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Ravens once sent playbook to a professor named Dennis Pitta

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For the KGB-level paranoia that most NFL teams employ with their trade secrets, it’s comical when something gets out.

So imagine the surprise of a 60-something marketing professor at the University of Baltimore who mistakenly received an email in 2010 from the Ravens with a portion of their playbook.

Of course, his name is Dennis Pitta, same as the tight end they had just drafted from BYU.

“I promise not to sell them to the Steelers,” the professor wrote to the Ravens, in an e-mail explaining the mistake.

Kevin Cowherd of the Baltimore Sun talked to the professor about being “the other Dennis Pitta,” which includes mistakenly getting emails intended for the tight end as well as his father (also named Dennis Pitta), including one from the Raven’s sister.

But the best are the Facebook friend requests from young women.

“After I tell them I’m over 60, 5-feet-6 and 180 pounds, I never hear from them again,” he said with a laugh. “They don’t even bother to write back and say ‘I’m sorry!’”

Somewhere out there, there has to be a car salesman or an insurance agent named Tim Tebow. Can you imagine what his inbox looks like?

Photo credit: University of Baltimore

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16 Responses to “Ravens once sent playbook to a professor named Dennis Pitta”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 1, 2012 2:40 PM

    There were some guys named Tim Tebow, but they had to change their names due to copyright infringment.

  2. steviemo says: Nov 1, 2012 2:45 PM

    He should have taken it to Rick, Corey, Chumlee and the Old Man @ Pawn Stars in Las Vegas.

  3. 7swag7 says: Nov 1, 2012 2:55 PM

    Well, the Professor and the Raven do have the same number of touchdown catches over the past 5 weeks – 0.

  4. joemammy says: Nov 1, 2012 3:03 PM

    Baltimorons.

  5. billyboehemian says: Nov 1, 2012 3:22 PM

    Unfortunately for the Ravens, Professor Pitta was more familiar with the playbook more than Kyle Boller.

  6. jeffa43 says: Nov 1, 2012 3:38 PM

    The writing is on the wall …

    KC game … Dallas game… Run D… Passing O….

    Explain how you are elite again Joe?

    Lucky Rice is there, or 10 losses would be for sure.

    How is that big contract looking Mr. Elite…. They gave the contract to the burrito cuz they know the truth.

    No line, no running game and Ben is looking like a MVP …

    That’s elite Mr. Flacco

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 1, 2012 3:56 PM

    “And I tell them I’m over 60, 5-6 and 180 pounds, I never hear from them again”, he said with a laugh. “Except for the ones that ask ‘O.K., but are you rich?’”.

  8. erod22 says: Nov 1, 2012 3:56 PM

    I wonder how long it took him to memorize both pages?

  9. kilo0986 says: Nov 1, 2012 4:01 PM

    What stupid dysfunctional franchise Lmao

  10. mrpkg says: Nov 1, 2012 4:05 PM

    Cam Cameron will not have either one in plays.

  11. TJ says: Nov 1, 2012 5:16 PM

    Can you imagine the problems Adrian Peterson had?

    I’m talking, of course, about the guy that played for the Bears.

  12. gojags says: Nov 1, 2012 5:17 PM

    What a coincidence that the other Dennis Pitta is a Baltimore native as well as against any other place in the world. I bet if that was the case we could buy the Ravens playbook in ebay.

  13. jamaltimore says: Nov 1, 2012 5:44 PM

    jeffa43 says:
    Nov 1, 2012 3:38 PM
    The writing is on the wall …

    KC game … Dallas game… Run D… Passing O….

    Explain how you are elite again Joe?

    Lucky Rice is there, or 10 losses would be for sure.

    How is that big contract looking Mr. Elite…. They gave the contract to the burrito cuz they know the truth.

    No line, no running game and Ben is looking like a MVP …

    That’s elite Mr. Flacco

    —–

    How’s second place feel? Flacco’s Elite enough n to come into heinz field and engineer last minute TD drives for victories like he did the past two seasons. He’s elite enough to just win baby and all the rest is just noise!

  14. sandy102270 says: Nov 1, 2012 7:03 PM

    jeffa43 says:
    Nov 1, 2012 3:38 PM
    The writing is on the wall …

    KC game … Dallas game… Run D… Passing O….

    Explain how you are elite again Joe?

    Lucky Rice is there, or 10 losses would be for sure.

    How is that big contract looking Mr. Elite…. They gave the contract to the burrito cuz they know the truth.

    No line, no running game and Ben is looking like a MVP …

    That’s elite Mr. Flacco
    ———————————————-
    Apparently so is losing to the Raiders and Titans.

    And for Steeler fan to comment on anyone else’s OLine is….interesting.

  15. fuzzynuts55 says: Nov 1, 2012 9:53 PM

    Cam and joe shooed study it.

  16. vincentbojackson says: Nov 1, 2012 11:19 PM

    No wonder this team is sliding so fast. They can’t even figure out how email works.

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