)


"Just for a moment, Harbaugh comes back into the hallway, where he bumps into Ravens director of college scouting Joe Hortiz. The two men embrace like brothers.

How important is a great working relationship between a team’s scouts and its coaching staff? How vital is it for scouts to supply not just good or great players but talent, at a value, that perfectly suits the team’s schemes? The answer seems to lie in this moment between coach and scout.

And I realize, after watching Harbaugh with his daughter and now with Hortiz, I’m seeing the real secret to success for the Ravens: Harbaugh’s ability to run a multibillion-dollar business, in the violent and hard-core sport of pro football, just like a family."

Cherish this victory, everyone. No one's got it better than us. NO ONE.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:49 AM

chills.goosebumps. the smell of victory. the feeling and moment when you know the game has been won. and that the Lombardi is coming home to Baltimore..... I am STILL getting thrills, chills and and amped up over it.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:21 AM

Gosh I am going to miss Ray, and I think Joe will be just as beloved, just not as vocal lol


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

Oh wow what a wonderfully-written article. Brings tears to my eyes all over again!!!

I have been on a cloud nine high all week, despite dealing with a ton of bs at work!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

One thing , where was Eric at? I didn't really see him..

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:45 AM

Wow! Thanks to the link to the article. What a unique, and special perspective....I felt like I was there. I like how Fleming tells the truth about people in unguarded moments showing who they really are. Excellent work! Lets treasure this moment!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

Awesome article, might even make me stop hating ESPN for a few minutes.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:36 AM

Great article. Here's a really weird and interesting quote:

The ceiling [of the Ravens lockerroom] starts to leak. Not a drip, but a steady stream from a crease in the concrete just to the right of the Ravens' locker room door. Two feet away is a massive tangle of electric plugs, cords, connections and computer equipment. Someone from the team slides a large plastic garbage can under the leak. Problem solved. But seeing this, I begin to feel lucky that the blackout lasted only 34 minutes.

Superdome must be held together by bandaids.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

That was a great article. Thanks for sharing.

When I read things like that, I find that mind wanders to what it must be like for the losers during that time...


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

That was amazing. It's better than watching the raw footage... not really, but yes. I think.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

Wow... Beautiful article!!! I love our team, man.