By Josh Kramer
It is only the first week of training camp and already the trash talking is wide-spread throughout the League. Despite a 132 day lockout, the players are already talking trash in heavy anticipation of Week 1. In Pittsburgh, outside of James Harrison, Ryan Clark is by far the most outspoken member of the defending AFC Champions. Ryan Clark, the Steelers hard-hitting safety gave the Ravens some great locker room material today. Clark said the following:
“People try to make this game between the Ravens and Steelers as so much of a rivalry, a fight. You can say it’s a rivalry if you like, but I really feel that for a game to be a rivalry, it doesn’t have to just be physical. I think for something to be a rivalry, both teams have to win equally. I think just the hate between the fans doesn’t make the situation a rivalry” (courtesy of aol.sportingnews.com).
The Pittsburgh/Baltimore game set for September 11th is one of the most hotly anticipated Week 1 matchups as we get ready for the NFL fun. But Clark’s quote, though probably just an attempt to stir the pot, got me thinking. Is the Steelers/Ravens matchup a real rivalry? Continue reading