WOW. What of round of games on this Saturday. Possibly the game of the year to be honest. I am homer and a diehard Baltimore Ravens fan. As a life long fan, I have watched the franchise from the beginning. I started watching football when my family moved back to the United States when we use to live in Japan. Growing up in the greater DC area I have since the Baltimore Ravens three times. Each time the feel, excitement, passion, fire, heart, drive of one player. RAY LEWIS. Number 52. Some would call him the greatest Middle Linebacker of all time. Seeing him playing the game reminded me of the great Dick Butkus when my old man would talk of the great Chicago Bears.
I have never seen a heart and soul of a team mean so much to a city. When you always think of the Baltimore Ravens you have and will think of “Suga” Ray Lewis. He is the team, he is the city, he is the organization, the face in a league that is dominated by quarterbacks.
When I heard the news that Ray was retiring I knew this day was coming. It had been written on the walls for few years now. I wanted desperately for the Ravens to win not just for the city but for Ray. He carried the defense and the team on his back since they never have a great offense. Seeing Justin Tucker (The Rookie) boot that ball between the uprights, I cried. Tears. Tears of Joy. He is only one more step towards ending his career on a high note. I mean come on Jerome Bettis ended his career with a Super Bowl. Please Football Gods give Ray his last ring and retire into the sunset. One Last Run.