Should Redskins Fans Back the Ravens in the Super Bowl?

At least one Washington Post writer thinks so.

As the Ravens prepare to face the 49ers in Sunday's Super Bowl—and with the Redskins having long since begun their own off-season—Washington fans are once again faced with a conundrum: should they back Baltimore?

It's a question many Washingtonians confronted in recent seasons as the Ravens racked up four playoff appearances to the Redskins' none. But with the arrival of rookie sensation Robert Griffin III and the team's first signs of postseason life since 2007, has the calculus changed?

For one Washington Post writer, the answer is still simple: Hail to the Ravens. 

Craig Timberg, an admitted Baltimore fan, says it's a no-brainer given the Ravens' many parallels to the Lombardi-winning Redskins clubs of yore: a stout defense, a great coach, an underappreciated quarterback, and—most of all—superb team chemistry that allows the whole to be more than the sum of its parts.

"Hop on the purple-and-black bandwagon for the final leg of a miraculous Super Bowl run," Timberg writes.

So where do you stand? Can you bring yourself to root for a regional rival? Does conference loyalty mean you'll be pulling for red and gold? What's a 'Skins fan to do? Let us know in the comments!


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Susan A. Horty January 30, 2013 at 05:33 AM
Root, root, root for the home team. The Redskins will always be my favorite team and I'm excited about the enthusiasm and energy RGIII brings to the team. This was not our year. I am happy for all the Raven's fans and will be rooting for their team Sunday. Bring me some peanuts and cracker Jacks!
Polly January 30, 2013 at 01:32 PM
No! No! Hell No! Never going to happen. As a lifelong Redskins fan I will never root for the Ravens. As an aside, I'm part Cherokee and am not the least bit offended by the name.
m johnson January 30, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Life long redskins fan grew up in dc Baltimore fan my home state team httr go ravens
jnrentz1 February 03, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Has the Georgia governor pardoned Ray Lewis?
Mike Derry February 03, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Murder charges were dropped against Ray Lewis after the witnesses were interviewed ( he was reportedly sitting in a limo with a woman when the stabbings took place outside) He became a witness for the prosecution against the two that did the stabbings. He was charged with obstruction for reportedly telling the others not to say anything after they jumped into the limo and initially lied to the police... He pleaded guilty to those charges...


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