BALTIMORE - The Ravens took some time tonight to thank their more delicate fans. "A Purple Evening" is the team's annual women's retreat that is held at the stadium.
It's a chance for the team to thank the ladies who support them so ferociously.
It's become an annual Ravens tradition and this year the Purple Evening drew a sellout crowd of over 6,000 female Ravens fans primed for an evening of autographs, fan forums and on the field, football follies.
"Watching them on the field catching the balls and kicking the balls is great," says fan Esther Kane-Corbett.
"You know a lot of people don't know football. They just come to see the men in tight pants, but they don't know football," she says.
The lines were long, "The lines just keep going all the way around the building," said Kane-Corbett.
Most agreed the lines were all worth it to share a common bond with fellow female Raven maniacs.
Ravens enthusiast Lillian Vickers says, "I think it's fantastic for them to include the ladies, the women, cause we like football too."
For tonight at least, the female Ravens ruled the roost.
Vickers still says "I wish there were a few more men though."
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