Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Despite playing in New England, fans came in big numbers to watch Ravens earn the franchise's second Super Bowl trip. The head coach and players noticed.
John Harbaugh smiled plenty throughout Monday's news conference. Considering his team is headed to the Super Bowl a week from Sunday, that's no surprise. But the Ravens coach really beamed when the conversation turned to Baltimore's fans. Harbaugh and his team were both delighted at the large number of Baltimore fans that went up to New England and watched the Ravens beat the Patriots, 28-13, in last Sunday's AFC title game. "We might have had one-eighth of the crowd, which is really a high number for a visiting AFC Championship game. That speaks so much about our fans," Harbaugh said when talking to the media Monday in Owings Mills. "For all of those people to make that trip up there at this time of year to support their Ravens is just—…
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Local Ravens fans share their stories and photos.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, January 22, 2012
When we asked for stories of Ravens fans who bleed purple, Patch got this story from Elizabeth Fitzgerald, who told us of her husband's 79-year-old grandmother who was of the original PSL owners at M&T Bank stadium and was a majorette for the Colts back in the day. The longtime Catonsville and Arbutus area resident Jo Ann Bozentka now lives in Eldersburg, but eats, sleeps and breathes Baltimore football, according to her family. Here's what Fitzgerald wrote: "Just [Monday] night, we entered a picture into the Ravens fan photo contest on baltimoreravens.com of her headstone which is engraved to say “Go Ravens”!!! It is complete with an orange and purple bouquet with black Raven birds, in memory of her deceased husband (his side says Go …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
She's still very much alive, but Jo Ann Bozentka knows how she wants people to remember her.
“Hi. I can’t come to the phone right now. After the beep please leave a message…Go Ravens!” Her voicemail recording tells it all. Well, almost. There is the little matter of her headstone. Eldersburg resident Jo Ann Bozentka, approaching 80, loves her family and her friends but when it comes to football season, leave her alone. That’s Ravens time. Before moving to Eldersburg, Bozentka lived on Elm Road in Arbutus for 36 years. Her son and daughter-in-law, John and Elizabeth Fitzgerald, live in the Paradise area. “I’m not one to go to a lot of parties because I can’t concentrate on all the moves,” said Bozentka. “I’m a die-hard fan. That's why it’s on my grave.” Yep. Botzentka has had her headstone engraved to say “Go Ravens.” It sits next …