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Looking for treasure? How about a Ravens Super Bowl ring

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Looking for treasure? How about a Ravens Super Bowl ring

All those stories about buried treasure in the Chesapeake Bay? Maybe they were true after all, or at least in the case of one Ravens Super Bowl ring. 

After Baltimore won the Super Bowl in 2012, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti gave out rings to not just the players but the team's entire staff as well. That list included receptionist Toni Lekas, who according to the Baltimore Sun, had a mishap with her diamond coated ring in the summer of 2013.

At a boat party on the Chesapeake Bay that summer, Lekas handed her 10-karat white gold, 243 diamond-studded ring to her boyfriend and left. Later, the boyfriend lost the ring as he docked the boat in Essex, Md.

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243 diamonds sitting in the bottom of the Chesapeake. The boyfriend dove in searching for the ring, and couldn't find it, and the following day hired a scuba diver to search for the Super Bowl memento. No luck.

Eventually, Lekas filed an insurance claim for the lost ring, and her insurance company provided her with a duplicate ring. 

Things got interesting some time later when a diver did find the ring. Legally, the diver had to hand the ring over to the insurance company. Now, Lekas well travelled Super Bowl ring will be auctioned off via Goldin Auctions. The minimum bid is $7,500, and the ring is expected to fetch more than $25,000. 

This is not the first Ravens Super Bowl ring to hit the auction houses, as Jamal Lewis sold his in February for more than $50,000. This is, however, the first Super Bowl ring to land in the bottom of the Chesapeake and eventually resurface. 

Hidden treasure knows no bounds. 

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

Enjoying a game at M&T Bank Stadium just became a little more affordable.

On Thursday, the Ravens introduced their new "Flock Friendly Fare," reducing the price of 21 of their most popular food and beverage items.  

The change comes as the organization focuses on revamping the fan experience in 2018. Fans will see an average of 33 percent in total savings and up to 53 percent savings on a single item.  

"As a lot of you probably know, after every game we survey fans to see how we're doing; what have we done well and what have we not done well. Over the years, one of the biggest criticisms we received was for the gameday concessions prices," Ravens President Dick Cass said on the team's website

Alcoholic beverages were all reduced by $1 with the addition of domestic 12 ounce beer for $5.

Chicken tenders with fries went from $11 to $7, while a slice of pizza went from $8.50 to $6. No single item will cost above $9.

On average, you will now be able to feed a family of four for $44 compared to $66.75 in years past. To see all of the reductions, click the arrow in the post below. 

In 2017, the Atlanta Falcons reduced their concession prices upon opening their brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Ravens, however, are expecting to lose $1.5 million in concession revenue due to the change. 

Introducing our new Flock Friendly Fare!

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

Vegas has spoken and they are not optimistic about rookie Lamar Jackson starting under center for the Ravens in 2018.

Bovado, an online gambling site, has set the odds on how the top 2018 rookies will perform and they have Jackson getting 0.5 starts this season.

That number will come as a surprise considering the popular narrative that Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens' starter in no time. The team made it clear they are planning for life after Flacco when they traded back into the first-round of the 2018 draft to select the quarterback out of Louisville at No. 32

Flacco - who is entering his 11th season with the organization - is experiencing a decline in his performance of late, one that can not be put entirely on his shoulders as the team has failed in finding him valuable weapons to throw to. Nonetheless, Flacco's projected 2018 season is very much up in the air and it appears Vegas is betting on the one-time Super Bowl MVP to bounce back. 

However, the Ravens have failed to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, and if that trend continues into 2018, the rookie could get his shot at flipping the script.

If you're a betting man, it could payoff to bet the over on Jackson. Low risk, seemingly high reward. 

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