Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/6/12
As we fly across the late afternoon city, August red swelter, a serene blanketing calm and wave of deep focus takes over the car and its passengers, as our silver speeding Jeep hugs the curves of winding Lombard street, expediting our arrival to today’s hallowed destination, M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. This deep focus arriving since each year on eight either fall Sunday mornings or primetime afternoons, this very car trek concludes itself with the Ravens hosting a regular season NFL football game, an event like no other that this great nation has to offer.  Today’s itinerary of the Ravens annual free admission, full team practice session, of course cannot offer the awakening electricity of an actual game, but does provide a prime scouting opportunity for fans to preview this year’s installment of Baltimore’s push for that increasingly elusive professional football championship. The Ravens have made the playoffs in each of the past four years, only to ultimately fall shor...
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