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Thig Lyfe
01-11-2009, 12:41 PM
If the Ravens AND Eagles OR Cardinals advance to the Super Bowl, it will be the first time in history two bird-mascotted teams play each other in the Super Bowl.

Five bird teams have played in Super Bowls: the Eagles (twice), the Falcons, the Ravens and the Seahawks.

The total is six if you're from the Middle Ages and count the Jets.

BUT they've never played against each other in the Super Bowl!!!

http://sub2change.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/the_more_you_know2.jpg

DTLB58
01-11-2009, 12:43 PM
I LOVE SB trivia. Nice :clap:

Now, the just gotta get there.

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-11-2009, 12:46 PM
That is super interesting.

rad
01-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Why don't birds wear underwear?

rad
01-11-2009, 01:46 PM
Because their pecker is on their heads.

JuicesFlowing
01-11-2009, 02:07 PM
I'd prefer an all-indian Superbowl. Chiefs vs. Redskins. But this thread is for the birds.

DTLB58
01-11-2009, 02:38 PM
I'd prefer an all-indian Superbowl. Chiefs vs. Redskins. But this thread is for the birds.

ROFL

Rain Man
01-11-2009, 03:37 PM
In 1554, Nostradamus wrote the following quatrain:


In the year of the fall of the men of braids
And the evil ruler of men with feathers
The birds will arise from the North and the West and the south
And will invade Milan in force


This clearly predicts this circumstance.

PhillyChiefFan
01-11-2009, 04:01 PM
I'd prefer an all-indian Superbowl. Chiefs vs. Redskins. But this thread is for the birds.

Ba dum tsheeeee

Thig Lyfe
01-11-2009, 04:05 PM
In 1554, Nostradamus wrote the following quatrain:


In the year of the fall of the men of braids
And the evil ruler of men with feathers
The birds will arise from the North and the West and the south
And will invade Milan in force


This clearly predicts this circumstance.

If only he said Agrigento rather than Milan. It's one of Tampa's sister cities.

bowener
01-11-2009, 04:24 PM
In 1554, Nostradamus wrote the following quatrain:


In the year of the fall of the men of braids
And the evil ruler of men with feathers
The birds will arise from the North and the West and the south
And will invade Milan in force


This clearly predicts this circumstance.

If only Nostradamus wasnt a stupid **** and had foreseen the need to write in clear, modern english sentences... :)

Thig Lyfe
01-11-2009, 05:41 PM
Bumping ORIGINAL BirdBowl thread.

ACCEPT NO IMITATORS

Mojo Jojo
01-11-2009, 05:53 PM
Just more useless info for the planet.
- The Cardinals are not named for the bird the name comes from the color Cardinal
Red.
That was the name from prior to St. Louis when they were located in Chicago.

- The Ravens original name was to be the Baltimore Bombers. During WWII there was
a large bomber plant located in Baltimore. The logo and uniforms were designed,
a press conferenced was scheduled to unveil everything and one one week prior to
the announcement Oklahoma City happened. The team had to go back to the
drawing board and settled on Ravens for the name.

Thig Lyfe
01-11-2009, 06:08 PM
- The Ravens original name was to be the Baltimore Bombers. During WWII there was
a large bomber plant located in Baltimore. The logo and uniforms were designed,
a press conferenced was scheduled to unveil everything and one one week prior to
the announcement Oklahoma City happened. The team had to go back to the
drawing board and settled on Ravens for the name.

Hey, I never knew that!

http://sub2change.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/the_more_you_know2.jpg

Rain Man
01-11-2009, 06:16 PM
If only Nostradamus wasnt a stupid **** and had foreseen the need to write in clear, modern english sentences... :)


Nostradamus didn't want to destroy Las Vegas.

Fish
01-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Just more useless info for the planet.
- The Cardinals are not named for the bird the name comes from the color Cardinal
Red.
That was the name from prior to St. Louis when they were located in Chicago.

- The Ravens original name was to be the Baltimore Bombers. During WWII there was
a large bomber plant located in Baltimore. The logo and uniforms were designed,
a press conferenced was scheduled to unveil everything and one one week prior to
the announcement Oklahoma City happened. The team had to go back to the
drawing board and settled on Ravens for the name.

