Growing up near D.C., the only team in the area at the time was the Washington Redskins and that is the only team I've ever rooted for.
Then in 1996, in comes the Baltimore Ravens moving into town and quickly they made noise throughout the AFC North and in the area I lived in.
No, I never converted to be a Ravens fan and my dad would appreciate that but I have a lot of respect for a team who can come in and leapfrog teams in their division and hold their own against a great franchise like The Pittsburgh Steelers.
Thanks to players such as Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Terrell Suggs, the Ravens make it a point to relentlessly get after the opposing team's offense which makes me happy the Redskins don't play them every year.
If I had a chance to attend a Baltimore Ravens home game this season, which is down I-95 for me, it would have to be Week 13 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, hands down.
Now I can say that the Ravens wanting revenge for the heart-breaking loss in the playoffs last...