Monday, February 4, 2013
One local furniture chain will be reimbursing more than a half-million in weekend sales after Ravens speedster Jacoby Jones returned the third-quarter kickoff for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday.
Some lucky Baltimore-area residents enjoyed their new couches a whole lot more in the second half of Sunday's Super Bowl. Because Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the third quarter for a touchdown, Gardiner's Furniture will fulfill a promise to refund all purchases made in their stores over the weekend. Sports blog Deadspin has a video of the 108-yard return, the longest play in NFL postseason history. On its Facebook page Sunday night, Gardiner's Furniture posted: That was amazing! Furniture is FREE! If you made a purchase this weekend, it's your lucky day. Go Ravens! John J. Campion Jr. wrote: "Thank you Jacoby Jones for our new table set!!!!" Kalea Kaiser posted: "Yeah baby! So glad we picked this weekend to buy!" According …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII pits the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh against the Ravens' John Harbaugh. Patch shares the story of the Harbaugh family leading into Super Bowl Sunday.
Jack Harbaugh coached for decades. He was the head coach for 55 games. He's seen a lot of football. But only once before has the father of three watched as his two sons coached against one another in the NFL. And after three-or-so agonizing hours on Thanksgiving Day 2011, Harbaugh visited the bowels of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, peered into the Ravens locker room to see his jubilant son, John. Then he took an immediate detour to the visiting locker room to find his son, Jim. That's where he belonged. "It was quiet and somber, and finally I saw Jim, all by himself, no one around him. He still had his coaching things on, and his hands on his head, and we realized that that is where we were needed," Jack Harbaugh said. "So that feel of …
Our Weekend PatchTag Project continues, this week using a Ravens-specific hashtag to share photos from around Ravens Nation for Super Bowl XLVII.
It's a purple Super Bowl, and Patch is here to let you show your Ravens pride in pictures. Patch sites throughout the Baltimore Ravens market will host this article, which pulls all Instagram images tagged with #PatchRavens into this nifty photo grid. It's simple: use the hashtag when you post images of your dressed up pets, your living room full of purple-clad friends, your gameday food spread or whatever else Ravens-related you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos right on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page. Why not write about the Ravens on Patch? Share your gameday recipe, post stories of your favorite player or offer your thoughts on the game right here.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Third-party tickets range from $2,000 up to six figures for big game.
Die-hard Baltimore Ravens fans will do a lot to show their support for their team, but would they pay almost $316,000 to see them battle the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans? Doug Gardner, who lives in Parkton, MD, has been a fan of the Ravens "since day one" and showed his support for the team by wearing his Ray Rice jersey on top of his business clothes. "I even kept it on for client meetings, including some I was meeting for the first time," he said. When asked about the high third-party ticket prices, Gardner said he'd pay "maybe $1,000" to go to the Super Bowl. While tickets for the Super Bowl are always more expensive than regular-season or even playoff games, the StubHub website …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Despite playing in New England, fans came in big numbers to watch Ravens earn the franchise's second Super Bowl trip. The head coach and players noticed.
John Harbaugh smiled plenty throughout Monday's news conference. Considering his team is headed to the Super Bowl a week from Sunday, that's no surprise. But the Ravens coach really beamed when the conversation turned to Baltimore's fans. Harbaugh and his team were both delighted at the large number of Baltimore fans that went up to New England and watched the Ravens beat the Patriots, 28-13, in last Sunday's AFC title game. "We might have had one-eighth of the crowd, which is really a high number for a visiting AFC Championship game. That speaks so much about our fans," Harbaugh said when talking to the media Monday in Owings Mills. "For all of those people to make that trip up there at this time of year to support their Ravens is just—…