Baltimore – When CBS brought an authentic Super Bowl trophy to the Ravens’ training complex Wednesday intending to use it for pregame videos with players, middle linebacker Ray Lewis insisted that he wanted nothing to do with the Lombardi unless it’s earned on the field. “Yeah, you see everybody wants to have you take pictures with it,” Lewis said. “Like I told my team, don’t ever take pictures with nothing that’s not yours, nothing that you haven’t earned. When we hold that Lombardi next Sunday, you’ve earned it when you touch it.”
Every since Ray Lewis announced this was his final season and starting crying big crocodile tears and telling how God talks to him and came to him in his sleep and told him not to worry about the silly murder thing and that he’s a great guy he’s immediately become my most hated player in the NFL. During the AFC title game you would’ve thought I was a Boston southie who grew up next to Affleck and Damon for how hard I was cheering for the Patriots. All because I couldn’t take another two weeks of Ray Lewis’ swan song. The constant coverage. Questioning if this is really his last year. Interviews with SalPal. The whole nine. Then I came across this article. And damnit, as much as I hate to admit it, I kind of respect it. Ray ray just laying down the law, telling his teammates not to touch the Lombardi Trophy. “Don’t ever take pictures with nothing that’s not yours.” Nothing bothers me more during the NBA finals when they show those pictures of players cradling the championship trophy. You haven’t won that shit. Put it down. Hockey players are the best when it comes to this. You only can touch the cup if a) you have no chance of winning it on an actually NHL team and you’re okay with that b) you make it to the show and lift it above your head. So, as much as I want to bring Ray down a notch here I totally respect it and understand.