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Ravens offer to pay for season-opening date

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01:23 PM ET 03.19 | As Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens have the honor of hosting the NFL's season opener in 2013. That game is currently scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, but the Ravens are facing a scheduling conflict. The Baltimore Orioles are also set to play a home game that night, and Major League Baseball likely wouldn't want the NFL to compete directly with its product. A move to Wednesday, Sept. 4 isn't possible due to Rosh Hashanah, so the Ravens are offering to pay the Orioles to make of for any lost revenue at Camden Yards that night.

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March 19, 2013  01:29 PM ET

Rosh Hashanah? Really? What's next, no games during the month of Ramadan?

C'mon, they play on Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day and so on.

March 19, 2013  01:34 PM ET

Pay, with what? MD Blue Crabs and beer????? Wait......that's actually not such a bad idea!

March 19, 2013  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Pay, with what? MD Blue Crabs and beer????? Wait......that's actually not such a bad idea!

They can move the Orioles to a day game and the Ravens can pay for a crab feast for all the fans that can still make it to the game!

March 19, 2013  01:38 PM ET

There may not be any crying in baseball, but apparently there is in football.

March 19, 2013  02:26 PM ET

Ratbirds vs Orioles ..... who cares!

March 19, 2013  02:51 PM ET

antoher reason why they can't move it to weds, is because the orioles are not off that day, they are finishing up a series in cleveland, so you would have all kinds of scheduleing issues, as these games would be in the stretch run, plus the MLB rules this is why you see teams not playing on afternoon, as the rules for get away days, mandate they play an eveinng game after an afternoon game

March 19, 2013  03:09 PM ET

Have San Francisco open on Thursday!!!

March 19, 2013  05:08 PM ET

If the Orioles don't bend, the Ravens will send Ray Lewis across the street and have him slaughter the entire Orioles clubhouse plus the 3,000 fans in attendance.

March 19, 2013  05:16 PM ET

This is more and more sounding like a Patriots issue. Local Baltimore radio said earlier that Robert Kraft "apparently" wouldn't agree to a Wednesday night game. So the whole "Can't play on a Jewish holiday" is based on Robert Kraft won't play on Wednesday. Solve the problem by finding a different team to play.

March 19, 2013  05:50 PM ET

Someone better have a good and especially FAST cleaning crew... Same day. Glad that is not the choice my city would have to make...Rosh Hashanah??? Really? Are there that many Rosh Hashnahers out there???

March 20, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

This is more and more sounding like a Patriots issue. Local Baltimore radio said earlier that Robert Kraft "apparently" wouldn't agree to a Wednesday night game. So the whole "Can't play on a Jewish holiday" is based on Robert Kraft won't play on Wednesday. Solve the problem by finding a different team to play.

SF vs Pats would work.....

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March 21, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If the Orioles don't bend, the Ravens will send Ray Lewis across the street and have him slaughter the entire Orioles clubhouse plus the 3,000 fans in attendance.

he's retired now, AG.

Try some new material for a change...geesh!

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