10:30 AM EDT, March 18, 2013
"All good things have to come to an end" is an old adage that still rings true. The Baltimore Ravens just won the Super Bowl and united this region, but the breakup began when the "business of the sport" became more important than the need to retain the players that made the team's win possible
If only the feeling of being on top of the mountain could have lasted until next season. But Joe Flacco gets a new $150 million contract, and we not only ask Anquan Boldin to take a $2 million pay cut but are ordered to be quiet about it because this is how the game works.
That's unacceptable. If the Ravens still had their winning team spirit why couldn't Mr. Flacco have made up the $2 million difference in his teammate's salary so Mr. Boldin would still be with us?
Did you see the catch that Mr. Boldin made on that third down situation in the championship game? Joe Flacco would not be on top today if we had been stopped on that crucial play.
Mr. Boldin loved Baltimore, and he played his heart out to win each game. I think this Ravens breakup could have been avoided and that the team's spirit of togetherness should have lasted a little longer.
Raymond D. Bahr, Baltimore
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