Even the most ardent Ravens fans were nervous before this weekend’s playoff game in Denver. (“No way. I don’t think we’re gonna win it guys, I’m sorry,” says the kid in the video above, who might be the most intense Ravens fan I’ve ever seen.) And so, the screams of victory were even louder, at least in my house. Some of our favorite fan reactions are below:
“I watched at a sports bar in Fresno, CA and they got pretty tired of hearing me scream. Caw. Caw regardless. Caw forever.” — Jenn Wasner, musician (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes, Dungeonesse)
“The team kept losing while I was watching and then would have these miraculous comebacks while I was not, so I went to my room and read because I thought I must be bringing them bad luck. After awhile, I heard a loud scream, and I thought, ‘that could be something good or something bad…’ that was followed by what I hoped were firecrackers outside and I ran downstairs to find two ecstatic grown men and one teenager, one of whom was wiping away tears of joy!! I won’t say which…” — Suzy Dunn, Baltimore Fishbowl
“Any time you associate yourself with a winner, you come out ahead. It’s a nice thing to do to give back to people.” — Peter Tabibian, co-founder/CEO of Z-Burger — who gave away $4,000 of burgers to celebrate the team’s win.
“We may have to send Justin Tucker an Atwater’s gift card…” — Atwater’s Cafe
“I am feeling TIRED from being up till 4 am watching the BEST GAME and exhilarated by the amount of RAVENS LOVE there is in Berlin and LUCKY that my awesome friends are here. Also SMUG because those Germans were all like ‘IT’S OVER’ 2 mins before the end of the game and we were like NO IT’S NOT and boy we were right.” — Cricket Arrison, former producer of the Marc Steiner Show and current resident of Berlin.
Tell us your thrill of victory story in the comments. – The Eds.
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