Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is telling Ravens fans who had planned to greet the team after their AFC championship win to stay away from the terminal early Monday morning.
The Baltimore Ravens are going to the Super Bowl. Avenging last year¿s bitter loss to the Patriots in the AFC championship game, the Ravens took apart New England in the second half, punching their ticket to the Super Bowl with a 28-13 victory at a stunned Gillette Stadium.
Sporting a No. 12 Tim Brady New England Patriots jersey, Boston-area native Travis Mills, 31, took some good-natured ribbing in stride handed out by Ravens fans, paid his bill and headed out the door with his wife, Tina, 33, by his side.
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.
The story has been told many times over the past three decades, as Bill Belichick went from being an up-and-coming defensive coordinator in the National Football League to an unsuccessful first time head coach with the Cleveland Browns to eventually becoming one of the most accomplished coaches in NFL history.
After 12 months defined by injuries, untimely deaths in their extended family and abrupt personnel changes, the Ravens are right back where they were last January, headed to Foxborough, Mass., for the AFC championship game.
It wasn't exactly a repeat of Broadway Joe Namath's bold prediction, but Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco did express confidence in the AFC North champions' chances Sunday 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.