Could Pittsburgh be the first AFC North city to host a Super Bowl?
Minneapolis is the next cold weather city scheduled to host a Super Bowl in 2018. However, the Steelers have put forth an application to host the Super Bowl in 2023. If named a finalist, Pittsburgh would make its official bid in 2018 to host the game five years later.
The Steelers’ website put out a statement from team president Art Rooney II, confirming that Pittsburgh hoped to be considered as a future Super Bowl site.
Imagine the Ravens reaching the Super Bowl in year that Pittsburgh was the host city. Talk about a nightmare for Steelers’ fans, who would have to stomach posters of Ravens’ players and the Ravens’ logo decorating downtown Pittsburgh, with stores selling Ravens’ Super Bowl memorabilia.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco already loves playing at Heinz Field. But winning a Super Bowl in Pittsburgh would take his affection for the Steelers’ home field to another level.
On the other hand, imagine Pittsburgh hosting a Super Bowl with the Steelers playing in it. Talk about a party week.
The Steelers have won six Super Bowls, but Pittsburgh has ever hosted one. It will be interesting to see if Rooney can get enough support to change that.
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On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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