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There have been a lot of great story lines mentioned for the Super Bowl XLVII matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, with most of the focus on it being Ray Lewis’ last game, perhaps Ed Reed’s last game and especially Harbaugh vs Harbaugh. Not to be forgotten is the fact that Ray Lewis got his first career sack in the NFL against Jim Harbaugh in 1996 when Harbaugh was playing for the Indianapolis Colts.It’s pretty bizarre that of his 41.5 sack victims that Ray Lewis would play his final game with his first victim on the opposing sideline coaching against him. Jim Harbaugh was asked if he knew about this and he said that he didn’t until a few days ago when his dad called to tell him:“No. I didn’t know that until three or four days ago. My dad called me up and said he was in Baltimore and some of the writers there had mentioned it to him. My legend grows. Ray Lewis’ first sack.”It’s crazy how things work out like this sometimes.[CBS Sports]
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The people who make the point spread got in wrong today. The Baltimore Ravens just beat the New England Patriots 28-13 to give Ray Lewis and his Baltimore Ravens a Super Bowl Berthe. Yes sir Ray Lewis is going to play in another Super Bowl before he rides away into the sunset of retirement from the NFL. It was almost as if Ray Lewis knew his Ravens would make it to the big show this...
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A man who paid over $1,000 last year to file trademarks for the phrases "Harbowl" and "Harbaugh Bowl" claims he was pressured by the NFL to not do it.
The Super Bowl is upon us and regardless of the relationships at hand, this is a business and people want to win. Siblings are no siblings professionals are competitive, and John and Jim Harbaugh are putting that competitive nature on display.
According to ESPN the two brothers may not speak much at all until after the Super Bowl. If they do speak, it will only be via text message...
FOXBORO, Mass. — The last ride isn’t over just yet.
The retirement clock on Route 93 in Boston may have run out, but Ray Lewis’ retirement tour was extended Sunday night after he and the Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13 at Gillette Stadium.
The victory couldn’t have been more perfect, as the Ravens made up for for last year’s shortcomings and finally overcame their woes...
Over the next two weeks, the media will spend a tremendous amount of time focusing on Ray Lewis and the final chapter of his career with the Baltimore Ravens. Since the 13-time Pro Bowler announced that he will retire after the season, the Ravens have appeared to play with more urgency. However, he is hardly the only reason Baltimore is headed to New Orleans for Super Bowl 47.
Get ready for the Brother Bowl.
It'll be Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh when Big Bro John's Baltimore Ravens (13-6) play Little Bro Jim's San Francisco 49ers (13-4-1) in the Super Bowl at New Orleans in two weeks.
As much chatter as there will be about the players involved - from Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and his impending retirement to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick&...
It made for great story lines all week. The upstart, emotional Ravens, playing for Ray Lewis' retirement, come to New England seeking revenge against a superior offense.Joe Flacco, set to prove that he is in the same league as Tom Brady, needs to repeat his performance from a week earlier in Denver; can New England's defense rise to the challenge, or are they as weak as everyone...
The Patriots didn't force any turnovers, Joe Flacco hit a good number of 20+ yard throws, the Patriots could not convert in the redzone, Tom Brady threw two interceptions, Aqib Talib was injured early in the first quarter and Bernard Pollard injured Stevan Ridey - forcing a fumble.
Essentially, it was the perfect storm for the Ravens to win. Everything that needed to happen...
Et tu, Anna?
Nary a year since Gisele Bundchen made herself famous among sports fans for her profanity-riddled defense of her husband, Wes Welker‘s new bride has jumped into the fray. Welker’s wife, however, should get some credit for ripping the Patriots’ opponents rather than the Patriots themselves this time.
Anna Burns Welker jumped on the old Facebook after the Patriots...
Olympic legend Michael Phelps reportedly has credited Baltimore
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis with helping him rediscover his
motivation after the 2008 Beijing Games.
Greetings readers! Any of you read or hear about Wes Welker’s wife bashing the F out of “Uncle” Ray Lewis on Facebook after her husband’s team was demolished by the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday? So what if he has 6 kids from 4 different girlfriends? He’s rich beeitch. Uncle Ray can afford it. Throw in the fact he has done more for the community than 99 percent of all players...
Jim Harbaugh announced that David Akers will remain the team’s kicker despite missing a field goal against the Falcons. (NFLTR)
Bengals may look to the draft to find a backup quarterback for next season. (NFLTR)
Browns CEO Joe Banner mentioned that he viewed hiring Chip Kelly as their HC as too big of a “gamble.” (Sports Illustrated)
The Ravens will leave Foxboro, Massachusetts with an AFC Conference Championship trophy and a weeping, highly-respected leader, Ray Lewis.
The teary-eyed leader has a chance to now retire from the game with a Super Bowl ring, the same way John Elway, Jerome Bettis, and Michael Strahan did after their illustrious careers.
“Give the Ravens credit, they’re a good football team....