became a sea of purple Friday evening as fans gathered to show their support for the , scheduled to battle the Texans in the playoffs on Sunday afternoon.
The shopping center hosted its second this year, a pep rally sponsored by area stores, with giveaways, a fan contest and appearances by the Ravens cheerleaders and marching band.
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Jackie Ruskey of Essex, covered in a face paint, several layers of Ravens gear and wearing a fiber optic purple wig, said she expects a win.
"We're going all the way this year," Ruskey said.
Greg Mullinix of Perry Hall, an ultimate Ravens fan known as , was likewise convinced of Sunday's outcome.
"All I'm gonna say is we're going to win," he said.
John Wilson of Dundalk agreed. "They're going to dig it," Wilson said.
In spite of the cold (the temperature dropped to the mid-30s at twilight), plenty of kids also filled the crowd.
"He loves the marching band and she wanted to see Poe," said Alissa Cook of Essex about her two young children, Emily and Mikey. Both donned face paint for the occasion.
Kathi Smero of Perry Hall, president of a Harford County Ravens Nest, said she's looking forward to attending Sunday's game.
"They need to kick butt. I think we'll take it, being at home. We should be OK," Smero said.
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