15 Bizarre Facts You Didn’t Know About The NFL

15. Edgar Allan Poe and the “The Raven”

It’s all in a name. The Baltimore Ravens were named after none other than “The Raven”, a historical poem by Edgar Allan Poe. In 1996 a poll was commissioned by the Baltimore Sun to find a new name for the team. To the surprise of many “The Ravens” came out tops.

To be fair, the poet has close associations with Baltimore having wrote his masterpiece whilst living there in 1830s.. It was to be the “Baltimore Ravens” and that it what it remained. Things get even crazier when you realize that the team mascots are called… (Wait for it) Edgar, Allan and Poe.

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