Fall is my favorite time of year. I love it so much that I am getting married in the fall. I love the leaves. I love being able to drink tea and coffee all day long. I love cuddling in blankets. I love wearing boots and scarves. I especially love football. But, I have to admit, I cannot stand Facebook in the Fall because of football.
I am a Redskins Fan. For my fellow football followers, you probably know that we haven’t had the best seasons for the past couple of decades or so. We all have our coping methods to deal with the massive amounts of losses.
I have not had found a coping method to deal with the local Baltimore Ravens fans. I don’t hate the Ravens, but I do despise them because I find their fans really annoying on Facebook. I’m not talking about the ones that post “Go Ravens!” I’m not the kind of person to twist those comments into a personal attack on my loyalty to D.C.
It’s the people who give their unsolicited opinion on my “Go Redskins” comments. Yes, we’re 0-3. Shocker! (That was sarcastic.) I don’t need your comments about it appearing on my wall or under my statuses.
Chances are, you’re a Ravens fan because you used to be a Redskins Fan when they were good and then you got tired of them losing so you became a Redskins fan and now you are punishing me because I chose to remain loyal to my hometown team.
Yes, yes. I know. Some people are legitimate Baltimore fans. They tend to be more tolerable. They used to like the Baltimore Colts or they grew up in Baltimore and finally have their own football team. That’s fine and well. I appreciate you as a fan.
For the others: you’re comments are boring and tedious and I will not be on Facebook as much as I used to be. This is your heads up. You will miss me!
Not to mention that your mascot is taken from the famous Edgar Allan Poe poem, “The Raven” and he is named after Poe and you don’t contribute anything to the financially struggling Poe House right around the corner. The Poe House had to shut down for several months in order to raise enough money to cover operating expenses. I mean, come on Ravens, at one point you had three mascots named Edgar, Allan, and Poe. Do a little good and support this poor poet’s legacy. He had a rough life. Can we make his afterlife a little easier, please. His parents died when he was young, he suffered financially, his first fiancé got engaged to another man, and his wife died. This all happened in the short 40 years he lived.
Nevermore Baltimore Ravens, nevermore.