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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."



    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    I'll never go back to PIssburgh.

    Fans were all over us. One guy spit on my colors. We kept our mouths shut too. That was the PO game where Elvis curled into his famous fetus position with JO looking down at him with disgust. Never wear your colors in there by yourself.

    I also went to the very first Ravens game up there with the Nests and Fred Grau from this board. People
    came up to our group at the tailgate and got into our faces. One guy approached the smallest guy in our group and a couple of us went over to him and he backed off as I gave him the finger. That was down by the river.

    Fred has a Sun photo of us holding the PITTSBURGH IS RAVENS COUNTRY banner behind the end zone.
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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Fan Dan View Post
    Which pro football teams (or other pro sports teams) used it first?

    Thanks.
    I know the Houston Rockets used it for years before we did.
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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    Quote Originally Posted by barnanimal View Post
    Sigh. The Ravens did not "start this" chant on the pro level. Yes, Ravens fans are loud but calling this chant a Ravens chant is just false.

    The song was released more than a decade ago and is a fixture in professional (and collegiate) sports.

    Frankly, I'm tired of hearing it as a Baltimore "rally cry" at Ravens and O's games. It's annoying how the city has latched on to something so generic and popular and tried to call it our own.

    This song was beaten into the ground at professional sporting events long before it was played at M&T.




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    I get that, but I think it's pretty awesome to hear at away games! Showing our presence. It also just reminds me of the Beatdown we gave the steelers week one in 2011 I say keep the song!!

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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I know the Houston Rockets used it for years before we did.
    I have heard it played at college games for years, as well...




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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Fan Dan View Post
    Which pro football teams (or other pro sports teams) used it first?

    Thanks.
    Not sure which teams used it first, but it is at several stadiums we have went to over the years. We also do it at Lambeau. But yeah, you guys do it more often and louder than most it sounds.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RavensXLVII View Post
    So i am heading up to Pitt in 2 weeks to watch the Ravens (with 5 other Ravens fans) as we do each year, and there are only a few other Ravens fans we see each year. I know its not South Beach but its a cheap and fun weekend. Not sure why more Ravens fans don't make the 4 hour drive up the turnpike to see the Ravens play thier arch rival (and Pitt is actually a fun city to visit and their fans for the most part are not like the ones you see in Baltimore...of course if you are looking for a fight you can find one!).
    I think Ravens Fans don't make the relatively short trek to Pitt for two main reasons:

    1. Widespread perception that they will be treated like shit.
    2. It's hard to get a ticket.

    I've been to Heinz and have been treated well. I've heard the same from other Fans. I have also heard stories of bad treatment. Like Camdenyards, my overall perception is that the fans actually in Pittsburgh are much much better than the assholes they've sent down here. I really feel that while bad things may certainly happen, fear of widespread poor treatment is a big misconception. BTW the area around the stadium is pretty nice. There are a couple of good bars and we were treated well there too.

    The Steelers are 0-5, and right now on Stub Hub there are 2,732 tickets available for the Ravens game. If you want to buy 2 seats together there are 1629 available under $300, and just 588 available under $150. Even so, I bet there will be a bunch of tix available outside the stadium, you'll just have to wait 'till the last second to avoid getting gouged. However, that kind of ticket availability is not conducive to large groups of Ravens Fans making ther presence known. If you want to make your presence knowm you have to do cool shit like FredGrau did!
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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Fan Dan View Post
    Which pro football teams (or other pro sports teams) used it first?

    Thanks.
    I'm with you. I never heard of the song before it was played at the Steelers opener a few years ago. I don't follow the minor pro winter leagues where it may originated as a Jock song.

    Just because an obscure song was done decades ago doesn't mean it's popular. Look at "Black Betty", which was an afterthought song when it came out in the 70s(?), but recently made popular at college stadiums.

    That stated: it's getting on on time to put the 7 Nation chant to rest. Just like "Amen" at the Terps games, these fan-led rally songs have a limited shelf life. We missed our chance on the official team fight song when John Ziemer rewrote the Colts fight song into a tongue-twisting Ravens version which few (except my wife) know sufficiently to join in, and trying to get our band to lead isn't working. At least we don't have dumbshit official team songs like the Dolphins remake of the Oilers song and the Bills butchering of "Shout".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    I also went to the very first Ravens game up there with the Nests and Fred Grau from this board. People
    came up to our group at the tailgate and got into our faces. One guy approached the smallest guy in our group and a couple of us went over to him and he backed off as I gave him the finger. That was down by the river.
    Hey Trap: why does trouble seem to often follow you on road trips? It seems that every time you are on the same road trip as I, you do something to stir up the natives or fellow Ravens fans. I know that you aren't bullshitting because I've seen you as the target for Broncos fans after you mooned them and for Ravens fans that you stirred up at a Jax hot tub party. And insulting Michael Oher's mom at Indianapolis didn't earn you any style points either.

