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Peyton Manning, Broncos fans not happy about Joe Flacco banners in Denver

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The NFL likes to heavily promote the opening game of the regular season in every possible arena, including banners on the streets around the host city.

That’s Denver this year and there’s a little agitation in the city about the fact that some of the banners flying overhead feature Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco rather than a member of the home team. Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post spoke to several Denver residents about the banners and got responses like “stupid,” “disrespectful” and “royally ticked off” when he asked them what they thought about the banners. Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver went a step further, posting videos of himself defacing one of the posters.

One of the banners is on the exterior of Sports Authority Field, which has led to a Change.org petition from Broncos fans to have it removed. And it also got a response from Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

“It doesn’t seem like it makes sense that the Denver Broncos have to have an opposing player on their stadium,” Manning said, during an appearance on 850 KOA.

It makes plenty of sense to the NFL’s marketing arm, which builds the opening game into as big an event as possible with pregame festivities and concerts that normally are associated with playoff or championship games. They aren’t going to stop promoting the game, so Denver is probably going to have to learn to live with Flacco’s image a little bit longer.

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  1. ravensgrl says: Aug 28, 2013 8:45 AM

    If the game were being played in Baltimore, as it should be, this would be a non-issue.

  2. skoobyfl says: Aug 28, 2013 8:45 AM

    Von Miller can’t train in the stadium soon, so this defacing job should keep him busy.

  3. walkinginthewasteland says: Aug 28, 2013 8:45 AM

    I hope they are defaced and the authorities turn a blind eye. These banners are acceptable when the Champion starts in their home town. They are not and its disrespectful.

  4. swagger52 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:47 AM

    We wouldn’t be having this problem if this weren’t the Ravens. Every other time, the opening game is hosted in the Superbowl winning city. Poor Peyton, he gets a home game against the Ravens, but he has to put up with an image of Joe Flacco. Poor Peyton..
    I feel so bad for you.

  5. ingraven says: Aug 28, 2013 8:48 AM

    I CANNOT WAIT until next Thursday!!! FINALLY the NFL Regular Season will be BACK!!!

  6. lofty99 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:48 AM

    Well he Owns Denver, until u beat him.

  7. wryly1 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:49 AM

    Gotta do something to hype a game between what will be a couple of .500 at best teams.

  8. psuorioles says: Aug 28, 2013 8:51 AM

    Nothing against Keith Urban who will be performing in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor next Thursday for NFL’s Kickoff, but I hope not a single person shows up to in protest of Roger Goodell… I for one, definitely will not be in attendance.

  9. flexx91 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:51 AM

    The idiots have forgotten that the Raven are the champions and this game was supposed to be in Baltiomre anyway. Had they taken care of business in their home stadium back in January, there wouldn’t be any Flacco banners hanging in their hometown……

  10. bucrightoff says: Aug 28, 2013 8:53 AM

    Blame Rahim Moore, who Joe Flacco owes about $40 million or so to.

  11. frogfuzion says: Aug 28, 2013 8:53 AM

    Wow – Denver is currently decorated just like my bedroom.

    I may finally have a reason to visit the awful city!

  12. getyourownname says: Aug 28, 2013 8:54 AM

    I understand the fans’ annoyance, but think about it for a moment. If this year’s Super Bowl has the Patriots and the Giants, the NFL shouldn’t have banners promoting the game in NY featuring Brady?

    What this probably means is the Broncos will be even more primed for the game than before, thus the banners give the Broncos an advantage.

  13. green41563 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:54 AM

    “It doesn’t seem like it makes sense that the Denver Broncos have to have an opposing player on their stadium,” Manning said.”

    Well, when the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl, they won’t have to worry about that. But right now, the Ravens are the defending champs, so the NFL is going to use that angle to hype the game.

  14. allhailkingflacco says: Aug 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    Talk about adding insult to injury.

    Love it !!! lol

  15. concord148 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    I agree with the Denver residents, that putting up the banner is stupid and very disrespectful and please take it off, I mean down. Signed: Miley Cyrus

  16. damnsureis says: Aug 28, 2013 8:56 AM

    It sounds dumb at first but if you look at the banner it’s advertising the opening day game of the season. I don’t really see anything wrong with it.

    Then again even it did bug me, going to change.org to start a petition would have been priority #612 of mine.

  17. socaldelmar87 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:58 AM

    Considering the fact that this game should be played in Baltimore, Denver and it’s fans should be able to put up with a few posters for a couple of days.

  18. mdagnew1 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:58 AM

    They’re lucky to have the opening game at their stadium. They should deal with it and shut up….

  19. joecancun says: Aug 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    Nor does it make sense to pay $150 dollars for the right to pay another $8 dollars for a beer inside.

  20. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    Absurd. Put Manning on the sign.

  21. flaccodelic says: Aug 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    Should this really be a big deal for the presumptive AFC frontrunner? Nice to see the Ravens are in their heads.

