January 29, 2013
Top 10 reasons to cheer on the Ravens
By MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) talks to teammate Ray Lewis (52) as they pose for their team picture during Media Day for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana Jan. 29, 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Ravens in the game on Feb. 3. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes)

There is bound to be plenty of passion from the fans of both the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on Super Bowl Sunday. If you're not a big fan of either team and find yourself without a rooting interest, here are the Top 10 reasons to cheer you heart out for the Baltimore Ravens:

1. Earl Weaver

Baltimore Orioles legendary manager Earl Weaver passed away Jan. 19, a sad day for baseball fans, and it would be fitting for the Ravens to come up big on Sunday, another example of the yin and yang of life. Weaver was fearless and one of his more controversial moves while running the O's occurred in Toronto. In the heat of a pennant race (Sept. 13, 1977) when his team sat just 2 1/2 games out of first place, Weaver pulled the O's off the field and forfeited their game against the Jays at the old CNE Stadium when the umpires wouldn't remove the tarps covering the bullpen mounds that were situated in foul territory down.



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