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.