Wow has it been a slow week. I hope you aren’t nearly as bored as we are here. Ugh. I can’t believe we’ve been talking about Ray Lewis all week. Here we go yet again.
I think its really a simple subject. Sports is all about the fans, no doubt about it. We buy the tickets, we sit in the seats, we cheer for the players, we buy the merchandise, the beer, the hot dogs, etc. The saying of the week has undoubtedly been “This is a business.”
So, the NFL isn’t entertainment for fans? No sir. Nope. Not according to Ray Lewis. This is a business.
I guess we have to remember that. Let’s not get personal, right?
Was it a business in January of 2000 when Ray Lewis was indicted for murder and aggressive assault? I guess it was a business when Ray was acquitted of the murder charges after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice and was sentenced to a year of probation and fined an NFL record 250,000.
I suppose that after all his trouble when Baltimore opened its arms to Ray it was strictly business to him.
Ray led the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory the next season. An eye for an eye I suppose. I guess it was all business then.
If Ray is going to forget about all that history then I’ll see this as a business. You’ve been in the league for 13 years and maybe its time the face of the Ravens franchise changed to the man behind center.