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Two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis will likely move to a ca…

Two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis will likely move to a career in television and his NFL connections won't hurt

Considering the baggage Ray Lewis is carrying into new endeavors, which will likely include a big presence on television, it’s fair to wonder: Do his future employers care how an audience perceives any negativity surrounding him? The answer is a resound
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  • Ravens basking in the glory of their second Super Bowl title

    Ravens basking in the glory of their second Super Bowl title

    baltimoresun.com Feb 4, 2013
    Players, coaches content to soak up the celebration before turning toward offseason questionsHe clutched the Lombardi Trophy again about 10 hours after he held it for the first time. He had watched his quarterback Joe Flacco receive a new car as the Sup…
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  • Goodell: New Orleans 'terrific,' despite blackout

    Goodell: New Orleans 'terrific,' despite blackout

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The blackout at the Superdome will not stop the Super Bowl from returning to New Orleans.
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  • Jacoby Jones Earns Marylanders Over $600,000 In Free Furniture

    Jacoby Jones Earns Marylanders Over $600,000 In Free Furniture

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    That one play saved hundreds of thousands of dollars for furniture shoppers and, more importantly, it gave Gardiner's Furniture a truckload of free advertising. The deal went like this: If you shopped in the store between January 31 and 3 p.m. Super Bow…
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  • Goal to Go: Despite a furious comeback, San Francisco's dream……

    Goal to Go: Despite a furious comeback, San Francisco's dream…

    nytimes.com Feb 4, 2013
    Despite a furious comeback, San Francisco's dreams were dashed after four plays in the waning minutes of Sunday's Super Bowl.
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  • Joe Flacco is Super Bowl MVP, but can he bring in super dollars…

    Joe Flacco is Super Bowl MVP, but can he bring in super dollars?

    A gummy bear endorsement is Flacco's first Super Bowl related endorsementJoe Flacco woke up groggy Monday after partying late into the night, hanging out with Jay-Z and Beyonce as he celebrated the game of his career.
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  • After up-and-down season, Jimmy Smith finishes strong in Super …

    After up-and-down season, Jimmy Smith finishes strong in Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Feb 4, 2013
    Ravens cornerback makes two crucial plays on 49ers' last driveImposing cornerback Jimmy Smith capped a rough season in the best way possible, flashing his potential with two pivotal plays that preserved the Ravens' Super Bowl victory over the San Franci…
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  • Lombardi Trophy is safe and sound in Ravens' possession

    Lombardi Trophy is safe and sound in Ravens' possession

    The coveted Vince Lombardi trophy made by Tiffany and Co. and worth more than $25,000 is safe and sound in the Ravens’ possession back in Baltimore.
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  • John Harbaugh said he overreacted in complaint to officials dur…

    John Harbaugh said he overreacted in complaint to officials during power outage

    Baltimore Ravens coach was angry about 49ers coaches going on the field to talk with playersRavens coach John Harbaugh's patience had reached its end.
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  • Ravens' parade will include stadium celebration

    Ravens' parade will include stadium celebration

    Baltimore is in party-planning mode a day after the Ravens' Super Bowl victory.
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  • The Ravens Won The "Fuck" Bowl, Too: An Analysis Of T…

    The Ravens Won The "Fuck" Bowl, Too: An Analysis Of Twitter Profanity During The Super Bowl

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    Twitter reports that the Super Bowl generated 24 million tweets last night. Most of them were terrible, so I just looked at the ones that said "fuck." More »
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  • A-Fraud, More Fully Revealed

    A-Fraud, More Fully Revealed

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    As a PED bombshell rocks baseball, Tom Verducci reports on the specifics of Alex Rodriguez's alleged doping program and how MLB is turning up the heat in its investigation.
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  • Super Bowl champs face critical free agency period

    Super Bowl champs face critical free agency period

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens have just over a month to bask on the glory of their football world championship. The free agency period will open on March 12, and G.M. Ozzie Newsome has likely already begun assessing the state of his team, which is littered with …
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  • Ravens could return younger to defend title

