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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 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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  • Browns officially fire Dick Jauron, believe it or not

    Browns officially fire Dick Jauron, believe it or not

    profootballtalk.com Jan 28, 2013
    This seems like far less than breaking news, but I suppose it is. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns “officially” fired defensive coordinator Dick Jauron today. That’s courteous of them, since they hired Ray Horton as defensive coordina
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  • Some home cooking for the Ravens

    Some home cooking for the Ravens

    ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Ravens immediately felt at home in The Big Easy, compliments of Jacoby Jones' family. Emily Jones, the mother of the Ravens' Pro Bowl returner who lives in New Orleans, fixed 150 plates at the team hotel Monday night that included Gum…
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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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  • Casey Hampton not expected back with Steelers

    Casey Hampton not expected back with Steelers

    profootballtalk.com Jan 28, 2013
    Longtime Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton is 35 years old and his contract is up. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hampton is not expected to be re-signed. The Steelers are expected to turn to some combination of Steve McLendon, Ziggy Hood, a…
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  • Ravens' biggest plays of the season

    Ravens' biggest plays of the season

    ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    As you get ready for the Ravens to play in the Super Bowl, you can reminisce on how they got to this point. Dean Oliver from ESPN Stats & Information takes a look at the plays that most improved their chances of winning through the regular season an…
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  • The Following Players' Jerseys Were Selected To The Pro Bowl Fa…

    The Following Players' Jerseys Were Selected To The Pro Bowl Fan Brawl:

    deadspin.com Jan 28, 2013
    Andre Johnson, Texans; Aaron Brooks, Saints; Joe Montana, 49ers; Hines Ward, Steelers; Brett Favre, Packers. More »
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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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  • Zombie Hines Ward will show up in your nightmares, erm, AMC’s ‘…

    Zombie Hines Ward will show up in your nightmares, erm, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’

    yahoo.com Jan 28, 2013
    Since retiring, Pittsburgh Steelers legend Hines Ward has kept busy as a studio analyst for NBC's "Football Night in America." He also has spent some time as a corpse risen from his grave. Thanks to the connections of a college teammate who no…
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wake-up: AFC North in the Pro Bowl

    Wake-up: AFC North in the Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 28, 2013
    If this was the final Pro Bowl, the AFC North had some memorable performances in it. Wide receivers A.J. Green and Josh Cribbs combined for four touchdowns, and Browns kicker Phil Dawson delivered the most unusual play. He tried an onside kick in which …
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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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  • 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
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    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…