Ravens Defense New Nickname, "Purple-N-Black Smash Attack"
The Baltimore Ravens have had one the best defenses for over 10+ years now led by future Hall-of-Fame players Ray Lewis (Raytorious L52) and Ed Reed. Both players come the University of Miami. Lewis is a 2-time Defensive Player of the Year (2000,2003). Ed Reed won the award in 2004.
The "Purple-N-Black Smash Attack" new nickname was created by Dunkadelic Sports Marketing to honor the10+ years that the Ravens have been one of the 2 best defenses in the NFL for the past decade (2000-09). The only other defense that can be compared to Baltimore's over that span is the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. The Steelers defense of the 1970's were known as the "Steel Curtain."That group was led by Mean Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood, Jack Ham, Ernie Holmes, Jack Lambert, Dwight White, and Mel Blount.
The nickname was inspired by the late hip-hop pioneer Mr. Magic who in 1981 debuted in New York with the first major rap radio show. Billing itself as the "Rap Attack". He made a huge impact to the early popularity of hip-hop. The Ravens style of play is smash-mouth and if you combine that with their purple and black team colors you have the "Purple-N-Black Smash Attack". "Dunkadelic Sports Marketing prides itself at promoting ideas and campaigns that combine sports and hip-hop" says, Derrick E. Vaughan.
John "Mr. Magic" Rivas died last October 2, 2009
The Ravens have even had players that have left the nest and went on to become major impact defense players for other teams (Jim Leonhard, Bart Scott, and Adalius Thomas). The New York Jets of 2009-10 look a lot like the the young Ravens of 2000-05.
The Ravens will be introduced in Baltimore with their new defense nickname this Sunday when they host the Buffalo Bills. For more information on the Purple-N-Black Smash Attack nickname please contact Derrick E. Vaughan of Dunkadelic Sports Marketing 443-851-5244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.