Monday, September 12, 2011

B'more Sports

Baseball season is over in Baltimore, as the Ravens are back in action. Don't get me wrong, I yearn for the day when we have two sports keeping us interested into October, but that day has not yet arrived.

Yesterday's complete domination by the Ravens over the Steelers was worth the wait. It was that good. The Ravens won 35 - 7, and it wasn't even that close. The Ravens created many turnovers, Ed Reed caught two interceptions and very nearly had three. Joe Flacco was composed as he always is. He threaded that first pass for a TD to Anquan Boldin, the coverage was actually pretty good. It is fantastic that he has enough confidence in his ability to do that.

The crowd noise was also a factor causing a delay of game penalty at one point. At one point I could clearly hear a "Steelers suck" chant, which might not be the the classiest thing that Ravens fans could do, but that's football in Baltimore and I am not about to apologize for it. We are who we are.

After the game when Joe Flacco was asked how it felt to finally beat Ben Rothlisberger, he replied, "I don't play Ben Rothlisberger." That is true, he doesn't, they are not on the field at the same time, this is a team sport and one man does not make or break any team (with the exception of the Colts, apparently).

Terrell Suggs became the all time leader in sacks for the Baltimore Ravens. He got three sacks on Big Ben yesterday. That is amazing, most teams have a very hard time bringing him down, he is a big, strong guy. Click on his name to see his classic sideline interview after the game.

Last but not least and never forgotten by any true Baltimore football fan, yesterday was the 9th anniversary of the death of Johnny Unitas. I would like to think he was also enjoying the show, on the big screen.

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