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Statue for Lewis?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Kaika, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Kaika

    Kaika Have a Good Day Pilgrims

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    Give me a friggin break. They're going to erect a statue of Ray Lewis in Balt.???

    You have got to be kidding me. Without going into it I'm just flabbergasted.:confused:
  2. CitySlicker202

    CitySlicker202 Member

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    Aside from the personal matters of Ray Lewis....he has quite simply leap-frogged Cal Ripken Jr. as Maryland's most beloved athlete (and deservedly so). The statue thing I'd hold off until he's passed on though (see Joe Paterno).
  3. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Benched

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    Maybe the statue thing reflects we worship jocks and entertainers too much in general.

    In a hundred years, will our grandchildren remember some rock star or Steve Jobs?
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    ^probably neither
  5. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    Perfect fit for a city with a high murder rate.
  6. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Benched

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    Another sad commentary is our school kids know more about Lady Gaga than the inventor of the world-wide-web: Timothy-Berners Lee.

    We don't just suffer junk food, but junk knowledge.
  7. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I'm not sure about passing Ripken, but Lewis is an icon for Baltimore.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, to be fair, no one man created the Web. It was really more of a community effort between DOE and DOD.

    However, on the whole, I do agree with your point in general.
  9. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Philly has a statue of Rocky Balboa... at least the Ravens are making a statue of a real human being...
  10. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    That's debatable.
  11. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    See there u go bringing common sense to a thread. :eek::
  12. Shadowy329

    Shadowy329 Member

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    Wish I'd come on the board earlier i was going to say the same thing until I scrolled down and there it was.

    As for Balt putting up a Lewis statue I see no problem with it. Everyone has made mistakes in their past some far worse than others but it's all about what you do after those mistakes that matter and he's done alot for Baltimore and is pretty much the face of the city for years now there aren't many people that don't at least know the name and that's including even the most casual of sports fans.
  13. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Benched

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    I do believe in giving a man a 2nd chance, turn a new leaf, etc, etc.

    I'm not getting into if Lewis was actually an accomplice or not - just have not looked into that enough to comment - God (and Lewis, couple of others) only knows

    I will comment that the attention he brings to himself is what's annoying....the life he is professing to lead is among other things is putting others before him - that would include keeping a low profile and less of attentionmongering.

    Speaking for myself, I just want to be known as a decent guy - the statues leans towards worship. On the extreme, just don't understand why a Kim Sung ill (sp) needed worship. Besides, in America we are so open we are going to find everybody's shortcomings.
  14. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    will it include tombstones of the guys he murdered?
  15. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Well-Known Member

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    They are probably doing this so they can somewhat erase the history they had in Cleveland and make a statement saying Ray Lewis was the start of the franchise.
  16. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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  17. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Currently the steelers have a serial rapist as the face of their franchise.

    Ours is Jerry.

  18. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    Silly to put up a statue at this point.

    I always feel like this is something you wait on for 5 years or so.

    Jordan walking into the arena with a statue of him in front of it.... is simply stupid that soon.
  19. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Why are you crying about this? The City of Baltimore and the Ravens fan base loves Ray Lewis. He's a legend point blank, the greatest middle linebacker of all time.
  20. Kaika

    Kaika Have a Good Day Pilgrims

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    Greatest???? You must be kidding.

    And OJ is the best running back.


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