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    Re: Gameday ritual.



    Camden,
    WOW, i made the mistake of reading that at 11:50pm. I am now pumped up and wide awake and ready for gameday. I have to go to bed now and try to sleep.
    When I do get to sleep I will dream about that probably lol




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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    A-10 Tank Busters eh? Nice to have a fly over, but surely you could get some more attractive planes to do it




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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    BTW, anyone notice during preseason that 'Anthem Dude' has obviously been told to speed it up. No more Boyz 2 Men version of The Star Spangled Banner
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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    It was much better. Are you Brits cool with that song? I mean it does commemorate your ass kicking in the Baltimore harbour (English spelling) and also the Battle of North Point.




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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    Up at 7AM get in all my Ravens gear for the game. Get breakfast at Mickey D's. Go to the bar where my bus meets have a couple of beers. When we arrive at the tailgate eat and drink A LOT. Then around 1 1/2 hours before the game start to put on my 45 lbs. of beads. I then head for my seat in section 138 Row 6. I like to get in the stadium in time to see our Ravens warm up for the game. When the real game starts the war begins. God only one more week to wait.






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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    The A10 Thunderbolt is one of my fav planes,it looks like it takes no prisoners,
    its not to be messed with.The Raven logo just makes it look sweeter.The flyover will be cool,especially when the jets vibrate your ribcage.

    I've heard the Star Spangled Banner probably 10,000 times more than our own national anthem.And it still stirs my heart strings. Thanks to that poem from Baltimore.

    Ours isn't to shabby though.

    God save our gracious Queen,
    Long live our noble Queen,
    God save The Queen.
    Send her victorious,
    Happy and glorious,
    Long to reign over us:
    God save The Queen.

    O Lord our God, arise,
    Scatter our enemies,
    And make them fall;
    Confound their politics,
    Frustrate their knavish tricks;
    On thee our hopes we fix:
    God save us all.

    Thy choicest gifts in store
    On her be pleased to pour,
    Long may she reign.
    May she defend our laws,
    And ever give us cause
    To sing with heart and voice,
    God save The Queen.

    Not in this land alone,
    But be God's mercies known,
    From shore to shore!
    Lord make the nations see,
    That men should brothers be,
    And form one family,
    The wide world over.

    From every latent foe,
    From the assassins blow,
    God save the Queen!
    O'er her thine arm extend,
    For Britain's sake defend,
    Our mother, prince, and friend,
    God save the Queen!


    Greg,we are well over that ass kicking.I even threw my Redcoat away in the trash last week.
    Put the smile back on your face.This is a 60 minute ball game.




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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    TD,

    If you like the song maybe you should make a quick stop at Ft. McHenry. It is practically right around the corner from the stadium.


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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    If I had more time,and was by myself or with the wife.I'd probably checkout the American Civil War sites.As I have just read up on it.

    I don't know if I was an American in a former life,if there is such a thing.
    But I have always had something inside me pulling me towards your great country.Even when I was a 5 year old kid,and I got got on a bus with my Mum.After 10 minutes drive around London,I asked my Mum if we were in America yet?

    Why I said this I don't know,because I had no TV to watch in those days.And no real brains knocking around in my head either.But that has stuck with me 35 years later.
    Put the smile back on your face.This is a 60 minute ball game.




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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    I think Camden's reference is a Colonial war one - that's the one after the Independence war. The Colonial war was the one where we (Brits) burned Washington to the ground - but could not get passed American guns into Baltimore's harbour.

    History buffs will advise?




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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    Yeah I knew what Camden was on about.I was adding I would also like to checkout Gettysburg and other Civil War sites.I am more interested in that than the War of Independence.
    Put the smile back on your face.This is a 60 minute ball game.




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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    That was an interesting war. Britain was distracted by this Frog named Bonaparte. (thankfully, from our point of view) and it made the odds more even.

    The Brits kicked ass in Washington (too bad someone doesn't burn it down again now, and with all the politicians present.) The yanks got over-ambitious and tried to invade Canada, where they had their butts soundly rebuffed.

    The boys from Blighty had their comeuppance though, in Chesapeake Harbor, and even more so, in New Orleans. (another prime location for 'Urban Renewal')

    Bottom line: a draw. GB again demonstrated military skill, but americans announced they would no longer tolerate power plays in the western hemisphere, or having their sailors forcibly "recruited".
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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    Gettysburg is just a 20 minute ride up the road from Westminster (training camp) and Antietam, site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, is west about an hour.

    If you have the time you can do Fort McHenry, the fort Francis Scott Key was watching get bombarded when he wrote the words, in about 2-3 hours.




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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenTD
    The A10 Thunderbolt is one of my fav planes,it looks like it takes no prisoners,
    its not to be messed with.
    The tank that flies. The Warthog!
    Last edited by 52RAYVENS; 09-15-2006 at 08:45 PM.
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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenTD
    The A10 Thunderbolt is one of my fav planes,it looks like it takes no prisoners,
    its not to be messed with.The Raven logo just makes it look sweeter.The flyover will be cool,especially when the jets vibrate your ribcage.

    I've heard the Star Spangled Banner probably 10,000 times more than our own national anthem.And it still stirs my heart strings. Thanks to that poem from Baltimore.

    Ours isn't to shabby though.

    God save our gracious Queen,
    Long live our noble Queen,
    God save The Queen.
    Send her victorious,
    Happy and glorious,
    Long to reign over us:
    God save The Queen.

    O Lord our God, arise,
    Scatter our enemies,
    And make them fall;
    Confound their politics,
    Frustrate their knavish tricks;
    On thee our hopes we fix:
    God save us all.

    Thy choicest gifts in store
    On her be pleased to pour,
    Long may she reign.
    May she defend our laws,
    And ever give us cause
    To sing with heart and voice,
    God save The Queen.

    Not in this land alone,
    But be God's mercies known,
    From shore to shore!
    Lord make the nations see,
    That men should brothers be,
    And form one family,
    The wide world over.

    From every latent foe,
    From the assassins blow,
    God save the Queen!
    O'er her thine arm extend,
    For Britain's sake defend,
    Our mother, prince, and friend,
    God save the Queen!


    Greg,we are well over that ass kicking.I even threw my Redcoat away in the trash last week.
    I'm pretty meh on our anthem unless it's being belted out by about 70,000 rugby fans at Twickenham, then it kicks ass and gets you fired up, that's how national anthems should be 'sung'.




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    Re: Gameday ritual.

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenTD
    If I had more time,and was by myself or with the wife.I'd probably checkout the American Civil War sites.As I have just read up on it.

    I don't know if I was an American in a former life,if there is such a thing.
    But I have always had something inside me pulling me towards your great country.Even when I was a 5 year old kid,and I got got on a bus with my Mum.After 10 minutes drive around London,I asked my Mum if we were in America yet?

    Why I said this I don't know,because I had no TV to watch in those days.And no real brains knocking around in my head either.But that has stuck with me 35 years later.
    Being partial to History I'd go along with that too, given more time I'd love to explore the historical attractions in MD.




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