Bob Haynie: Doing Radio With The Ravens Is A Blast
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For the past three seasons, I have had the pleasure of doing radio shows with various members of the Baltimore Ravens here on 105.7 the Fan.
From the laid back styles of Michael Oher, Willis McGahee and Haloti Ngata, to “the tell it like is” types like Bernard Pollard and Cary Williams, the shows all have their own unique flavor.
Whether they win or lose, the guys show up and try to entertain the masses the best they can.
Often times, the bumps and bruises of playing NFL football can be taxing for the stars, but they do their best not to let you know that they may not be feeling their best.
It is easier for me to do the programs because the Ravens have won– a lot– during the time I’ve been on the mic with them.
Since the start of the 2010 regular season, counting the playoffs, Baltimore has won 37 times, made three postseason appearances and has won an AFC Championship.
Needless to say, we really haven’t had to discuss losing that much.
It’s all good.
However, there tends to a problem from time to time.
Keep in mind, that when we do these programs, some people need to understand that they are not autograph signings.
We are doing radio shows.
Unfortunately, a few fans tend to forget that and get indignant when they can’t get their picture or jersey signed.
The players sign as a courtesy to you. It’s not a requirement.
They do their best to make sure everyone leaves the venue happy. If, for whatever reason, you do not get what you wanted autographed, please understand that they are not there to sign your 8 X 10 photo.
No kicking, cussing or being rude to our people or the sponsors.
Enjoy the shows and enjoy the fact that the Baltimore Ravens are a victory away from being Super Bowl Champs.
Please be mindful and respectful as to what we are really doing here.