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(Washington Post)   Because the defending Super Bowl champs have to open their season on the road, the NFL decided to decorate the stadium they are visiting with banners celebrating their win; which for Denver fans is adding insult to injury   ( divider line
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2013-08-28 01:41:02 PM  
2 votes:
The stupid dirty Ravens will get whats coming to them when the Ponies trample all over them.

/Niners fan
// Go Ponies!
2013-08-28 04:16:10 PM  
1 vote:

UDel_Kitty: I think Goodell just hates Baltimore.

Goodell just hates football.
2013-08-28 02:54:46 PM  
1 vote:

The Singing Bush: UDel_Kitty: The NFL could have more easily played the game on Wednesday. I think Goodell just hates Baltimore.

Of course you do.  You can't be a true Ravens fan without the Baltimore Persecution ComplexTM now can you?

Being told to "build a museum" by the commissioner before he grants a team to the cluster-fark that is Jacksonville tends to do that.
2013-08-28 02:21:01 PM  
1 vote:

AliceBToklasLives: The last time the Donkeys John Elway suffered a heartbreaking first round loss to an inferior team after a dominant regular season, they went on to win two Super Bowls.  So I'm ok with this.


/Peyton's very good at favring it up in the playoffs
2013-08-28 02:17:02 PM  
1 vote:

TuteTibiImperes: like the Ravens could have worked out a deal with the Terps to use their stadium for the night,

yeah, i hadn't thought of that......the NFL does that in very unusual circumstances.  Katrina forced the Saints to play "home" games at what, 3-4 different venues, and i think one was a college stadium.  And didn't the Bears play somewhere else when Soldier Field was renovated?  And didn't hte Vikings play elsewhere when snow collapsed the dome?

the only other that immediately comes to mind was about a decade ago, when the San Diego wildries were really bad, and Qualcomm was used as an emergency shelter, so the Bolts/Dolphins game got moved to Sun Devil.  Yeah, that wasn't weird.

(it was billed as a charity game, the price of admission being whatever you felt like throwing in.....shiatty farking arizona fans raised the princely sum of like, something ridiculous like $32,000 dollars, which after doing the math versus attendnace, was determined to be a per-fan donation of like, a buck fiddy per fan. not a great moment for the Phoenix NFL fanbase....)
2013-08-28 02:16:08 PM  
1 vote:

Gecko Gingrich: Angelos is an asshole.

Generally I agree with you, but not in this situation.  The whole stadium complex is sitting empty the day before but Dear Leader Goodell didn't want to move the game to a Wednesday night.  The Orioles schedule was announced way back (~1 year ago, before LAST football season even kicked off).  And because the O's are playing the White Sox, it would've been a really complicated swap.  The Orioles played a 3-game series in Chicago over the 4th of July whereas the Sox are playing 4 in Baltimore next week.  Swapping the series would involve forcing the teams to play a double-header, mess up travel schedules, and force the White Sox to abandon their tradition of hosting a game on the 4th of July.  They even looked at playing in the afternoon, but that proved to be difficult since both teams are flying in the night before, and it would be really difficult to clear the lots after the Orioles game and reopen for the Ravens, especially on a weeknight when a lot of Baltimore is also just trying to get home.  And if game 1 goes into extra innings, you're screwed.

Logistically, moving the Ravens game by one day was easily the simplest solution to this problem but Goodell chose to screw the Ravens and try to pass the blame to MLB.
2013-08-28 02:16:02 PM  
1 vote:
That's okay. They'll get the last laugh when the Ravens suck balls this year.
2013-08-28 12:50:59 PM  
1 vote:
The last time the Donkeys suffered a heartbreaking first round loss to an inferior team after a dominant regular season, they went on to win two Super Bowls.  So I'm ok with this.
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