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The fans know, at least some of those who came to Wednesday night's preseason barbeque at M&T Bank Stadium and heard the Marching Ravens playing the team's new fight song.

John Harbaugh knows, and said that he thinks it will "fire up" the fans during games once they get to know the new lyrics that have been Ravenized to go with the old fight song belonging to the Baltimore Colts.

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The memo has not yet reached the lockeroom at The Castle.

Those asked about the new fight song reacted mainly with blank stares.

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Anquan Boldin didn't know any NFL teams had fight songs.

"A fight song, in the NFL?" said Boldin. "I've only been with the Cardinals, and I don't know of a fight song out there,"

Actually, the Cardinals have one of the oldest fight songs in the NFL, dating back to 1941 and updated twice, most recently in 2009. There are 27 teams that claim fight songs, though many have been lost in history.

Perhaps the most short-lived fight song belonged to the New York Jets. Lou Holtz, who had just arrived from North Carolina State, decided his 1976 Jets needed a fight song. He gave them a sheet with the words after a preseason game, but most of the players tossed it in the trash before leaving the lockerroom.

It seems doubtful that Harbaugh will do the same with the Ravens. Maybe if it had happened early in training camp and wanted to do something to lighten the mood.

Terrell Suggs didn't seem to care either way.

"To each his own," Suggs said.

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