The Glover Report: The Ravens’ Victory is One for the People of Baltimore! :: Victory PARADE is on Tuesday, Feb. 5th
By Doni M. Glover, www.bmorenews.com
(BALTIMORE – February 4, 2013) – Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens on their Super Bowl XLVII victory! Congrats, also, to the people of Baltimore. Like many of you, I know what this victory means to the spirit of the city.
The fans, for those who do not know, are the 12th man on the field. I am sure the prayers of many Ravens fans made the difference.
You see, it’s way beyond football. It’s way beyond the NFL, the Ravens' logo, and the legendary career of Ray Lewis a.k.a. the Gladiator. It’s about a people – a beautiful people who have seen a lot of tragedy and pain and suffering – forgetting everything for a couple of hours and coming together with the people they love. It’s about coming together – all races, all religions, all nationalities – to root for the home team – preferably with a big bowl of momma’s fried chicken, some crab cakes with mustard – (Dijon, of course), and some steamed shrimp with extra spicy cocktail sauce.
Go, Ravens! And Go, Baltimore! Enjoy your time in the sun. If anybody needed a reprieve from the madness of this world, it is the people of Baltimore.
A victory parade hosted by the City of Baltimore and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be held for the Super Bowl XLVII Champion Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Beginning with an introduction from Mayor Rawlings-Blake at City Hall, the Ravens’ parade will kick off at 10:45 a.m. From City Hall, the parade will proceed south on Commerce Street, continue to Pratt and Howard Streets, and end at M&T Bank Stadium.
Beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m., fans are encouraged to attend a celebration featuring the team and live entertainment at M&T Bank Stadium. The event will be held rain or shine and is free for all fans. Concessions, merchandise and restrooms will be available at the stadium.
Parking for the stadium celebration is free in lots F, G, H & J and will open at 9 a.m. No tailgating will be permitted in these lots. Fans may enter M&T Bank Stadium through gates A, B, C & D beginning at 10 a.m.
Media will be permitted to park in Lot D at the stadium and must present an outlet identification card/badge for admittance.