A reality check for Ravens’ fans

November 13, 2007 | Keith Melchior

Over the past 40 hours, I have read, seen, heard, and written about Ravens’ fans all of a sudden blaming each other for being fair-weather fans and leaving early Sunday rather than target the team’s performance over the last three games. I guess fellow fans are easier targets.

See if any of these questions hits a nerve, and share your thoughts. There are no right or wrong answers. I am curious to know how some of you really feel and I’ll share my answers once I get a few responses.

1. Do you attend games or just watch on TV?

2. Why are fans suddenly beating each other up over leaving early Sunday?

3. What makes me a better fan than someone else?

4. Why did I leave early Sunday?

5. Why did I stay until the end of the game Sunday?

6. Do I leave early every home game? If so, what is the reason?

7. Do I fire up the grill after the game and party on until the lot closes.

8. Am I jealous of another team’s success?

9. Do fans of other teams taunt me when the Ravens lose or have a bad season?

10. Am I still stuck in the year 2000?

11. Do I just follow football because of my friends, fantasy leagues, or the chance to make a little extra cash by placing a “friendly” wager?

12. Why do I care if other fans leave early or stay until the end of the game?