  22. jrebar88 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:00 AM

    Would this fly in Pittsburgh, or New England? No way!!! The NFL thinks Denver and the Denver Broncos are pushovers. Well you know what Dictator Goodell, you are in for a treat September 5th. when the Ravens get royally BEAT DOWN and that banner comes burning down!!! You will not, disrespect the ORANGE

  23. mcqphx says: Aug 28, 2013 9:00 AM

    The new NFL…complete mess.

  24. wtfchiefs says: Aug 28, 2013 9:00 AM

    T.S.! What a bunch of pansies.

    You don’t hear opposing NFL cities/fans/players crying about seeing Peyton Manning in every commercial. Shut your face Denver.

  25. jagwires says: Aug 28, 2013 9:02 AM

    They couldn’t fit Peyton’s noggin on the banner so they went with the next best option.

  26. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Aug 28, 2013 9:02 AM

    I understand their pain, but it would have been better if they included Dumervil on the banners.

  27. classyjacklambert says: Aug 28, 2013 9:02 AM

    I doubt most ravens fans even want a picture of Flacco on their stadium either. He’s a substandard QB with a franchise crippling contract that resembles a mongoloid with a unibrow.

  28. packerbackernj says: Aug 28, 2013 9:02 AM

    Pouring salt in the wound.

  29. letemplay says: Aug 28, 2013 9:03 AM

    As a Ravens fan, I get it. I would be upset too. If the game was being played in Baltimore (like it should be) then I wouldn’t want Peyton’s picture all over the place.

    It’s being played in Denver, let them have their home game, and enjoy it with pics of their players. Pretty cut and dry to me.

  30. kwgator says: Aug 28, 2013 9:03 AM

    Denver Fans are also not happy about Peyton Manning’s play in January

  31. Iknoweverything says: Aug 28, 2013 9:04 AM

    This is soo funny. Baltimore owns Denver….even IN Denver.
    For the next dozen years KC will own Denver as well, just like the good ol days

  32. lombardiwinners2013 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:04 AM

    I’ve never heard a more whiny fan base! Here’s the facts:

    1. You lost the last game, plain and simple; one play did not decide the outcome.

    2. Raven’s fans would rather play in Baltimore, but that’s not going to happen.

    3. The NFL put the signs up, not the Ravens.

    4. GET OVER IT, WIN THE SUPER BOWL, AND YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT!

  33. thebonus44 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:05 AM

    Don’t choke in the playoffs and you won’t have to see other teams QB in your City. Hilarious.

  34. purplereign2 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:07 AM

    Maybe win the superbowl next year and you can see Captain Forehead on some banners instead. At least you’ll probably get the opener at home. . .

  35. sampsonswag01 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:07 AM

    As a Niners fan I certainly would not want anything of the Seahawks or any other team for that manner hanging off of the stadium! I get it. The NFL is marketing the beginning of the season but to advertise the previous year’s total collapse is almost like the league is just taunting that fact. Of course it’s not. They’re trying to promote the opening day season. But there are much better ways to do that than a 50-ft poster of Flacco hanging from another team’s stadium.

    If the NFL REALLY doesn’t mind…….then they should be hanging a 50-ft poster of Manning off of the Ravens stadium as well.

  36. randyschwimmer7 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:07 AM

    I’m taking a dozen of eggs with me to the game for a little game of “Toss” before the game starts……

  37. southpaw2k says: Aug 28, 2013 9:09 AM

    Now that’s pretty freaking funny.

  38. brutus9448 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:09 AM

    would they like some cheese with their whine?

  39. jmasko2307 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:10 AM

    What the NFL, and you Josh, are missing is that this game does not need to be “promoted” or “marketed” in Denver, Colordado. You are talking about one of the most passionate and loyal fan bases in all of the NFL. The people of Denver, and Colorado for that matter, have been waiting for this rematch for literally 8 months (and even more excited for last 4 knowing it would be the first game). You want to promote the beginning of the NFL season and remind people of this game? Then hang the banners in Jacksonville, Tampa, San Diego, or Buffalo. Markets where the NFL does not do as well and needs some attention. The head of the NFL PR department said yesterday that this is the FIRST time an opposing player’s image is on the home stadium for this first game. You mention above how there are pregame festifivites and concerts associated with the game. Yes, you are right, there are, but these things are taking place in BALTIMORE!!! Do you think there will be a giant Peyton Manning banner hanging around the parking lot or park where this concert will be in Baltimore?? Absolutely not. NBC is going to show the concert live from Baltimore with absolutely no Denver Bronco insignia. So how does it make any lick of sense to hang Joe Flacco banners not only on the stadium but in downtown Denver??

  40. drgfri says: Aug 28, 2013 9:10 AM

    Stay classy Denver

  41. dequan81 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:11 AM

    I understand how the season opener normally goes down, but this isn’t the normal routine. Yes, the Ravens and the NFL are up against it because they had to move the home opener, but to load the city up on opposing players? That’s disrespectful to the home team. At least mix it with Broncos and Ravens images. Peyton and Joe.