    Ravens could return younger to defend title

    NEW ORLEANS -- The face of the franchise is gone. The schedule is tougher. But those aren't the only changes for the Baltimore Ravens in 2013. If the Ravens become the first repeat Super Bowl champions in eight years, they will likely do it with a young…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network wraps up the Super Bowl

    PFT on NBC Sports Network wraps up the Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    Another season came to an end with the Ravens’ 34-31 win on Sunday night and we’ll take every minute of thinking about it rather than contemplating the prospect of months without any games at all. Erik Kuselias, Mike Florio and Ross Tucker will put a
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  • The Small Decisions That Cost The 49ers The Super Bowl

    The Small Decisions That Cost The 49ers The Super Bowl

    Super Bowl XLVII turned out to be a close game that hinged on a few critical plays at the end-shocking, given the score when the power went out. But it also hinged on decisions that didn't seem very significant at the time but ended up having an enormou
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  • ‘Hungry’ Orioles ready to follow Ravens to championship

    ‘Hungry’ Orioles ready to follow Ravens to championship

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    January was tough on Baltimore. Earl Weaver died. Prop Joe died. February, so far, is looking a lot better, thanks to that Super Bowl trophy. The Baltimore Ravens triumph, of course, comes after a surprising and exciting playoff run by their baseball-pl…
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  • Super Bowl XLVII falls short of ratings record

    Super Bowl XLVII falls short of ratings record

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens' victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history.
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  • John Harbaugh Shoved A Photographer Just Before The Postgame Ha…

    John Harbaugh Shoved A Photographer Just Before The Postgame Handshake

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    So, wait. Let's make sure we have this straight: More »
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  • Last Night Was Probably The Closest We'll Ever Get To A Super B…

    Last Night Was Probably The Closest We'll Ever Get To A Super Bowl Fair-Catch Kick, The Rarest Play In The NFL

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    When the Ravens intentionally took a safety, to give themselves better field position and run a few seconds off the clock, it brought the 49ers to within three points. It was the smart call, but it also raised the possibility of the rarest of all footba…
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  • Romanowski: Randy Moss had alligator arms

    Romanowski: Randy Moss had alligator arms

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    In Sunday night’s Super Bowl XLVII loss to the Ravens, 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss was the intended target of quarterback Colin Kaepernick on a second-quarter pass that was easily intercepted by safety Ed Reed. In Moss’ defense, Kaepernick’s thro
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  • What Was John Harbaugh Ranting About During The Blackout? We As…

    What Was John Harbaugh Ranting About During The Blackout? We Asked A Lip Reader

    One of the highlights of last night's Super Bowl broadcast was watching John Harbaugh berate a poor old man during the 34-minute power outage. We don't know who the old guy was, but we assume he was some kind of stadium official. Like the rest of Americ…
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  • Orioles re-sign Hendrickson, add Pineiro for depth

    Orioles re-sign Hendrickson, add Pineiro for depth

    MLB.com Feb 4, 2013
    Baltimore agreed to terms with Mark Hendrickson and Joel Pineiro, who each had previous experience in the Orioles organization.
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  • James Harrison congratulates Ravens

    James Harrison congratulates Ravens

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    Steelers linebacker James Harrison congratulated his archrival Ravens for their Super Bowl victory, but he did have an ulterior motive. This is what Harrison had to say on his Facebook account: Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens. Thanks for keep us…
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  • Don Banks: What's next for Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49er…

    Don Banks: What's next for Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Having snapped the NFC's three-year Super Bowl winning streak, but continued the NFL's recent trend of seeing a lower-seeded hot team ride postseason momentum all the way to the parade-planning stage, the Baltimore Ravens stand astride th…
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  • Niners RB Gore: Ravens 'got away with one'

    Niners RB Gore: Ravens 'got away with one'

    Following the 49ers' loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, San Francisco running back Frank Gore claimed that the newly crowned champions "got away with one."
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  • Ngata walking without crutches, “feeling better”

    Ngata walking without crutches, “feeling better”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was spotted walking through the team hotel on Monday without crutches. Ngata said he’s “feeling better” after suffering a left knee injury in Sunday night’s Super Bowl X
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  • Ray Lewis teaches Mary J. Blige how to do the squirrel dance at…

