As the Ravens prepare to face the 49ers in Sunday's Super Bowl—and with the Redskins having long since begun their own off-season—Washington fans are once again faced with a conundrum: should they back Baltimore?
It's a question many Washingtonians confronted in recent seasons as the Ravens racked up four playoff appearances to the Redskins' none. But with the arrival of rookie sensation Robert Griffin III and the team's first signs of postseason life since 2007, has the calculus changed?
For one Washington Post writer, the answer is still simple: Hail to the Ravens.
Craig Timberg, an admitted Baltimore fan, says it's a no-brainer given the Ravens' many parallels to the Lombardi-winning Redskins clubs of yore: a stout defense, a great coach, an underappreciated quarterback, and—most of all—superb team chemistry that allows the whole to be more than the sum of its parts.
"Hop on the purple-and-black bandwagon for the final leg of a miraculous Super Bowl run," Timberg writes.
So where do you stand? Can you bring yourself to root for a regional rival? Does conference loyalty mean you'll be pulling for red and gold? What's a 'Skins fan to do? Let us know in the comments!
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