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Baltimore Ravens Fans Show Purple Pride

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LEWES, Del. - Baltimore Ravens fans are celebrating "Festivus Maximus" with less than two weeks until the Super Bowl.  This is the team's first appearance since their victory in 2001, and fans are ready to paint Delmarva purple.

"It means so much because we've tried five times to get there and we finally made it," said Tammy Crouch of Milton.

Crouch could not contain her excitement while standing in a sea of purple in her front yard. From Ravens yard signs, to flags to purple flamingos, Ravens fans are bleeding purple.

"That's my hair," said Kim Cirillo, stylist at Bling Salon and Spa in Lewes.

Cirillo says she's been a fan since the team formed and to show her purple pride, she dyed part of her hair purple.

"My hair has been purple for the last five years. I have the purple tinsels. A lot of my Ravens fans come in, especially my client that's going to the game. She'll be in next week and we'll give her some purple bangs," said Cirillo.

There are those who say they've followed quarterback Joe Flacco from his days playing at the University of Delaware.
 
"He had a running back, similar to Ray Rice who was just that small running back who could catch passes. He just uses some of the same skills and similar plays from his college days," said Zachary Scudlark of Milton.

Scudlark played in the band at the University of Delaware during football games. His mother, Krista, recalls meeting Flacco's grandparents in the stands.

"It's neat seeing Joe Flacco. His grandparents sat right behind us in the stands. Since my son was in the band they put a lot of the band and football parents together, and his grandparents had season tickets. We'd talk all the time. They were really nice," said Krista Scudlark.

Cirillo says people should have never doubted the Ravens and their ability to make it this far.

"Like Ray Lewis said, you've got to believe. We believe and the Ravens are going to win," said
Cirillo.

For those die hard Ravens fans, the excitement will forever linger.

"OH MY GOSH BALTIMORE! THE REPRESENT! GO BALTIMORE!" said Crouch.

Through all the excitement, Ravens fans all say they're confident in a Ravens win against the San Francisco 49ers come Super Bowl Sunday.

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