Most people would tell you they are a fan of a team because their second cousin lives in that city or something bizarre like that. But Is it possible to be both a Steelers and Ravens fan? Most people would tell me that it is not possible to like both of them but I am a rare case. They would tell me I am crazy, because this has been the most heated rivalry throughout sports the last decade. It is also known to be such a heated rivalry since Pittsburgh and Baltimore are pretty close in distance and they are both in the same division. With that being said, I will give reasons of why I am a fan of both teams even though it is basically against the law.
The reasons why I am a Steelers fan:
1.) The Terrible Towel: one of the most recognizable collectible items in sports. It honestly is just something cool that I like to wave around.
2.) Six Super Bowl Rings: Honestly this is just something to brag about, every Steelers fan brings it up in an argument. Even though I was not alive for four of the six super bowl rings, it is still nice to have the most in the league. All about PRIDE.
3.) Consistency: Every year you know as a Steelers fan that you will make the playoffs so that is pretty satisfying. Also, they have the best offense in the league so it makes you confident every year.
4.) The Haters: Being a Steelers comes with a lot of arguments with others. People just always find a way to diminish their success but it does not really matter because we have been great throughout history. They always like to talk about the past. This makes me enjoy being a Steelers fan because it means we are one of the superior teams in the NFL and it is amusing listening to others who always try to talk bad about my team.
5.) Fans: Best fans in the NFL because they live and die by whether their Steelers win or lose. Seems very drastic but if you have ever been to Pittsburgh on a Monday you would instantly know what the outcome of the game was Sunday.
1.) Commitment: the organization has only been around since the 1990’s and started out as a mediocre team. Since the early 2000’s, the Ravens have been a powerhouse because their organization has been committed to becoming better every year. They have built their team through the draft and have grown some Hall of Fame players. By being committed, they are now known for having one of the best defenses throughout the 2000’s. They have been committed to their players and building through the draft which has made them one of the best young franchises.
2.) Ray Lewis: one of my favorite players of all time because of his personality and how he played the game of football. He is such a great guy and gives so much energy. For instance, whenever I go to a game, he always gets me hyped when he comes out onto the field with his special dance.
3.) Rings: we as a Ravens fan really like to brag about our two championships because it is better than none.
4.) Grit: fans love the way the Ravens play because it connects to what happens in their everyday lives in the rough city of Baltimore. Nothing is sexy in life you have to work for everything in order to make it.
5.) Consistent: as a fan, they have been the only team in Baltimore that has been decently good the past decade so it helps take the mind off of the horrible Orioles.