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Ravens: Best Name in the Pool?

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Could you name the Ravens something different?

Fans show off the love for their team by holding up foam Raven heads, provided by The Baltimore Sun.
Fans show off the love for their team by holding up foam Raven heads, provided by The Baltimore Sun.
Rob Carr

The Baltimore Ravens became a team in 1996. In that very same year, the team was named "The Baltimore Ravens." Most people that don't live in Baltimore don't understand how hard it was for the fans in Baltimore to choose a name for their football team. The Baltimore Sun constructed multiple polls to dwindle down the number of names in each poll and to pick a name for the new team.

Before the Sun did this, Modell and other members of the family went to the Indianapolis Colts about giving their name to Baltimore, since they were formerly the Baltimore Colts. The Colts were determined to keep their name, so the guys in Baltimore didn't proceed to acquire the name.

The Baltimore Sun sent out its final poll on March 28th. The poll would expire in approximately 24 hours. The names listed on the poll included:

On March 29th, everyone gathered at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore for the announcement. The Ravens had won.

Now, most fans love the name and love how it is based off of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem, "The Raven," but would you want a different name? Does one of the names on the poll in 1996 catch you eye, or could you come up with another name?

I, personally, could never name the Ravens something different, but if I had to, I'd choose something like "The Crabs," just because of what Baltimore is famous for! Although, that could end up being an east target for mean jokes!

I'd love to hear what you guys can come up with! Let me know in the comments!