So much for the “losing to a good team on the road” excuse, huh?

October 25, 2010 |

100% right.

This past week, I was joined by nearly every supposed football junkie in predicting the Ravens would make easy work of the Buffalo Bills. While I wasn’t as LOUD as a few other notable personalities and peers, I did ultimately equate the Ravens’ loss against the Patriots to a mere setback against a very good team. And, indeed, yesterday’s win against Chan Gailey’s winless team was “embarrassing.”

I’m not going to play the blame game (#31), because it’s purely subjective and ultimately unproductive. Okay, that was an utter lie, we’re gonna play the BLAME GAME, because it’s a big part of what sports fans do. Pinning blame is a lifeblood of sports talk radio. Getting into the FACTS and OPINIONS discussion is pretty unproductive, as well. But, we end up doing it, right? An absolute FACT is the Ravens scored more points than the Bills. However, my OPINION is the Ravens defense stunk, yesterday. Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson (L) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb in the second quarter of their NFL football game in Baltimore, Maryland October 24, 2010.   REUTERS/Joe Giza (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Am I pissed off? Heck no.

Football games have ZERO control in dictating the health of my family or whether I can pay my bills. Football games do NOT ultimately bring happiness to my household and I can count on that same sun rising every morning, regardless of a winning or losing score. That said, I love football.

And, to be exact, I love Baltimore Ravens football. I want to see the team win every week.

I expect to see them win every week. Be assured, I was not so naive as to believe the Ravens were going to run the table on their regular season schedule. I knew they would lose games they should’ve won. I knew they would win games they should’ve lost. That’s a reality for every season. As I’m sitting at my home desk, writing this blog,