Origin of Ravens' Team Name: Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven"
Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant
January 28, 2013
After Art Modell relocated his team from Cleveland to Baltimore, a fan contest was held to determine the team's new name, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's website. The chosen name, "Ravens," alludes to Edgar Allen Poe's famous 1845 poem. Poe lived for a time in Baltimore and died there in 1849.
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