The Baltimore Sun loves Ravens Roost #4, and the day of the Ravens Super BowlÂ VictoryÂ parade was no different.
The air was freezing and the streets were packed, but spirits were high at theÂ Baltimore RavensÂ Victory Parade Tuesday in Baltimore, and fans from Howard County are calling it the experience of a lifetime.
“It was unbelievable, to see the fans of Baltimore come out and show their support like that,” said Mitch Hooper, of Columbia, and a member of Ravens Roost #4 inÂ Ellicott City. “It was a moving experience. It’s hard to explain.”
Theresa Griffin, a member of Ravens Roost #4, said seeing so many young people at the rally and parade was the best part of the festivities.
“I’m going to be 50, and to watch the younger generation experience this, to know what we have carried, that was my favorite part,” she said. “Now the younger generation can carry this team on.”
Hooper went to the celebration when the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2001, and while “that was fun,” this year was truly “once in a lifetime,” he said.
The Ravens host the Indianapolis Colts in playoff action at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, January 6th … game time is 1:00 pm.Â Roost #4 will be tailgating in the normal location in the lot behind ABC Rental on the corner of Russell & Hamburg Streets.Â Y’all know the routine!Â Please note – the cost to park on this lot for the playoffs is $60 per vehicle (up from the normal $40 fee).Â Get there early – the lot will fill quickly this week!
As you’re all aware, Ray Lewis announced this week that he’ll retire at the end of this playoff run.Â Ray is expected to play this week … and this is likely the last time he’ll step onto the field at the Bank in a Ravens uniform.Â The stadium will rock when he comes out of the tunnel before the game!Â Ray – thank you for all you’ve done for the Ravens and all you’ve given to the City of Baltimore!