    Ray Lewis teaches Mary J. Blige how to do the squirrel dance at Super Bowl victory party

    There wasn't much sleep to be had for the Baltimore Ravens and their fans on Sunday night/Monday morning after winning the second Super Bowl title in franchise history. There was, however, plenty of opportunities to party and dance around New Orleans. R…
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  • Shirtless Ravens Fan Celebrates By Jumping Off Building Ledge, …

    Shirtless Ravens Fan Celebrates By Jumping Off Building Ledge, Landing In Tree, Falling Out Of Tree

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    There was certainly more idiotic revelry taking place in the Federal Hill section of Baltimore last night, but a consolation prize may be in order for this genius. I mean, what must this person have been thinking, filming a ridiculous moment like that v…
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  • It Took A Blackout To Show You How Truly Useless NFL Broadcaste…

    It Took A Blackout To Show You How Truly Useless NFL Broadcasters Are. Let's Blow Up The Studio.

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    I avoided the pregame shows yesterday. This isn't unusual. I never watch pregame shows for the same reason YOU never watch pregame shows. I showed up at my friend's house just as they were getting ready for Alicia Keys to spend eight minutes doing a nat…
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  • Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe want another ride with Ravens

    Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe want another ride with Ravens

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    Quarterback Joe Flacco’s contract status has gotten plenty of attention and the future plans of safety Ed Reed have plenty of people curious, but those aren’t the only decisions facing the Ravens this offseason. A pair of linebackers are also heading
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  • A Brief Reminder From Last Night's Celebration In Baltimore: Do…

    A Brief Reminder From Last Night's Celebration In Baltimore: Don't Hang On Street Signs, Idiots

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    Baltimore's Federal Hill raged in "mostly peaceful" celebrations last night, with only one recorded near broken back on the corner of East Cross Street and This Seemed Like A Really Good Idea Five Minutes Ago Boulevard. More »
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  • Leading Off: The Weirdest, Wildest Super Bowl

    Leading Off: The Weirdest, Wildest Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Feb 4, 2013
    It started out as a Ravens romp. Then the lights went out. And then the 49ers staged a comeback that fell short. No doubt about it, it was a strange night at the Superdome.
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  • Michael Crabtree: I’m not going to blame the refs

    Michael Crabtree: I’m not going to blame the refs

    After the end of the 49ers’ 34-31 loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, their coach Jim Harbaugh started his press conference by saying he believed that the team should have gotten a fresh set of downs at the end of the fourth quarter because wide rec
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  • For The Fourth Straight Year, The Super Bowl Champs Played In T…

    For The Fourth Straight Year, The Super Bowl Champs Played In The Eagles' Home Opener

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    These prophetic words were written way back in September, before the Eagles' Week 2 home opener at Lincoln Financial Field: More »
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    A look at how the Bills are installing the systems run by coach Doug Marrone. Watching the Super Bowl and thinking about the Dolphins. Will the Patriots help open up the 2013 season? You can probably guess the conclusion of an analysis of the Jets quart…
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  • BWI officials discourage fans from greeting Ravens

    BWI officials discourage fans from greeting Ravens

    baltimoresun.com Feb 4, 2013
    Team spokesperson says team to return to Baltimore Monday afternoonBaltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport officials are discouraging Ravens fans planning to greet the Super Bowl winners as they arrive at the airport Monday.
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  • Cary Williams didn’t know he shoved ref, calls 49ers “dirty”

    Cary Williams didn’t know he shoved ref, calls 49ers “dirty”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    Ravens cornerback Cary Williams called shoving a ref “a reaction,” and said he didn’t know who he was moving out of the pile during the second quarter fight that would have drawn more attention if it wasn’t followed by a brownout. But he also call
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  • Chris Culliver had a “tough one”

    Chris Culliver had a “tough one”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    49ers cornerback Chris Culliver became a lot better known during Super Bowl week thanks to his negative take on the idea of having a homosexual teammate and he garnered more attention for the wrong reasons on the field Sunday. Culliver was targeted ofte…
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  • Five Things We Learned from the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII

