FanSided 250: 3 big things for Baltimore Ravens fans

Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 17: Mark Andrews #89 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the fans after scoring an 18 yard touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter in the game at M&T Bank Stadium on November 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 17: Mark Andrews #89 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the fans after scoring an 18 yard touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter in the game at M&T Bank Stadium on November 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

2. Ravens Fans are on the rise:

Tickets are getting more expensive, the sports talk shows actually talk about the Ravens, the buzz in Baltimore is only going up. Lamar Jackson is one of the most entertaining athletes in all of sports. He does things that nobody else can and he’s one of the best people in sports. Jackson has charisma and is so genuinely a team first person and his fanbase is multiplying. People outside of the Flock used to get lured in by all-stars like Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Now, Jackson is the biggest reason to become a Ravens fan. Whether you call it a bandwagon effect or not, the Ravens Flock is on the rise.

This conversation makes me think about the video from the game in Cincinnati where John Harbaugh told Lamar Jackson that he was going to inspire kids all over the country to wear the number eight. Jackson is going to energize a new generation of Ravens fans. He’s an easy player to root for.

He’s a player who was doubted in the NFL Draft process. He worked hard on his faults and he improved his strengths. Jackson is the kind of player that kids can grow up idolizing. They may not be able to replicate his speed and athletic prowess but they can practice his humbleness and his positive mindset. If the Ravens win the Super Bowl this year or in the years to come, the fanbase is going to grow.

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The Ravens are now relevant to the casual NFL fan. The AFC could go through Baltimore in the postseason. The Ravens are expected to get more prime time games next season. The Ravens Flock has never been this excited in the regular season (and that’s saying something). The team is on an upward trajectory and the fandom is as well.