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They stay in Baltimore so i’d only be an hour and a half away and could attend every game.

Brandon Burlsworth's car accident......kid worked so hard to come so far and was the type of player and person who fits the franchise perfectly. I have zero doubt he would have helped anchor the O Lin

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    • He isn't anti Vax.  He is anti this particular vaccine.    There is a difference
    • Here here. That said, I want to build on this by saying, it’s their lives to be lived how they see fit, who am I to judge 
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