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As Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis nears retirement, there's endless ranting and raving
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Ray Lewis’ “Last Ride,” a month-long extravaganza so big and so compelling that he gave it a name - can the patent application be far behind? - has become the Endless Last Ride.Upvote Share Tweet
49ers players discuss facing Lewis, Rice and moreCNNSI.com Jan 29, 2013Members of the San Francisco 49ers discuss facing Ray Lewis and the Baltimore 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.Upvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- The word on the Baltimore Ravens for years has been a very simple one -- defense. No Ravens defensive squad ranked lower than sixth in Football Outsiders' opponent-adjusted DVOA metrics from 1999 through 2011, and Baltimore finished first…Upvote Share Tweet- There are times where it seems like it was only a couple of years ago and he remembers everything, the way Baltimore fans rallied around his team, the Ravens' march to Super Bowl XXXV, even his pointed criticism of the national media about its treatmeUpvote Share TweetRavens offensive tackle's life was chronicled in book, movieOver the years, Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher hasn't exactly made it a secret about his discontent regarding how he's portrayed in the movie about his life.Upvote Share Tweet
Katrina still haunts Super Bowl celebrationNew Orleans' Superdome was scene of misery, deathBathed in colorful lights and swathed in banners, including one featuring Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, the Superdome seems to have been polished to a fine sheen for Sunday's Super Bowl.Upvote Share TweetA Harbaugh family reunion could take place before the Super Bowl. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there is a possibility that he and his brother Jim will get together for dinner Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetTerrell Suggs didn't need a microphone. The booming voice from the Ravens outside linebacker was easily heard during the Super Bowl media day Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetRavens offensive guard said he'll be ready by spring minicampsRavens left offensive guard Jah Reid is on crutches after recently undergoing surgery to repair the damage suffered to his dislocated toe against the Cincinnati Bengals.Upvote Share TweetTwelve years after his first appearance in the Super Bowl was marred by questions about his legal problems in Atlanta, Ray Lewis was back on that stage Tuesday, again being asked to defend his integrity and reputation.Upvote Share TweetAfter injuring himself in warmups, Denver mayor Michael Hancock finally paid up for his playoff bet with Baltimore. This is the most important football-related story today. More »Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN Asks: When Will Anyone Pay Attention To A Famous Football Player In This Super Bowl?OK, now that two different reporters have battled for the chance to drag the mother of a victim in the Ray Lewis murder case to the graveyard, what else can the members of the press corps do to demonstrate that their Super Bowl coverage is about the une…Upvote Share Tweet
Dean Pees leads Ravens through challenging season of injuriesUnit has given Ravens boost in the postseasonDean Pees wanted to believe nothing needed to change. This was the Ravens' defense, after all, and it isn't easy to overhaul a group that has long been one of the league's best.Upvote Share TweetBaltimore Ravens run-game coordinator hired by Ravens after long tenure as Eagles assistantStanding inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Juan Castillo took a look around and let it sink in that he's quickly gone from the coaching unemployment line toUpvote Share Tweet
49ers Fan Says She Wired Some Guy $5,900 For Super Bowl Tickets, But All She Got Was A Note That Read, "Go Ravens!!!"Last week, Sharon Osgood told the San Jose Mercury News she was disappointed that resale prices for tickets to Super Bowl XLVII were averaging more than three grand a pop. The Hayward, Calif., resident kept looking, and eventually she found someone on C…Upvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- I walked into the Superdome wanting to hear from Ray Lewis about his last game, and I left wondering why this isn't Ed Reed's final one. Reed told reporters at Tuesday's media day that he has experienced issues that he believes stem from …Upvote Share Tweet
Schmuck: Super Bowl's boulevard of broken dreamsBourbon Street has been one of the most famous New Orleans attractions for about 200 years, but I’m wondering if even the pirates who once walked the famous cobblestones would have been shocked and embarrassed by what it has become.Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Nantz, Phil Simms say Ray Lewis only part of Baltimore Ravens story to themAnd their focus will be on his play and locker-room power, not Atlanta historyCBS Super Bowl broadcasters Jim Nantz and Phil Simms say they see a lot more than just Ray Lewis when they look at the Baltimore Ravens.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Chad Jones will work out for Saintsprofootballtalk.com Jan 29, 2013The Ravens and 49ers are the football teams getting all the attention in New Orleans this week, but the Saints are taking care of some business as well. According to a report from WWL-TV, one item on their to-do list is to have safety Chad Jones in for …Upvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- Another Super Bowl, another controversy for Ray Lewis. In 2000, the media swarmed around the Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker to repeatedly ask about involvement in a double-murder case from the year before. On Tuesday's media day, Lewi…Upvote Share TweetJoe Flacco seemed pretty relaxed during his hour before the assembled media, but he got serious in a hurry when a Baltimore reporter asked him whether Art Modell should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Upvote Share TweetSuper Bowl Media Day used to be an almost total theatre of the absurd, with goofy broadcast reporters from every corner of the football world trying to get attention by doing something outrageous. Not this year.Upvote Share Tweet
