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rockotman
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[NFL] Ray-Ray Retiring-Retiring?

So he says, after the playoffs...

»www.google.com/search?q=ray+lewi···&bih=653

With Wines Hard gone and the Slay Lewis retiring, the Stillers/Ravens grudge matches will never be the same!

Nest thing you know, T-sizzle will be given a parade in dahn-tahn Picksburgh, and Silverback will be asked to be the god-father of Joe Flacco's first-born.
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I thought about posting this topic but...well Ray rubs a lot of people the wrong way. I sure appreciate him and I'm not sure what the identity of this team is going to be for a while although he certainly planted the seeds with Webb, Sizzle, Ray Rice, etc.

He will be missed a lot by Baltimorons if no one else!!

And I also predict Ed Reed leaves in free agency next year.


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said by Edge1:



I thought about posting this topic but...well Ray rubs a lot of people the wrong way.

Personal feelings aside, I dont think people can dispute how good of a LB he is/was.

I'm a Bears fan, so my biased opinion is Butkus, Singletary and Urlacher as all time greats, but I can't come up with a good argument that would put them in front of Ray Lewis or vice versa. Best ever is always debatable, as a certain bias comes into play, but I think Ray is certainly in the discussion in my mind.


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Those Bears greats are hard to argue with. Those "Best Ever" debates aren't really my thing. It was pretty great having Singletary as LB coach here for a while.



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There are a lot of great linebackers throughout the years. Ray is an all time great, one of the best to have ever played. Will be sad with no Ray-Ray in the fold



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said by Edge1:

Those Bears greats are hard to argue with. Those "Best Ever" debates aren't really my thing. It was pretty great having Singletary as LB coach here for a while.

With any luck Singletary will be the next HC of the Bears!
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said by Draiman:

With any luck Singletary will be the next HC of the Bears!

Please bring that guy back into coaching! I've never been more entertained than watching that guy work with the 49ers.
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said by rockotman:

With Wines Hard gone and the Slay Lewis retiring, the Stillers/Ravens grudge matches will never be the same!

When I heard that he was planning to retire after this season, this also came to mind. Will the future matches have as much intensity? idk but I hope so. Those are the two games each year I look forward to. And yes even as a Steelers fan I am actually hoping the Ravens will win it all. That drives my wife nuts that I actually root for them.
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said by footballdude:

said by Draiman:

With any luck Singletary will be the next HC of the Bears!

Please bring that guy back into coaching! I've never been more entertained than watching that guy work with the 49ers.

He never left coaching. He's with the Viking now.
"On January 18, 2011, Singletary confirmed that he had agreed to join the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff as the Linebackers Coach/Assistant to the Head Coach."
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said by footballdude:

said by Draiman:

With any luck Singletary will be the next HC of the Bears!

Please bring that guy back into coaching! I've never been more entertained than watching that guy work with the 49ers.

I NEED WINNERS!


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As a "real Browns'" fan, I've hated the Ravens since Modell tried to blackmail the city of Cleveland into almost a free ride for a new stadium and all the parking and concession profits. Fuck 'em! Not that I think the new Browns are much of a football team... they're a poor excuse for an NFL franchise. Too many hirings and firings, dumbass draft choices, and trades that make no sense at all. I'm hoping the new ownership will deal with all that bullshit.

No matter who they play, even if it's the the Steelers, I root for them against the Ravens. Kinda like Notre Dame... I'll even root for Michigan against ND.

As for Ray-Ray... he shouldn't be retiring... he should be just about eligible for parole!!!
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Well you certainly are old and cranky.



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said by Pacrat:

As for Ray-Ray... he shouldn't be retiring... he should be just about eligible for parole!!!

You could be right.

I saw this article the other day.
»www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nf···1566198/

At best, he was a very wrong place at a very bad time.

As popular as he seems to be now, I wonder how many younger fans even know about this.

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If the Ravens get to the superbowl they will then know. Without Peyton being there and without Brady being there they will then be forced to zero in on Lewis....and for sure they will include that incident and the follow up him being charged and his testifying against his friends and his ditching his bloodied clothes which I believe were never found..

Hell, the NFL just might be so desperate for something to zero in on with their marquee players absent they might even go so far as to interview live some surviving relatives of those two guys who got knifed to death.



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said by sailor:

Hell, the NFL just might be so desperate for something to zero in on with their marquee players absent they might even go so far as to interview live some surviving relatives of those two guys who got knifed to death.

Are you kidding? The last thing Darth Goodell wants is the story of a thug player involved in a murder cover-up coming back up to the surface, especially given the "emotional" side of the story relating to the "conquering hero fading into the sunset".

"I find your lack of faith in the NFL disturbing"
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*sigh*

Ben Roethlisberger, rapist.

Really, do we have to go there?

On second thought no, no we don't. I'm done here.



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FIND TEH WHITE SUITTTT



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said by rockotman:

Darth Goodell...
"I find your lack of faith in the NFL disturbing"

That was a good one.
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said by Edge1:

*sigh*

Ben Roethlisberger, rapist.

Really, do we have to go there?

On second thought no, no we don't. I'm done here.

It was not said as a slur against ray-ray. It was said as an assessment of how I imagine the NFL would prefer to handle the situation.

I don't know if he was involved or not. If he was and got away with it, then shame on him and shame on the justice system. If he was not, then shame on those who seek to vilify him.

That is in the past.

Sorry if you were offended. It was not my intent.
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Hey man, I appreciate it, it just gets hard when all you want to do is root for a damn football team and recognize a great NFL player.

Also, as someone else put it, if Ray had direct involvement in the death of two men then he is gonna have to deal with it, not me. I root for the Baltimore Ravens football team, nothing more. I'm not his fucking defense council. Too much armchair kneejerk judgment in the world today. Uninformed morons posting bullshit online.

Also I see the intent of your post now, basically attacking Goodell and "the system" which, hell, I don't know much about. All I know is Bernard Pollard is getting screwed every time he hits an opposing WR/TE

Anyway, guess I had to get that off my chest. People hate Ray Lewis? I have no problem with that, I understand it.



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Billboard counts down Ray Lewis 'retirement party'


Boston is counting down the moments to the big buh-bye for Ray Lewis.

Clear Channel Outdoor Boston has a billboard counting down the minutes until the Baltimore Ravens linebacker's "retirement party." The countdown coincides with the New England Patriots hosting the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Who doesn't enjoy a little billboard trash talk? Plus, Patriots fans will definitely celebrate not having to face Lewis on a regular basis anymore.

Props to Clear Channel for keeping it classy. There's a lot that could go wrong with a Ray Lewis billboard in Boston.




We used to have RESPONSIBLE radio stations to trash talk opponents.


Edge1
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LOL, that's pretty funny



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Stabby! Big lolz


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The funniest thing about that conversation was everyone denying that Flacco was elite.
And anything bad was a "Romo."
The "stabby" part was good too.
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"New Boston billboard owns up to Ray Lewis oversight"
»www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100000···versight