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The FCC Received Multiple Complaints about Flacco’s Post-Super Bowl F-Bomb

With American culture placing such an importance on the Super Bowl, nearly ever pair of eyes and ears are fixated on their televisions the first Sunday of February, including the most sensitive ones.

Every year, the Federal Communications Commission receives dozens of complaints stemming from the Super Bowl, its commercials, and its halftime show. This year was no different than the others. There was passionate tongue wrestling and pole dancing in commercials and provocative attire from halftime performer Beyonce.
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Smoking Ban at Orioles and Ravens Game Will Be Tough for Those Addicted

“I can’t go all that time without a smoke,” he said almost-desperately as I relayed to him the information. Starting in March at all events held in Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium, smoking is prohibited. No more designated smoking areas, banned completely inside the stadiums as well as 25 feet from the entrances outside the stadium. He is my uncle, in his mid-fifties, an Oriole fan for decades, a smoker for probably longer, and a common visitor to both Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards. “I won’t go,” he added.

“Earl Weaver smoked in the dugout!” he pleaded.

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Joe Flacco said He Would Tackle Ted Ginn if He Broke That Final Punt for a Touchdown

After Sam Koch effectively wasted eight seconds of play by scurrying around in the end zone, taking a safety, Joe Flacco and the Ravens anxiously awaited the ensuing punt as well as the remaining four ticks of the clock. It’s no secret that Flacco wanted 49ers returner Ted Ginn to be stopped short of the goal line and to win the game, but he was willing to go to extremes to make that happen. Flacco was heard saying this by NFL’s Sound FX:

Flacco to Dennis Pitta: “If he starts to break it, go tackle ’em.”
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Ravens’ Suggs Marries Girlfriend Less Than Month After She Filed a Temporary Protective Order

On November 20th, Candace Williams, girlfriend of Baltimore Ravens’ All-Pro linebacker Terrell Suggs, filed a temporary protective order against the player, alleging, in an altercation in September, he punched her and dragged her alongside his car while driving at a high speed. The two also had issues over the custody of their two children. Williams eventually dropped the protective disorder.
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Firing Cam Cameron: a Knee-Jerk, Face-Saving Reaction from Baltimore

In Baltimore, when it comes to football, losing two games in a row is both uncommon and inexcusable. Cleveland is envious. Baltimore’s two consecutive losses to the divisional rival Pittsburgh Steelers and regional foe Washington Redskins — the first consecutive losing games since October of 2009 — prompted a coaching change immediately on Monday morning. San Diego is now envious ones.

Cam CameronIt is tough to call it imminent. Baltimore’s strong stance in retaining Cam Cameron in the face of consistent criticism from fans for year further strengthened his job security.

But, now after two consecutive losses, Cameron finds himself without a job.

While most of Baltimore’s faithful are saying “about time” and asking what took so long?,” others are asking “why now?”
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Justin Tucker Filling The Same Role as Billy Cundiff

This Monday, Ravens fans are trying to distance themselves from the reality of the last-second loss to the Charlie Batch-led Pittsburgh Steelers.

Many issues arise from not only last night’s game, but also the losses to the Eagles and Texans as well as the near-disasters in San Diego and Kansas City. Cam Cameron is, of course, taking the brunt of the criticism as running back Ray Rice has turned from an all-purpose threat to an every-other-down back who misses entire offensive possessions. It has become so bad that even beloved head coach John Harbaugh is receiving criticism.

Others area of concerns are results of injuries, as the Ravens are adequately finding ways to stifle the opponents’ deep and outside passing game despite playing without their two starting corner backs — Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb –, but struggling to defended passes over the middle of the field with Ray Lewis sidelined with a triceps injury.

Tucker Game WinnerThe kicking game, arguably, has been the strongest point for the 9-3 Ravens. Fans are wholeheartedly behind rookie kicker Justin Tucker as he has hit 24 of 26 attempted field goals, including five from more than 50 yards and a few under high pressure. If 2012 were a season void of budding-superstar rookie quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, Tucker could be a possible Rookie of the Year candidate as he has tremendously affected the Ravens’ record with his 23-year old foot.

Tucker’s game-winning kick against the Patriots as well as his game-tier and winner in San Diego have given Ravens fans a renewed sense of security in their kicking game after former kicker Billy Cundiff’s disastrous kick in the waning seconds of last year’s AFC Championship game that sent the Patriots to the Super Bowl.

Along with last night’s Steelers loss and Cundiff’s AFC Championship miss, Ravens fans have also, through the foot of Justin Tucker, suppressed the feelings they had towards Billy Cundiff prior to his shortcomings: the same feelings they now have toward Justin Tucker.
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