Just so you know, I don't like the Baltimore Ravens.
It has nothing to do with their won/loss record. It has nothing to do with the fact that Baltimore is close enough to Washington, D.C. that the grunge wears off on them. It has nothing to do with the NFL, or that footballs are not round, or that it hurts when you get tackled by a 285 pound defender and you weigh only 140, or that those guys in stripes keep throwing their snot rags on the playing field, or anything like that.
It has to do with the fact that I am from Ohio.
Now for those of you who do follow the NFL and have for a while, I have said all I need to and you have already filled in the remainder of the story. For those of you who are still scratching your heads, I will mention two more words that you can Google and that will give you the pertinent background information: Art Modell.
I am also not a fan of the Mpls Star Tribune which is, as are most members of the liberal press, a waste of good trees. (My experience with that rag comes from having at one time in the past spent some college time in St. Paul.) Sometimes though, even if it is only the 'stopped clock is right twice a day' thing I come across an item that allows me to set aside for a moment those things that would normally cause me to ignore anything that mentioned Baltimore Ravens, or the Star Tribune.
This linked article is one of those items. I have sent the link to my email list.
Great to see players not afraid of PC and coming out as a Traditional American.
Nice job, Birk.