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Old 04-22-2007, 11:17 AM    (permalink
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Default Middle Linebacker #52 Ray Lewis

With all of the RayLew talk going on, I thought I'd start a tribute thread to the greatest Raven of all-time.
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I love Ray Lewis and I wish I still had my old Ray Lewis sig on my old account it was so beast
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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.
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I think Ray is arguably the best sports player in Baltimore history excluding Johny U.
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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.
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Ripken is up there too. Mackey, Moore. They're all B-More icons.
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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.
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1. Johnny Unitas
2. Cal Ripken Jr.
3. Billy Ripken (kidding)
3. Ray Lewis
4. Brooks Robinson
5. Art Donovan
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Urlacher is not nearly as intimidating as Lewis, and Lewis brings far more energy to the table. The defense feeds off of him.
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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.
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true, he makes the players around him so much better and when he retires our franchise will never be the same.
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And Ray didn't get owned by Tom Brady.
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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...
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Ray Ray is the tits.
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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 :)
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how about them O's?
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Do you guys think he is a first ballot HOFer?
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Without a doubt....he will argueably be regarded as the greatest MLB of all time..
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He'll be a first ballot hall of famer without a shred of doubt.
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im almost positive he will be
he was incredibly popular and mixed it well with his talents
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Its a no brainer yet the unfortunate incident in Atlanta will come up as a detractor.
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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.
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