Why the Baltimore Orioles Are Responsible For Delaying The Start Of The NFL Season


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It was reported months ago, but for those looking for a place to vent your frustration aim it towards the Baltimore Orioles.

The Orioles share a parking lot with the Ravens, and refused to budge their schedule to accommodate the Ravens for what would’ve been their home opener.

This is the first time in 11 years the SB winning team has had to start on the road. Scheduling conflicts are just apart of sports.

UPDATE: Kickoff time for tonight’s season opener is now scheduled for 9:10 EST due to lightning in the area.


  1. Ridicules. I can guaran-damn-tee that in my city (St. Louis) any of the pro sports teams would have gladly deferred to the other for their opening day after coming off of a championship. I have to believe it would be the same in most cities. Shame on the Orioles.

  2. Wow!!! 11 years!!! Quite the tradition the NFL has there. Why don’t you research the topic before assigning blame. If you did you would have reported many other facts on this topic. For instance, that it wasn’t up to the O’s to move the game. Also required, was approval from the White Sox, the MLB Player’s Association. There is also a little thing called a Collective Bargaining Agreement, which FORBIDS a team to play in a day game following a night game in a seperate city (O’s played in Cleveland, White Sox in NY). Also the Maryland Stadium Authority does not allow the two teams to play the same day because of logistics. So yeah, let’s blame the Orioles, even though they are the only ones who were reported to give approval to move the game!!!

    What your gripping article fails to mention is how the NFL handled this. They have this time-honored tradition of the defending champ opening the season of 11 whole years. Also, this game also must always be on a Thursday night. Oh but wait, in this 11 year “tradition,” two of the games have been played on Wednesday!!!! So why can’t the NFL schedule their Kickoff game for Wednesday, because the thoughtful NFL execs remembered that it was the start of Rosh Hashanah. They would never play a game on Rosh Hashanah would they. Guess what, they did, last year and the year before, and the year before that. The NFL tried to bully to get their way, pulling out dirty tricks and blaming the O’s.

    Which you, Ashley, ate right up. When reporting something, shouldn’t you be impartial and be informed. Obviously you failed at both.

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