Found January 22, 2013 on Football Nation:
This probably goes without saying, but even before Anna Burns Welker took to Facebook, there has been a simmering, mutual distaste between us Marylanders and our New England brethren.  We think they're arrogant, entitled jerks and they think we're whiny, in-your-face upstarts.  The perfect recipe for a rivalry in any sport.However, with the success of both region's football teams, the intensity and import of these meetings is ratcheted up.  For the second year in a row, the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots would meet with a berth to the Super Bowl on the line.  Last year, I watched the game from Oslo, in my cold, dark apartment on a Norwegian, sports channel.  Norway is six hours ahead of the east coast and so the game didn't kick-off until 9pm and concluded after midnight.  My girlfriend's friend was visiting and she spent most of the evening shooting me scathing looks, which I ignored, because our living room doubled as her bedroom and she wanted t...
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