11 years ago today the Ravens won Super Bowl 35 in Tampa Bay 34-7 over the New York Giants.
In some ways it doesn’t seem that long ago…
The Backstreet Boys sang the National Anthem, Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC performed at Halftime.
…and in others it feels like an eternity ago.
The Ravens were just five years old in Baltimore and while their following was strong, it was nothing like it is today.
If not for a 97-yard kickoff return by Ron Dixon in the third quarter, the Ravens would have been the first team in NFL history to shutout an opponent in the Super Bowl.
It still hurts a little. Rather than a Super Bowl XLII rematch, we in Baltimore would prefer it to revisit that of Super XXXV rematch.
11 years. 4 seasons removed from Brian Billick. Put the guy in the freaking Ring of Honor.