NFL.com Reporters And PR People Blame Orioles For Ravens Opening In Denver

NFL.com Reporters And PR People Blame Orioles For Ravens Opening In Denver

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NFLThis story won’t end and it’s driving everyone crazy, but I can’t put it to rest without highlighting the people that continue to spread misinformation and that continue to wrongfully blame the Baltimore Orioles for making the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens open their season on the road. Eutaw Street Report’s Andrew Stetka fought the good fight last night on Twitter and highlighted NFL employees and reporters that specifically targeted and criticized the O’s for the schedule conflict.

In short, if you don’t know by now, the game wasn’t moved because Major League Baseball, the visiting Chicago White Sox and the MLB Player’s Association didn’t agree to change the time. All three would have had to signed off. In addition to these details, the NFL wouldn’t move the game to Wednesday, despite playing their Kickoff Game on a Wednesday last season, and used the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah (which lasts from Wednesday-Friday) as the reason for only allowing the Ravens to open on Thursday night.

With all that said, here are a few people who work for the league and for Commissioner Roger Goodell who wrongly criticized the Orioles for the Ravens opening their season in Denver.

Greg Aiello – NFL PR

Brian McCarthy – NFL PR

Albert Breer – NFL.com

Dave Dameshek – NFL.com

Additionally, Al Michaels commented on the Orioles being unwilling to change their game for the Ravens during Thursday’s broadcast.

It’s alarming how many reporters the NFL employs that share the same factually incorrect opinion about the Orioles. Thankfully there were a few people out there who talked some sense into folks.

Okay. Maybe just one.