The Ravens earned a trip to Super Bowl XLVII with a satisfying win Sunday over the New England Patriots. They'll play the San Francisco 49ers, with coaches John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh meeting in the first brother-against-brother match-up in Super Bowl history.
The sea of purple jerseys that have slowly been taking over Bel Air the past three weeks turned into a bona fide tidal wave on Sunday, as the Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots, 28-13, to win the AFC Championship and move on to the Super Bowl.
It was bitter cold outside in downtown Bel Air Friday evening, but that didn't stop a couple hundred Baltimore Ravens fans from rallying behind their team leading up to Sunday's AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.
Bel Air resident Qadry Ismail, a member of the 2001 Ravens Super Bowl team, could hardly contain his excitement in the broadcast booth last Saturday in Denver when the Ravens beat the Broncos, 38-35 in double overtime.
It's going to be a very purple weekend for bars all over Harford County. Watering holes around Havre de Grace, Aberdeen and Bel Air are gearing up for plenty of Ravens fans pouring in to celebrate what they hope will be a decisive win against the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship in Foxboro, Mass.
They'll all be in New England Sunday evening, watching the Ravens play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, a rematch of last year's title game they're all hoping will have a different outcome this year
After one successful Ravens rally this past weekend, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance plans to bring the "pre-game" event back this upcoming Friday, to preview the Sunday championship against the Patriots.
The Ravens beat the Denver Broncos in a thrilling AFC Divisional playoff game on Saturday, delighting fans who gathered around Baltimore to celebrate their team and the career of retiring linebacker Ray Lewis.
When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known is that Lewis would become arguably the greatest middle linebacker in history and one of the faces of his NFL generation. Through 17 seasons of controversy and excellence, Lewis' Baltimore ride has never been boring:
The year began with the first baby of 2012 as Aa'Liyah Hope was born to mom Charity Davis. The new bundle of joy came into this world at 7:44 a.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. Baby Aa'Liyah, who was a month premature, weighed in at 5 pounds 4 ounces.
It would have been easy for Joe Flacco to walk off the field after Sunday¿s terrific performance and turn up his nose at all the people who have called him out and questioned his standing among the NFL¿s top quarterbacks.
But here was Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in front of the TV cameras and tape recorders now, still going strong in his fifth season with the Ravens. And when someone asked if the heightened expectations for the offense this year put any more pressure on him, he nodded immediately.
Billy Cundiff continues to get a lot of hate from fans on talk radio and message boards, and we¿ll see what kind of reception he gets at M&T Bank Stadium tonight when the Ravens play the Jacksonville Jaguars.