Found January 17, 2013 on
Ok, so the Bengals are out. However, NFL football is still going on and like us, most of you will be watching.
Who do you root for?
Personally I am torn. Part of me wants to root for the Ravens. My reasoning is that they are a division opponent and whats good for the division is good for the Bengals. The Bengals will get to play them twice next season and it would be nice to beat a super bowl team twice next year. I do not want to root for Ray Lewis. I am just tired of this guy, and will be happy when he retires.
I only would root for the Pats for a couple reasons. My wife’s uncle is a huge fan and if they win it means the Ravens lose. However, I am as tired of this team as I am of Ray Lewis. Probably jealousy, but it is what it is.
On the NFC side there is more interesting story lines.
Atlanta. I like Tony Gonzales, a lot. After 16 years in the league he has finally won a playoff game. He is one of the great tight ends and a ring could not go to someone more deserving.
San Fran. I like Colin Kaepernick. This is a QB I was high on for the Bengals when he was in the draft and I really like the way he plays. A mobile guy with a strong arm, he is fun to watch.
If you are in a place where you could make a wager, think about a parlay bet and pick the winner of both games. It may turn watching teams that you don’t care about into teams you do care about.
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Last Friday night, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel paid tribute to Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who is retiring from the NFL at the end of the team's postseason run, with a laser light show on the front of the hotel.
Between 5:30pm and 9pm, the laser images displayed across 15 floors of the building, alternating between the number 52 and an animated version of Lewis...
The Baltimore police department put together a video to show support for the Ravens as they head to New England to face the Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship playoff game. In addition to the cops having some important messages for the Patriots, we watch them imitate the Ray Lewis pregame dance.
The video features special messages to the police department from Ravens stars...
We have all been planning for Ray Lewis to play in his last game for the last few weeks, maybe we should stop? People in the Boston are pretty confident that the New England Patriots will be able to do what the Broncos and Colts failed to do in previous weeks, and end the career of the Baltimore Ravens legendary linebacker. They are so confident that they are counting down the days...
This season will be the last for future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis. He made the announcement just prior to the Ravens' playoff run. That run has led them through the first two rounds and into the AFC Championship Game against New England.To help honor Lewis' colorful career, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel is currently displaying a light show featuring his...
I have to admit this is pretty funny.
I don’t think the game will be a blow out, the Ravens and Patriots always play close games. If the Ravens win this will be a lot of wasted money.
For those who are fans of when Tom Brady gets worked up and starts calling out his fellow Patriots, the unfiltered version of such passion will be on full display Sunday.
Ray Lewis has brought emotion and intensity to every game he’s ever played, but it’s been at another level for the last two games, now that Lewis has announced that he is retiring once this season is over. With...
It's been news conference day today, ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens, a day which will hopefully be known as "Ray Lewis's Last Game". And it will be the last game between Lewis and Tom Brady, a match up which has always been great. And we know Brady and Lewis respect the heck out of each other...
Ray Lewis’ powerful locker room speech from last year’s heart-tearing loss in the AFC Championship at the hands of the New England Patriots included the prospects of holding heads high, getting back to work, and returning to the very same position this season.Despite the incredible odds against accomplishing such a feat, the Ravens defeated the top seeded Broncos, 38-35, in Denver...
REGULAR SEASON: 168-86-1 (66%)
I can't believe I'm making this selection, but I just have a feeling the Ravens are on that kind of roll the Giants had last year. The return of many players including Ray Lewis has really rejuvenated this team. I don't have a big write-up on this one because logic does indeed point to the Patriots...
The New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens have become familiar foes in recent years. In their nine meetings to date, the Patriots appear to have a significant advantage with a 7-2 record. But it is the more recent games that are troubling:In their lone meeting during the 2012 season, the Ravens squeezed by the Patriots by a single point.At the end of the 2011 season, the...