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Quick 25 year look back

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Nice article from our good friend Mike Preston! :fishin: images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSIpYUwHjwG_31QTb135Pl He's got me going down Memory Lane. :yeah:



Only a person who was there on the Ravens' opening day of operations 25 years ago can truly appreciate how much the franchise has accomplished in its brief history in Baltimore.

The training facility in Owings Mills was being renovated and contractors were still putting up drywall for offices and installing phone lines. The trainer, Bill Tessendorf, doubled as an architect and often walked around with a hard hat and tool belt. The locker room was a mess, the building smelled like dust and the two practices fields were both gray and balding.

And at the team’s first practice, the Ravens came out wearing white pants, black jerseys with no names on the back and helmets that didn’t have a decal or logo.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Baltimore Ravens.

They’ve won two Super Bowls (2000 and 2012), and that might not be impressive to some but there are 12 teams that haven’t won that title and four franchises that never played in that game.

Before the season started the Ravens had compiled a 214-169-1 record in Baltimore, including going 15-10 in the postseason. When you look over that period, few teams except the New England Patriots, have had that kind of success.

In the last 25 years the Ravens have continued the legacy and winning tradition of NFL football here in Baltimore.:gorave:.....https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/analysis/preston/bs-sp-tradition-20201107-sdrwebean5aync6klayejimtim-story.html


There are way too many great memories.

We went a very long 12 years without football in Baltimore. An eternity for many of us who loved the Baltimore Colts. Winning Super Bowls is a rare achievement for most franchises during the average fans life span and to see the Ravens win 2 in 25 years is so special. I've lived to see the 2 NFL championships and the Super Bowl championship of the Baltimore Colts. And through it all we have seen a very long list of incredible players and fabulous games. Ravens/Baltimore Colts fans are so fortunate.

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