  42. ravensdynasty says: Aug 28, 2013 9:12 AM

    If Manning didn’t like it he shouldn’t have thrown across his body in January.

    What a bunch of punks. Sept. 5th will be the Shocker Part 2.

    #RAVENSDYNASTY

  43. smartstickhotness says: Aug 28, 2013 9:12 AM

    Poor Peyton. It’s too bad it was cold that day or he might have won the game last year. With the Super Bowl being outside Broncos fans should realize this isn’t their year either.

  44. indywilson40 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:12 AM

    Yeah Alper, it makes plenty of sense because Joe Flacco is so much more marketable than Peyton Manning. SMH

  45. kevo126 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:13 AM

    don’t lose to the ravens and this doesn’t happen.

  46. Iknoweverything says: Aug 28, 2013 9:14 AM

    Next week a giant billboard will be erected outside the stadium featuring the Kansas City Chiefs logo

  47. doubleentandre says: Aug 28, 2013 9:14 AM

    Dear Denver complainers, if you think that the banners are wrong here are 3 ways that you could have avoided them.

    1. Cover Torrey Smith.
    2. Don’t throw a horrible late game interception.
    3. When you get the ball back with 30 some seconds left in regulation you let Manning go to work instead of take a knee.

    Any of those 3 will work fine.

  48. ravensdynasty says: Aug 28, 2013 9:14 AM

    Joe “Montana” Flacco will have a field day with that overrated, tired defense.

    Broncos will wish they were back to beating up on the vaunted AFC West teams.

  49. riflemanlax says: Aug 28, 2013 9:17 AM

    As an Eagles fan, the stadium would burn down before they let someone hang a Tony Romo banner. And I would have no qualms with Cowboys fans balking over a Mike Vick banner. What the hell is the NFL thinking?

  50. jimb031 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:17 AM

    The NFL decided to be pushovers to a league that: plays 162 regular season games, where games get cancelled because of a little rain, and make them up all the time by rescheduling/playing doubleheaders.

    And because of that Denver has to cater to the opposing team and make this like their home game and put up banners of their players.

    Of course that makes sense. Punish Denver over what the NFL failed to do.

    If they ever pulled a stunt like that with a Falcons player being put on a banner in NOLA, it would at the very least be torn down.

  51. deman951 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:18 AM

    Maybe the Broncos should have stopped the Ravens from winning the playoff game then they wouldn’t have this problem.

  52. whynotusecommonsense says: Aug 28, 2013 9:18 AM

    Get over it Bronco fans. They don’t even realize how they are lucky to have a home opener in the first place. The game should be being playing in Baltimore. Selfish Orioles.

  53. honkeyt says: Aug 28, 2013 9:19 AM

    Denver just needs to accept it got owned by Flacco.

  54. darthraven887 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:19 AM

    Stay classy donkeys.

  55. dariusmyles says: Aug 28, 2013 9:21 AM

    Had they won the Super Bowl or even just beat the ravens, they wouldn’t have this problem. Take a knee Peyton….once again.

  56. blackbug99 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:21 AM

    Surely there must be some home team paintball enthusiasts in Denver!!

  57. youguysaretotalnerds says: Aug 28, 2013 9:22 AM

    you mad, bro?

  58. sheppyshep8 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:23 AM

    What would they rather have? A picture of Rahim Moore?

  59. onlysane1intheroom says: Aug 28, 2013 9:23 AM

    Sounds like a bunch of sissy whining to me.

  60. flash1283 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:24 AM

    A banner for JUMP BALL JOE?

  61. willbrownimaging says: Aug 28, 2013 9:24 AM

    If Baltimore was able to open at home, the was they should be (schedule conflict with the Orioles, who share parking), this would be a story about Ravens fans that have a problem with Peyton Manning’s banner on their stadium… although I imagine it would be somewhat less, because Baltimore beat Denver and then won the Super Bowl.

    The vast majority of these complaints are likely due to the fact that the Broncos blew it, and Flacco being up on the stadium invokes a serious case of sour grapes amongst Broncos fans.

    If Denver had won the Divisional Playoffs, and gone on to be the eventual Super Bowl champions, I doubt they would be as up in arms as they are currently.

  62. tomtravis76 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:25 AM

    Almost Denver almost. Better luck this season.

  63. 2blingluvinit says: Aug 28, 2013 9:26 AM

    Maybe law enforcement should look into Mr. Lombardi’s criminal actions

  64. djstat says: Aug 28, 2013 9:27 AM

    It’s not as if its just posters of Flacco. They have a poster of each QB in the game. The game is more of an event. Rather ten cry, Denver fans should just go cheer their team and win.

  65. doubleogator says: Aug 28, 2013 9:27 AM

    Mr Ego doesn’t like it, awww…

  66. bmorepositive123 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:27 AM

    If the Broncos think they’re going to get the NFL to stop promoting the game, they better pray…

    “Hail Mary, full of Jacoby…”

  67. blackraven1313 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:27 AM

    Worry more about trying to beat the CHAMPS at home than a poster!

