Schwartz a Ravens Season Ticket Holder

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz will return to his Baltimore roots Sunday.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

As a native of Baltimore and former Ravens coach, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz still holds two season tickets.  Those go to his in-laws.  Other than that, he is not expecting to procure a lot of comps.

“I always had a rule: If you’re getting tickets from me, then you’ve got to root for the team that I’m with,” said the Mount Saint Joseph’s High School graduate.  “So, that cuts quite a few of them out. My family can switch allegiance, and I have a sister that’s a season-ticket holder. I’m still a season-ticket holder with the Ravens.

“I have two PSLs – they’re suite tickets. My father-in-law goes just about every game, but everybody in my family, when it comes time, they all switch their jerseys on game day and they root for the Titans or the Lions, or whoever I’m with. There will be a bunch, but a lot of them already have tickets because a lot of them are Ravens fans the other 15 weeks of the season.”

Schwartz began his professional coaching career with the Ravens.  From 1996-98, Schwartz was a defensive assistant (outside linebackers) and quality control coach.

Schwartz joked that he can’t dismiss his love for the Orioles even though he’s now in Detroit Tiger country.

“Hopefully, this is a place when it’s all said and done that my kids can call home,” he explained during a conference call with Baltimore media on Wednesday.  “My kids will always be Tigers fans. They’re already Red Wings fans and Pistons fans and Lions fans, but the Baltimore Orioles will always still be in me. No matter what happens, no matter where I am, I’ll always check out the Maryland Terrapin basketball team and the Baltimore Orioles in baseball.”

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