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Ravens to erect a Ray Lewis statue

Ravens to erect a Ray Lewis statue

The irony of the overlap between football and religion is that the ultimate prize in the NFL is worshiped like the golden calf from Exodus 32. Folks in Baltimore will eventually be able to bow at the sculpted likeness of linebacker Ray Lewis. Via ESPN.c…
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  • John Harbaugh stopped in with David Letterman on Thursday

    John Harbaugh stopped in with David Letterman on Thursday

    baltimoresun.com Feb 7, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl winning coach visited Late Show with David LettermanHours after talking football at the Ravens' training complex, coach John Harbaugh sat down with David Letterman to tape an appearance for tonight's program.
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  • Lefty Saunders reportedly agrees to deal with Mariners

    Lefty Saunders reportedly agrees to deal with Mariners

    MLB.com Feb 7, 2013
    Joe Saunders, a veteran left-hander who pitched for the Orioles and D-backs last season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mariners pending the completion of a physical exam, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.
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  • Ravens turn focus to next season

    Ravens turn focus to next season

    baltimoresun.com Feb 7, 2013
    The usual faces were present in the auditorium at the team's practice facility Thursday but there was a constant reminder that this wasn't the typical "State of the Ravens" address.
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  • Jim Harbaugh: A penalty is a penalty on the first play or the l…

    Jim Harbaugh: A penalty is a penalty on the first play or the last play

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    After the officials did not call pass interference against Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith on the 49ers’ final offensive play of the Super Bowl, many observers who agreed with the non-call said that in a key play with the championship on the line, the off
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  • League’s new officiating guru defends key Super Bowl non-call

    League’s new officiating guru defends key Super Bowl non-call

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    Dean Blandino wasn’t in charge of the league’s officials during Super Bowl XLVII.  But he is now, and he’s doing his best to explain away the decision not to throw a flag on Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith for defensive holding/pass interference agai
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Jerod Mayo, AFC East offseason previ…

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Jerod Mayo, AFC East offseason preview

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    We’re easing into the offseason this week on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network and Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo will help us with that process on Thursday. Mayo will talk to Erik Kuselias about the state of the Patriots after their loss to the R
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  • Ravens linebackers coach Ted Monachino staying put

    Ravens linebackers coach Ted Monachino staying put

    baltimoresun.com Feb 7, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach had been linked to Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator job being filled by Billy DavisThe Ravens' coaching staff is remaining intact.
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  • Ray Rice is head over heels for Joe Flacco

    Ray Rice is head over heels for Joe Flacco

    Ravens running back Ray Rice thinks his quarterback is the best in the game right now, and he has two reasons. The Super Bowl title is one, but Rice may have some mild head trauma after an accident during the Ravens victory parade. Rice was the latest t…
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  • Ravens' Jameel McClain shows what being a role model really mea…

    Ravens' Jameel McClain shows what being a role model really means in USA documentary

    baltimoresun.com Feb 7, 2013
    Film articulates connection forged between an athlete and a Baltimore kid in needThe relationship between some members of the Baltimore Ravens and the community runs deeper than just on-field victories. And Friday, the USA cable channel features one of …
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  • Ravens won’t restructure contracts to keep team together

    Ravens won’t restructure contracts to keep team together

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    When the Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV, they restructured a lot of contracts to ensure that the nucleus of their title team remained together as long as possible. The result was not a repeat championship. The Ravens made the playoffs in two of the next thr…
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  • PFT Live: Joe Linta, Anthony Becht

    PFT Live: Joe Linta, Anthony Becht

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    Thanks to his Super Bowl MVP award and expiring contract, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is the man of the hour. That’s going to make for a busy few weeks for Joe Linta, Flacco’s agent and the man responsible for hammering out a new deal with the Raven
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  • Tony Casillas: 1990s Cowboys used medicine meant for horses

    Tony Casillas: 1990s Cowboys used medicine meant for horses

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    Former Cowboys defensive lineman Tony Casillas says that when the team was winning Super Bowls in the 1990s, players frequently used a medication meant for horses. Asked on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas about Ray Lewis’s alleged use of a banned substance cont
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  • Historic postseason puts Anquan Boldin in record books

    Historic postseason puts Anquan Boldin in record books

    baltimoresun.com Feb 7, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver caught 22 passes for 380 yards, four touchdowns in playoffsThe Super Bowl was a classic game for Ravens veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin, a continuation of his historic postseason.
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  • Jacoby Jones hopes to retire a Raven

    Jacoby Jones hopes to retire a Raven

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    After he was abruptly and unceremoniously cut by the Texans on May 1, receiver/kick returner Jacoby Jones found a new home in Baltimore.  Now, after playing an indispensable role in the Ravens’ Super bowl win, Jones hopes it’s permanent. “I want to
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  • Wake-up call: Cam Cameron to get a ring

    Wake-up call: Cam Cameron to get a ring

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    Like every morning in the AFC North blog, here's your wake-up call ... RAVENS: Even though Cam Cameron was fired as Ravens offensive coordinator during the regular season, he remained close with John Harbaugh and even texted the Ravens coach through the…
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  • Video - Cold Hard Facts 01:27

    Cold Hard Facts

    Feb 7
    Darren Woodson shares his thoughts on who should be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL and which player is worth the most.
  • Video - Would Baltimore Ravens have won Super Bowl without Ray Lewis? 01:37

    Would Baltimore Ravens have won Super Bowl without Ray Lewis?

    Feb 7
    Dwight Freeney and Donovan McNabb join "NFL Total Access" to discuss how important the emotional leadership of retiring linebacker Ray Lewis was to the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl run.
  • Video - The Baltimore Ravens have offseason priorities 01:59

    The Baltimore Ravens have offseason priorities

    Feb 7
    Albert Breer joins "NFL Total Access" with a report from Maryland about what the Baltimore Ravens offseason personnel priorities are, and how they will address them.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Super Bowl Red Zone, Refs, Stats and Tackles 02:06

    Inside the Huddle: Super Bowl Red Zone, Refs, Stats and Tackles

    Feb 7
    Inside the Huddle reveals Super Bowl secrets: Kaepernick's red zone playoff stats, officials in denial over defensive holding calls, the increase in Super Bowl scoring production and what will happen to all those left tackles who are now free agents?

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each other

    Feb 7
    To paint Tennessee's hiring of well-known NFL pariah Gregg Williams on Thursday as nothing more than an act of desperation is not a totally baseless characterization. For either Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Williams himself.
  • Don Banks: Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first round

    Feb 7
    With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last ti…
  • Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors talking Carlos Boozer-Andrea Bargnani swap,…

    Feb 7
    The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have engaged in exploratory trade discussions on a deal that would swap the Bulls' Carlos Boozer for the Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, according to sources familiar with the discussions.