  68. ballsoharduniversity52 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:29 AM

    World Champs son.

  69. crit76 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:30 AM

    They have no one to blame but the Orioles!

    Orioles could have moved their September 5th Thursday night game to a day game or a different day. This could have been done back on February 4th with minimal impact to MLB scheduling…however they refused to help out their city or the Ravens’ fans.

    Instead of having Joe Flacco’s banners throughout Baltimore and Ravens’ fans enjoying the pomp and circumstance of hosting the first game of the 2013 season, Denver gets that pleasure, along with the Joe Flacco banners and most likely a Ray Lewis squirrel dance on that special night!

  70. hobiecat1 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:32 AM

    “It doesn’t seem like it makes sense that the Denver Broncos have to have an opposing player on their stadium,” Manning said, during an appearance on 850 KOA.

    UMMM…Is he thinking like a Colt…or a Bronco…I would have thought he would have said…

    “It doesn’t seem like it makes sense that we have to have an opposing player on our stadium,”

    or even…

    “It doesn’t seem like it makes sense that the Denver Broncos have to have an opposing player on our stadium,”

    Once a Colt…always a Colt..Dang Freudian slip..

  71. es5280 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:33 AM

    As a Denver-Native and fan of the Broncos, I say this is a slap in the face move by the NFL. I’m sure this would not fly in oh say, Pittsburgh!

  72. cmich2006 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:33 AM

    One of his nicknames isn’t ‘Bmore’ Goodell for nothing. Broncos and the other teams need to stand up in before he runs roughshod over the NFL with his pro Raven campaign.

  73. chuckchillout says: Aug 28, 2013 9:33 AM

    “To the victor belong the spoils”……………and the spoils now include promotional banners, apparently.

    Denver fans should be more upset by the Broncos’ lousy play and coaching in their playoff game against the Ravens last season than some stupid banners.

    #BroncosWillChokeAgainThisYear

  74. nirvana504 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:34 AM

    Denver is too kind, would never happen in Nola

  75. skarfacci says: Aug 28, 2013 9:35 AM

    Take it down. A supporter should remove it under cover of night. And then burn it.

  76. dannyreneau says: Aug 28, 2013 9:35 AM

    I can’t stand Denver, but i would be pissed. All that anger needs to be directed at the MLB and the Orioles.

  77. annapterp says: Aug 28, 2013 9:36 AM

    Hahaha – this is hilarious. Sometimes I wonder what the NFL morons in New York are thinking. Why didn’t they put both Flacco and Manning on the advertisement? Anyway, not really a big deal since they will all be gone in 10 days.

  78. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:37 AM

    Makes plenty of sense to the nfl marketing arm? Only if they’re fresh out of college with their brand new shiny marketing degrees and zero real world experience.

    What an idiotic move.

  79. skinsfanwill says: Aug 28, 2013 9:37 AM

    They should be pissed off that Peyton threw that int on the last drive that could have beat Baltimore. Instead, they blame the safety. Peyton is a good qb, but he is highly overrated. Win in the playoffs or when it counts.

  80. phonymcringring says: Aug 28, 2013 9:37 AM

    No one would give two poops about the Broncos’ opening game if they weren’t playing the Super Bowl champs and the White Sox didn’t whine about moving their game against the Orioles.

    Be happy for the publicity and get over it.

  81. eatitfanboy says: Aug 28, 2013 9:38 AM

    I wonder how much money the NFL is spending to promote a game that has probably been sold out for 2 years and that every sports fan in America would be watching anyway even if they didn’t spend a penny.

  82. tombradyswig says: Aug 28, 2013 9:39 AM

    Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver went a step further, posting videos of himself defacing one of the posters.

    AWESOME!! Get ‘em Vic!!

  83. eagleswin says: Aug 28, 2013 9:39 AM

    Except for TV commercials, Flacco has been the more decorated QB the last 5 years so i’m not sure why Manning is upset. He should go do another car or TV commercial to make himself feel better.

  84. nickybill says: Aug 28, 2013 9:40 AM

    Wow… Tasteless decision NFL.

    No need for this, especially knowing how much we hate Flacco in Denver.

  85. cwhat32 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:43 AM

    Broncos shouldn’t even be getting this game at home.

  86. grogansheroes says: Aug 28, 2013 9:44 AM

    The NFL probably had these made up well in advance. You know, when the Ravens should have had a home game. I’m a Pats fan, and if they won the Super Bowl, then had to open in Denver, I’d be pissed. So stop complaining whinny Broncos, and their fans!

  87. noring4youstill says: Aug 28, 2013 9:44 AM

    Well if the NFL were that worried about it, they would have told the MLB where they could put it. And should have had the opening game in Baltimore. I mean how pissed should the Ravens really be? Y’all going to raise the banner at Mile High? There would have been no parking issue. If the NFL would have told Bud we’re having that game period.com. And either the Orioles would have switched or even better there would have been zero fans in attendance at that home game. Why? Because its the NFL

  88. carefreejt says: Aug 28, 2013 9:47 AM

    this makes no sense.
    neither does Baltimore being forced to open on the road.
    nfl brass doing it big per usual.

