“I’d like to see all the fans in Washington, southern Maryland and northern Virginia — let us be your AFC team,” Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told the media according to CBSSports.com on Sunday. ”And you can be our NFC team.”
Let’s not and say we did.
It’s a nice thought that the Ravens are interested in growing their fan base outside of just the Baltimore area, but Redskins fans have no interest in picking up an AFC team to cheer for. Likewise, Ravens fans want nothing to do with the cross-dressing pig fans in Washington.
But it was the appropriate PR thing to say after the Annapolis practice in mid-August.
Harbaugh’s quote actually makes it seem that the Ravens practice tour is intended to build their fan base across the DMV. All along I had thought that it was to try and make up for killing training camp at McDaniel College.