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  1. Bella*chick

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    Okay, so if I ESP, I might not have picked this game to attend...it was totally brutal. Freezing cold, snowing a bit and filled with hostile purple-clad drunks. you expect it, but still, the reality exceeds it, believe me.

    Our seats were in section 100, row 14, which is on the 45 yard line, right behind the Pats bench. Awesome seats. We were in a small pocket of Pats fans, but there were plenty of Ravens fans, and they were pretty obnoxious for the most part. Some very quite nice and I made sure to be very nice to them and compliment their team, because some comments we got were a little scary. One guy looked at my dad in his red Pats sweatshirt and said, "Don't make yourself a target." WTF?! Anyway, glad to be by some Pats fans....safety in numbers.

    Here are some photos I got. Some are blurry because I was zooming in as far as I could go and my poor camera can only take so much.

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    Tom and the guys come out for warmup




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    Tom standing around



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    Rodney leads the way



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    Stretching. That's Tedy closest to the camera.


    Okay, I'll post more in the next post.....
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    More....

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    Defense comes out....Rodney leads the way.



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    BB heads to the sidelines.



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    This one came out blurry. Boo.



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    Tedy B. I HATE that this one came out blurry but I was lucky to get it at all.



    More in the next post.
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    Tom warms up.




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    The first drive.



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    I love this one. Same drive.




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    Tom throws the ball. It was incomplete, I think. I wish that guy's big purple hat wasn't in the picture.

    More in the next post.
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    Belligerent Ravens fan before the game winning TD. He was actually one of the nicer ones.


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    Tom right after the game winning TD.



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    Rodney has a drink and gets his leg worked on though you can't see it.


    That's all for now. I have more, but my kid is bothering me to get off the computer!
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    Thanks Chick. Was wondering if you were a part of the Patriots fans that Channel 5 went over to during the pre-game.

    Have you been able to warm up? Now you can tell Harrison Brady that you saw Harrison and Brady live!!:rocker: No matter how cold it was out there, it was not as uncomfortable as watching the game on ESPN.
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    Is it just me, or does the guy standing "behind" Tom deserve either a thunderous round of applause or a visit to a nice padded room? ;)
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    Great pics, thanks for sharing.

    Live in MD, and have attended several Raven's games, although not lastnight. The word fan comes from fanatic, and Raven's fans definitely are fanatical. They hate most opposing teams and their fans, but what you saw last night was probably mild.
    They are their most venomous to Steeler and Colt fans.
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    That looks like the intern that was impressed with at TC. He caught balls during drills that the QB's were throwing with some steam. He never dropped a ball.
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    Can they sign him to the Practice Squad? :)
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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

    :)
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    Nice! I am sure my wife will like to see these pictures.

    It was really cold around Virginia last night, so it must have been even worse up the road. Probably zero degrees with the wind chill.
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    Cool pics! Good on ya for braving the den of the Ravens to see our Pats play! Looks like those must have been GREAT seats too judging from those pics. Wow I envy you. Were the tix hard to get?
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    Thanks for the account, Bella!
    Great seats, indeed!
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    The tickets weren't hard to get because I didn't get them. My husband did, and I have no idea what he did because he won't tell me. I do know that similar seats were going for $500-$700 on ebay and stubhub!:eek: :eek:

    Anyway, yeah, wasn't feeling it for much of the game. our defense looked pretty bad, but it seemed like the play that did it was that Losman-like play by Boller where we HAD him and he managed to squirt away and complete a pass for a first down and more. You know, that kind of thing happens once, you chalk it up to a fluke, but it happens a LOT with this team. I don't know. Last week, I said Feely just had the game of his life, but this week Boller looks like an All-Pro and suddenly I am not so sure anymore. Is it because everyone plays their absolute best against us? Maybe? Is it because we aren't as familiar with the Ravens? Maybe. But at some point, I have to admit our D is just not getting it done.

    It's weird, I feel LESS good about 16-0 or 19-0. In fact, I am concerned we could be one and done in the playoffs with our D looking this bad. If we lose a game though, it feels like the air will go completely out of the balloon. It almost feels like we're trapped by these expectations.
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    I was at the game as well...20 yard line, LAST ROW, Ravens side...freaking cold!!
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    Thanks BC, those were great pics and it's always interesting to hear a patsfans poster's account of being there.

    cool...
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    Your kid is already using the computer? Now, that's precocious! ;)

    Thaks for the game pix and comments. I was looking forward to them.
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    Did you get any pictures of the Ravens fans after the game?

