17 years later, Ray Lewis’ influence and leadership on the Baltimore Ravens is stronger than ever. The future Hall of Famer is focused on winning one more game, the biggest game for him in 13 years, and he’s making sure everyone is the locker room has their sights on that goal.

According to Ryan Mink of the team’s official website, when CBS’s crew came to The Castle on Wednesday to shoot head shots and pregame interviews, Lewis told them to put away an non-engraved Lombardi Trophy that was brought as a prop.

CBS Associate Director Cory Fishman said Ray Lewis laid down an order that nobody was going to be shot with the trophy. Not touching it, not around it, NOTHING.

Lewis later told the network (not these exact words … and believe me, they’re powerful words that you’ll want to tune in to hear) that they hadn’t earned the Lombardi yet. So they didn’t deserve it.

I love it. Keep these guys focused. They’ve made it, but they haven’t won it yet. One more game.

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  1. I’m a big believer in not jinxing things, so I think this is a great move deciding not to pose with the Trophy!
    That said, I wish just one of my approximately 219 calls to 1.888.848.BIRD had been answered yesterday so I couldda got better Opening Day tickets than the crappy seats I got this morning…

    • @Top 25 Finalist
       At least you have seats.  I can;t get any of my buddies to get me a single ticket.

      • @9inchnails  @Top 25 Finalist Chowman will give you anything you want , as long as you play ‘tummy stick’ with him,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  2. I am a believer. I believe Ray and company will have plenty of chances to pose with the Lombardi around 11:00 Eastern time, 3 February.

  3. I would love to see the Ravens win this baby,,,,,,,it will be difficult , if they can harness their young Q-back , it will be done,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it they do not control Colin , it will be a very long day,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,now you have the true facts people , live with them………………………..

    • @JimmyDundalk
       I can’t see Capernick beating us…I can see Gore tearing up the defense, the way Spy use to tear up sandboxes back in the ’70’s.

  4. MY girlfriends were told not to touch it,,,,,,,,,,but that didn;t stop them , thankgod……………

    • @JimmyDundalk
      Did they have a problem finding it or did Mystery man let it go?
       When they touched it , did it immediately go limp?

      • @9inchnails actually when they touched it they referred to  God,,,,,,,,,,,,they all said ‘oh my god’ it’s soooooooooooooooooooo big…

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