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What’s in Store on NFL Opening Night?

Lombardi's Way What’s in Store on NFL Opening Night?

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15+ Comments RavenJoe says Goodell does what is in the collective best interest of the owners! It is up to the individual owners to speak out, and Biscuit opted to be the good lap dog, f

We all know why the Baltimore Ravens will probably be the only DEFENDING SUPER BOWL CHAMPION not to host the NFL season opener for a very, very long time.

We’ve heard all the reasons, all of the excuses and fingered all of the potential scapegoats.

My goat is Roger Goodell and the NFL owners.

Driven by greed they disingenuously stuck it to the fans. Not moving the game to Wednesday, September 4 is a disservice to every one of you who for years has shelled out your hard earned dollars to enable the lives that these billionaires lead.

But really, that’s all water under the bridge.

So to help make up for the epic screw over, festivities will be planned in and around Baltimore leading right up to the game.

Although it has been unconfirmed at this time, one source close to negotiations of this kind has indicated that the Ravens will host a party at Rash Field featuring a major recording artist and that artist is said to be none other than Carrie Underwood.

The alleged plan makes sense because NBC is broadcasting the league opener and it has already been widely reported that Underwood will be replacing Faith Hill to perform the weekly opening song on Sunday Night Football.

Curiously, the reason the Ravens are NOT hosting the game that night at M&T Bank Stadium has to do with a scheduling conflict with the Baltimore Orioles. Won’t the same anticipated infrastructure cluster-you-know-what result from an Orioles game played at or around the same time as a free Carrie Underwood concert?

If true, Baltimore will and should have an even bigger ax to grind with Mr. Greedell and his puppeteers.

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RavenJoe
RavenJoe

Goodell does what is in the collective best interest of the owners! It is up to the individual owners to speak out, and Biscuit opted to be the good lap dog, for which I will never forgive him for that egregious act! Biscuit is synonymous with the Vichy French!!

Gordon
Gordon

Funny how Goodell can move the draft a month away from its original time but not one game for the traditional opening game of the winning Superbowl Champions. Money talks BS walks.

Ravenwoman
Ravenwoman

I think the NFL did its best to reward Baltimore with the Thanksgiving Night game and a favorable bye week. While it would have been nice to open at home, I am sure our first game at M&T will be just as exciting for the fans. I am over it at this point; time to move on.

Marc
Marc

Who the hell is going to watch a freaking concert at Rash field just before the game!?

Gerald
Gerald

I have been a Ravens season ticket holder from day one,and I really don't see why everyone is so upset by this. We won the Super Bowl ! I have the memorries. I don't need to show off to the rest of the world on opening night. Lets just go out and win another, starting in Denver.

Mista T
Mista T

This will be a tough decision. We've been to every Ravens game played played at Mile High, coupled with visits to our daughter near Boulder and short stays in the Rockies, where we have friends. We have always enjoyed going to the new Mile High, but had been contemplating skipping Denver this year because of high ticket demand by others and there being so many other attractive road games (including two stadiums which we have not previously visited). On the other hand, seeing Carrie Underwood at Rash Field would be living a fantasy dream! Next to Miranda Lambert, Carrie has been my favorite for years. Wife leans towards going to the game, while I lean towards Carrie. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

JerryB
JerryB

I have an entirely different "take" on this, Tony. None of us really know what went on behind closed doors in discussions between the two leagues and Baltimore's ball clubs. But, from where I sit, objectively speaking, it would have been much easier for the O's to reschedule because, as I've said repeatedly, MLB reschedules games ALL THE TIME! And, with 6 months advance notice, it should have been even easier than having to do so on the spur of the moment, again, which MLB has to do ALL THE TIME. So, lots of blame to go around, but in the final analysis, the ONLY LOSERS are the City of Baltimore and it's....fans! Imagine what a hero Peter Angelos coulda/shoulda/woulda been by being the accommodating party! However, as he's shown repeatedly over the years, that's not in his.....DNA! Just one fan's opinion.........

RavenJoe
RavenJoe

Goodell and his Lap-Dog Bisciotti are to blame for this - Goodell, because he is caving to the Big Bucks for airing the game on Thursday, rather than Wednesday, and Bisciotti, for NOT sticking up for his fan-base...shame on the both of you!! I said it before, and I'll say it again, had this been either the Steelers or the Patriots, such a travesty would NOT have occurred. Bisciotti sold out, and so did Goodell - the major difference being, Goodell represents the interests of ALL of the owners, and Biscuit ONLY the Ravens fanbase. I will never forgive Biscuit for this treasonous act!

John Vondracek
John Vondracek

yeah seriously!!!!!! I was thinking the same thing, reading this article. So strange.

Andrew
Andrew

Now my decision on whether or not to fly from Arizona to Denver for the game has been complicated. I may have to fly from Arizona to Baltimore to see Carrie Underwood. I kid, of course.

paulie
paulie

Don't get me wrong, I like Carrie Underwood BUT - BFD! Takes some of the shine off that Lombardi if you don't get to celebrate at a home opener . . .

RavenJoe
RavenJoe

I agree; but playing at home has More to do With Celebrating with your friends over the Championship than anything else, and Goodell has stolen that moment from us for all time, with little/no resistance from our organization!

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