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[News] The Caw: Front Row At Ray's Retirement

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Ray Lewis was replying to my question and looking at me while saying this is his ‘last ride.’

[url=http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/The-Caw-Front-Row-At-Rays-Retirement/2b660069-e3d8-4d94-8bb7-df8275853593]View the full article[/url]
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i want to see domination by all 3 phases in these playoffs. destroy everyone ravens!!
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Ray Rice almost looked in tears on the news last night, I know how he feels. We all knew this was coming and my butt is going to be in my seat at 1215 on Sunday!
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There are events in life you might be aware of that they'll happen, you may even know the exact date and time, you may have a long time to let it sink in, to prepare yourself to the moment - and you know all the way it's gonna be just as bad and painful as if it was coming out of the blue. This is such an event for any Ravens-fan. If you looked at the big picture, you could easily deduce that this might be his last home game, since retiring at the end of the season was an ever more likely scenario. But making it official still hurts.

But that's how it always is, isn't it?

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I'm glad its out before his last game (s). That stadium is going to be electrifying and the LOUDEST it has ever been.
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The impact of this announcement has been felt. It's been over 24 hours and it has been met with the appropriate reflection on the gravity of the situation.

Further reflection will be warranted after his run is done. Now, it is time to put it aside and give complete focus on the task at hand and that is getting a super bowl for Ray, Ed, all the Ravens, the city and all of its fans.
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I think the noise at M&T this weekend will top any other field in the league. 12th man starts the Ravens on their course for a 4 game win streak!!! It would be awesome (but not likely) if the Bengals and Ravens could make it to the AFC Title Game to be hosted right here.
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Damn, I feel like a part of me is gone. No one has ever had a Raven Season without Ray. I so wish I was going to be able to be there, at leaset even be in the city. Give him the send off he deserves. A shut out and a win!
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It's not a retirement in the traditional sense. It's a new chapter. The new Ray Lewis.
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[quote name='propjoe' timestamp='1357252777' post='1288445']
I think the noise at M&T this weekend will top any other field in the league. 12th man starts the Ravens on their course for a 4 game win streak!!! It would be awesome (but not likely) if the Bengals and Ravens could make it to the AFC Title Game to be hosted right here.
[/quote]Man don't ever say never... It feels like 2000 again...Man, can you feel that Fire!!!! Lets go Ravens !!!
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[quote name='bioLarzen' timestamp='1357250557' post='1288410']
There are events in life you might be aware of that they'll happen, you may even know the exact date and time, you may have a long time to let it sink in, to prepare yourself to the moment - and you know all the way it's gonna be just as bad and painful as if it was coming out of the blue. This is such an event for any Ravens-fan. If you looked at the big picture, you could easily deduce that this might be his last home game, since retiring at the end of the season was an ever more likely scenario. But making it official still hurts.

But that's how it always is, isn't it?

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[/quote]yea, and it still sux!!
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Ray, if you read this, you're the reason Im a Ravens fan and the reason I started watching football. Its gone beyond that, you make me want to be a better person, more than I am and I thank you for that. As I always say, there are only 52 seconds in a Ray Lewis minute because its that intense. Can we all live with passion 52 seconds at a time?

My only regret is that I never got a chance to meet you and shake your hand. Never too late.
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When the video starts up on the home page, and it said "you could be the greatest" and had a picture of Ray smiling im not even gona lie, I lost it a little bit. Ive been a Ravens fan since I started watching football 4 years ago, and I always knew Ray would have to retire but I never wanted it to be true. If its this hard for me to see Baltimore without him, I couldnt even comprehend how it most feel for the fans of like 10 years. Its been a day since he has announced he will retire and it still feels like a dream... Ill miss you Ray so dang much.
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I knew it was to come but its funny but when it do happen it is strange to see him go just like J.O. Ray will be sorely miss not only for the team ,city but the whole football world Love you Ray.
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Great job Ryan.Thank you for allowing us into your world when the world stood still.Ray Lewis has inspired me to be a better person all the way around.His words throughout the years have and will continue to echo in my head.We have to root,cheer,yell,ad fight right beside our team on this ride.They will be effected more than us.Time for us to be there for them.They have always been there for us."One family,One team,One heart,One dream"
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[quote name='Bernie Mc1953' timestamp='1357272072' post='1288857']
Win one for Ray guys.
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Hell no - win [b]four [/b]for Ray ;)

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It won't be the same without 52 out there. Greatest football player that I have ever seen. God bless you Ray, thank you for giving us all you all every day.
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I was 9 when I became a Ravens fan, the same year Ray Lewis was drafted in '96. I'm now 25...

I'm sure a lot of you feel the same way, and this is just a game we watch, but I feel like I've grown up with Ray Lewis as a part of my life. And when you say Ray Lewis, you're not just talking about a man, he's an institution, a state of mind, a way of life. He is larger than life and made Sunday's feel that way as well. No matter what was going on with the world you could watch his actions or listen to his words and feel as if no problem or action was too big to be conquered.

It's crazy to feel that way about a man you've never even met, but I've never known football or Ravens without Ray Lewis. The Ravens have never known the Ravens without Ray Lewis. This is going to be tough.

GET THE MAN A SUPERBOWL... and then let him impact his own children the way he's impacted all of us. They deserve him now.
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I can't imagine what it would have been like to be at the conference and to hear those words spoken for the first time. The legend and legacy of Baltimore is coming to an end.
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That's so sad man I'm going to miss ray so much I just feel like he always needs to be on the sidelines at a ravens game
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