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Tag: super bowl
Just hours after the Ravens won the AFC Championship game, Brendon Ayanbadejo was already thinking strategically — not so much about football (though we hope that’s on his mind, too), but about how he could use this trip to the Super Bowl to further his favorite adopted cause, gay rights.
Now, we’re going to try really, really hard this week to not have every single Catch of the Day (or thing we talk about in casual conversation) be about this coming Sunday. But seriously, it’s kind of hard. Super Bowl Sunday has taken on a sort of semi-national holiday status. We make plans. We prepare the meal. We dedicate an entire day to this event—even if we know absolutely nothing about football. Add to that the collective (and palpable) uplift that the Ravens’ participation has brought to the city, and this is basically a mandatory celebration for Baltimoreans. The Super Bowl is America’s second ranking holiday in terms of food consumption (Thanksgiving takes first place, but apparently game day beats out Christmas). To us, this means that we need to be planning big time—whether by creating individually-sculpted raven-shaped marzipan treats Martha Stewart-style or ordering a king-size bucket of wings from the place down the street. And so, topping our list of Things To Order For Sunday is Dangerously Delicious Pies’ special Super Bowl Pie.
To be fair, New England started it. In anticipation of the AFC Championship game on Sunday, Clear Channel Outdoors Boston placed “several feature billboards in the Boston area” with a clock counting down to “Ray’s retirement party,” which — optimistically — was set to commence at the close of the Ravens-Patriots game.