Baltimore has been a part of professional football since 1947 when the Colts began play in the All-America Football League for several years before joining the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens, however, only date back to 1999 when Art Modell moved the Cleveland Browns to the city. Baltimore was desperate for NFL action ever since the Colts’ move to Indianapolis in 1984. The Browns relocated to Baltimore in 1996, but Cleveland retained the nickname as part of the relocation agreement (they would get a ‘replacement team’ just three years later). The Baltimore football franchise took the name ‘Ravens’, a homage to Edgar Allen Poe’s iconic poem ‘The Raven’.
Now in their 19th season in the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens have been extremely successful since the move to the ‘Charm City’. The Ravens have won two Super Bowl championships and have made the playoffs nine times. The contention over a suitable stadium that sent the Colts to Indiana is no longer an issue and the Ravens now play in the modern M&T Bank Stadium. Despite the Ravens short tenure in the city, they’ve received great support from the Baltimore fans and have largely eliminated any remaining animosity over the Colts’ departure. The team has continued their success in recent years, winning the 2012 Super Bowl with head coach John Harbaugh at the helm.
Oddly enough, the Ravens have a more spirited rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers than the Indianapolis Colts. The Ravens and Steelers are both in the AFC North and play each other at least twice a year. The Colts play in the AFC South and don’t face the Ravens as frequently. For a number of years, the Ravens’ public address announcers wouldn’t use the ‘Colts’ moniker in reference to the Indianapolis team. In addition, their name wouldn’t be placed on the scoreboard, replaced by the generic ‘Away’. The Ravens’ success has served to cool the rivalry with the Colts although the Baltimore fans continue to loathe the Indianapolis ownership group that were responsible for the move.
Baltimore also has plenty of fans all over the country by virtue of charismatic superstars like Ray Lewis as well as the team’s on-field success. Fans that want to watch Ravens football game live will have plenty of opportunities to do so on the NFL’s TV broadcast partners. It’s much more difficult to watch the game via a Baltimore Ravens live stream. The NFL maintains strict control over their product’s dissemination and the league’s network partners provide little or no streaming capability. Fans can watch Ravens video highlights online via the NFL’s official website but little else in the way of digital programming. Finding a Ravens live radio stream online is significantly easier. The Ravens’ radio flagship station 97.9 FM/1090 AM provides live game streaming on their website as well as via third party apps like TuneInRadio. The only real option for live video streaming is the NFL’s ‘Sunday Ticket’ premium cable package which provides coverage of every televised league game. The subscription is expensive, however, and the streaming platform has been plagued by technical issues since its debut.
For fans that don’t want to miss any live action the best option is to watch Baltimore Ravens online free. There are many live sports streams available on the Internet covering every imaginable league and team. The NFL is one of the most popular pro sports leagues not only in the United States but worldwide and for that reason there’s never a problem finding pro football live action online. Websites provide a comprehensive index of live streams including Wiziwig, Stream2watch.me, FrontRowSports and others. New sites come online often, so a Google search is advised to get the most current information on live sports streaming.
Once you locate a Baltimore Ravens live stream, you’ll be watching the action in minutes. There are several options available to provide the best possible viewing quality. You can choose from several different stream speeds in order to find one that works best with your Internet connection and computer setup. Watching on your computer is the easiest way to see the game but there are other options–you can watch on a smartphone/tablet or stream the action directly to your television set with a Roku Player, Google Chromecast or similar device. You’re in control and won’t miss any of the Baltimore Ravens football action all season long!