So the year's biggest moment in sports is nearly upon us. No, I'm not talking about the NBA or Stanley Cup Finals, nor am I talking about the Royals' 49th game of the season. This weekend Baltimore sports fans will be thinking about one thing: Ravens season is only three months away. But for the Mariner Maniacs, myself, and the seven other fans of the AIFA, we are counting down the days to the first ever meeting between the DC Armor and the Baltimore Mariners, or as I like to call it, "The Battle of the Irrelevants."
As many of you know, writing often times can be difficult. To come up with words so poetic on a regular basis is a task only few can achieve. That's why for inspiration I looked to the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post to see what they were saying about the game. Sadly I found nothing. Apparently they devote space to real news.
However, in the small small world of the AIFA, this is the biggest thing to happen since the announcement of a expansion team in Trenton, NJ. A new rivalry will be formed between two cities both rich in history and beauty (well, at least one is). Abraham Lincoln once said "The best way to defeat an enemy is to make him your friend." But with all due respect to Lincoln, there is a better way. Beat them in a game of hard hitting, fast-paced, family friendly, indoor football.
Everyday until the big game, I will be previewing a different element of this historic match up, as no other media source is. The game might be played in Baltimore, but the home field advantage will be with the Armor. We're coming for you Mariners, and don't think any one of your numerous fan clubs can stop us.