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[News] Super Bowl Expands Ravens' Fan Base, Not Pockets

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Steve Bisciotti and Dick Cass said a second title 'deepens our legacy.'

[url=http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Super-Bowl-Expands-Ravens-Fan-Base-Not-Pockets/cd3aa732-7ded-4190-a654-5fbaf6e412a8]View the full article[/url]
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I'm sure merchandise sales will increase quite a bit on a national level.

Heck, here in Cali, it is VERY hard to find Ravens gear at your local sports shops. But not that they're a super bowl champion, it's good business on store owners to start buying Ravens gear to sell. Young, impressionable kids especially will be sporting Ravens gear. It spreads, and that's a good thing. The more people are aware of the Ravens, the better for the Ravens Org and the fans.
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Heck, we already have fans from Ireland representing here. GreenRaven is from Ireland. We have NorwayLovesRavens. I'm in Cali, and the San Diego games show just how many Ravens are here in Cali. It was %40 Ravens fans at the last game. (Kind of a testimony to the lame So Cal fans too)
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The only way NFL teams make money is through collective sharing arrangements of all 32 NFL teams. Otherwise, only a few teams would be making money and teams like the Bengals, Browns, Raiders, Jaguars and the rest would be virtually worthless. They couldn't survive because they don't fill out their stadiums. However, on the same token the teams that are driving the NFL like the Ravens, Steelers, Giants, Cowboys, etc. would be losing money somewhat.

However, the only money the owners make by improving their brand recognition of their football team is in the value addtion of the team's net worth should they ever decide to sell it! Then it is going to be a difference of a couple of hundred million dollars... for example the Ravens franchise may sell for 1.3 Billion dollars while a Bengals franchise may only fetch 800 Million...
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[quote name='metalraven' timestamp='1360445155' post='1352097']
Heck, we already have fans from Ireland representing here. GreenRaven is from Ireland. We have NorwayLovesRavens. I'm in Cali, and the San Diego games show just how many Ravens are here in Cali. It was %40 Ravens fans at the last game. (Kind of a testimony to the lame So Cal fans too)
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Off the top of my head, we have regular posters from many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Germany, England, Ireland, Norway, and more. We also have a number of Service members posting from all over the world.
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Everything costs. Stuff is going up in price. Our pay isn't ie Social Security hike of 2.2% this year.

So guess what, as a fan of the Ravens living in El Paso Texas. Im still getting Sunday ticket to watch my team. If I was still in Baltimore, I would be a season ticket holder. We have to enjoy!
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Im in Ohio and there was no Ravens NOTHING anywhere. But the day of the Superbowl I went to Walmart and lo and behold there were some Raven paper plates, paper cups and cupcakes. And I even saw a couple of people wearing Ravens jerseys besides my roomy and me.
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I apreciate every fan and wanna make that clear. However I dont want the kind of fans some other teams have that love us for a year or two after the superbowl then go trade teams if we loose. Im from Baltimore born and raised and our fans are there every game win loose or draw. my first game at the stadium was about 8 years ago. christmas day against the min vik. We werent in the playoffs all we could do is knock them out and we did. It was 33 degree cold rain all night and it was packed loud and crazy in there. Ive been to a game every year at least and went to colts ravens playoff game 13-3 season. we lost that game but it was still my fvorite. We were loud and purple. We have die hard fans. And i apreciate every purple jersey but please we set a level of class as a fan base like no other team. Let's not forget that, I love what owner steve said. Dont ever loose that chip on our shoulder and I hope we dont. I wouldnt trade 1 die hard fan for a 1000 fans that go from team to team.. Home town suport thats how it should be. rep your team. where you from. And when your team looses still put on that black n purple or that orange and black. Keep you head up and say thats my team. Thats my ravens.
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disappointed with this article, it not only expands the fan base in America but also around the world, I been a Ravens fan for 6 years from Sydney Australia
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I always thought that anybody that didnt like the squeelers, would become Ravens! My peeps that live in the south, says that they are surrounded by Ravens and squeelers! I live in Cleveland and Ive seen Ravens jerseys, I became a Raven as soon as Art, raised that piece of paper and said Ravens! The Flock is growing is all!
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Alot of Raven haters down here in Texas! Since winning the Super Bowl, all you here are the crickets chirping. Haters have locked themselves in the closet. Where's the smack talking now!!!!

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I was Born and raised in the Hudson Valley in NY. Never had a favorite football team as I was growing up. My grandfather was a huge Giants fan as was most of my family. My uncle a Jet/Bear fan. My brother from another mother that I've known for 30+ years is a 9ers fan. As a kid I liked Buffalo out of the nievete of seeing them win 4 AFC Champ games. Still didn't understand football truely though.

So I move down here with my other best freind who is from Baltimore in 93. (who was an Oakland fan until Ravens came around) When the Ravens came into existance, I knew I could have them as my team because they were brand new, with no history to bandwagon on from friends and family. I still have Vinny's jersey from year 1.

There will always be fair weather fans of any team. It's an unfortunate byproduct of any sport. All I know is that there is an astronomical amount of true Ravens fans, and that I can hang a hat on.
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I'm not sure how I feel towards the typical bandwagon fan especially since Ravens nation is all about family. But I guess this is what you want out of your organization. I love the popularity and recognition I just love this team too much to be represented in bad reputation by fake fans.
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Became a ravens fan when I was in six grade cause of ray Lewis my brother used to hype me up with ray Lewis YouTube video and wear his number till high school got a scholarship to oregan ducks my junior year but grades got me..just wanted to thank lewis for being leader and role model to everyone
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We represent globally. I do not like bandwagon fans either, because their loyality is fickle. Celebrating the highs is one thing, but if you aren't supporting and representing at the low times, you're not a real fan.
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