  89. santolonius says: Aug 28, 2013 9:48 AM

    when controversial business decisions only make sense to the marketing department, that’s a sure fire way to know they make no sense at all.

  90. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Aug 28, 2013 9:55 AM

    As a Ravens fan, I get it. I wouldn’t want to see banners of enemy QB’s in Baltimore and I don’t even live there! However, Bronco’s fans shouldn’t cry too much; they get our home game which is ridiculous! It’s almost like a “we’ll the NFL is sorry you lost in the playoff’s so here you go.” They moved the game back for the Giants last year, why not the Ravens? Huh, Greedell?

  91. thehouseofho says: Aug 28, 2013 9:55 AM

    It doesn’t make sense to have Flacco’s face (or the face of any of the Ravens for that matter) on Denver’s stadium because Peyton — defending champion or not — is WAY more marketable. Why do you think you see Peyton year in and year out in so many promos? Because he’ll put more butts in seats and eyes on screen than the entirety of the Super Bowl champion Ravens.

  92. themagicman1223 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:57 AM

    They should have the best quarterback in the NFL on those banners : Peyton Manning.

  93. bmore44 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:58 AM

    Wait until Elvis sacks manning a couple of times. The fans will be really pissed then.

  94. oldirtyman says: Aug 28, 2013 9:58 AM

    Flacco’s giant image is scaring the children and turning women celibate.

  95. cfeeley52 says: Aug 28, 2013 10:02 AM

    Wow Broncos fans are still little salty over that one and done in the playoffs…

  96. bmoreravens1012013 says: Aug 28, 2013 10:04 AM

    Hahahaha! Get over it Denver . And Peyton was just placating to the fans with his comments. The damn game should be in Bmore in the first place . Can’t lie though, this almost gives me as much pleasure as that mile high miracle pass by one ,, ….wait for it, Joe Flacco….. Don’t worry , after the Ravens win they will take them down from buildings and leave them in your hearts and minds to remember.

  97. wikipediasaidso says: Aug 28, 2013 10:05 AM

    You know what’s stupid and disrespectful? That the Ravens were forced into a road game for the big NFL kickoff game reigning Super Bowl Champions traditionally host.

    And that’s coming from someone who can’t stand the Ravens. Maybe Denver fans could chill out just a tad.

  98. Punk says: Aug 28, 2013 10:08 AM

    Nobody is saying Dont promote the game. Everyone is saying Dont promote the game stupidly. Put Manning in Denver and Flacco in Baltimore and both everywhere else.

    Common sense really isn’t that hard.

  99. broncokev says: Aug 28, 2013 10:14 AM

    In Denver you don’t need banners to promote a game. Why spend the promotion money in a way that has no benefit, but will anger your customers?

  100. koenig61 says: Aug 28, 2013 10:16 AM

    I think the only time you hsould have advertising for both teams is during the SB. Its not Denvers fault the game is being played in Denver. Blame Baltimore. The Orioles refused to move their home game and forced the Ravens to have to start in Denver. Its not like the opening game is the SB, and they need to advertise it as such. I’m surprised more Denver residents havent torn down the banners or put grafitti on them. On a scale of 1-10 of important things its low, but just the same I wouldnt want large banners of the opposing team displayed during my teams home opener.

  101. bishoplanky says: Aug 28, 2013 10:16 AM

    Best way to say this. Is this a great way for the NFL to get attention for the game…sure. I hate the Broncos. But I’ll side with them on this one. I’m tired of businesses and news media trying to hype something up by making a big stink of nothing. Broncos game, let the home team rule.

  102. broncokev says: Aug 28, 2013 10:17 AM

    bmore44 says: “Wait until Elvis sacks manning a couple of times. The fans will be really pissed then.”

    They’d already be pretty bummed at that point because most of his sacks come when the game is already decided and the other team is throwing in desperation.

  103. dowhatifeellike says: Aug 28, 2013 10:18 AM

    wikipediasaidso says:
    Aug 28, 2013 10:05 AM
    You know what’s stupid and disrespectful? That the Ravens were forced into a road game for the big NFL kickoff game reigning Super Bowl Champions traditionally host.

    If by “traditionally” you mean “since 2009″, you would be correct.

  104. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 28, 2013 10:19 AM

    They seriously think they need to promote the game in Denver by putting Joe Flacco’s face all over? Isn’t it already sold out? What more promoting do they need to do in the host city?

  105. denverwally says: Aug 28, 2013 10:20 AM

    Hey Peyton, what are you doing worrying about such trivial issues? I’d be a bit more concerned with T-sizzle blasting in on your blind side.

  106. eglsfan says: Aug 28, 2013 10:21 AM

    As a Denver resident these people need to lighten up….maybe if you would have beaten them in the playoffs this wouldnt be an issue.

