In case you haven’t heard, on September 5, 2013, the Baltimore Ravens will open their season on the road. As I read that back to myself over and over again I can’t help but wonder what all the fuss is about. Everyone is up in arms about the Baltimore Orioles having a home game scheduled for what would be the start of the Ravens Super Bowl title defense also at home. Because the Orioles have the date already, the champs have to open on the road.
And… so what? It might not be ideal but neither is the fact that the Ravens lost half of their defense from last year. No one has a problem with that except for the Ravens. Why should anyone care whether or not the Ravens open at home? I get that they are the champs of all of football but I assume that means the people that would have showed up for the season opener will also show up for the home opener. Isn’t it all about the money anyway?
No, it isn’t. Simply put, it is a bigger deal to move an entire baseball series than one football game. If the season wasn’t already scheduled out like it is, maybe things would be different. As things are, three games for two teams would have to switch cities. That means that those three would have to switch as well so that the home and away series flip-flop. Six games moving around versus one game moving; I think the Orioles deserve the spot and the Ravens will have to just play a road game to start.
Gosh, I guess half of the NFL starts on the road anyway. Why shouldn’t the champs start on the road as well? Really, it is not that big of a deal. The Ravens home opener will be fine wherever it sits and the Orioles season doesn’t have to completely change around to make them feel better. Get over it. There are more important things in life.