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For 'Poetic Justice,' fandom's a matter of passion and familiarity

For 'Poetic Justice,' fandom's a matter of passion and familiarity

Rick Bowlus comes by his love of football honestly. But becoming a big-time Ravens fan — that wasn't so easy. Bowlus, who goes by the name "Poetic Justice" on Ravens game days, grew up in Ohio a devoted Browns fan. And he maintained that allegiance even after moving to Maryland in 1970 and becoming a science teacher and assistant basketball coach at Bel Air High School. Unlike the vast majority of his fellow Browns fans, whose allegiance didn't follow when the team headed to Baltimore, Bowlus became a proud Ravens fanatic. But not right away. "I was kind of like in limbo for a while," he stresses. But then, in 1998, he participated in a fantasy camp...

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