Lewis’ last ride a rocky one
NEW ORLEANS – A lot of this Super Bowl was going to be about Ray Lewis anyway, even before strange tales of deer-antler spray and magic hologram chips came to light. He made sure of it by starting his retirement tour early, and bringing along the dances and inspirational speeches that TV cameras eat up.
If his oratorical skills are great, so, too, is the player. His teammates love him as much for what he does in the locker room as on the field. Fans in Baltimore might one day even erect a statue to his greatness.
Seventeen years fronting one of the most dominating defenses in the NFL should be enough to get him in the Hall of Fame. A Super Bowl win on Sunday would give him a second ring to cherish the rest of his life.