Ray Lewis Would Prefer You Stop Asking Questions About His Murder Case, Because "This Is God's Time"Do people like Ray Lewis? It's hard to tell. Baltimoreans clearly do. But everybody else? No, right? He is-at this point-an average player, one who consumes the spotlight with canned postgame bible-thumping and tears. That's no good. More »Upvote Share TweetIn case you hadn’t heard, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and his baby bro, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, will become the first brothers to duke it out as dueling head coaches in the Super Bowl.Upvote Share TweetRavens safety Ed Reed said former NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who police say committed suicide and reportedly had brain damage from repeated concussions, "signed up for it" when he came into the NFL.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 29, 2013The country's sporting attention may be focused on the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens as the two teams prepare to square off in New Orleans on Sunday. It shouldn't come as a surprise, however, to find that ESPN's talking heads still have Tim T…Upvote Share Tweet
Answers to Readers' Questions: Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis, Rex Ryannytimes.com Jan 29, 2013Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Upvote Share TweetJoe Flacco isn't a man of many words, but he's drawing criticism after using one word in particular during his Monday media session at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback is in hot water after using the word "retarded&qu…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 29, 2013Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco might be dull, but his brother still wants to follow in his footsteps. Mike Flacco has been a professional baseball player in the Orioles system since they made him a 31st-round draft pick in 2009, spending last season as a…Upvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS -- For his next act, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will try to accomplish what Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady could not pull off in these NFL playoffs. Kaepernick will try to lead his team past the Baltimore Rav…Upvote Share Tweet
Torrey Smith’s birthday cake was awesomeyahoo.com Jan 29, 2013Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith celebrated his 24th birthday over the weekend. What was served at his party? A cake version of Smith, of course. Smith shared pictures of the cake on his Instagram account, and in Ravens' Super Bowl spirit, th…Upvote Share Tweet
About 20 percent of Ray Lewis social media comments are negativeForbes report breaks down people's impressions of Ravens' star linebackerWith his retirement ride wrapping up in the Super Bowl, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis remains a popular topic on social media. And while perceptions have changed since Lewis pleaded …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 29, 2013For as many people as Ray Lewis has inspired, it seems an equal number have tired of the Baltimore linebacker's story, writes Peter King. Do Lewis' detractors have a point?Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens' defense delivering pain in playoffsNEW ORLEANS -- This Ravens defense isn't close to being as dominating as the one that led Baltimore to Super Bowl XXXV. This Ravens defense isn't ranked in the top 10 for the first time in a decade. This Ravens defense isn't statistically as strong as t…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens' Lewis says he's forgiven Welker's wifeBaltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has forgiven the wife of Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker for recent comments she made via Facebook.Upvote Share TweetEach 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 battle between the Ravens and 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith.Upvote Share Tweet
Can the Ravens Learn Anything From 42-13?nytimes.com Jan 29, 2013The 49ers are only one month removed from their last - and worst - loss of the season, a thumping by Seattle that almost cost them a first-round bye.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Jan 29, 2013Sports Illustrated is reporting that Ray Lewis took deer-antler pills to more quickly heal his torn triceps. Shortly after his injury occurred, this p...Upvote Share Tweet
Playing It SafeJan 2949ers, Ravens, and former players react to the growing concern over safety in the NFL.
Super Bowl Preview: Ray Lewis Controversy and Randy MossJan 29John Clayton delivers the latest news from Super Bowl XLVII
Joe Flacco and Ray Rice talk Super BowlJan 29Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice join the set of "NFL Total Access" to talk about how the team got to this point and what they need to do to win on Sunday.
Latest on Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis banned substances allegationsJan 29Ian Rapoport has the latest on the report released today that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis allegedly attempted to obtain performance-enhancing substances.
Don Banks: Oher's story still resonating with Ravens; more Media Day SnapsJan 29NEW ORLEANS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from Tuesday's Super Bowl Media Day at the Superdome, always the most inane day on the league's annual calendar...
Super Bowl XLVII Hot Read -- Coaches not immune to supersized chaos of big…Jan 29Nothing can prepare coaches for the chaos and pressure of the Super Bowl, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Peter King: America tires of Ray Lewis, Alex Smith's fate, mailJan 29NEW ORLEANS -- One thing, as Super Bowl week kicks off in full Tuesday with Media Day at the Superdome, I think that I should have dropped into Monday Morning Quarterback: