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SBD/April 22, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Broncos Not Planning On Hosting Large Scale Pregame Festivities For NFL Season Opener
Published April 22, 2013
HOLDING THEIR OWN: The Ravens are opening the season on the road due to a scheduling conflict with the Orioles, and in Baltimore, Peter Schmuck wrote the Orioles have an "obligation to its players and fans to do everything possible to facilitate the team's attempt to return to the playoffs." The idea, promoted by Jets coach Rex Ryan and others, that the "baseball team's games are less important than the football team's because there are more of them is simply ludicrous" (BALTIMORESUN.com, 4/20). Orioles manager Buck Showalter responded to Ryan's comments by saying, "I'd be a little more concerned about Nov. 24 when the Jets come here and try to figure out a way to beat the Ravens, wouldn't you? I'd think that would be a little bit more of a challenge. I try to stay out of things I don't know about. Like I don't know about the NFL schedule and the NFL challenges. So that would be my advice. I would stay in what is my area of supposed expertise" (CSNBALTIMORE.com, 4/19). In N.Y., Gary Myers wrote, "How great was Buck Showalter taking shots at Rex Ryan after Ryan complained that the Orioles should have stepped aside so the Super Bowl champion Ravens could have opened the season at home on Sept. 5? Hopefully, Ryan will respond. There's just nothing like a good Jets-Orioles feud" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/21).