Author | Paul Hoke

Why I love being a sports fan, but it sucks

February 01, 2012 | Paul Hoke

This Sunday, the New England Patriots will be taking on the New York Giants in Super Bowl 46 (I know they post the Super Bowl in Roman numerals, but I’m not Roman, I’m a Baltimoron).  It’s a game that I’m honestly not sure I’m going to watch.  For a very simple reason….my team is supposed [...]

Steeler loss shows importance of bye week

January 09, 2012 | Paul Hoke

I, along with most of Ravens Nation, reveled in the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 Wild Card loss to the Denver Broncos at the hands of Tim Tebow.  The battered, bruised, and more importantly, fatigued Pittsburgh team looked as if they had simply run out of gas by game’s end. And I loved every minute of it.  [...]

When will Ravens’ fans appreciate Joe Flacco?

January 03, 2012 | Paul Hoke

When the Baltimore Ravens line up to face whichever opponent eeks their way out of the AFC Wildcard round, and slinks into M&T Bank Stadium on January 15th for the AFC Divisional Playoff game with the Ravens, quarterback Joe Flacco will be playing in his fourth consecutive postseason.  A first for any Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback [...]

Let’s just enjoy this, and thank the Ravens

January 02, 2012 | Paul Hoke

2011 AFC North Division Champions. #2 overall seed in the AFC Playoffs, and a first round bye. First home playoff game at M&T Bank since 2007.  First ever under Head Coach John Harbaugh, QB Joe Flacco, and RB Ray Rice. Now, I ask you, the Baltimore sports fan…as we sit here, January 2, 2012…does it [...]

A Baltimore sports fan’s New Year’s wish

December 31, 2011 | Paul Hoke

We sit here tonight, December 31, 2011, New Year’s Eve, awaiting the start of the new year at midnight.  As a Baltimore sports fan, I have a special wish for the upcoming year.  It’s a wish that I’m sure is shared by most Baltimore sports fans.  A wish that would put right what once went [...]

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