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Malcolm Glazer

Twenty years ago, the Ravens got their name. Here were the other serious and silly options

Twenty years ago, the Ravens got their name. Here were the other serious and silly options

On March 29, 1996, 20 years ago today, nearly 1,000 fans waited at the Inner Harbor for owner Art Modell to tell them what we now know: The city's football team would be named the Ravens.

This came as no surprise. Support for the name was widespread. As The Baltimore Sun reported: "Ravens easily outdistanced Americans and Marauders in The Sun's phone-in poll that fans used to choose the team's name. Of the 33,288 voters, 21,108 picked Ravens, 5,597 chose Americans and 5,583 selected Marauders."

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