Originally Posted by central44
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.
"If the Tigers can score, they can beat these schmucks."
fan, just before the Pale Hose defeated the Kitties 9-1.