That Awkward Moment When Ray Lewis Hugs Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps awkwardly hugs Rays LewisWhile perusing through some photos of the Baltimore Ravens epic nationally televised beat down of the Cincinnati Bengals, I stumbled upon this little beauty.

Retired Olympian/Baltimore native Michael Phelps ran out of the Ravens tunnel on Monday night and was caught in a warm embrace with cyclist/future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis.

The 22-time Olympic medalist wasn’t the only special guest at M&T Bank Stadium though. Cal Ripken Jr., Brady Anderson, J.J. Hardy, Mark Reynolds, Matt Wieters, Jim Johnson and Adam Jones were all spotted supporting the Ravens as well.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. Dude

    September 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

    A little bro-love from .. Micheal Phelps?

  2. larryag

    September 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    not ackward at all , stop hyping stuff

  3. KDub

    September 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Nah, not awkward. Looks more like Phelps is in awe. Pretty cool shot. Didn’t know a lot of O’s players were there gettin’ some love on the big screen, too. Of course ESPN misses that on their broadcast. Ah well. Still an epic opening night!

  4. spy

    September 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    A couple of guys lovin the Baltimore sports scene , what is wrong with that,,,,,,grow up……………..