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At Super Bowl XLVII press conferences, Ray Lewis may not face a…

At Super Bowl XLVII press conferences, Ray Lewis may not face any questions about stabbing incident from 2000 Super Bowl

On more than one occasion we’ve heard Ray Lewis speak of “sacrifice,” whether for his team or an even higher power. His words ring heavy in our ears while contemplating another sacrifice - the time it will take to watch Tuesday’s Super Bowl Medi
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  • How Muhammad Ali brought ‘What’s my name?’ to the Baltimore Rav…

    How Muhammad Ali brought ‘What’s my name?’ to the Baltimore Ravens

    yahoo.com Jan 28, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Last September, the Baltimore Ravens received a surprise visitor to their facility in the person of Muhammad Ali, whose specific inspiration to the team was recalled that day by Jack Harbaugh, father of Ravens head coach John and San Fran…
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  • Joe Flacco has cold words for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York, ca…

    Joe Flacco has cold words for Super Bowl XLVIII in New York, calling idea 'retarded' before backtracking, saying it's 'stupid'

    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who grew up in New Jersey, went to school at Pittsburgh and Delaware and plays now in Baltimore - none of which are remotely tropical in the winter time - is not a big fan of next year’s cold-weather New York Super Bow
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  • Ravens arrive in New Orleans relaxed and ready for Super Bowl w…

    Ravens arrive in New Orleans relaxed and ready for Super Bowl week

    baltimoresun.com ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    Wearing a dark suit and a purple striped tie, an outfit that he said his wife picked out, Ravens coach John Harbaugh met the media for the first time here and set the tone for his team ahead of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl…
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  • Ravens S Reed agrees with Obama's concerns

    Ravens S Reed agrees with Obama's concerns

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Jan 28, 2013
    Aldon Smith was among several players preparing for the Super Bowl who doesn't see anything wrong with their kids playing football.
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  • Greetings from the Big Easy

    Greetings from the Big Easy

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    The first thing you need to know about the Big Easy is that it was a lot easier to get here than the last time I visited New Orleans. Got a cheap flight into Jackson, Miss., and the difference in fare for driving a couple of hours paid for the rental ca…
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  • Ravens LB Terrell Suggs on New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's tatto…

    Ravens LB Terrell Suggs on New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's tattoo

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    Ravens Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs behaved for most of his time with the media -- until someone asked him about New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's tattoo.
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  • In Baltimore and beyond, Super Bowl is cause for big-screen tre…

    In Baltimore and beyond, Super Bowl is cause for big-screen treatment

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    Super Bowl season typically is a busy time for television sales, but in the Baltimore area, some stores have seen an extra boost as fans get ready for game day parties on Feb. 3, when the Ravens face the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
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  • Ravens' Super Bowl veterans share experiences with teammates

    Ravens' Super Bowl veterans share experiences with teammates

    baltimoresun.com ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    Ayanbadejo, Boldin, Dixon, Ihedigbo and Lewis have all participated in NFL's biggest gameOf the 53 players on the Ravens' active roster, only four have been to a Super Bowl. And only one was there last year.
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  • Help! Get! This! Ravens! Cheerleader! To! The! Super! Bowl!

    Help! Get! This! Ravens! Cheerleader! To! The! Super! Bowl!

    deadspin.com Jan 28, 2013
    The first thing you'll notice about this petition is that it contains a great deal of exclamation points. Why are there so many exclamation points? Who knows. Maybe it's a rhetorical strategy that we aren't familiar with, or perhaps the cheerleader who …
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  • Some random thoughts as the Ravens near touch down in New Orlea…

    Some random thoughts as the Ravens near touch down in New Orleans

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    The Ravens are scheduled to land here this afternoon. By watching the footage of the San Francisco 49ers’ arrival last night and then by attending their news conferences, I was a little surprised how nonchalant and business-like they were. It fits coach
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  • How Two Newspapers Wound Up Staging The Same Sob Story About Th…

    How Two Newspapers Wound Up Staging The Same Sob Story About The Ray Lewis Murder Case

    deadspin.com Jan 28, 2013
    Richard Lollar was one of two men killed in the 2000 Super Bowl week stabbing outside an Atlanta nightclub that led to Ray Lewis's pleading guilty to obstruction of justice. For 13 years Lollar has been buried in his hometown of Akron, and in those 13 y…
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  • The Big Show Comes to Town (and Above It)

    The Big Show Comes to Town (and Above It)

    nytimes.com Jan 28, 2013
    The view from New Orleans: Super Bowl week has arrived, announced by white tents popping up around the city and the steady buzzing of the first blimp.
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  • Thousands give Ravens Baltimore sendoff

    Thousands give Ravens Baltimore sendoff

    ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    Thousands turned out to Baltimore's Inner Harbor to send the Ravens off to their second Super Bowl.
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  • Ndamukong Suh saved Louie Anderson from drowning … so there’s t…

    Ndamukong Suh saved Louie Anderson from drowning … so there’s that

    yahoo.com Jan 28, 2013
    While the Ravens and 49ers are getting ready for a Super Bowl, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was on the set of "Celebrity Diving" saving comedian Louie Armstrong from drowning. Apparently, these are the types of stories happen when a NF…
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  • Don Banks: Ken Whisenhunt breaks down Niners-Ravens matchup

    Don Banks: Ken Whisenhunt breaks down Niners-Ravens matchup

    CNNSI.com Jan 28, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Super Bowl pairing of San Francisco and Baltimore holds little surprise factor for Ken Whisenhunt. The newly named San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator, and former Arizona Cardinals head coach, witnessed first-hand the rise of the…
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  • Ravens proving again you don't need a bye

