Lewis won't be the only player at SB XLVII

Lewis won't be the only player at SB XLVII

Posted by Bob LeGere on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 01:09
It’s a Ravens-49ers Super Bowl. Great. Now we all have to endure two more weeks of revolting pap regarding “the great” Ray Lewis and his impending retirement. Never has a person so undeserving of admiration received more of it from the national media and especially the TV nitwits. The best thing about the Super Bowl is that it will hopefully be the last time any of us have to watch Lewis and his idiotic dance. Compared to that, it’ll almost be a pleasure to watch the Whining Harbaugh Bros., as they gyrate, moan, complain and feign outrage along the sidelines every time a call goes against their team. It makes one long for the days of the stoic Plastic Man, Tom Landry. But I digress. Back to the infatuation with Lewis. It’s almost as if there aren’t 52 other players on the Ravens’ roster. It’s all about the 17-year veteran linebacker. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer for sure, but enough is enough. In case it gets lost in the rush to immortalize Lewis, Ravens QB Joe Flacco has thrown 8 TD passes and zero interceptions in the current postseason. He now has 6 postseason victories on the road, which is more than anyone in NFL history, and he’s only in his fifth season. That’s more postseason victories on the road than Joe Montana, Steve Young, Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady, who looked positively mediocre Sunday and as if he were afraid of being touched by anyone in a Ravens jersey. Oh by the way, the Ravens’ Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith are pretty decent receivers, and Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce can run the ball a little bit. All of them are much more responsible for the Ravens’ postseason success than the overrated and way-past-his-prime Lewis, but they get pushed into his shadow. And that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to be inundated by a deluge of tributes to Lewis. Hopefully when Super Bowl XLVII ends, Lewis will go far away and never come back. We’ve all seen enough of him.
Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our or terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.