The Baltimore Ravens came into existence in 1996 when Art Modell brought over his Cleveland Browns- leaving behind the team’s history, colors, and record, due to an agreement with the city of Cleveland. After three consecutive losing seasons to start their tenure in Baltimore, the franchise has enjoyed plenty of success the last 25 years- winning Super Bowls in 2000 and 2012, and making the playoffs 14 times in that span. But are they a home team for Montgomery County? One Montgomery County man certainly thinks so.
It was recently reported by Fox Baltimore that a Montgomery County man has paid $73,000 for two tickets to the AFC championship game against the Ravens and Chiefs in Baltimore this Sunday. Will, known on Twitter/X as @wearpurplepants, posted a screenshot of tickets that cost him $28,049 each, with a service fee of $8,706 for each ticket, coming out to a total of $73,510. You can see the tweet below.
Prior to the Ravens matchup against the Houston Texans, we polled followers of @TheMoCoShow on Twitter/X and Instagram asking if they consider the Ravens to be a home team. With nearly 6,000 votes, 71% felt that the Ravens are not a home team for Montgomery County. Below we share some reasons provided by those who participated for and against the argument:
Why the Ravens are a home team:
• “The Ravens represent Maryland and Montgomery County is in Maryland.”
• “Grew up in Olney and it’s basically more Baltimore than D.C., so yes”
• “Not THE home team, but second home team sure.”
• “I grew up rooting for the Baltimore Colts, so when they came back I was instantly a fan.”
• “The Commanders or whatever their name is suck.”
Why the Ravens are not a home team:
• “MoCo is part of the DMV and Baltimore most certainly is not.”
• “I don’t know any Ravens fan from here before the first Super Bowl season in 2000″
• One of y’all said it best a couple years ago, we watch dc channels, sit in dc traffic, take the dc metro, but all of a sudden Baltimore is a home team?”
• They would only be a home team if there wasn’t a D.C. area team.
Where do you stand on the debate? And would you shell out over $73,000 to see your favorite team at home in the playoffs? The Ravens host the Chiefs at 3pm on Sunday in the AFC Championship game.
— Will (@wearpurplepants) January 23, 2024
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