As many of you know, I am a die hard Baltimore Ravens fan. Since the team arrived in Baltimore in 1996, I have missed only a few handfuls of home games.

This year, with the NFL Lockout possibly looming, I wasn’t sure whether to care when and whom we are “supposed” to play.

Then the schedule was announced.

Home opener? Check.

Against the hated rivals the Steelers? Check.

Holy excitement, Batman!

Not only do we have a really strong team, we are playing the team that got their guts handed to them on a plate in the Superbowl (and I will admit, I was rather pleased to be able to see it in person, and joke with my family who lives in the Pittsburgh area) at home to start the NFL Regular Season!

So expect a lot of buzz and a huge amount of attention on Downtown Baltimore the second weekend in September!