The Baltimore Colts fans were so upset that they lost their football team to Indianapolis in 1983, that the marching band didn’t quit. They kept playing the songs that they played the Colts’ game even when there was no football game. They marched up and down the streets in protest of having no team for more than 10 years. ESPN made a 30 for 30 documentary called “The Band that wouldn’t Die”. These Baltimorefans are truly crazy about football.
Their mascot’s name is Poe, named after Edgar Allen Poe, a famous poet who wrote a poem named "The Raven". Edgar lived in Baltimore until he died in 1849, so Baltimore honoured him by naming their new team after this famous poet. Since he wrote a lot of scary poems, maybe his spirit can help scare their opponents.
If you like coincidences, the San Francisco 49ers were named after the 1849 California Gold Rush. So both teams, the 49ers and the Ravens, in this year’s Super Bowl were named after two historical events that happened precisely 164 years ago.