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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 MediUpvote Share Tweet
How Muhammad Ali brought ‘What’s my name?’ to the Baltimore Ravensyahoo.com Jan 28, 2013NEW 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…Upvote Share Tweet
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 BowUpvote Share TweetWearing 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…Upvote Share TweetNick Johnson announced his retirement today after playing portions of 10 major league seasons due to an infuriating inability to stay healthy. It's impossible to read an article about Johnson without coming across the phrase "oft-injured." It …Upvote Share TweetAldon Smith was among several players preparing for the Super Bowl who doesn't see anything wrong with their kids playing football.Upvote Share Tweet
Greetings from the Big EasyThe 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…Upvote Share TweetRavens 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.Upvote Share Tweet
In Baltimore and beyond, Super Bowl is cause for big-screen treatmentSuper 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.Upvote Share TweetAyanbadejo, 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Help! Get! This! Ravens! Cheerleader! To! The! Super! Bowl!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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Some random thoughts as the Ravens near touch down in New OrleansThe 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 coachUpvote Share Tweet
How Two Newspapers Wound Up Staging The Same Sob Story About The Ray Lewis Murder CaseRichard 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Big Show Comes to Town (and Above It)nytimes.com Jan 28, 2013The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Thousands give Ravens Baltimore sendoffThousands turned out to Baltimore's Inner Harbor to send the Ravens off to their second Super Bowl.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 28, 2013While 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…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 28, 2013NEW 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens proving again you don't need a byeNEW 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens who will be Media Day darlings at Super BowlRavens who will be Media Day darlings at Super BowlUpvote Share TweetWe 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 SchefterUpvote Share Tweet
Ravens insist this is a business tripNEW 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Mom's gumbo calling Jacoby Jones home to New Orleans for Super BowlBaltimore 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 InUpvote Share Tweet
Coffee Companion (1/28): your daily Super Bowl fixEvery 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…Upvote Share TweetFormer 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Ed Reed could be targeted by the PatriotsLast 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 tUpvote Share Tweet
Ravens say they'll 'compartmentalize' to handle distractions in New OrleansAFC 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.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 challenge of defending Colin Kaepernick and the pistol offense.Upvote Share Tweet
The Dozen Overdone Super Bowl Story Linesnytimes.com Jan 28, 2013Have you already heard enough about the Harbaugh brothers or Ray Lewis or Colin Kaepernick? Don't be silly. It's Super Bowl week.Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens' O.J. Brigance brings a different power to second Super Bowl journeyTeam 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…Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Jan 28, 2013On Sunday a Beyonce performance will be bookended by a football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. But before these teams ...Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Pollard Questions Longevity Of NFLJan 28Episode 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
Super Bowl Preview: Ed Reed And Player SafetyJan 28John Clayton delivers the latest news from Super Bowl XLVII
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco aiming for Peyton-like contractJan 28Ian Rapoport discusses the contract situation of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and the kind of offer that would keep him in purple and black.
Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis living in moment, not reflecting on week of 'lasts'Jan 28Baltimore 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.
Rudy Gay subject of active trade discussions between Toronto Raptors, Memp…Jan 28The Memphis Grizzlies continue to field calls from teams interested in Rudy Gay and are engaged in active trade discussions with the Toronto Raptors, sources with knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com.
Clayton's mailbag: What's next for fired GMs?Jan 28There 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 matchupJan 28NEW 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…
Allen Iverson eyed by Dallas Mavericks' D-League affiliate, sources sayJan 28The Texas Legends are lobbying Allen Iverson to try work his way back to the NBA by playing for the Dallas Mavericks' Development League affiliate, according to D-League sources.