Yes. It’s true. The Ravens have a Bye Week this week. That means no tailgates and nothing to do. Right? Hold your horses. Everything is going to be alright. Take this Sunday off. Leave the tailgate supplies in the garage. Put down the remote and keep your lucky koozie in the drawer. You can still wear your jersey and your purple face paint if you must. But if you’re spouse hasn’t already told you what you’re doing this weekend, we have some ideas for you.
1. NothingREAD MORE: WATCH LIVE: Gov. Larry Hogan Expected To Sign 223 Bills Into Maryland Law Tuesday, Including One Legalizing Sports Betting
Yeah, it’s that simple. Nothing. Why do something when there’s nothing to do? The whole reason for Sunday is Ravens Football. Sleep in. Don’t even shower. Eat dry cereal. Take a nap. Eat cold pizza because using the microwave is just too much work. Take another nap. This day is yours. Do whatever you want. Or don’t.
2. Honey Do List
Honey, do this. Honey, do that. You’ve been hearing it all season. Now’s your chance to get it done. The gutters aren’t going to clean themselves. The pumpkin rotting on your front step is getting kinda smelly. Hell, you can even beat the neighbors to the Christmas decorating. Get those outdoor lights up before it snows and you’re fiddling around with burnt out bulbs with numb fingers.
3. Quality Time With Family
Remember those people you live with? Those little messy ones that you tell to be quiet because the game’s on? The girlfriend, wife or maybe even boyfriend or husband that always wonders why you won’t go apple picking and have to be glued to the couch on Sundays? The grandma who you haven’t visited since Week 1? Now you can make them happy and actually spend time with them! Give the rug-rats some much-needed attention. Teach them how to throw a football like Joe Flacco or go deep like Torrey Smith.
Get in the holiday spirit. Walk the 1.4 mile display of lights at the Dazzle Dash at the 21st Annual Symphony of Lights in Columbia, MD. Sunday is all about the families with food and activities for children of all ages like games, face painting, crafts, and a moonbounce. You can get details and register HERE.READ MORE: 33-Year-Old Man Charged In Death Of 2-Month-Old Zorii Pitts
4. 4th Annual Charm City Wing Wars
Are you a wing fan? Well just because the Ravens aren’t playing doesn’t mean you have to end the tradition of eating wings every Sunday. Who has the best wings in Baltimore? You get to decide. From 2-6 pm Baltimore’s restaurants will be competing on the Purple Patio. Get info and find out where to get tickets HERE.
5. Sunday Is For Football
If you insist. You’re going to watch the games anyway. After all, your fantasy team doesn’t have the week off. Well don’t waste your time watching games like the Raiders at the Chargers. Watch something that’s worth neglecting all those other things you should be doing.
The 1 o’clock games have some interesting options. If you want to keep tabs on the AFC North, I’d watch the Bengals at the Saints. The Saints don’t often lose at home and they lost in OT last weekend. Cincy is coming off a Thursday Night loss to the Browns. Ouch. The Ravens play the Saints next week so scout them out so you can talk about it on The Fan next week.
The 4 o’clock matchups are pretty solid as well. The (7-2) Lions at the (8-1) Cardinals looks to be a solid matchup. Will the Lions begin their second half collapse yet again or will the Cardinals falter behind Drew Stanton after losing Carson Palmer for the season?
The Sunday Night Game should have the nation’s attention as well. Andrew Luck and the Colts host Tom Brady and the Patriots. The next generation of QB vs. the last. Baltimore fans love to hate both teams so you don’t have to cheer for anyone. Sometimes those games are even more fun to watch. Can’t they both lose?MORE NEWS: 3-Year-Old Boy In Critical Condition After Bowie Shooting
Whatever you chose to do this weekend, you had better be prepared for next Sunday as well. That’s right, 2 Sunday’s in a row with no Ravens football. The Ravens won’t play until Monday Night at New Orleans. But look on the bright side, maybe you can sneak out of work a little early on a Monday to get your favorite seat at the bar or pick up your new favorite wings and rush home.