Wednesday, February 28, 2007

RAVENS FANS GROW UP


The Ravens loss to the Colts left a gaping wound for many fans in Baltimore. To make matters worse, the healing process has been a challenge as more disheartening news regarding the Ravens seeps into the wound like salt.

First there was the announcement that AD would leave the nest for greener pastures. Now we hear the self-made solid tackle and all-around good guy Tony Pashos will sell his services to the highest bidder. And then today, Jamal Lewis was released.

In the past such inactivity on the Ravens part would draw the scorn of fans. Yet that isn’t the case in the Land of Pleasant Living. Baltimore fans have matured. They now realize that you have to look at the big picture and judge an offseason in its totality – not four weeks into. And they have also come to the realization that no matter how much their patience is tested while awaiting some measure of good news, the Ravens front office is pretty darn good and it’s probably best to embrace the mantra, In Oz We Trust.

Otherwise, it could make for a very long offseason for fans whose favorite team is bumping up against the cap like a docked vessel in turbulent waters.

But no worries, the Blackbirds are starting soon, as are the Orioles. The NFL Draft is 8 weeks away, March Madness is right around the corner and I just saved a bundle switching to Geico.

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