  107. denverwally says: Aug 28, 2013 10:23 AM

    themagicman1223 says:
    Aug 28, 2013 9:57 AM
    They should have the best quarterback in the NFL on those banners
    ================================

    Well that makes no sense at all. Why on earth would they promote this game by putting Tom Brady on a poster outside the stadium?

  108. jessieboom says: Aug 28, 2013 10:26 AM

    I wouldn’t even want a Flacco banner in Baltimore if I were a Raven fan.

  109. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 28, 2013 10:28 AM

    Stupid, mindless, arrogant Donkey fans…they don’t realize the game was supposed to be in Baltimore.

  110. southpaw2k says: Aug 28, 2013 10:30 AM

    jrebar88 says:
    Aug 28, 2013 9:00 AM
    Would this fly in Pittsburgh, or New England? No way!!! The NFL thinks Denver and the Denver Broncos are pushovers. Well you know what Dictator Goodell, you are in for a treat September 5th. when the Ravens get royally BEAT DOWN and that banner comes burning down!!! You will not, disrespect the ORANGE

    ————————————————

    Since when does the sun rise and set on the Denver Broncos? Nobody is saying the Broncos are pushovers. These banners were probably designed and made shortly after the Ravens had won the Super Bowl in February, in the hope that the NFL and MLB would be able to work something out so the Ravens could host the kickoff game on Sept 5. Since they couldn’t, they still had the banners with Flacco’s image on them, and it’s completely illogical to redesign them with Manning on them.

    I for one am kinda grateful the schedule worked out the way it did, since traveling to Denver is the Ravens’ longest road trip this coming season. They don’t have to travel any further west than Chicago the rest of the way. That works out in our favor big time.

  111. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Aug 28, 2013 10:34 AM

    Clueless here, why isn’t the game being played in BAL? Was it the conflict with the Orioles game?

  112. multiplemiggs says: Aug 28, 2013 10:36 AM

    So its Denvers fault that the Orioles didnt want to change their thursday night game to a day game? And you call Denver a disgrace of a city? Baltimore aint nothing special my friend, you have 1 safe block to walk down in the whole city lol.

  113. dowhatifeellike says: Aug 28, 2013 10:38 AM

    They have a banner of Manning on the other side, as if they were promoting a heavyweight fight, but nobody wants to show that part.

  114. biglaj007 says: Aug 28, 2013 10:38 AM

    Denver & Steelers fans can bash Flacco all they want, he care less. He is SB MVP & without your two best pass rushers, Torrey Smith might have a field day on opening day.

  115. cospgsmadman says: Aug 28, 2013 10:44 AM

    What the hell? is wrong with the NFL

  116. nflpoker says: Aug 28, 2013 10:45 AM

    themagicman1223 says:
    Aug 28, 2013 9:57 AM
    They should have the best quarterback in the NFL on those banners
    ================================
    So what has that have to do with Flacco??

  117. lolo376 says: Aug 28, 2013 10:51 AM

    Broncos fans are pissed that Manning once again choked in the play offs and want to take it out on Flacco lol

  118. nflpoker says: Aug 28, 2013 11:01 AM

    In a way, it’s too bad the game isn’t in Baltimore. I would have loved to see the reaction of the Ravens fans if there was bunch of Manning posters there. The Baltimore fans would have crazy.

    BTW, I hope Denver really spanks Baltimore. That would be good for a laugh. It sounds like there are a few Ravens fans who are full of themselves and need to be humbled a bit since they aren’t showing much class.

    - a fan of neither team

  119. ravensfranzy says: Aug 28, 2013 11:06 AM

    That’s right. Take Flacco down and put up a picture of Rahim Moore.

  120. eagles512 says: Aug 28, 2013 11:12 AM

    That really is stupid

  121. wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 28, 2013 11:12 AM

    sept 5th: the winningest QB in NFL history through his 1st 5 years vs the biggest choke artist in NFL history

    #youknowwhowillwin

  122. daytonaken says: Aug 28, 2013 11:13 AM

    Sometimes it hard to tell the difference between sound of choking and whining.

  123. bergthe1st says: Aug 28, 2013 11:15 AM

    Call it “Winner’s Privelege”. If you’d beaten them last time, it’d be YOUR picture.

  124. 52crabcakes says: Aug 28, 2013 11:20 AM

    Denver fans think they are upset. Ravens fans are upset even more that the game is not being played here! I hope NO ONE goes to the stupid celebration the NFL is putting on in Bmore that night. The NFL is becoming a joke!

    GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  125. dcapettini says: Aug 28, 2013 11:21 AM

    After he threw the pick that led to the winning score in the playoffs, we would have been happy to place a Manning banner here in Baltimore.

  126. purplereign2 says: Aug 28, 2013 11:40 AM

    jrebar88 says:
    Aug 28, 2013 9:00 AM
    Would this fly in Pittsburgh, or New England? No way!!! The NFL thinks Denver and the Denver Broncos are pushovers. Well you know what Dictator Goodell, you are in for a treat September 5th. when the Ravens get royally BEAT DOWN and that banner comes burning down!!! You will not, disrespect the ORANGE

    ———————————-

    Will this banner burning take place in the same spot Ray Lewis’ retirement party was supposed to be?

