Former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, who, if not Public Enemy No. 1 for Ravens fans, was at least 1A, posted on Facebook about how those fans still were sharing their feelings with him as he came to Baltimore to work tonights game at M&T Bank Stadium as part of the NBC crew.
He got the message on the whole trip, he said. At the gate to board his flight, a flight attendant told him she hates him. On the flight, the guy sitting next to him said he hates him. At the hotel, he wrote, hes told: "Thank you for staying with us today, Mr. Ward, and by the way , I HATE you. I go to my room, and the cleaning lady recognizes me from Dancing With The Stars. She congratulates me but says, I still don't like you.
Now I love crab cakes and Baltimore is known for their awesome crab cakes. But I'm too scared to order any from room service because I don't want to be poisoned or have someone spit on them.
He was clearly making it up at least, the haha inserts make it read that way to me but he reciprocated by affectionately telling Ravens fans he hates them, too, but I will miss you guys the most and saying he will always cherish the Ravens-Steelers rivalry.
Plus, he is picking the Ravens to beat the Patriots tonight.
(HT to The Suns David Zurawik.)