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    Re: Halftime Salute to the Colts/Ravens Marching Band



    Well put, UK - some folks just don't appreciate their history. On a related note, at every home game a segment of the band always stop by our tailgate spot and plays the Ravens fight song for us, and other selected numbers for our enjoyment. Shows class, and appreciation for the fans. The least we as fans can do is support all of their hard work and dedication!
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    Re: Halftime Salute to the Colts/Ravens Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by UKRavenGordon View Post

    This isn't about how good a band are, it's about showing respect.
    Respect for a marching band? You brits have some sense of humor!




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    Re: Halftime Salute to the Colts/Ravens Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by RavensDomination View Post
    Respect for a marching band? You brits have some sense of humor!
    It's respect for what they stand for.




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    Re: Halftime Salute to the Colts/Ravens Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by ukravengordon View Post
    it's respect for what they stand for.
    ditto!!!
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    Re: Halftime Salute to the Colts/Ravens Marching Band

    I am a young fan, was not even a year old when the Colts were shuttled out of town...But I appreciate the history of the Colts and I try to get as much info as I can about everything that happened with Baltimore football prior to CFL Stallions (I was old enough for that round).

    Also, marrying into a family of Redskin fans, I have had to deal with their constant bs about how great the Redskins band is and how ours sucks.

    From the games I've been to...the band isn't bad. Don't know if I'm qualified to say if they are good or not, but they weren't Elementary School or Middle School quality. At worst, I'd call their musical talent average.

    But to some extent, I agree with them being out there just because of what they do represent. Yeah, the Browns didn't move here BECAUSE of the marching band, and yeah, they're not going to win any awards for musicianship...But that band's dedication, spirit, and determination is something we should celebrate. They kept the memory of football alive for many fans. They allowed us to keep the fire going, yearning for a sports team to have that band around for. I don't have cable, so I haven't been able to see the documentary, but from the clips I saw on it, I love some of the stories shared. Things like hiding the equipment in a masoleum for fear the Colts would take it with them...that passion, the drive that wouldn't let them forget about football in this town, it serves as inspiration for a lot of fans, me included, being someone who never got a chance to see the Colts in Baltimore.

    As far as honoring them at halftime, I think the appropriate thing to do would be to have a ceremony or something during a half time this year, because of the documentary. Other than that, I think the arrangement they have right now is fine.
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    Re: Halftime Salute to the Colts/Ravens Marching Band

    Are they tight as a group? Not really. Come on, it's a volunteer organization and practice time must be very limited. Given that, they are not bad.

    Would I support taking them away? HELL NO.

    Some people just don't understand or appreciate history and heritage.


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    Re: Halftime Salute to the Colts/Ravens Marching Band

    All of the naysayers remind me of the football players (me included) in High School who made fun of the "band wallys" - as we used to call them back then. After a while most of us grow up out of that mentality....most of us

    Others continue to be haters. Its was fun to listen to talk radio yesterday and all the people call in in suport of the history of the band...telling their stories and memories. There wasn't one person...not one...all day...that called in and complained...not one. So I wouldn't pay too much attention to the big 2 complainers on this board...one of whom posted about 3 times in the last 3 years before this thread which is suspicious to me that this is the topic that he triples his lifetime postings over But to each his own.








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    Re: Halftime Salute to the Colts/Ravens Marching Band

    Most of the old school colts fans like the band so I side with them. But for the most part, I dont care that the marching band is there or not. Doesnt matter to me one way or the other. I dont go to the games for that.

    Also, marrying into a family of Redskin fans, I have had to deal with their constant bs about how great the Redskins band is and how ours sucks.
    What i do find extremely histerical is the "constant bs" between family members on who has the better band. Who gives a shit if the redskins have a better trumpet player over the Ravens xylophone player. Lets get real-- You should find your self lucky if that is what you are arguing about with a Redskin family member. You have it pretty good because their team sucks ass. Fuck it, let them talk shit about our marching band, they have nothing else to talk about.

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    Re: Halftime Salute to the Colts/Ravens Marching Band

    Quote Originally Posted by Galen Sevinne View Post
    All of the naysayers remind me of the football players (me included) in High School who made fun of the "band wallys" - as we used to call them back then. After a while most of us grow up out of that mentality....most of us

    Others continue to be haters. Its was fun to listen to talk radio yesterday and all the people call in in suport of the history of the band...telling their stories and memories. There wasn't one person...not one...all day...that called in and complained...not one. So I wouldn't pay too much attention to the big 2 complainers on this board...one of whom posted about 3 times in the last 3 years before this thread which is suspicious to me that this is the topic that he triples his lifetime postings over But to each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galen Sevinne View Post
    Its was fun to listen to talk radio yesterday and all the people call in in suport of the history of the band...telling their stories and memories. There wasn't one person...not one...all day...that called in and complained...not one.
    I know literally hundreds of Ravens fans -- never heard a person complain about the band. I believe some of the statements above (e.g. 95% of Ravens fans oppose the band) are absolute unadulterated bullshit.

    I usually go inside the stadium an hour early, in part to watch the band perform. (It has nothing to do with the quality of music -- I'd sooner listen to an MP3 player -- but rather the excitement of Baltimore football and what the band means to the legacy). When they line up to come out, there is always a big cheer stadium-wide.
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