    Ravens proving again you don't need a bye

    ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- You hear it all the time in December: if a team finishes the regular season strong and gets a first-round bye, it increases the chances of reaching the Super Bowl. The Baltimore Ravens, as well as recent NFL history, say otherwise. If the…
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  • Ravens who will be Media Day darlings at Super Bowl

    Ravens who will be Media Day darlings at Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    Ravens who will be Media Day darlings at Super Bowl
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  • Billy Davis interviews for Eagles defensive coordinator

    Billy Davis interviews for Eagles defensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 28, 2013
    We shared earlier that the Eagles’ search for a defensive coordinator included a couple of coaches who have a pretty big game coming up on Sunday, but they aren’t limiting their search to members of the Ravens and 49ers coaching staffs. Adam Schefter
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  • Ravens insist this is a business trip

    Ravens insist this is a business trip

    ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- When the Baltimore Ravens' plane lands here Monday afternoon, the coaches and players will head to a hotel where the casino is across the street and Bourbon Street is a short walk away. Ravens coach John Harbaugh as well as the team leade…
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  • Mom's gumbo calling Jacoby Jones home to New Orleans for Super …

    Mom's gumbo calling Jacoby Jones home to New Orleans for Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl return specialist grew up in New Orleans, returns home for Super BowlRavens running back Anthony Allen can practically smell the rich aroma of Mama Jones' famous gumbo.
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  • Ravens assistant Ted Monachino in mix for Eagles defensive coor…

    Ravens assistant Ted Monachino in mix for Eagles defensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 28, 2013
    The Eagles open Super Bowl week without a defensive coordinator and it doesn’t look like they’ll hire one until after the big game. 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell has been linked with the job for a while and Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia In
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  • Coffee Companion (1/28): your daily Super Bowl fix

    Coffee Companion (1/28): your daily Super Bowl fix

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workda…
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  • Lots of progress for Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe

    Lots of progress for Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    Former undrafted free agent from Georgia had 89 tackles, 4.5 sacks in regular season, interception in AFC championshipPrior to the 2009 NFL draft, Dannell Ellerbe checked his inbox. He had an important email to read.
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  • Ed Reed could be targeted by the Patriots

    Ed Reed could be targeted by the Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Jan 28, 2013
    Last week on PFT Live, a former hard-hitting safety from the Patriots (Rodney Harrison) said that one of the things the Patriots need is a hard-hitting safety. Enter Ed Reed? Peter King of SI.com said during Sunday night’s Pro Bowl pregame on NBC that t
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  • Ravens say they'll 'compartmentalize' to handle distractions in…

    Ravens say they'll 'compartmentalize' to handle distractions in New Orleans

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    AFC champions travel to the Big Easy today for Super Bowl; winning the big game, not hanging out on Bourbon Street, tops agendaThe party atmosphere of the French Quarter will beckon many this week at the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
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  • Super Bowl showdowns: the Ravens defense vs. Colin Kaepernick a…

    Super Bowl showdowns: the Ravens defense vs. Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers' pistol offense

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at the challenge of defending Colin Kaepernick and the pistol offense.
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  • The Dozen Overdone Super Bowl Story Lines

    The Dozen Overdone Super Bowl Story Lines

    nytimes.com Jan 28, 2013
    Have you already heard enough about the Harbaugh brothers or Ray Lewis or Colin Kaepernick? Don't be silly. It's Super Bowl week.
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  • Ravens' O.J. Brigance brings a different power to second Super …

    Ravens' O.J. Brigance brings a different power to second Super Bowl journey

    baltimoresun.com Jan 28, 2013
    Team executive delivering strength to players, staffHe was a mighty presence when the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV, a warrior who busted a wedge to make the first tackle that day and went on to make four more. If current coach John Harbaugh is t…
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  • Who Won the Super Bowl Today?

    Who Won the Super Bowl Today?

    grantland.com Jan 28, 2013
    On Sunday a Beyonce performance will be bookended by a football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. But before these teams ...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Pollard Questions Longevity Of NFL 03:17

    NFL32OT: Pollard Questions Longevity Of NFL

    Jan 28
    Episode 257: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss Ravens Bernard Pollard's comments on the lastingness of the NFL. 49ers Tarell Brown discusses Jim Harbaugh and being on the road. The NFL32 crew breaks down Jim Harbaugh's decision to take a day of
  • Video - Super Bowl Preview: Ed Reed And Player Safety 02:20

    Super Bowl Preview: Ed Reed And Player Safety

    Jan 28
    John Clayton delivers the latest news from Super Bowl XLVII
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco aiming for Peyton-like contract 00:53

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco aiming for Peyton-like contract

    Jan 28
    Ian Rapoport discusses the contract situation of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and the kind of offer that would keep him in purple and black.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis living in moment, not reflecting on week of 'lasts' 03:28

    Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis living in moment, not reflecting on week of 'lasts'

    Jan 28
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis discusses his final week as an NFL player, getting his first career sack against 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and why now is the time to retire.

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    Jan 28
    There are plenty of experienced GMs sitting on the sidelines, waiting to get back into the NFL. Plus, answers to reader questions.
  • Don Banks: Ken Whisenhunt breaks down Niners-Ravens matchup

    Jan 28
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Super Bowl pairing of San Francisco and Baltimore holds little surprise factor for Ken Whisenhunt. The newly named San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator, and former Arizona Cardinals head coach, witnessed first-hand the rise of the…