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#1 voodoochile75

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

http://www.baltimore...0,1101815.story

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

im not sad to see him go

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

im not sad to see him go




That's because you don't love football THAT much...

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

Wow knew this day would come but still am in shock

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

That's because you don't love football THAT much...

I grew up in a ravens dominated area. Their love of him pushed me to hate him from an early age. the hate definitely dwindled as I grew older but it never fully left. If he was on any other team not playing in pittsburgh or the NFC East I would have loved him I am sure.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

Future HOFer in my eyes. Guy played with alot of heart and physicalness, something that the Eagles do not have much of especially from their LBers.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

Some guys would kill to retire....and he has

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

Some guys would kill to retire....and he has



Some guys would kill to win a Super Bowl, and he did! Wow I like those dumbarse jokes that you can rearrange in any which way you want :-)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

End of an Era...

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

M&T Bank Stadium (or whatever they're calling it these days) will be loud as heck when he's intro'd. The Colts need to focus on the task at hand and a quick score wouldn't hurt.

As for Lewis, the Hall of Fame awaits.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

http://www.metatube....is-TV-Funhouse/

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

We all knew it was going to come sooner or later, we just didn't want to think of it.

17 years - 2050 tackles - 19 forced fumbles - 31 picks - 41.5 Sacks - 13 Pro Bowls - 7 Time All-Pro - 2 Time Defensive P.O.Y - Super Bowl MVP.....Unbelievable




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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

Here is a blast from the past....

1996 NFL draft

25th pick in the first round: Philadelphia Eagles Jermaine Mayberry T
26th pick in the first round: Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis LB

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

He wasn't already retired? I thought he just came out and did his silly little dance and then went home.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

Here is a blast from the past....

1996 NFL draft

25th pick in the first round: Philadelphia Eagles Jermaine Mayberry T
26th pick in the first round: Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis LB

... <_<

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

Future HOFer in my eyes. Guy played with alot of heart and physicalness, something that the Eagles do not have much of especially from their LBers.


If Lewis isn't a hall of famer, I don't know if anbody is.

This guy is the definition of a 1st ballot hall of famer.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

That's because you don't love football THAT much...

Being glad to see someone go doesn't mean you don't "love" football. Lewis' shtick has been old for about 10 years, the only drawback to him retiring is now we'll have to put up with his big mouth on NFLN.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Being glad to see someone go doesn't mean you don't "love" football. Lewis' shtick has been old for about 10 years, the only drawback to him retiring is now we'll have to put up with his big mouth on NFLN.




What's his schtick? His pregame entrance routine? Does that really bother you guys that much? He won't be on NFL Network, go listen to his retirement statement...his life now belongs to his kids.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

everyone talking ish here would give their left nut to have had lewis playing on the eagles the past 17 years...

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

What's his schtick? His pregame entrance routine? Does that really bother you guys that much? He won't be on NFL Network, go listen to his retirement statement...his life now belongs to his kids.

Listening to his statement would require listening to him. No thank you.

everyone talking ish here would give their left nut to have had lewis playing on the eagles the past 17 years...

He was a great player, no doubt. First ballot hall of fame, no doubt. Not everyone has to bow down before him though.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Listening to his statement would require listening to him. No thank you.

He was a great player, no doubt. First ballot hall of fame, no doubt. Not everyone has to bow down before him though.




You don't have to watch the video, you can read the statement too. Anyway, I do tend to agree that the drool fest we're about to be put through for Ray Lewis is going to be get a bit tedious, especially if the Ravens go far in the playoffs. I think more people should adopt my approach when it comes to media darlings like Lewis, Favre or Tebow....just ignore it all. Appreciate the athlete, because it's not always their fault everyone connected to the leering press wants to ride their ball sweat soaked jocks.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

You don't have to watch the video, you can read the statement too. Anyway, I do tend to agree that the drool fest we're about to be put through for Ray Lewis is going to be get a bit tedious, especially if the Ravens go far in the playoffs. I think more people should adopt my approach when it comes to media darlings like Lewis, Favre or Tebow....just ignore it all. Appreciate the athlete, because it's not always their fault everyone connected to the leering press wants to ride their ball sweat soaked jocks.

Well, I still think he was involved in some way in that murder, so I've always held him in that light first and in the football light second.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Well, I still think he was involved in some way in that murder, so I've always held him in that light first and in the football light second.



Oh, that...


I'd hate to ask what your thoughts are on OJ then ^_^

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

Oh, that...


I'd hate to ask what your thoughts are on OJ then ^_^

I think his current situation is a railroad job, he's in prison in Vegas for what he did in Brentwood.

I actually watched his entire murder trial though.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

I think his current situation is a railroad job, he's in prison in Vegas for what he did in Brentwood.

I actually watched his entire murder trial though.



You actually seem to hold OJ in higher regard than Lewis :lol:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

everyone talking ish here would give their left nut to have had lewis playing on the eagles the past 17 years...


We would not have had chump DC's and a lack of accountability.........

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

I am saying he is doing this as motivation for the Ravens in the Playoffs.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

You actually seem to hold OJ in higher regard than Lewis :lol:

Higher regard? If Lewis was arrested and thrown in prison for life for getting gas for his car, I'd think he was railroaded too.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

I look forward to 5 years from now. He will get in. What I really look forward to is the list of votes and learning what poor shmuck voted against him becoming a HOF'er.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

Higher regard? If Lewis was arrested and thrown in prison for life for getting gas for his car, I'd think he was railroaded too.




Semantics my friend...