Ravens take swing at Miami fans, miss badly

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Finally, the Ravens have done something that fairly can be characterized as dumb.

On Tuesday, the team tweeted a taunt to Miami, proclaiming “BALTIMORE sure knows how to throw a party!!!” and posting side-by-side photos of the post-championship celebration crowds in South Florida for the Heat parade and in Baltimore for the Ravens’ Super Bowl celebration.

The message from the stark contrast is clear.  Miami fans were apathetic about the local basketball team’s second straight title, and Baltimore fans showed passion and euphoria for their football team’s Super Bowl win.

As explained by Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens ignored that 400,000 fans turned out for the Heat’s parade, twice as many as Baltimore had for the Ravens’ march through town.  Vensel also linked to a variety of Twitter pictures showing a deep, thick sea of fans along the Heat’s parade route.

It’s the second time in less than three months that the Ravens twisted tails on its social media accounts.  In early April, the team took at shot at the Orioles, with this Facebook message:  “Raise your hand if you’d rather be cheering in THIS stadium than a baseball stadium today!”  The Ravens later apologized to the Orioles.

The Ravens have yet to apologize to Miami fans.  Of course, we can only assume Miami fans have still not properly thanked the Ravens for allowing the Dolphins to avoid an 0-16 season in 2007.

27 responses to “Ravens take swing at Miami fans, miss badly

  1. Whenever an NFL team does something to declare its superiority over a team in one of the other sports, it usually ends up looking bad.

  2. I bet half of the people there just love parades. I hate the Ravens but I would never compare their fans to that of the Miami Heat. I doubt Ravens fans ever leave a playoff game early if their team was trailing with time left.

  3. Since the Colts left, Baltimore has had an inferiority complex that even two Super Bowl wins can’t fix.

    And thanks for that win in 2007.

  4. My guess is that the GM will soon be quoting the Raven tohe person in charge of the social media account: “Nevermore!”

  5. As a Ravens fan I THANK Miami for that loss in 2007. It got Brian Billick fired and the Ravens have been in the playoffs every year since with 3 trips to the AFC championship and 1 Super Bowl. It was a great loss!

  6. I find that 400,000 number very questionable considering there’s only 416,000 people in Miami. Sure other counties attended the parade but it’s just not very logical to think that that number is accurate considering the population.

  7. LOL, natty the population of miami is 2,496,435 South Florida, which includes the surrounding counties is over 5 million!

  8. Classless. Sort of a microcosm of B-more itself. And yes, I’ve been there numerous times, and always felt a sense of relief upon exiting.

  9. “Of course, we can only assume Miami fans have still not properly thanked the Ravens for allowing the Dolphins to avoid an 0-16 season in 2007.”

    If letting them employ the architect of that masterpiece season as their OC until this year, isn’t thanks enough (and IMO, its exactly the sort of thanks I wholeheartedly endorsed)… then Ravens fans are SOL in my book.

    “Miami still had less than half the number of the Saints’ parade.”

    Dude. It’s New Orleans… 3/4’s of those folks showed up because they thought the government was giving away something free.

    “As a Ravens fan I THANK Miami for that loss in 2007. It got Brian Billick fired and the Ravens have been in the playoffs every year since with 3 trips to the AFC championship and 1 Super Bowl. It was a great loss!”

    Your welcome! And I agree it was a great win for Miami as well. Just think given the success you did have, how much you would have had if Cam Cameron hadn’t impressed you so much in that game that your franchise employed him until this season! On the other hand, in the words of Harbaugh – Cam did GRRRRREAT given what he had to work with. 🙂

  10. One person makes a bonehead post and all of Baltimore is to blame. Yet, who’s taking responsibility for the mob in Pittsburgh that just made Heinz Field their own personal toilet? Smh. Sad.

  11. Who cares what the Baltimore fans have to say. We have the Heat down here, and they are World Champions 2 years running. When did Baltimore do that??? Never, so don’t get carried away. Lucky to win the Super Bowl this year too, just try again and see what happens, because it won’t.

  12. Baltimore dosen’t even have a bb team and all their football players are leaving town. I guess their parade is over.

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