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The news of Ravens legendary middle linebacker Ray Lewis' upcoming retirement triggered plenty of strong reactions around the league. Respect, homage and sadness were all expressed upon learning that the defensive icon will walk away from the game...
The Baltimore SunRavens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he would retire at season’s end. He is one of the greatest linebackers to lace them up. Here is what other media outlets are saying about Lewis this morning. --- Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports...
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What our reporters and columnists are saying about Ray Lewis announcing his retirement today: Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The timing on Ray Lewis' announcement, to me, is overblown. After 17 mostly dominant seasons, he has earned the right to go out however...
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There is really only one more appropriate ending for the Ravens' Ray Lewis, and that won't come for another five years when he takes his place in the NFL Hall of Fame as the greatest middle linebacker ever. Lewis, 37, made the announcement Wednesday...
In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal. If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it. "What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...
Manti Te'o's crazy, whirlwind of a week ended just the way he wanted: with the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. It was only a year ago when Te'o announced he was returning to play at Notre Dame during the ceremony at the...
In the early 1970s, the older kids in my neighborhood wore Dick Butkus "51" jerseys. I had to go to NFL Films to learn what all the fuss was about. The only Butkus I saw was the broken-down linebacker in his final two years. History repeats itself. It...
Associated PressHOUSTON — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o won the Lombardi Award on Wednesday as college football’s best lineman or linebacker. Te’o, also a Heisman Trophy finalist, had 103 tackles and seven interceptions this year to help...
South Bend TribuneCall it a clean sweep for Notre Dame and the Butkus awards. Irish senior linebacker Manti Te’o on Monday was named the winner of the 28th annual collegiate Butkus Award while Irish commit Jaylon Smith was named the winner of the high school Butkus...
The Chicago Tribune's Silver Football, awarded annually to the best in the Big Ten since 1924, pre-dates the Heisman Trophy by 11 years. Red Grange of Illinois was the first recipient and Jay Berwanger of Chicago won it in 1935, the year he was named the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Somehow it was perfect that the number the Bears put on the scoreboard was the same as the one they retired in honor of Dick Butkus, the linebacker celebrated as the most feared man in football during his Hall of Fame career. A...
Blogging with Bill WhiteBefore I get to a classic NFL Films clip in tribute to the late Steve Sabol, who died Tuesday, I'll share another Grammar Police photo sent to me by one of our readers. The guy who sent it in had......
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