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Ravens great Ray Lewis makes all-time Super Bowl team


Ravens great Ray Lewis makes all-time Super Bowl team

Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been named to the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team, chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame board of selectors. Lewis was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXV when the Ravens routed the Giants, 34-7, and he closed his career in Super Bowl XLVII when the Ravens defeated the 49ers, 34-31.

Here’s the entire team, chosen for best overall career performance in the Super Bowl:


QB – Joe Montana

RB – Franco Harris, Emmitt Smith

WR – Jerry Rice, Lynn Swann

TE – Jay Novacek

OT – Forrest Gregg, Art Shell

G – Larry Allen, Gene Upshaw

C – Mike Webster


DE – Charles Haley, Reggie White

DT – Joe Greene, Randy White

OLB – Jack Ham, Lawrence Taylor

ILB – Jack Lambert, Ray Lewis

CB – Mel Blount, Deion Sanders

S – Ronnie Lott, Jake Scott


K – Adam Vinatieri

KR, PR – Desmond Howard

P – Ray Guy


Chuck Noll

Not a bad lineup. And Lewis got more love for his Super Bowl performances from the Hall of Fame board than he did from his current employer, ESPN. A recent ESPN ranking which had Lewis at No. 39 among the top 50 players in the game’s history.

I'm sure Lewis agrees more with the Hall of Fame board's thinking.

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.

The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School. 

In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.

17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon. 

Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.


“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.

“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.

The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.

Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.

This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.