    I too have tailgated with Fred Grau in Pittsburgh, and we had no problems with the local Yinzers except the occasional "Ravens Suck" taunts. So no blaming Fred for the in-breds' violence and aggressiveness towards you isn't going to work.
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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    LOL - Thanks T. You made my day.


    Hell, Fred's the one who took the freaking banner up to Piss and hung it behind the end zone that said
    PITTSBURGH IS RAVENS COUNTRY.

    The pic made the front page of the Sun the next day. We got beer or piss dropped on us from above when we hung it up too which is why we call it
    Pissburgh.



    It's been posted here and on scout's board many times.
    Maybe he has the pic. I'll look for it later
    but going to the pool now.

    You forgot the hotel I was banned from in Denver for starting a fight up in the bar. I was a little pissed because you took us to a steak house where the cheapest steak was $100. I thought we were going to OUTBACKS for the $9.99 12 Oz special. I went up to the bsr to get something and they wouldn't serve me so I leveled the place. Finally got to
    McDonalds 9 am the next morning.


    And you know I didn't know that was Oher's mom in front of me even though you said so. I thought you were drunk and joking.

    But after the game she even said he had a bad game. She said everyone played a bad game. Now there's a woman who knows her football.

    And you saw her hug me after that. I
    almost passed out. What a gal. She loved me.
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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Fan Dan View Post
    Which pro football teams (or other pro sports teams) used it first?

    Thanks.
    I realize many people on this board are loathe to admit it, but soccer is played at a professional level worldwide. In fact I'm told it's pretty popular. And they have been doing that chant in European soccer stadiums for a long long time.

    EDIT: A quick search of the interwebs and this article credits its genesis as a sports anthem to supporters of Club Brugge in an away match against A.C. Milan. In 2003.
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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    That Seven Nation Army chant was so loud on TV before the kickoff, my friend said they had to be playing it on the stadium speakers, there was no way just our fans could be that loud. Can anyone who was there confirm if the song was actually played?




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    Originally posted by HoustonRavenI know the Houston Rockets used it for years before we did.
    Originally posted by JohnBKistlerI have heard it played at college games for years, as well...
    Originally posted by packfntkNot sure which teams used it first, but it is at several stadiums we have went to over the years. We also do it at Lambeau. But yeah, you guys do it more often and louder than most it sounds.
    Originally posted by Mista T
    I'm with you. I never heard of the song before it was played at the Steelers opener a few years ago. I don't follow the minor pro winter leagues where it may originated as a Jock song.
    Quote Originally Posted by HotInHere View Post
    I realize many people on this board are loathe to admit it, but soccer is played at a professional level worldwide. In fact I'm told it's pretty popular. And they have been doing that chant in European soccer stadiums for a long long time.

    EDIT: A quick search of the interwebs and this article credits its genesis as a sports anthem to supporters of Club Brugge in an away match against A.C. Milan. In 2003.
    Okay thanks for the great input. The Ravens started doing the 7th Nation Army chant on opening day 2011. Does anyone know of any other NFL Fan base doing the chant prior to that?
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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    I think we were one of the first teams, but as the last 2 years have gone by, a ton of other pro teams have started playing it at their games....I've heard it on TV during numerous college football and basketball games as well as during Heat games.

    In fact, at this point, it is more well known nationally as the song the Heat play...primarily due to them constantly being on TV and the way NBA games are broadcast.

    Typically at football games, this song is played during commercial breaks as teams aren't supposed to play music during action. In the NBA, they obviously play music during the entire game.
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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    Are you sure it was that late? I know Lambeau did. We were in Atlanta in 2010 and they did.

    I know you guys dominate it and took ownership of it, every other stadium that does it just kind of does it. You make it your bitch.




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    Re: "Sunday's game was BY FAR the best Sun-Life Stadium takeover ......."

    Quote Originally Posted by Losac View Post
    That Seven Nation Army chant was so loud on TV before the kickoff, my friend said they had to be playing it on the stadium speakers, there was no way just our fans could be that loud. Can anyone who was there confirm if the song was actually played?
    Yes it is clear on tv that they were playing it on the stadium speakers which amused me. However you just have to realize that not everyone would know how the Baltimore fanbase latched onto the song.

    But it all goes back to the opening day ass kicking of the Steelers in 2011. To have either watched it or seen it on tv, you knew that day it was going to be embraced for awhile.

    Surely other folks have used it and played it before. There's no surprise there. But if you are visiting this site for the first time (Packers fans) and you think back to one of the iconic games in the past 5 years your team played, and on that same day everyone started enjoying a bit of music that wasn't a big deal before - that was this day and this music.




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    Quote Originally Posted by packfntk View Post
    You make it your bitch.
    That's true. It didn't hurt our claim to ownership that a a few billion people world-wide heard us chanting it from the New Orleans Superdome on Feb 3rd.
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