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June 23, 2009 4:35 AM

How to spend the Summer waiting for Ravens football to return

When you can't wait for Ravens football to return the months can seem agonizing. Well there's no need to feel despondent because there are a whole host of things you can do to pass the time until the purple and black once again take the field. These ideas will help pass the time, so here's a short list of things you can do to overcome Raven football withdrawal. Feel free to add your own as well.

1. Start planning your football festivities now. Remember last year when you had friends over and there was a few things missing? Don't let that happen again. Let everyone know you are the King when it comes to game day partying. Let's say the Ravens are going to be playing the Bengals on the Sunday you're having friends over. Try having the appropriate game day decorations around, such as a stuffed tiger with his throat slashed and ketchup stained stuffing hanging out. Things like this can be the difference between having a so so party and one your friends will remember. For Steeler games you should double the effort.

2. Play football with the kids. It doesn't matter that they are only 14 months, and 2 years old, just pick them up and put them where you need them to hone your passing skills. You may want to use a Nerf football for this as kids that age can have a hard time actually catching the ball with their hands. Most times they'll try and use their head to gather in the football.

3. Paint your house purple, paint your car purple, paint your bedroom purple, just paint SOMETHING purple! It will help ease your Summer football withdrawal. After all purple can be a calming color, as well as one to be feared.

4. Go on vacation to get your mind off of Ravens football. Try a trip to some sunny destination like Punta Cana, a place I've been to several times and have fallen in love with. But you must wear your Ravens gear when you  go there, because you'll have the natives coming up to you and saying, " Pájaro", and pointing to the Raven bird on your shirt, Pájaro being the Spanish word for bird. You reply "ave de rapiña" which means Bird of prey. Instantly they'll think you speak fluent Spanish and will start having a conversation with you in their native dialect. Just nod yes every once in awhile and you'll be fine. 

There are many ways to pass the time before the Ravens hit the gridiron once again, so feel free to enlighten all of us with your suggestions, because brother, we're all chomping at the bit to get this season started, and anything that can help pass the time would be appreciated. 

Rave on........    


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