DUNDALK, Md. - The team has a bye for the playoffs and will get to play at home for their first game. Now all the Ravens need is two more wins to make the Super Bowl and their fans are gearing up to make sure they're outfitted to support their team.
You can consider this latest win for the men in purple is also a victory for a local mom and pop shop. Michael Tyson owns Poor Boys in Dundalk. He says, "If we're winning, we're busy that's for sure."
The word busy is an understatement for this business. At the start of the day following the Ravens latest win, fans crowded in, anxious to get the latest gear to support their team. Gary Yeager says, "We would have left last night but they weren't open so we waited until this morning." And Michelle Christian tells us, "If I could buy one of everything, I probably would."
And at this store, they've got everything you need to ball so hard. From tundra hats to spirit gloves, keyboards, bling beads and strobe glasses, what started as a shop peddling just a few dozen purple flamingos has become a Ravens wonderland. Tyson says, "I work really hard to get everything there is possible to get for them and it's worked out good for all of us."
For Tyson and his wife, Tracey, it's work they love to support a team they love. But it will mean late nights and long days over the coming weeks, making sure every one of these shelves stays stocked for fans prepping for the next big game. Tracey says, "It's almost like a party every day in here. During playoffs its like New Year's Eve, really so much fun."
This is a celebration for those who want to see Baltimore football back in the spotlight, hoping they shine in a city that stole their hearts so many years ago. Fan Rob Ridge says, "I want them to keep going, go to the Super Bowl, go to Indianapolis and stick it to them."