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Is College Park a Purple City?

College Park Patch, making sure you're dressed appropriately for the Ravens weekend.

Until this season, I never paid much attention to football.

I enjoyed watching my college teams at Bloomsburg University and the University of Maryland, and watching the Super Bowl with my family and friends. There is even a photo floating around out there of me in a black and gold jersey, pretending to fit in with my Steelers-loving family.

But it wasn't until this past fall that I made a date with my T.V. every Sunday, as I became a little more obsessed each week with Ray Rice, Terrell Suggs and University of Maryland graduate Torrey Smith.

I had the pleasure of actually going to a game in Baltimore to watch the Ravens trounce the Colts, and I am even the proud owner of a #82 jersey.

(I'm not sure what has my family more upset—That I have become this Ravens fan, or that their Steelers got Tebowed last week.)

Needless to say, I'll be , and I'm writing to make sure you all are as well. Add a photo of yourself in your purple to the gallery. Prove that College Park is a Ravens city, not Redskins ().

Editor's Note: This column is all in good fun. I do not wish to actually pick a fight with a Redskins fan, or become disowned by my family.

Ryan January 13, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I live in College Park and work near BWI, so I already have to see all the Raven's jerseys when I go into work... please don't make me have to deal with more Raven's fans here in Redskin's territory!
Marcus Afzali January 13, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I love the Ravens and hope they win big this weekend. There are a lot of Ravens fans in CP and there will be a lot of Purple in town this weekend. But College Park has always and will always be a Redskins town. Hail
Clay Gump January 15, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Anyplace south of Columbia should be Skins territory. Washington might stink right now but at least we didn't have to steal a team from Cleveland. :)
jen dwyer January 14, 2013 at 12:54 AM
nuh uh...trying to find a place to watch raven's CP (or DC) style. i'm thinking Town Hall--since its much more Baltimore like! but do you know of any other ideas...or can we get a shout out to go to Town Hall?

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