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Donald Trump hopes to have Brady, Roethlisberger speak for him at RNC

Donald Trump hopes to have Brady, Roethlisberger speak for him at RNC

The presidential election will take place this November which means the candidates are going to do everything they can between now and then to appeal to voters. If Donald Trump wants to appeal to voters in Baltimore, he's off to a bad start.

Trump said in a speech in Richmond, Va. on Friday that he hopes to have Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger speak on his behalf at the Republican National Convention as well as other prominent sports figures Bob Knight, Brian France and Dana White.

It would be hard to come up with two players more disliked by Ravens fans than the quarterback tandem of Brady and Roethlisberger.

When trying to determine who to vote for, voters often try to look at where a candidate stands on certain issues. If Trump's go-to quarterbacks are Brady and Roethlisberger, that does not bode well for his platform on whether or not Joe Flacco is elite. Trump may have stated he believes Flacco is elite last year, but your actions say otherwise, sir!

It Trump wants to win back Baltimore he will have to address the issues near and dear to the hearts of Ravens fans. Will he be able to build up a "wall" around Flacco on the offensive line and make Pittsburgh pay for it? Can he make the Ravens great again?

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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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