Well, I have a few more points to make while this football topic is still hot. If I was anywhere else, I probably would have rooted very adamantly against the Ravens. For starters, they were the arrogant, trash-talking team going into the big game, and I’ve always rooted for the Doug Flutie soft-spoken humble type, which is exactly what the Giants were. But mostly, Ray Lewis… This guy is world class jerk. You could tell just by listening to him that he didn’t have an ounce of remorse in his body for the two dead victims in which he had at least some part in the murders of, even if he didn’t hold the knife himself. Instead, he refused to answer, asked them to change the topic, or stood up and left. Never once apologized. But we don’t care, because he brought home the trophy. Baltimore doesn’t hate Albert Belle because he’s an asshole. They hate him because he doesn’t hit home runs like he should and because he plays right field like a sick walrus. So Ray Lewis better keep on winning or the city won’t be blinded by the air of victory anymore, and we might actually see him as a person instead of a hero.
One thing I don’t agree with is the crap that Baltimore gets for having stolen a team from Cleveland. First of all, the older city folks seem to think they have the right because one got taken from us long ago. Secondly, last year’s Superbowl found the Tennessee Titans losing to the St. Louis Rams in a battle of franchises who skipped town, but nobody seemed to even mention that. Maybe it’s just because I live here that I hear it so often. Or maybe it’s because Drew Carey won’t shut up about it. Well Drew, Art Modell said he didn’t feel that he could win in Cleveland and it only took him 4 years to prove himself correct. Because Cleveland doesn’t rock. And didn’t you leave Cleveland just about the same time the Browns did? Didn’t you move to LA because you thought it was in your better business interests? Aren’t you like the world’s biggest hypocrite? You and Art are one of a kind Drew. While I’m at it, there are way too many weird dance sequences in your silly show.
Well, back to Ray Lewis. We were talking about him and the events at Atlanta last year at the start of the Superbowl…
“Well, at least he’s got an alibi this year.”
OK. I’m done with football for a while.
Quoth the Raven, “Still Standing Right Here…”