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2011 Season with a Thunderous Boom

Written by: Peter Coolbaugh


The NFL lockout scared me but that is now over. After going 3-1 in the preseason (the only hiccup being a loss to the highly overrated Iggles) I had a feeling the Birds of Baltimore would have another great season. Yes, I was saddened by the loss of Mason, Heap, and McGahee but I figured Ozzie Newsome knows what he is doing, as his track record clearly indicates.

I am not fortunate enough to be able to go see Ravens games in person. I was close to M&T Bank Stadium yesterday and witnessed the flyover prior to kickoff from a rooftop deck. Then I ran inside to watch the game, and what a game it was!

After some early big gains given up by the Ravens defense, I was impressed with all the turnovers they caused. Looked a lot like the dominant D of 2000 and other squads under Rex Ryan. Awesome showing guys. Made the Steelers look like preschoolers out there.

Throw in a Flacco and a Rice who did not make any errors and you had the perfect recipe for success as the NFL season began in full. Yesterday was important to 1) remember those who lost their lives in the tragedy of 9/11/01 and; 2) smash a hated division rival with a major statement victory. Mission accomplished on both counts.

Not a lot to say that has not already been reported in the press and in the cheers of purple/black fans all over the region. So we look forward to seeing the Ravens on the road for the next two weeks. If that is how we deal with a Super Bowl contender, this could be a VERY good season here in Baltimore.

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