BY PETER HAILEY
If you're a Ravens fan and have ever thought to yourself while watching your team play on Sunday, "Man, I'm tired of using the same old emojis. I wish there were specific ones I could text or tweet with that really showed my passion for Baltimore football," today is your day.
That's because the Ravens have officially launched "a customized, Ravens-branded emoji keyboard" that fans can use on any iOS or Android device, according to a press release the team sent out Thursday. In doing so, they become "one of the first teams in the NFL to make customized emoji available to its fan base."
"Emoji keyboards are the equivalent of digital swag that diehard fans can carry with them wherever they go and represent the team they love," said Evan Wray, who is the co-founder and vice president of Swyft Media, the group that teamed up with the Ravens to make the keyboard happen.
Here is a photo of some of the emojis that Ravens fans can now send to their friends, family, or that guy down the street who likes the Steelers whenever they want:
As you can see, they're pretty awesome. Some of the notable ones that stand out: the four Ravens jerseys that immortalize Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs and Joe Flacco in emoji form forever, the roman numerals that correspond with the team's two Super Bowl titles, the always beautiful Maryland flag, and a referee giving the "It's good!" signal after what must have surely been a Justin Tucker field goal.
Luckily for supporters of the purple and black, getting the keyboard onto your phone is very easy. All you have to do is click here, and then download it from whichever App Store suits your device. Once you do that, you're all set to clog up everyone's inboxes and Twitter timelines with a never-ending stream of Ravens "digital swag." You absolutely have our permission to do so.