Los Angeles Times

Who says the Ravens didn't win?

The Sun editorial recommending the "stages of grief" from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross to deal with the Raven's recent playoff loss is one way of looking at the situation ("Stages of grief," Jan. 24). One can dwell on the stages of denial, anger, bargaining, etc. to get some form of relief, but there is a better way to deal with the game.

Look at it this way: The Ravens did not lose in our minds. They won. They beat the Patriots in their home field. The Lee Evans catch was a catch, and we had a touchdown. We know that. It should have been called. It should have been reviewed. Neither was done, but it does not take from us the victory that it was. Our quarterback was the best quarterback on the field that day, and all the world knows that. Victory was snatched from us, but that does not overcome the fact that we won.

The Ravens had a great season, and rather that experiencing pity or anger, we should be celebrating it as a Ravens Nation. In 1965, when the Packers beat the Colts in Green Bay because of a poor field goal call, we seemingly did not win. But not this year, this year we can recognize that we did win.

So let's stop crying and celebrate what we accomplished this season!

Raymond D. Bahr, Baltimore

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