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Old 03-23-2013, 12:59 AM
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I might be the only one who feels this way, but I don't like this at all. The Ravens just won the Super Bowl and earned the right to open the NFL season at home, which is a tradition reserved for the champions. Its not like this happens all the time.

If i'm the Orioles, I work something out with them even though I have the right to play at that time. Maybe it's a bit of an inconvenience, but it's the classy thing to do. A regular season game is obviously not as significant as the ring ceremony and everything it would represent for the Ravens, and I would hope that if the roles were ever reversed I would get the same treatment.

**Edit** I just read that article. It looks like the Orioles genuinley tried to accomodate the Ravens and it just didnt work. I retract my statement
I dont see how any Sox fan would want them to have even the slightest inconvenience
and competitive disadvantage because of tradition and fairness to another team in a different sport in another city. It wasn't just an Orioles issue. The White Sox had important rights here.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:54 AM
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I might be the only one who feels this way, but I don't like this at all. The Ravens just won the Super Bowl and earned the right to open the NFL season at home, which is a tradition reserved for the champions. Its not like this happens all the time.
This "tradition" of the Super Bowl champion opening the season at home is barely ten years old. After the Giants won Super Bowl XXI, they opened with a Monday Night game in Chicago.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:46 AM
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I might be the only one who feels this way, but I don't like this at all. The Ravens just won the Super Bowl and earned the right to open the NFL season at home, which is a tradition reserved for the champions. Its not like this happens all the time.

If i'm the Orioles, I work something out with them even though I have the right to play at that time. Maybe it's a bit of an inconvenience, but it's the classy thing to do. A regular season game is obviously not as significant as the ring ceremony and everything it would represent for the Ravens, and I would hope that if the roles were ever reversed I would get the same treatment.

**Edit** I just read that article. It looks like the Orioles genuinley tried to accomodate the Ravens and it just didnt work. I retract my statement
Which has nothing to do with the Sox- Os game.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:12 PM
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Roger Goodell is working on a weather altering satellite dish right now, just to spite MLB.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:17 PM
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Roger Goodell is working on a weather altering satellite dish right now, just to spite MLB.
Too late, MLB is already ahead of him there:

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Old 03-24-2013, 04:59 PM
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I might be the only one who feels this way, but I don't like this at all. The Ravens just won the Super Bowl and earned the right to open the NFL season at home, which is a tradition reserved for the champions. Its not like this happens all the time.

If i'm the Orioles, I work something out with them even though I have the right to play at that time. Maybe it's a bit of an inconvenience, but it's the classy thing to do. A regular season game is obviously not as significant as the ring ceremony and everything it would represent for the Ravens, and I would hope that if the roles were ever reversed I would get the same treatment.

**Edit** I just read that article. It looks like the Orioles genuinley tried to accomodate the Ravens and it just didnt work. I retract my statement
Why should baseball care about the NFL demanding to schedule a game for a time and place that has long been unavailable?

Last fall, the NFL threatened to fine the San Francisco football coach for wearing a San Francisco baseball cap in support of the city while the giants were making a championship run. The NFL has come off as being arrogant in this situation.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:28 PM
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Why should baseball care about the NFL demanding to schedule a game for a time and place that has long been unavailable?

Last fall, the NFL threatened to fine the San Francisco football coach for wearing a San Francisco baseball cap in support of the city while the giants were making a championship run. The NFL has come off as being arrogant in this situation.
I only casually follow the NFL, but I think it was then-quarterback Alex Smith, actually.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:06 PM
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I have a novel idea. How about eliminating the whole stupid "tradition" of the NFL kicking off the season on a Thursday night, and having the opening games all be on Sunday ! (Except for the Monday night game).
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:20 PM
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I have a novel idea. How about eliminating the whole stupid "tradition" of the NFL kicking off the season on a Thursday night, and having the opening games all be on Sunday ! (Except for the Monday night game).
Sox are scheduled to play baltimore at 1:30 et. The NFL would still need the o's to reschedule.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:37 PM
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I have a novel idea. How about eliminating the whole stupid "tradition" of the NFL kicking off the season on a Thursday night, and having the opening games all be on Sunday ! (Except for the Monday night game).
Sure. How about you convince the owners to give up the extra money they make doing it this way?
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The NFL caved. Ravens open on the road.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/sp...vens.html?_r=0
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