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Through the regular season, Ravens fans proved themselves accomplished tailgaters. They ably swilled beer, grilled sausage and accessorized their RVs and clothing.

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“We were going to stay until Monday, but I found out the game was scheduled for Saturday, so we came back,” he said.

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Ziemann said the 400 member band “sits in the end zone piumini moncler saldi raising hell anything to make the opposition mad.”

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“We talk about moncler bambino outlet it every week, how we never https://www.moncleroutlet-i.org get a call,” said tailgater Mike Stidham, 36, of Timonium. “We played a game last Sunday night, and now the league moncler donna has us back playing on Saturday afternoon” without a sufficient period to recuperate.