A lot of fans are like lawyers or politicians.....
I posted this on BTSC as well
...same thing really. We present one sided arguments to make our points without really being totally honest about a situation. Or we overlook the things that have no clear cut answers so we try to find them. We never want to think of our team as inferior to another.
That's what makes us fans, and that is why fan comes from fanatic, and I get that way myself. Then I try to think about it objectively. Boy that’s hard to do. It takes time long after a game. So we say things like "those guys played dirty!, and "that ref made a bad call!. And really, your gonna get that on both sides of a football game. I mean it’s a physical game. So what do you have left?
Us Ravens have been whipped by you guys many times. Eventually we’re gonna build a team to beat you if nothing else for only one day. And that feels good to a Ravens fan. It feels good because we just couldn’t seem to play 60 minutes of football last season and beyond. We would get a lead and then blow it. And this time, our team showed us that they ARE capable. In some way, you guys are complimented solely by the entire Ravens organizations decision to to train using Pittsburgh as the hardest to win against.
In our losing games, we think in a one sided way too, we always seem to say, " man that Cam Cameron has got to go!" And I think that we say that in a justified way, as he seems to be the bipolar OC we either love him or hate him depending. Now in a game like like last Sunday, we love him again. I hope he has learned not to be so one dimensional and obvious. I hope he gives Flacco a little more decision making power. If we’re gonna decide he’s our QB. let him play QB so we can find out how good he really is.
But then there’s another thing about a football game. There’s an unexplainable part of every game. There’s the heart of one team, and the heart of the other. Then there’s a certain heart of the game itself that seems to live apart from the players. It’s the part that sometimes surprises everyone involved. It causes upsets and lopsided scores if it’s strong enough. It usually gains strength when there’s a noticeable momentum shift in place. It’s at the root of the fact that simply, sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose.
And when we win, we think we were great in every possible way. and when we lose we’re ready to throw out the baby with the bathwater (e.g.; Cam Cameron)
But maybe all it was in last Sunday’s game was the heart of that game. And it’s as simple as that.
To add to this, I think these Ravens have the heart to sway the heart of the game against anyone this season.