It’s already been a year since last year’s fairytale Super Bowl ending for the Baltimore Ravens. As Ray Lewis constantly reminded us, all things good things must eventually come to an end. And so here we are Ravens fans— we face the end of our defending championship title with just a week to go until Super Bowl XLVIII. We must sit at home and watch the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks for the new crown. For all you betting fans, check out the Super Bowl matchup odds at SportsBook Review. Betting makes the game more fun to watch, but for all the non-gambling viewers, we will be watching the game with disappointment in the back of our minds.
After making 5 consecutive playoff appearances, the Ravens failed to clinch a birth into the postseason as defending Super Bowl champs. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but bottom line is that we were unable to watch a game in January for the first time since 2008. Let that sink in. Perhaps being a fan of such a successful franchise has spoiled us? After all, finishing the season 8-8 is not particularly bad— especially after considering how many key players the team lost during offseason.
With the biggest game of the year coming up in just a few days, I will be taking this time to reflect upon the great memories we had at last year’s dance and looking forward to the next season. There is already so much potential this team has, and already the front office is making moves by signing Gary Kubiak as the new Offensive Coordinator today. The entire Ravens organization has already moved on, so it’s okay for us to start looking ahead as well. So after the last second ticks on the clock this Sunday, it will be time for Ravens fans to move on and pass the torch to the new champions.