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What’s in a Name? Introducing Baltimore Gridiron Report

If you’ve followed the site over the past few days you may have noticed something. The name of this blog has been changed from Ravens Gab to Baltimore Gridiron Report.

The name is the only thing that is changing here at the site. Myself, Jonathan, Gene and Ben still plan on blogging our opinions about our favorite football team – the Baltimore Ravens for as long as we can or want to. Everything else will stay the same, in fact if you log in to www.ravensgab.com you will be automatically be redirected right here.

Of course you  might ask why the need for a name change at this point.

Well, it wasn’t really our choice. A few months ago we were contacted by our superiors from the Mother ship – www.nflgridirongab.com and they said that they had received an e-mail from the Baltimore Ravens public relations department. In said e-mail they asked or rather told us to cease using the name “Ravens” in our title or risk legal action.

So as you can figure, we do not have a team of lawyers on retainer so we decided to simply change the name and move on.

I will say that I’m a bit disappointed in the whole thing as I finish my 4th season being an editor here on this fine site. We have always portrayed ourselves as fans- first and foremost and that we in no way were ever connected with the team, or league in any way. In fact we have a disclaimer that clearly states that on the header and footer of the site.

For an organization that does so many things right I don’t really get the logic in the decision. Especially when the much maligned Baltimore Orioles have reached out to its blogging community with open arms in the past few years with special blogging nights and a bloggers round-table at Fanfest. I guess we won’t see those same things for Ravens bloggers.

But we will move on undettered and continue to give the fans our unfiltered opinions about the team we love, spend money on, and will always support through thick or thin.


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