We’re Off to the Superbowl!

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Last year, the Baltimore Ravens could almost grab their place in the Superbowl, but, because of a missed field goal, they lost to the New England Patriots and their season ended just like that.  This year, the Ravens were the underdogs in nearly every match up, having to survive through personal tragedies, serious injuries, and constant doubt from the football world.  With Ray Lewis having been out for most of the season, a lot of people didn’t think the Ravens could make it to the Superbowl and even Flacco’s abilities as a leader were being seriously questioned; however, once the Ravens made it through to the playoffs and Ray Lewis announced his retirement after this season, there was a big shift in momentum.  They fought against all of the odds until they ended up in the AFC championship game against the New England Patriots once again.  It was a complete rematch of last year’s bitter game.  As usual, the Patriots were the favorites and only those who had personal ties to the city of Baltimore believed that the Ravens had a chance to win.  After a few interceptions, a fumble, and consistent team work, the Ravens proved they deserved a spot in the Superbowl with a 28 to 13 win against the Patriots.  Now, as the 2013 AFC champions, Ray Lewis and his Ravens have a chance to bring home another Superbowl win to Baltimore.  As a fan of the Ravens, I will certainly be wearing black and purple to help cheer on my team in the hopes that #52 can retire with another Superbowl ring to his name.

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About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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