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go_ravens94
04-22-2007, 11:17 AM
With all of the RayLew talk going on, I thought I'd start a tribute thread to the greatest Raven of all-time.
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2006/writers/peter_king/09/10/mmqb.week1/p1_lewis_presswire.jpg

RaVeNFaNaCtIc
04-22-2007, 12:48 PM
I love Ray Lewis and I wish I still had my old Ray Lewis sig on my old account it was so beast

America
04-22-2007, 01:23 PM
I have a Ray Lewis jersey. It says R. Lewis. I wish I had gotten it now, because without Jamal Lewis on the team, it would just say Lewis. O well.

Ravens1991
04-22-2007, 01:33 PM
I think Ray is arguably the best sports player in Baltimore history excluding Johny U.

BigDawg819
04-22-2007, 02:14 PM
I think Ray is arguably the best sports player in Baltimore history excluding Johny U.

Your ignorance in not listing Cal Ripken Jr. is excused but troubling. Not to mention Brooks Robinson and Jim Palmer or a Lenny Moore or John Mackey. Ray is definitely up there in rank but you cannot forget the past idols that helped make todays games what they are.

go_ravens94
04-22-2007, 02:16 PM
Ripken is up there too. Mackey, Moore. They're all B-More icons.

Ravens1991
04-22-2007, 02:53 PM
Your ignorance in not listing Cal Ripken Jr. is excused but troubling. Not to mention Brooks Robinson and Jim Palmer or a Lenny Moore or John Mackey. Ray is definitely up there in rank but you cannot forget the past idols that helped make todays games what they are.

I forgot about the old Orioles, but I remember Cal, I guess it could go either way, but I am not a big O's fan so I think Ray is one of the best.

EdReedUnstoppable
04-22-2007, 05:00 PM
1. Johnny Unitas
2. Cal Ripken Jr.
3. Billy Ripken (kidding)
3. Ray Lewis
4. Brooks Robinson
5. Art Donovan

dcarey20
04-22-2007, 05:11 PM
Yes Ray Lewis is a god. He's actually become underrated, especially on this board. No one outside of Baltimore realizes how much he means to this franchise. I love the quote in ur sig ERU, to lose Ray is to lose hope. By the way, the picture of him in the your first post is amazing. So crisp, and he looks so beast.

Vikes99ej
04-22-2007, 05:18 PM
I love Ray Lewis, too. Everyone on this board seems to think that Urlacher is lightyears ahead of him now. They've forgotten how dominant Ray Lewis was, and still is.

dcarey20
04-22-2007, 05:19 PM
I love Ray Lewis, too. Everyone on this board seems to think that Urlacher is lightyears ahead of him now. They've forgotten how dominant Ray Lewis was, and still is.

Yeah I don't understand it. People act like Urlacher is the hands down best linebacker in the game and no one is near him. Ray is easily up there with him, if not better. People just look at the fact that he will be 32 years old. They don't realize that he is still in amazing physical shape and still makes plays that he did 5 years ago.

Vikes99ej
04-22-2007, 05:22 PM
Urlacher is not nearly as intimidating as Lewis, and Lewis brings far more energy to the table. The defense feeds off of him.

Ravens1991
04-22-2007, 05:48 PM
I think now Ray is still a elite MLB but his leadership skills are his best attribute now. Look at all the other D players that left for big $(Gary Baxter Ed Hartwell) and what they are doing now.

RaVeNFaNaCtIc
04-22-2007, 06:04 PM
Urlacher is not nearly as intimidating as Lewis, and Lewis brings far more energy to the table. The defense feeds off of him.

true, he makes the players around him so much better and when he retires our franchise will never be the same.

dcarey20
04-22-2007, 06:14 PM
Urlacher is not nearly as intimidating as Lewis, and Lewis brings far more energy to the table. The defense feeds off of him.

And Ray didn't get owned by Tom Brady.

ChefMike
04-22-2007, 08:36 PM
Your ignorance in not listing Cal Ripken Jr. is excused but troubling. Not to mention Brooks Robinson and Jim Palmer or a Lenny Moore or John Mackey. Ray is definitely up there in rank but you cannot forget the past idols that helped make todays games what they are.

