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Super Bowl media day is an event simultaneously beloved and despised by the NFL players who earn the right to play for the league’s top prize.
The Super Bowl contestants get a chance to clown around on the field for a few hours with members of the mainstream and alternative media, but some — particularly those with the star power of Ray Lewis or Colin Kaepernick — are forced to answer the same questions dozens of times, a routine that must get tired rather quickly.
This year’s media day in New Orleans was highlighted by more serious questions than are usually seen at the event, specifically those regarding allegations that Lewis used performance-enhancing drugs during his recovery process earlier this season, but members of the Ravens and 49ers still managed to have some fun with some of the peculiar characters on hand at the Superdome.
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As part of the bet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has finally fulfilled his duties after the Bronco’s playoff loss to the Ravens. Mayor Hancock promised Mayor Rawlings-Blake that if the Ravens beat the Broncos he would send her a box of dry-aged “cowboy cut” rib eye steaks and take a video of himself doing Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’...
Ray Lewis has been an obnoxiously huge part of the story of the upcoming Super Bowl. After he announced his retirement, he's tried his best to make his send-off into an inspirational epic a la Remember The Titans.
Saturday Night Live took a crack at having Kenan Thompson impersonate Lewis during the Weekend Update. Thompson has the head nod down, and that'...
Michael Hancock, the mayor of Denver, finally lived up to his end of the bargain on Tuesday. Hancock lost a bet with Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake when the Broncos lost in double-overtime to the Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round. He was then forced to perform the famous pre-game dance of Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis. However, his first attempt at fulfilling his promise...
Evidently it can’t be a Ravens Super Bowl media day with out some Ray Lewis controversy.
At Super Bowl XXXV 12 years ago it was Lewis being peppered with questions about his murder trial. On Tuesday Lewis had to deal with the aftermath of Sports Illustrated publishing a report that alleges Lewis knowingly used a banned substance to recover from his torn triceps earlier this season...
Are you sick of Ray Lewis? Is his facepainting and yelling becoming too much for you? Did you roll your eyes when he cried as the National Anthem was played before the AFC Championship Game? Then this video is for you.
“Saturday Night Live” had Kenan Thompson dress up in a Baltimore Ravens jersey and paint his face like Lewis during the Weekend Update with Seth Meyers for a sketch...
Prior to the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff run, veteran
linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he would retire following the 2012 season.
It’s carried him through to the Super Bowl, and Lewis continues to say he’ll
hang up his cleats following this weekend’s final game of the season. However,
long-time teammate Ed Reed is skeptical about Lewis’ retirement talk, according
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed seems to still be holding out hope that his teammate, linebacker Ray Lewis won’t retire after this week’s Super Bowl. “Maybe he’ll play 10 games next year,” said Reed, per NFL.com. Lewis has already made it clear that he’s not pulling a Brett Favre. Once he says he’s done, he’s done. Even though Reed has already made it clear he’ll...
Count former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer among those who have had enough of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
Toomer played against Lewis in Super Bowl XXXV, and although he says he has great respect for the linebacker as a player, he has grown tired of Lewis stealing the spotlight from his Ravens teammates.
"It's definitely all about him," Toomer...
With the circus of media day finally coming to a close, it’s time to get down to the truly important aspects of the Super Bowl — the bets.
Betting on whether Colin Kaepernick can lead the 49ers to their first Super Bowl win since 1994 or if Ray Lewis will finish his career on top isn’t nearly as satisfying as guessing correctly how many total rushing yards Ray Rice will...
NFLTags: Atlanta FalconsBaltimore RavensColin KaepernickDean PeesFrank GoreLaMichael JamesPhiladelphia EaglesRay LewisSan Francisco 49ersAs for this Sunday’s Super Bowl, I’m awed by the talent on the San Francisco 49ers roster on both the offensive side and the defensive side. They are clearly the most talented football...
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Two of the league's most imposing inside linebackers both happen to wear No. 52.
This story is about the other one.
Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers already has done plenty to prove his is the dominant 52 on the left coast and beyond, having been an All-Pro in five of his six NFL seasons. After enduring...
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis suffered a torn triceps injury on Oct. 14, by December he was back on the field practicing. Sports Illustrated has published an in-depth report of Lewis's connection with a company called Sports with
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer When it comes to running the Baltimore Ravens defense, Dean Pees has no regard for history, tradition or statistics.
Pees doesn't give a hoot about following in a long line of brilliant defensive coordinators such as Marvin Lewis, Rex Ryan, Mike Nolan and Chuck Pagano - all of whom used their work in Baltimore to...
It’s that time of year again. We will all get together this Sunday with friends and family to watch the newest and most entertaining commercials for a essentially the entire day. Don’t forget, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will toss the ball around as well in between the commercial action. You ready?
AccuScore simulations project this game to be crazy close. After...