  127. chillyball says: Aug 28, 2013 11:45 AM

    Joe Flacco: “How (thrust) does (thrust) that (thrust) feel!!!(thrust) LOL

  128. sarcasm says: Aug 28, 2013 11:46 AM

    I still blame the Orioles for not working with the Ravens by moving the game to create a two-gate double header.

    The game should be in Baltimore. It isn’t.

    The NFL should treat it more like any regular season game and not promote it from a Baltimore perspective.

    I can see why the Denver fans are upset. It simply shouldn’t be hanging from their stadium.

  129. sarcasm says: Aug 28, 2013 11:59 AM

    The NFL simply screwed the pooch. The Ravens & Broncos played twice last year.

    It should be fairly easy to find an image with Flacco and a Bronco defender not named Von Miller in it. Just as it should be simple to have an image of Manning and Suggs, or some other Ravens defender.

    Blow them up, hang them on each side and there aren’t any problems…

    End of story.

  130. shavodog1 says: Aug 28, 2013 12:26 PM

    I’m a Bucs fan that lives in Denver & I was pretty surprised to see Flacco’s picture up at Mile High. If I were a Broncos fan I’d be pissed too…

  131. eojtrid says: Aug 28, 2013 12:26 PM

    Perhaps you would prefer a picture of Ray Lewis?

  132. cfeeley52 says: Aug 28, 2013 12:30 PM

    cmich2006 says:
    Aug 28, 2013 9:33 AM
    One of his nicknames isn’t ‘Bmore’ Goodell for nothing. Broncos and the other teams need to stand up in before he runs roughshod over the NFL with his pro Raven campaign.
    ———————————
    You’re the first person i’ve ever heard use that nickname, quit making things up…

  133. jmblosser82 says: Aug 28, 2013 12:35 PM

    Featuring Brady in NY in the unlikely scenario if another Patriot-Giant SB is not the same as the Denver-Baltimore season opener. Denver fans need to suck it up. The nfl is not promoting Flacco and the Ravens, the are promoting the kick off game, looked like in the photo that both teams are represented. It sucks that the ravens can’t play at home but if Goodell wasn’t so insubstantial on thursday night games there would be no issue. Also the O’s could’ve been more helpful. Don’t like either team but people need to stop crying over nonissues.

  134. artofmanning says: Aug 28, 2013 12:41 PM

    Just to add here:
    Baltimore is supposed to be playing Denver…in Denver this year. That is determined by the schedulemakers over a year in advance.
    The problem is that the Ravens were supposed to open the season at home as SB Champions always do.. The reason they aren’t opening at home was due to conflicts in the city of Baltimore, specifically with an Orioles game. Had that been resolved, the Ravens would be opening at home, but not against Denver. They would have played at Denver sometime later this season anyway.
    Having said that, Dnver fans should not sweat the Flacco banner…….

  135. steelersownu says: Aug 28, 2013 12:42 PM

    I wouldn’t want pictures of Bert from Sesame Street all over my city either…….can’t blame Denver for being pissed

  136. baltimoresnativeson says: Aug 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    Elway turns his back on Baltimore after they draft him.

    Manning puts Baltimore out the playoffs twice.

    Now Baltimore’s Superbowl MVP Quarterback has a huge banner on their stadium after upsetting them in double overtime in the playoffs.

    This is the definition of poetic justice.

  137. bunkmcnulty says: Aug 28, 2013 12:54 PM

    As a Ravens fan there is no way Joe should be on that banner with the game in Denver. It would make much more sense with a picture of both teams QB’s.

    Stupid decision to put Joe on that banner alone.

  138. sb44champs says: Aug 28, 2013 1:41 PM

    Would Goodell want a 50ft picture of Jonathan Vilma hanging from Bristol Headquarters??? NO

  139. sb44champs says: Aug 28, 2013 1:44 PM

    …or Manhatten headquarters??? NO

  140. dickjagger says: Aug 28, 2013 1:46 PM

    I don’t know which is worse, the Ravens being duped out of their home game or being given a Keith Urban Concert instead! What a crappy consolation prize!

  141. howiehandles says: Aug 28, 2013 1:59 PM

    I could care less about either team, but that is bush league by the NFL.

    Football fans are rabid enough, they don’t need that amateur crap.

    That being said, the SB winner should get the first game at home.

  142. bamboozle99 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:07 PM

    Peyton is just jealous. They kept running the ball while Flacco was throwing deep.

  143. blackdonnelly says: Aug 28, 2013 2:34 PM

    Broncos fans need to get over themselves.

  144. jacktheraven says: Aug 28, 2013 3:13 PM

    I wonder how bronco fans would feel if THEY were the SB Champs. Would they be upset if they were opening, as SB Champs, against the Ravens?