Ummm...

Focus groups, a telephone survey, and a fan contest helped determine a new name for the team. Team management began with a list of over 100 possible names and reduced it to 17. Focus groups consisting of 200 Baltimore area residents reduced that list to six. A phone survey of 1000 people trimmed the list to three names: Marauders, Americans, and Ravens. Finally, a fan contest drawing of 33,288 voters picked "Ravens." The name is drawn from Edgar Allan Poe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe)'s famous poem "The Raven (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raven)." Poe spent the last days of his life in Baltimore and his grave is located in the city. The raven (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven) in the poem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poem) is a symbol of loss. For many Baltimore residents it seemed a fitting emblem for the franchise that would have to take the place of the lost Colts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Colts) in fans' affections.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Ravens

This is the story I've heard...

During the NFL's expansion in 1995, the city(Baltimore) was one of 5 finalists (the others being Saint Louis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Stallions), Memphis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis_Hound_Dogs), Jacksonville, and Charlotte). The city's entry was called the Baltimore Bombers, in honor of the B-26 Marauder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-26_Marauder), a World War II bomber designed by the Glenn L. Martin Company, and produced in Baltimore. Baltimore, however, was passed up in favor of the Carolina Panthers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Panthers) and Jacksonville Jaguars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville_Jaguars). Although failing to gain one of the two openings for the 1995 season, Art Modell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Modell) moved his franchise (formerly known as the Cleveland Browns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Browns) to Baltimore the following season, naming it the Baltimore Ravens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Ravens)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Bombers

Mojo Jojo
01-11-2009, 06:37 PM
Ummm...



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Ravens

This is the story I've heard...



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Bombers

I have a relative who works in the Ravens organization; actually moved with the team from Cleveland. While you have no reason to trust me I have seen some of the merchandise that was to go on sale at the unveiling in downtown Baltimore. As for the "focus groups" you need a story to put in the media guide as to where the team name came from.

As for the second wikipedia entry...St. Louis was in the group of finalist and was to be named the Stallions. You may remember that the awarding of the two franchises happened with Carolina receiving theirs on the date NFL said both teams would be announced; however the NFL extendedthe deadline for franchise submissions by one month to award the second team. The NFL was hoping that St. Louis could get the financing approved for that ownership group. When St. Louis fell through the franchise was awarded to Jacksonville.

Thig Lyfe
01-11-2009, 06:42 PM
I have a relative who works in the Ravens organization; actually moved with the team from Cleveland. While you have no reason to trust me I have seen some of the merchandise that was to go on sale at the unveiling in downtown Baltimore. As for the "focus groups" you need a story to put in the media guide as to where the team name came from.

Okay gang, as many of you know I still have friends at the highest level in the Ravens organization and have this info to share with full confidence: "Bombers" is the old nickname. The announcements never came due to the Oklahoma City bombing.

I only share this information because I'm no longer with the team and it's fun to share that a new day dawned in Baltimore. The team quickly moved to clean out the stock of Bombers merchandise and find a new nickname ("Ravens").

Also, Mike Shanahan has contacted Pioli, but I don't know any info beyond that.

Fish
01-11-2009, 06:49 PM
I have a relative who works in the Ravens organization; actually moved with the team from Cleveland. While you have no reason to trust me I have seen some of the merchandise that was to go on sale at the unveiling in downtown Baltimore. As for the "focus groups" you need a story to put in the media guide as to where the team name came from.

OK then. Did you update the wiki pages with the correct info?

Marcellus
01-11-2009, 06:55 PM
Okay gang, as many of you know I still have friends at the highest level in the Ravens organization and have this info to share with full confidence: "Bombers" is the old nickname. The announcements never came due to the Oklahoma City bombing.

I only share this information because I'm no longer with the team and it's fun to share that a new day dawned in Baltimore. The team quickly moved to clean out the stock of Bombers merchandise and find a new nickname ("Ravens").

Also, Mike Shanahan has contacted Pioli, but I don't know any info beyond that.

ROFL

Rain Man
01-11-2009, 08:17 PM
I had heard that the original name was supposed to be the Baltimore Colts, but after some research they discovered that there was another NFL team called the Colts.