    Five Things We Learned from the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII

    Five Things We Learned from the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII
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  • Wake-up: Ravens atop the football world

    Wake-up: Ravens atop the football world

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Ravens are Super Bowl champions, and Joe Flacco is the MVP. Everyone saw that one coming, right? Obviously not me. I'm the one writer at ESPN.com who didn't pick the Ravens to make the playoffs in our preseason predictions. But this w…
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  • Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens offense are the big winners…

    Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens offense are the big winners in one of the most amazing Super Bowls in history

    The lights finally get turned out for good on the San Francisco 49ers in the right corner of the end zone, on fourth-and-5 with under two minutes to play and the 49ers down five points.
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  • Did Beyonce flash an Illuminati sign? Why did the Superdome pow…

    Did Beyonce flash an Illuminati sign? Why did the Superdome power go out? Your Super Bowl mysteries, solved!

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    Sure, we all know who won Super Bowl XLVII. But what you may not know are the answers to some of the questions that cropped up as we watched the Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers. Fear not, friends, because unlike the Superdome lights, we'…
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  • Stirring Comeback Falls Short

    Stirring Comeback Falls Short

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    After a furious rally, the 49ers are left to wonder what-if after a last drive came up just short. The players say the failure to score will sting for a long while, reports Jim Trotter.
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  • Jim Trotter: Failed late drive leaves 49ers feeling the agony o…

    Jim Trotter: Failed late drive leaves 49ers feeling the agony of defeat

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL spent much of the week stressing its concern for players' physical safety. In the wake of Super Bowl XLVII, however, the league showed little regard for the 49ers' psychological state.
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  • Ravens complete magical journey

    Ravens complete magical journey

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- No one can doubt the Baltimore Ravens anymore. The Ravens claimed their place in NFL history with one of the most magical and improbable runs in recent memory. The 34-31 triumph over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl was the crown…
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  • Peter King: Lights go out, but Ravens power on, in thrilling Su…

    Peter King: Lights go out, but Ravens power on, in thrilling Super Bowl XLVII

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Quick thoughts on a great, fun, twilight-lit, dramatic Super Bowl:
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  • Ravens survive Niners' rally to win Super Bowl

    Ravens survive Niners' rally to win Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the 49er…
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  • About Last Weekend: The Ravens Have Spoken

    About Last Weekend: The Ravens Have Spoken

    grantland.com Feb 4, 2013
    In case you were busy being the guy who doesn't watch the Super Bowl (and good on you, hero), here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Oh ...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Ravens Win Ultimate Prize 03:18

    NFL32OT: Ravens Win Ultimate Prize

    Feb 4
    Episode 262: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss where Joe Flacco ranks among notable NFL quarterbacks. Herm Edwards breaks down how the momentum shifted after the power outage in the Super Bowl. The NFL32 crew give their thoughts on the big game
  • Video - 'Playbook': A record-breaking kick return 00:56

    'Playbook': A record-breaking kick return

    Feb 4
    "Playbook" analyst Brian Baldinger breaks down Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' 108-yard kickoff return in Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Video - 'Playbook': A record-breaking kick return 00:56

    'Playbook': A record-breaking kick return

    Feb 4
    "Playbook" analyst Brian Baldinger breaks down Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' 108-yard kickoff return in Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Video - Better QB for 2013: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco or San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick? 03:04

    Better QB for 2013: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco or San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick?

    Feb 4
    The "NFL Total Access" crew looks at which quarterback they would rather have in 2013: The Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco or the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick?

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  • Don Banks: What's next for Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- Having snapped the NFC's three-year Super Bowl winning streak, but continued the NFL's recent trend of seeing a lower-seeded hot team ride postseason momentum all the way to the parade-planning stage, the Baltimore Ravens stand astride th…
  • Clayton: Early Super Bowl favorites for 2013

    Feb 4
    Can the Ravens and 49ers get back? Don't count on it. Here are five teams that should be Super Bowl threats in 2013, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Imperfect and slowed, but Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''
  • Don Banks: Much-maligned Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''