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Monday, August 16, 2010

Baltimore Ravens Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

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1. Baltimore Ravens – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1996. It has a complicated history, unlike that of ay other team in pro sports - suffice it to say that even though it would appear that the franchise can trace its direct lineage to the 1946 AAFC Cleveland Browns (and in 1950 the NFL's Cleveland Browns), that is not the case and the official NFL policy is that this franchise began in Baltimore in 1996. This team has had no other names.

2. Baltimore Ravens – The Championship Record
Two Super Bowl Championships:
Super Bowl XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7
Super Bowl XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 Baltimore 34, San Francisco 49ers 31

Conference championships:
AFC: 2000, 2012

Division championships:
AFC North: 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012

Ten Playoff appearances:
2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

3. Baltimore Ravens – Home Stadium History
1. Memorial Stadium, Baltimore
2. NFL Stadium at Camden Yards (1998) / PSINet Stadium (1999–2002) / Ravens Stadium (2002–2003) / M&T Bank Stadium 2004-Present

4. For more information on the Ravens, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:

For a great summary of the Ravens' year by year standings:

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "", it also has great information on football stadiums):

5. Celebrate the Ravens' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Baltimore Ravens and the history of the Ravens franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 9 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 9 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Baltimore Ravens YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Ravens.


This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 16, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

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1 comment:

  1. Trying to say that the pathetic franchise we now call the Browns has more resemblance to the Browns of 1946 to 1996 than the respectable franchise we now call the Ravens is either delusional or dishonest. Just because the NFL wants to placate Cleveland by saying so doesn't make it so...if it were the case, then why didn't Modell have to sign all new staff, why didn't the team go through an expansion draft, and why did all of those players under contract with the Cleveland Browns play for the Baltimore Ravens?


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