What is wrong with this town? I know there are tons of people out there in Baltimore who are as angry at what just happened to our Super Bowl team as I am, but where is their voice?
The word "fan" is short for "fanatic." Where are the fanatics who will speak up? I listen to the sports talk shows all the time. I hear caller after caller saying stupid stuff like, "I'm excited about the new guys they're going to bring in." And the line you always hear. "In Ozzie we trust." On the dollar bill it says In God we Trust. General Manager
This is no disrespect to the superstars we still have. I love
But this reverence to
You hear it all over, the locker room will now implode. Without
The fans keep calling up and showing some unfounded optimism. We just lost our swagger. We just got rid of most of the hard hitting people:
We asked him to take a $2 million dollar cut then gave $2 million to
This whole decimation of a great team makes no sense. It's all about ego, John Harbaugh's and Ozzie Newsome's, two men that are fallible and proved it big time during the last couple of weeks. I am not going to out any of the sports talk show hosts because I like the guys. But what are they afraid of? Why do Big Bad John Harbaugh and Ozzie the Great carry so much power in this town? Two sports guys, Ed Norris and Rob Long, I will commend though because they speak their mind.
We all know that Sun columnist Mike Preston is the one who grades the players every week and gives them all a report card. Then, I read an article by Mr. Preston that made my skin crawl — "Ravens haven't missed out on much this offseason" (March 15). Mike, I give you an F on your article.
Mr. Preston writes that the Ravens didn't make any mistakes with the players they let go or didn't re-sign. He said that twice. Then he said "The Ravens don't make mistakes." Excuse me? Is
"The Ravens don't make mistakes." Mike Preston, did you bump your head? You're fond of saying
The city is aghast. Our defense has lost at least one safety, probably two, our most dependable receiver, our leading tackler, our middle linebacker, a great pass rusher in
Bernard Pollard, you're my hero, and you can speak up in my locker room any time you want to. Anquan Boldin, I admire your toughness, your amazing ability to catch, and I am going to miss you. I don't have $2,000 to spare, but if I had $2 million I would give it to you myself.
And where oh where is the signing of
This isn't some master plan. This is just two guys who got what they want, a Super Bowl, and now just want players who say the right things, who don't cause any waves, who talk nice. Is this football or the
Well, Mike Preston, I hope the bump on your head heals and you get back to speaking your mind. I hope the sports shows have more people like Ed Norris and Rob Long with guts, who are willing to say when people at the Castle screw up. Me, I'm just a fan, but I'm sure I speak for a lot of people in Baltimore.
Richard Siegel, Owings Mills