Ray Lewis return might have helped mentally, but he didn't help the Ravens on the field. He played a huge part in why the Ravens "lost momentum" in the second half. The offense took us to the SB, not Ray Lewis and Joe Flacco isn't as interesting to the media. Add to that, that Baltimore is considered a small market and you pretty much have the reasons why NBC "overlooked" the Ravens.
Also, while I like Ray Lewis as a player, Tom Brady has a way less "controversial" past. And that is putting it lightly.
It's 2013. What the hell is a small market in the NFL?
It's just that many people across the country have no ties to b-more like other cities and not a large amount of people leave from the Baltimore area.
I always hear about people being from Pittsburgh or having relatives in Pittsburgh from when I have been in other parts of the country. B-more is just an episode of the wire to people.
But if the orioles won the World Series I think it would be a big deal nationally. Orioles fanship especially during the Ripken era was not limited. An episode of boy meets world in the early 90s had Corey Matthews in Pittsburgh excited to get a Ripken autograph....but his grandmother ain't come through.
Edited by RedFire, 04 January 2014 - 02:38 AM.