Ravens Rags? OK, we'll work on the name ...
Pittsburgh Steelers fans wave their Terrible Towels. Baltimore fans wave their ... Ravens Rags? Um, maybe we can come up with a better name.
By now you know the Ravens will be handing out purple-and-white rally towels, more than 71,000 of them, at Sunday night's game against the Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium.
Why is this being done? Out of the goodness of the team's heart? Because internal polling reveals Ravens fans have clamored for years to wave small pieces of brightly-colored cloth at football games?
Not exactly. It's because the game is being nationally-televised.
"We want there to be a sea of purple and white, so the national audience can witness Baltimore's excitement and dedication to its team," said Mark Brudett, the team's vice-president of corporate sales and partnerships.
Sure, a win over arch-rival Pittsburgh would get the fans more fired up than any rally towels ever could. Some fans would settle for just seeing the offense come alive at this point.
But at least the towels promote a good cause. No, we're not talking about Under Armour, which will have its logo and slogan ("Protect This House") on the towels.
We're talking about the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that helps injured and wounded service members, which will also have its emblem prominently displayed.
Rally Rags? Rags of Doom?
OK, we'll keep working on the name.
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