  145. purplereign2 says: Aug 28, 2013 3:26 PM

    cmich2006 says:
    Aug 28, 2013 9:33 AM
    One of his nicknames isn’t ‘Bmore’ Goodell for nothing. Broncos and the other teams need to stand up in before he runs roughshod over the NFL with his pro Raven campaign.

    ————-

    Yea he is obviously a huge Ravens fan, as evidenced by the fact that the Ravens are the first team since 2003 to not host the first game of the season following a superbowl win. . . give. me. a. break.

  146. basedrum777 says: Aug 28, 2013 3:38 PM

    Apparently Baltimore fans can’t read or don’t care to read WHY the game isn’t in Baltimore. Its b/c of your friggin orioles who are not willing to move their game which shares a parking lot with the Ravens stadium. It has nothing to do with Peyton or Denver or Goddell. Its your friggin Angelo and his greed. Suck it up.

  147. blackraven1313 says: Aug 28, 2013 3:39 PM

    Nice to see the Super Bowl MVP hangin’ high in Denver!
    Can’t wait to see the RAVENS defeat the Broncos in their house again! Now that will really suck much more than the poster!!!!!!!!!

  148. jacktheraven says: Aug 28, 2013 3:55 PM

    If the game was in Baltimore, and there were pictures of Manning & Joe hanging up, WE wouldn’t mind. Why, because WE (The Ravens) are the SB champs. The reason Denver is upset, and I get it, is because Joe BEAT them, plain & simple.

  149. jacktheraven says: Aug 28, 2013 3:57 PM

    @basedrum777- We can read just fine. YOU need to get the facts. It’s NOT the Orioles fault, The Ravens can’t play at home on Thursday.

  150. poesports says: Aug 28, 2013 4:11 PM

    Broncos fans should be honored to have the Super Bowl MVP Champion Flacco banners hanging all over the city! Seriously though. This is not a bright move at all. As a Raven fan, I certainly would not want an opposing player draped over “my house” as well. Dumb move NFL.

  151. udontknowjaq says: Aug 28, 2013 4:23 PM

    Why are the Champs playing on the Road for this?? disrespectful

  152. bighurt228 says: Aug 28, 2013 4:25 PM

    Dam, Would hate to have to see that unibrow in poster mode!!

  153. suckit619 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:27 PM

    Get over it Donkey fans. Don’t be mad at Flacco. Be mad at your garbage defense…

  154. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 29, 2013 9:22 AM

    Steelers’ fans, since when is any of this your business? ClassLESSjacklambert, where do you get off using offensive terms like Mongoloid? My God, what a sorry bunch of vacuous fans.

  155. abarabarabar11 says: Aug 29, 2013 11:10 AM

    if peyton has such a problem with it, stop throwing int’s with the game on the line and maybe this would be you on the stadium. peyton had a chance to lead a drive during ot and threw the int to kill Denver’s chances, but nobody talks about peytons career choke jobs. btw, flacco has just as many superbowl wins as you peyton, so shut ur trap peyton (choke artist) manning.

  156. geodude11 says: Aug 29, 2013 11:55 AM

    “making sense” and “marketing personnel” do not happen! Marketing involves a large disconnect with understanding and reality.

  157. steelersownu says: Aug 29, 2013 12:49 PM

    Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 29, 2013 9:22 AM

    Steelers’ fans, since when is any of this your business? ClassLESSjacklambert, where do you get off using offensive terms like Mongoloid? My God, what a sorry bunch of vacuous fans.

    Can’t wait to see the Rats lose this first game and you finally shut up……Ravens are such a classless team and Baltimore such a ghetto….please go away

  158. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 29, 2013 2:27 PM

    “Can’t wait to see the Rats lose this first game and you finally shut up……Ravens are such a classless team and Baltimore such a ghetto….please go away”

    Uninspired, inarticulate uber troll Steelersbowtou is rooting for the Broncos, eh? Oh wait, Tim Tebow doesn’t play for them anymore.

  159. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Aug 29, 2013 3:08 PM

    Rahim Moore try to take down the banner, but could not jump high enough to reach it.

  160. allday28mvpmvp says: Sep 1, 2013 3:47 PM

    frogfuzion says: Aug 28, 2013 8:53 AM

    Wow – Denver is currently decorated just like my bedroom.

    I may finally have a reason to visit the awful city!

    —-

    Okay I live nowhere near Denver or Baltimore, but did you really just call Denver an awful city?
    And u live in BALTIMORE?!?!?!!

    WOW

  161. charmcitychampions says: Sep 3, 2013 9:29 PM

    It’s gonna be 10x worse when you are leaving the Stadium after the loss Donkey fans.

  162. bakkhus says: Sep 4, 2013 1:18 AM

    The whining about this is ridiculous.

    The Orioles aren’t the reason the game is being played in Denver. The NFL’s insistence on the game being played on a Thurs.- when they’ve opened on a Wednes. before- is why it’s being played in Denver.

    Denver fans were laughing about change in venue after it was announced. Well, these posters are a consequence of that decision. How do you like it now?

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