    :D
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    I would have feared for my camera.
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    I was amazed at how terrible the Ravens fans were. There was one guy who followed me all the way out of the stadium trying to throw. I've never heard an n-bomb at an NFL game, but I heard numerous last night. "Brady's a f**, Moss is a n*****" it was quite appalling. We parked in the lot outside the stadium under the overpasses, and they were fairly rowdy after the game, breaking glass, throwing things, and being generally unruly. I've been to quite a few stadiums, and the behavior of these fans as a whole was pretty much the worst I've seen. I don't know if it was because it was a night game, too much drinking, the close ending or what, but the gameday experience as a visiting fan was pretty bad.

    The stadium is very nice though, and I had a decent weekend in DC.
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    nice pics,thanks!
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    Cool. Literally and figuratively.

    I'd be interested in hearing more about your thoughts and fan reactions during those final moments with the time out, penalties etc... keeping the drive alive with just about everything except the Tuck rule coming out.

    It's tough to know what's happening at the games sometimes and I'd love to hear about Raven fan reactions.

    I still think its funny how so many Ravens fans are complaining about the Refs being against them - trying to "hurt" the Ravens by granting them a time out that they themselves asked for!

    Apparently they're deluding themselves that there wasn't obscene holding on the last hail mary pass either as that would get in the way with the theories that the refs wanted the Pats to win.

    Most of all I'd be interested in any assessment as to whether the cold and wind was affecting passes - noting you were not on the field, nor are you a QB or WR.

    Seems to me that the hard hits put on by the Ravens had more impact in that WRs were looking over their shoulders and dropping passes by the dozen, and that the Defense played a subpar game, allowing a team that shouldn't have scored more than a dozen points have the lead going into the final seconds.
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    Well, that guy whose picture I posted....Belligerent Raven fan was chanting "Cheaters! Cheaters! Cheaters!" during that final, ridiculous drive where I was literally hanging all over the Pats fan next to me whom I had never seen before in my life. And he was the nice guy. Mostly there was disbelief and screaming about the refs, although the Ravens fan in back of me did inform me he was actually a Cowboy fan. Um, okay. On the way out to the car some old guy and his wife, who looked more like they should be at church than a football game, were pretty nasty, informing us we actually sucked, were lucky, blah, blah, blah. THey were not teasing about it, either, they were really not nice. My dad started trash talking them, though, which was 10 kinds of awesome.

    I had a moment as well, where emotion and irritation overcame me. That was just before the half, when Brady threw the pick. The Ravens fans went nuts, until, of course the fumble. Then they went dead quiet....and I seized that moment to scream "SUCK IT!" at the top of my lungs. :cool:

    As for the wind, I didn't notice it as all except sporadically, and I have to say I'm not sure how much of an effect it had. My guess is some, but not much. THe receivers really had the dropsies, it was so discouraging to see. I still can't believe Moss dropped that TD pass....just cannot believe it.

    THe lowest moment of the game was the double sack. The Pats fans in our section just looked ill. ANd on that final drive...man, I am telling you when the TD was scored we were jumping up and down and hugging and screaming and it was way better than watching it on TV.

    I'll post more pics in a bit....gotta go eat.
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    You sure that wasn't the Ravens defense that you saw?
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    More pics:

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    Moss warms up





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    Jarvis, Tedy and Junior




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    Finishing the first drive....I was SO sure we were going to score here.



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    My dad, me and the guy with the Bruschi jersey who I've never met before, but bonded with during the game. pats fans are so cool....he gave me some of those hand warmer packets he had because my picture taking was freezing my hands off....even my gloves didn't help. This was after the game...that's why we look so punch drunk.



    A few more final impressions of the game....I thought that Maroney started off the game pretty poorly and Faulk suddenly provided a spark...then suddenly it was as if Maroney came alive when he caught a couple passes and ran well after the catch. In fact, on one I thought he was Stallworth.

    BB coaches the D a lot more than I thought....usually on TV you get the roaming the sideline shots, but in person you can see how often he coaches.

    Welker is a small guy....at least standing next to Brady.

    My brother had seats where he got a good view of the end of the game. He came away really impressed with how calm Brady was at the end. In fact, he could not stop talking about it. Like "ice".
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    that is classic... a moment in time you'll still remember 50 years from now!

    :rocker:
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    I love this thread.

    Great stuff.
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