Ravens at Steelers      Game Rewind      Pro Bowl Voting   

Jump to content


Photo

[News] Ray Lewis Announces His Retirement


  • Please log in to reply
165 replies to this topic

#1 BR News

BR News

    Hall of Famer

  • Guests
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,632 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

This Sunday’s game could be Ray Lewis’ last after 17 years in the league.

View the full article
  • 0

#2 Ravens804

Ravens804

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 601 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

I-Feel-Sorry-For-The-Colts
  • 13

#3 deathonwings52

deathonwings52

    Practice Squad

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 45 posts

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

My fiance is wondering why I'm getting emotional about Ray retiring? I told her, the Ravens are going to the super bowl baby.....if I feel the way I feel , just imagine how the players and coaches feeling right now....we may not win it but we're going!!

Edited by Grapple Raven, 02 January 2013 - 02:48 PM.
Profanity

  • 6

#4 sami

sami

    MVP

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,961 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

I felt a sinking in the pit of my stomach when I read the headline and tears are making this hard to type. I knew it would happen someday and this is probably the best time to annouce it, little more incentive, but its hard to hear.

Edited by Grapple Raven, 02 January 2013 - 02:49 PM.
Profanity

  • 8

#5 drillem

drillem

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 819 posts

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

A career that will be remembered. I hope he has some function within the organization going forward or at least is a frequent vistitor. He will be missed.
  • 1

#6 globugg

globugg

    Practice Squad

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 42 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

We knew it had to happen sometime, but it still seems too soon! Thank you for all the many great years, Ray! Baltimore is proud to be your football home - come back and visit. Now, before he goes, it's time to win 4more for B'more!
  • 4




#7 ravenscavecreek

ravenscavecreek

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 134 posts

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Greatest linebacker of our time, hands down.
  • 3

#8 RavenLunatic

RavenLunatic

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ravens Nation

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

If I could get out on the field for this postseason and win one more SB for you Ray, I would.

Ray Lewis - 52
Forevermore
  • 7

#9 Mystigo_Dragon

Mystigo_Dragon

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,305 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Maryland

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Sad day but a glad day too!

The "General" has fought the good fight and deserves his decision! I am happy that he can now move on with his stated desire to return to his high school Alma Mater in Florida and coach football and mentor young men!

His coaching and mentoring has been much appreciated here with the Ravens!

God Speed, Ray "Sugar" Lewis!!!
  • 4

#10 Nick04263

Nick04263

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 634 posts

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

Anything less than full effort this Sunday from every player would be shocking. I feel like going out there and giving it full effort just after reading this and imagining myself in the locker room when it was announced.
  • 2

#11 Blacknpurpletilldeath

Blacknpurpletilldeath

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 475 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:PA, USA

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

Wow... what a great individual and will always be that Rolemodel for all young present and future ravens players and with that a rolemodel for all NFL players coming in, hes set the standard of being a raven and will always be a legend and future hall of famer 1st ballot without a doubt, hope this gives the team a morale boost to take it all the way just for Ray, you will be missed on the field Sugar Ray, hopefully he can be a coach with the ravens!
  • 0




#12 da#1ravensfan

da#1ravensfan

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 406 posts

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

The Greatest Defensive Player and Leader of All-Time!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 9

#13 Ragin'Raven

Ragin'Raven

    Pro Bowler

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,192 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Reisterstown

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

As difficult as it is to understand, I applaud him for realizing the right time to walk away from the game. Faith, family, football. He's given almost two decades to the NFL, and most of his life to football. Now it's time to fully invest, 100%, into an area of his life that means more to him than I'm sure football ever did; family and off the field work. Congratulations, Ray Lewis, you deserve to walk into the next phase of your life! :)
  • 12

I'm a mama of three boys. Nothing scares or disgusts me anymore. 


#14 RavensFanThick&Thin

RavensFanThick&Thin

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 680 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Owings Mills

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Even though we all knew is was coming soon, every true Ravens fan had a tear shed on the inside from this news. Shout out to the G.O.A.T, you will be immortalized in Baltimore!

52 Forever!
  • 0

#15 Bruce_Almty

Bruce_Almty

    Pro Bowler

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,147 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Thank you Ray for the memories. We Love You and Wish You the Best in the Future
  • 3

#16 balfan23

balfan23

    MVP

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,005 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chapel Hill, NC

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

I know about Pagano's story. It is a worthy story, but we have our own stories. Let's not forget that we started this season with a tribute to the late Art Modell and are wearing an emblem on our jerseys in his honor. Now, we have the greatest ILB to ever play the game set to retire and we want him to go out on top.

I know no one else around the NFL is going to care, because both Modell and Lewis have long since been villains in this league and in the media. But it matters to us. Embrace the bad boy mentality. C'mon Ravens - get out and win it all this year - for Art, for Ray as well as for yourselves and for the city and fans who support you.

GO RAVENS!
  • 18




#17 cvilleraven

cvilleraven

    Practice Squad

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 33 posts

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Sad day in Baltimore, but we all knew it would happen. Let's just hope the team can get into New Orleans for his retirement party!
  • 4

#18 Ravenfanatic22

Ravenfanatic22

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 99 posts

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

wow u will never see a player come around like this again in our lifetime. this is making me tear up
  • 3

#19 Blackbird11

Blackbird11

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 202 posts

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Let's go all the way to New Orleans this year. For Ray.
  • 5

#20 Malkavian Raven

Malkavian Raven

    Hoosier Daddy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,273 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

I got all excited when I saw the playoff video start on the homepage... watched it, loved it... little did I know it underneath was a deep, dark and nasty secret...

I love you, Sugar Ray... just not today... I'll love you again tomorrow after I've had a chance to digest this.

Ugh... I need a drink.

And a PSA to the other 52-mighty-men on the roster; don't screw this up!!
  • 1

WE RAISE OUR HEAVY GLASS TO YOU IN OUR INDESTRUCTIBLE DAYS
login.png
MAY HEAVENS CALL TO YOU, MAY STARS ALIGN AND LIGHT YOUR WAY





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users