Sugar Ray Lewis?
In what was arguably the most entertaining albeit bizarre Super Bowls in recent memory, the Baltimore Ravens were able to overcome a heroic second half resurgence by the feisty San Francisco 49ers to win their second Vince Lombardi trophy and in doing so allowed Ray Lewis to end his Hall of Fame career with a bang.
In a game filled with many firsts such as a faceoff between sibling Head Coaches John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers respectively, and a bizarre 34 minute power outage at the New Orleans Superdome, the Baltimore Ravens were seemingly turning the 2013 incarnation of the Super Bowl into a complete laugher when they charged to a 28 – 6 lead. I for one was so certain of the inevitability of a Ravens win as I watched Jacoby Jones scamper for an NFL record 108 yard kickoff return to start the second half that I was literally preparing to go to bed. Suddenly the lights went off in the Super Dome however and things began to get quite interesting.
Upon resumption of the game, the resilient 49ers came charging back with a vengeance and put themselves in a position to possibly steal victory from the jaws of defeat but fell just short in the end due to some clutch defensive play by Ray Lewis and his determined cohorts.
Equally impressive was the Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco who completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards, three touchdowns and was awarded game MVP honors for his exemplary performance in the 34 – 31 Ravens win. As a consequence of his Super Bowl exploits, he should do quite well for himself financially during his upcoming contract talks being that he is a now free agent.
As for the retiring Ray Lewis? What more can be said about him that his play on the field has not expounded upon time and time again over his stellar 17 year NFL career. This man gave his all every time he stepped foot between the sidelines and through his exhortation and personal work ethic was able to bring out the very best in not only himself but his teamates as well. Thanks for the memories Ray Lewis. You will certainly be remembered as one of my top five linebackers of all time. Twenty years from now when football pundits mention the name of Lawrence Taylor, Jack Lambert, Dick Butkus, and Mike Singletary, your name will surely be interjected into the conversation with the same respect and admiration given to the aforementioned legends of the gridiron. Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors.
Dean Nazaru McCray
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