Spoken with grace ! The O's arent taking over for the Ravens anytime soon in popularity of Baltimore Sports Teams... but in the 12 years of being a 1 sport town they did a good job of representing the city well and Cal and company were consumate professionals, plus Cal is a born and raised Marylander...

No knock on Ray, I think Ray is in the TOP 3 behind Johnny U and Cal Ripken...If Ray was able to win another Super Bowl or 2 in the next few years I think he might move a head of one of those guys and be the most recognizeable Baltimore Sports figure...

cunningham06
04-22-2007, 09:40 PM
Ray Ray is the tits.

ChewyRaven318
04-22-2007, 09:55 PM
I'm pretty sure the dude meant Baltimore FOOTBALL history, cause who doesn't know about Cal? Seriously?

And I'm sure that the Ravens are more popular than the O's at this point in time, even though the O's have more prestige to the city(3 WS titles vs. 1 SB title), the O's are still on their 9th consecutive losing season, possible even their 10th unless we can maintain ourselves and our pitching after the all-star break.

But yeah, Ray-Ray is pretty badass :)

jkpigskin
04-23-2007, 09:16 PM
how about them O's?

Notredameleo
04-24-2007, 09:49 AM
Do you guys think he is a first ballot HOFer?

ChefMike
04-24-2007, 02:03 PM
Do you guys think he is a first ballot HOFer?

Without a doubt....he will argueably be regarded as the greatest MLB of all time..

go_ravens94
04-24-2007, 05:12 PM
He'll be a first ballot hall of famer without a shred of doubt.

jkpigskin
04-24-2007, 06:22 PM
Do you guys think he is a first ballot HOFer?

im almost positive he will be
he was incredibly popular and mixed it well with his talents

BigDawg819
04-24-2007, 07:39 PM
Do you guys think he is a first ballot HOFer?

Its a no brainer yet the unfortunate incident in Atlanta will come up as a detractor.

Ravens1991
04-24-2007, 09:20 PM
when he retires I am booking a hotel in Canton that day. I think it will be interesting who the first Raven to get inducted in Canton will be treated, I think that is Browns turf right there.

BigDawg819
04-24-2007, 10:29 PM
when he retires I am booking a hotel in Canton that day. I think it will be interesting who the first Raven to get inducted in Canton will be treated, I think that is Browns turf right there.

It shouldn't be any different then when a Steeler got inducted I would think.

go_ravens94
04-25-2007, 08:29 AM
It shouldn't be any different then when a Steeler got inducted I would think.

Yeah. But I'm still going. I just wonder what.... he would do for his acceptance speech?

BigDawg819
04-25-2007, 10:46 AM
Yeah. But I'm still going. I just wonder what.... he would do for his acceptance speech?

Thank Coach, Ozzie, Art, his family, the fans, God, etc...

Troj2man
04-25-2007, 03:55 PM
It shouldn't be any different then when a Steeler got inducted I would think.

It's going to be a lot different. Remember in their eyes we took their team from them. As you know it's hard for fans to get over their team moving. I'd expect it to be hostile. Hopefully they'll be able to show enough class and not be idiots about the whole thing.

BigDawg819
04-25-2007, 03:58 PM
It's going to be a lot different. Remember in their eyes we took their team from them. As you know it's hard for fans to get over their team moving. I'd expect it to be hostile. Hopefully they'll be able to show enough class and not be idiots about the whole thing.

Cleveland fans and class go together as oil and water.

DraftMasterG
04-25-2007, 04:00 PM
Ray Lewis is the best MLB ever in history hands down hes still got a good 2 years though


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Troj2man
04-25-2007, 06:30 PM
Ray Lewis is the best MLB ever in history hands down hes still got a good 2 years though


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I don't know if he's the best ever. Obviously one of the best, but I don't know if he's better than players like Butkus. Of course in this era of the game, there is no doubt that he's the best. Overall at least top 3-5.

Mo'town Raven52
04-26-2007, 10:08 AM
Ray is unquestionably the best middle backer to ever lace up cleats and is still the best in the game. He changed the way offenses scheme around MLBs, no one before him could cover as much ground in the passing game and in run support. Not to mention that he has the "Vince Young" ability to take a mediocere team and push them to the next level. I'd love to see them bring a linebacker from next years crop to get groomed behind him, someone like vince hall from virginia tech or Jasper Brinkley from south carolina...