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.