BALTIMORE, Md. - The Bank is full of Ravens fans, and just like every year the characters are priceless. Pat Fitzgibbons sits in section 503 for every game, with the bird on his head. The bird has even been to the bowl.
"Everybody pets him. They feed him peanuts. I've had more drinks spilled on this bird. The bird is always intoxicated,” said Fitzgibbons.
Well no wonder. Right next to him is a game of beer pong. On the other side, the Rosekopf family has four generations piling into an RV to celebrate the Ravens first home game of the season.
For the sake of being a fair reporter, we gave the blue jerseys some time. Don Armstrong is from Detroit but now calls Baltimore home.
"I think the Ravens are an awfully tough team obviously. And they have a lot of people coming back. It will be interesting to see how those guys do," said Armstrong, who was wearing a Lions jersey.
John Holland, in from Pylesville, thinks the purple and black need some work.
Terrell Suggs with a torn achilles is just one problem.
"He can't rush coming back because if not he's going to end his career. So he needs to take his time and think smart and come back," said Holland.
It's the first game for this group in from Reisterstown.
"It's the live moment. You're not watching it on TV. You get to see them all run and play. Seeing them interact is just a lot different," said Stephanie Walton.
Hair is painted purple. Joe Flacco is painted on legs, and Ray Rice is too. Eleven-year-old Haven Norris may not understand #27's long term deal, but she has this play.
"He's sexy," said Norris.
Fans have many reasons to buy tickets. They'll be back at the Bank on Thursday night at 7:30 to take on Jacksonville.
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