A Purple Reminder

Chris Schisler
The Baltimore Ravens are winless as they approach their week four battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is the unavoidable truth and it hurts. Despite the pain stained start to the season I am a proud Ravens fan. I always have been and I always will be. Other than the New England Patriots there is no fan base that has been as lucky as that of the Baltimore Ravens. We have won 2 Super Bowls. We’ve been to the playoffs 10 times since 2000, and in 6 of the past 7 years we have won a playoff game. There is no getting around it Baltimore, we are pretty spoiled. 
The Buffalo Bills were great in the nineties, and they lost 4 straight Super Bowls. Now there are Bills fans who can’t remember the playoffs. The Jaguars went to two AFC Championship games in the start of their franchise but have been mediocre almost every year since. The Browns and Bengals have had to watch the Ravens (their divisional foe) make playoff runs they could only dream about. Our heart is bruised at the moment but there are teams with much worse gashes in their hearts that will never heal. 

The Ravens have put themselves in a hole. They are fighting for their season in every game. I can’t sit here and tell you everything will be fine. There is little to be confident at the moment. 

What I can tell you is that the Ravens have given us more than any fan could ask for. What I can tell you is that I’m proud to be a Ravens fan; and if there is one team who can defy the gut wrenching odds of 0-3 it is the Baltimore Ravens. Keep Cawing Baltimore, no matter what. 

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