Ravens: No respect?
Maybe this isn't necessary, but I'm going to explain something to the football fans on this blog who get testy when the reporters and columnists covering the team predict that the Ravens are going to lose a particular game.
It isn't personal. It isn't about supporting or not supporting the home team. I picked the Ravens to beat the Eagles this past weekend. I also picked the Giants to beat the Ravens the previous week. In each case, I tried to look at the matchup objectively and give my opinion about the outcome. The notion that anyone should predict the Ravens will win to show "respect" for the local team is absurd.
I can't speak for anybody else, but I think the weekly staff predictions published in The Sun are a lot of fun and -- judging from the comments I get -- of interest to a lot of readers. Of course, what else am I going to say when I'm on top of the standings and making my co-workers (especially my fellow columnists Rick Maese and David Steele) look like a bunch of rubes?