Baltimore has cemented its dominance of the professional indoor soccer circuit for a second straight year, beating the Sonora Suns in Hermosillo, Mexico, in front of a crowd of 8,000 on Sunday night.
The Orioles are swinging for the fences this October, so obviously we need a song to sing as we make our way to the World Series. Here are a few options:
Thanks to Charm City Wire for pointing us toward this O’s fan’s parody of Lorde’s “Royals,” the perfect song with which to announce the Orioles superiority over that team from Kansas City. We agree with CCW — the song has both heart and “extremely awkward and dorky delivery.” Which is exactly what makes it charming.
There’s no way you can kick six field goals in a game, including a franchise-record-breaking one that ekes out a win and sends your team to the playoffs, without earning a brand-new nickname. And for opera-singing Ravens kicker Justin Tucker that nickname seems to be Legatron.
The name was seen on some Clear Channel digital billboards around Baltimore that read “Legatron > Megatron,” the second name a reference to Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
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 Ravens caravan will be traveling around town today. Ravens Cheerleaders, Playmakers, Marching Ravens, Poe and Rise & Conquer will be on hand to greet the crowds. (See schedule below.) Wear your Ravens purple to support the team and score free giveaways and fanfare.
For more information go to the Ravens website.
|7:15-7:45 a.m.||Alonso’s||415 W. Cold Spring Ln.||Baltimore|
|10:30-10:55 a.m.||Giant||3299 Emmorton Rd.||Abingdon|
|12:00-1:00 p.m.||M&T Bank – The Gallery||202 East Pratt St.||Baltimore|
|1:30-1:55 p.m.||Giant||8805 Centre Park Dr.||Columbia|
|3:20-3:45 p.m.||Verizon||6711 Ritchie Hwy.||Glen Burnie|
|4:30-4:55 p.m.||Smyth Jewelers – Annapolis Town Center||1910 Towne Centre Blvd.||Annapolis|
|6:45-7:15 p.m.||Bill Bateman’s Bistro||8810 Waltham Woods Rd.||Baltimore|
“Ravens Nation,” a video by Ravens fans from Pasadena and around Anne Arundel County was posted two days ago and already has over 28,000 views.
According to the youtube description:
“They’re professionals, so even if hip-hop isn’t your thing the crisp video editing will keep you engaged. The footage cut together of Johnny U throwing a bomb to Anquan Boldin is really nice touch. If you dig it, support the artists, send ’em a comment or something on their You Tube page. You can also download it for free if you send ’em an email.
Enjoy & GO RAVENS!”
Here are the lyrics to the song, Ravens Nation:
We are the Ravens Nation
Smash mouth is the game
In the town that we claim
Home crowd taking aim
Baltimore’s so relentless
On the ground it’s no gain
Through the air it’s the same
You know how our defense is
Sugar Ray’s got the gang fired up
Crowd pumped, Ray Rice about to break another one loose
Ball so hard, Sizzle’s in charge
And you know you’re getting nada running toward the big nine deuce
Joe Cool’s bout to school your D
My team wants nothing less than some jewelry
We’ll smash through your line with another quick blitz
And here comes Ed Reed with another pick six
Leach is drilling, Torrey’s thrilling
What more can I say? We killing ’em
Anquan’s illing, Webb is stealing
Wait till it’s Sunday… We killing ’em
Beast mode is achieved, let it feast, let it breathe
Let it demonstrate technique talent and speed
Ray Rice so nice like he has thrice feet
And the full back’s full stacked, “lights out Leach”
Ball Hawkin’ Reed, Webb that weaves,
A city and a team full of MVPs
Four quarters and a dream, legendary
Harbaugh, hard ball weaponry
Smith so quick that they think it’s the shoes
Joe pitching to Pitta or Q getting loose
Ray Ray with the play behind the big six two
Or 53 with the D and Ngata busting through
Once we do, the rest will follow
55 on the side, he’s a real big problem
Pollard’s on the prowl popping collars
Ball So Hard Alma Mater, Passionate Scholars
We’ll protect this house, this home, castle, throne, battle zone
When the pass is thrown, even the pastor knows
Hail Marys can’t save you, we’ll crack you bones
Chuckie P’s got the scheme and my whole team knows
It’s “W.hat’s I.mportant N.ow”
Got the D. and the O. so we DO big things
And “the Raven’s touching DOwn”
Lombardi, I’m sorry it’s a Bmore party the trophy’s leaving town
In the hands of the flock to the city by the dock
Johnny U would be so proud
Charm city’s feeling good from the Harbor to the hood
Cuz we move those chains, move those chains, move those chains, HUUUUU!
Thank you to the Free State Workshop for uploading it on youtube and making it available to us.