Why the Ravens? - NFL UK Forums
NFL UK Mobile Logo

Go Back   NFL UK Forums > 32 NFL Teams > Baltimore Ravens

Sponsored Links

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08.01.2016, 12:44 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Why the Ravens?

What's everyone's reason for supporting the Ravens?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08.01.2016, 01:19 AM
Stu_T's Avatar
Stu_T Stu_T is offline
Join Date: 25.08.2014
Posts: 9,260

They were a new team when I started liking the NFL so I picked them to get in on the ground level
Reply With Quote
Old 08.01.2016, 06:43 PM
King Chong's Avatar
King Chong King Chong is offline
All Pro
Join Date: 14.09.2006
Posts: 2,159

My one and only trip abroad as a child was to a small town called Frederick, somewhere between Baltimore & Washington in 1997 and so once I got into the NFL in 2002 I choose the Ravens for that reason
Reply With Quote
Old 09.01.2016, 12:12 AM
Corvus corax's Avatar
Corvus corax Corvus corax is offline
Join Date: 01.10.2007
Posts: 6,839

A myriad of reasons really.

1. Cool uniforms. Absolutely love the purple & black combination.
2. Cool logo.
3. I like teams who run the ball and play hard hitting, stingy Defense. The Ravens were renowned for this.
4. Ray Lewis.
5. Ed Reed.
6. John Harbaugh.
7. I hate the Steelers. Supporting their biggest rival felt like a good fit.
8. Nice stadium.
9. Loud fans.
10. During New England's almost perfect season they played the Ravens in Baltimore. Despite being outmatched talent wise, the Ravens pushed the Patriots all the way to the end. I also remember the atmosphere at that game being incredible. I came away from that game having a soft spot for the Ravens. That soft spot eventually blossomed into full on fandom.
11. I like that we are the unloved underdog. We rarely get any credit or love in the media or from fans of other teams. We will always be overlooked in favour of those 'lovable' Steelers. Yet we are one of the teams that can beat anyone, anywhere, anytime. Over the last few years we have been the one team in the AFC the Patriots actually feared playing in the post season, even on their own field. I like that. The way we beat Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and the media darling 49ers to win the Superbowl in 2012 was very Ravens and super sweet.
12. I like Ravens, real Ravens. I find the human perception of them and their place in mythology to be interesting.

For a while I didn't have any team to follow and was just watching the sport as a neutral. I didn't enjoy that. I need a team to attach myself to. It took me a while to find the Ravens but once I did it just felt right. They just fit me and my personality on numerous levels. Although I was a Ravens fan before this game, the game that really sealed the deal for me was the play-off win in Denver. I was actually shaking with adrenalin watching that game. I had never experienced that before while watching an NFL game. That's when I knew it was for real.

Last edited by Corvus corax; 09.01.2016 at 12:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 09.03.2016, 11:45 AM
Ravens55's Avatar
Ravens55 Ravens55 is offline
All Pro
Join Date: 14.10.2009
Posts: 1,149

I'd drifted away from the game and came back the same year the ravens formed, the team I'd originally followed wasn't the same anymore and over the course of the season found myself supporting the ravens and it's continued ever since.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links

All times are GMT +0. The time now is 02:12 AM.