Found March 13, 2013 on Awful Announcing:
After the news was first reported well before the end of his playing career, ESPN finally sent out a fancy press release telling us what we all already knew - Ray Lewis has joined the folks in Bristol as their newes NFL analyst.  Lewis is the 217th NFL analyst at the network, but from the ESPN announcement, it's clear he's not going to fade into the Bristol ether like Antonio Pierce, Damien Woody, Brian Dawkins, (I can keep going) Jerry Rice, Tim Hasselbeck, Eric Allen, Eric Mangini, Tedy Bruschi, and the dozens of others at the network.  Ray Lewis will get the primetime assignments straight away.  In particular, a seat at the Monday Night Countdown table, a role on Sunday NFL Countdown... and his own television specials... "Lewis will travel to the site of each week’s Monday Night Football game where he will offer analysis alongside Stuart Scott, Hall of Famer Steve Young and his former Ravens teammate Trent Dilfer during the pre-game Countdown and post-game SportsCenter. Lewis will contribute to Sunday NFL Countdown throughout the season and make a weekly appearance on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning. The 17-year NFL veteran will also have the opportunity to host specials similar to Jon Gruden’s QB Camp series. He is expected to start on August 1." I'm a bit surprised Lewis wouldn't start straight away with ESPN, but August still gives him a month or so to get his feet wet before the season starts.  The on-site Monday Countdown set makes the most sense for Lewis since that's really the only place left at ESPN that doesn't pull the "how many NFL analysts can we fit into this little clown car" type thing. Of course the most interesting element is the television specials ESPN says is similar to Gruden's QB Camp.  Does that mean Lewis will break down defensive tape?  Will he show us all how to defend Spider 2 Y Banana?  Behind the caricature Lewis became in this year's playoffs is a knowledgable football expert who has great potential on television.  Lewis will succeed as long as ESPN doesn't trot him out to do ridiculous things like give motivational speeches.  Besides, that's Herm Edwards' territory.

Fan has incredible Ray Lewis tattoo on calf

When it comes to sports tattoos, it doesn’t get more realistic looking than this. A guy named JD Baker shared a picture on Twitter of a Ray Lewis tattoo he got on his calf this week. Baker says he went to 15th Street Tattoo Studio in Edmond, Okla., for his work. As you can see, there is one shot of Lewis in pads, and another close-up of the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker...

Ray Lewis officially joins ESPN

Upon announcing his retirement, Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis was quickly linked to a broadcast job with ESPN. On Wednesday the rumors were confirmed. Please click here to read this story. The post Ray Lewis officially joins ESPN appeared first on Players View.

Ray Lewis hired as ESPN NFL studio analyst

Ray Lewis will keep on talking now that his playing career is over. ESPN officially announced Wednesday that the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year will be joining the network as a studio analyst. The 37-year-old Lewis revealed in January that he would retire after 17 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, and the fearsome linebacker went out with a Super Bowl title. Lewis will...

Ray Lewis hired as NFL analyst

Ray Lewis will keep on talking now that his playing career is over. ESPN officially announced Wednesday that the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year will be joining the network as a studio analyst. The 37-year-old Lewis revealed in January that he would retire after 17 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, and the fearsome linebacker went out with a Super Bowl title. Lewis will...

ESPN Officially Hires Ray Lewis as NFL Analyst

Ray Lewis may be retired from the NFL, but he just joined a new team. According to Bill Hofheimer of ESPN MediaZone, he’s officially moving into broadcasting with ESPN. The move is no brainer for ESPN, Lewis is smart, articulate and a presence in front of the camera. He dominates every room he walks into and will undoubtedly draw a crowd (ratings). Not only is he accomplished on...

ESPN Officially Announces Hiring of Ray Lewis

Another in the latest of “worst kept secrets” became a reality today as ESPN formally announced the hiring of former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis as an NFL analyst. Lewis will appear on Monday Night Countdown, Sunday Night Countdown and SportsCenter, while also contributing to the network’s Super Bowl coverage.  Lewis will be at the site of the network’s

Ray Lewis' speeches were funny according to Flacco

For over a decade, Ray Lewis was the unquestioned leader of the Baltimore Ravens' defense, giving countless speeches that rallied his troops around him. They were fiery, and they came from the heart, but they were also ridiculous, even for his teammates. "Oh, it's funny," Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco told USA Today Sports while talking about Lewis' passionate...

Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis announced as ESPN’s newest NFL analyst

ESPN has signed former Baltimore Ravens superstar linebacker Ray Lewis to its Sunday and Monday Night NFL broadcast team.

Ray Lewis Joins ESPN, Will Work With ‘Monday Night Football’ Crew, Both ‘Countdown’ Shows

No, you have not seen the last of Ray Lewis. The Ravens linebacker and future Hall of Famer has joined ESPN, according to the Worldwide Leader. The two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and 12-time Pro Bowl selection will join the Monday Night Countdown and Sunday NFL Countdown shows. He’s also appear alongside Stuart Scott, Trent Dilfer and Steve Young on-site for every...

Ray Lewis Officially Joins ESPN As NFL Analyst

We all knew it was coming we just didn’t know exactly when. The two-time Super Bowl Champion Ray Lewis is now officially apart of the ESPN family. After winning his second championship, Lewis has a handful of gigs at the ESPN station. “Ray is a tremendous addition to our NFL roster and he will have an immediate impact on our coverage,” said John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice...

Joe Flacco laughed at Ray Lewis' pregame antics

During the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl run this season, much of the focus was on Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis and his pregame speeches and dancing that motivated the team all the way to the Lombardi Trophy (or something like that). However, despite Lewis' exuberance, one Ravens player didn't react like the rest of the team did. Quarterback Joe Flacco actually was...

Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Hangover Has Already Begun

After the smoke clears from the 2013 Super Bowl Championship parties and celebrations' for the Baltimore Ravens' accomplishment, and the retirement tour of Ray Lewis, what's left of the Ravens going forward?THE SUPER BOWL HANGOVER HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN!Like every Super Bowl winner, the questions immediately arise of whether they can do it again the following season...

Ravens GM: Trading Anquan was 'unpleasant'

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome acknowledged how hard it was to trade wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers. "Managing and assembling your roster is difficult and

Big Names: Simmons Punished For “First Take” Critique (Also: Ray Lewis, Patrick Ewing)

ESPN has reportedly suspended Bill Simmons from Twitter for criticizing “ESPN First Take.” In other news, ESPN has officially announced the hire of former Ravens star Ray Lewis, and former Knicks great Patrick Ewing will [...]

The Dominoes Are Falling For The Ravens

It seems like just yesterday when we saw the Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. Most of us didn't realize more than a month later, the Ravens as we saw them in early February would look completely different, as the free agency period has begun. We knew middle linebacker Ray Lewis wasn't going to return due to retirement, so at the...
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