About Air

Ariann’s story, Air for short, is the same ole love story. Girl from Southern Arizona meets boy from Baltimore; girl knows more about football than boy; girl and boy fall in love, get married, girl becomes BIG Ravens fan; girl and boy move to Baltimore. Air grew up on sports, but football was always the favorite. Since Az did not have a team while she was growing up and growing up an Army bratt, this introduced her to different fans of different teams in different cities (and countries). Since she had a family tie with an NFL coach, she followed wherever he went. 12 years later, a chance meeting with a guy from Baltimore, sparked a love for the Ravens. That spark has turned into a flame that will never die. Interests She’s sassy, sarcastic, fun, and opinionated, and would pick a sporting event over a mani & pedi. She has been married for 12 years, has 2 spawns of the devil boys, and loves reading, writing, and traveling. She believes that to be happy you have to have the 4 “F’s” of life: Family, Friends, Food, and Football!

O’s vs D-backs: A series that divides Father and Daughter

This is a series that I have been waiting for since I saw the schedule. The Baltimore Orioles are taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Arizona. You see, this Arizona girl will always have a place in … Continue reading

O’mazing Observations~Why we love Orioles Spring training

It’s Spring Training! It is a joyous fun time; a sign that the long, cold winter is nearly over and that sunshine and summer vacations are on the way.   I love the smell of fresh cut grass, listening to the … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Go Ravens | Tagged America's favorite pastime, Baltimore Orioles, Brian Roberts, Buck Showalter, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Spring training

The Reality of the Business Side of the NFL

After the season ends and the on field aspects of the game fade away, the business side of NFL football becomes the focus of the game.  Depending on your point of view; this may be a good or bad thing. … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Go Ravens | Tagged business side, coaches, General Managers, NFL, Owners, salary cap

A True Warrior – fighting Colon Cancer like a Raven

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month – This is the personal journey of one warrior. A warrior is not determined by how fast or strong they are, since those can be developed over time.  A true warrior chooses to stand between the … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Health | Tagged chemotherapy, Colon Cancer Awareness Month, diagnosis, personal journey, warrior

25 Things I learned during and after Super Bowl XLVIII

Never had I been more excited than I was this year to watch, read, or listen to anything pertaining to the Ravens and the Super Bowl.  For the first time ever, our T.V. seemed to be stuck on The NFL … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Go Ravens | Tagged Dan Marino, Gatorade, Ravens, Super Bowl commercial, Things I learned

Will we ever get R-E-S-P-E-C-T?

An open letter to Bed Bath & Beyond Dear Bed, Bath, & Beyond, As you are well aware, football season is in high gear.  Emotions are running hot and heavy, NFL merchandise is selling off the shelves, and business is … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Posts, Shop | Tagged Bed Bath and Beyond, disrespect, Ravens fans, Ravens Nation

A Punch, A Bump & A Chix Slap: Ray Lewis edition

Dear Mr. Ray Lewis, As I was writing this week’s edition of A Punch, Bump, & a Chix Slap for, the news of your impending retirement was announced.  Just as all Ravens fans around the world, I am saddened … Continue reading