Monday, January 21, 2013

Super Bowl!

It's a great day in Baltimore! After an extremely emotional season full of ups and downs, victories and major challenges, the Ravens have defied every analyst, pundit, and statistic out there. We're going to the Super Bowl, and we could not "B-more" proud!

"We will win." 
-Anquan Boldin 

"We fear no team." 
-Bernard Pollard

There's no doubt, we're playing for Ray.

The heart & soul of this team

Every Ravens fan expected a nail-biter. We've been here before.

As the 2nd half ticked by and Brady threw INTs instead of TDs, it started to sink in.
We capitalized on turnovers, Joe kept his cool, and we put up more points. Finally, about half way through the 4th quarter it began to look like time was running out for the Patriots to catch up to us. As the clock ticked away we were just waiting for our moment to jump and cheer. A Carey Williams interception in Tom Brady's endzone was the perfect moment.

It was amazing to prove all the analysts wrong, to beat Tom Brady in Foxborough, and most of all to give Ray Lewis one more game - the Super Bowl.

We're very excited to be hosting our group of friends for the Super Bowl party. It's going to be one heck of a day. As if a Super Bowl isn't amazing enough, we'll be playing against the 49ers who are coached by our coach's brother, and it will be Ray Lewis's final game of his career. I know every team works hard all year to go to the Super Bowl. Every player wants that experience, and of course everything else that goes along with playing in or winning that game. I just can't help but feel like we have a determination this year that other teams do not. We have overcome so much just in this season. Then came the announcement of Ray Lewis's impending retirement a few weeks ago. I know every team wants it, but I just can't imagine they want it as bad as we do right now. Sending Ray Lewis out on the highest possible note is a whole lot of motivation. And we're that strong a team. 

Baltimore is a fun place to be during football season, but for the next two weeks leading up to this Super Bowl it's going to be unbelievable. You can bet that my jersey will not go back into the closet but instead will hang on a knob on my dresser drawer. My "playoff purple" nail polish will go untouched despite the fact that 3 weeks in, it's in pretty rough shape. I will not wear my Ravens socks. I will drink out of only our Ravens glassware. Buildings everywhere will be lit in purple. Cars will be decorated. Flags will fly. We will observe Purple Friday, but will probably wear purple any chance we get. Store shelves will be packed and promptly cleared of any and all things purple. 

It's a good time to be a Baltimore fan :)

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