Re: Blowhard Ray Lewis Being Called Out
posted at 9/25/2013 12:21 PM EDT
In response to TripleOG's comment:
Ok, so yea its kind of tooting your own horn when you call out a team for not having a leader, knowing YOU were the leader there for the last 15 years. I could see why they would be rubbed the wrong way, but I will ask? IS he Wrong? Why is he a blowhard for being right? Call him whatever you want, but he didnt lie. He works for espn now and I cant understand why others dont understand people have a job to do. If you sell cars, you are gonna LIE to get sales. He is actually telling the truth.
RESPONSE: He's not right...unless you're going to take the position that every time there's an off-field incident involving a player, that the reason for it is a "lack of leadership". Is that how you feel?
This is no different than Rusty busting a gasket because Rodney failed to "Call out Brady for his Horrible postseasons"
RESPONSE: Totally irrelevant...apples and oranges. Lewis wasn't calling out a player or players for performing poorly...he was talking about an off field incident.
These guys work for ESPN, CBS, etc They dont work for their Former teams so why should he care what they think?
RESPONSE: So...because he now works for ESPN, it's okay for him to make self serving statements, that are wrong? Why is it off limits to criticize him for doing this? Again: If you're going to point a finger and scream lack of leadership because of a bad off-field incident, are you going to fault the Patriots for "lack of leadership" due to the Aaron Hernandez situation, too?
Folks, There comes a time when we need to stop looking to blame others for why bad off-field acts are committed, and instead place the blame where it belongs...on those who actually commit the bad acts.
are you serious right now? Let me clarify for you. I posted on the subject since you brought it our attention. IF not I would NEVER know about ANY of these things. You know Why? I DONT WACTH ESPN! I dont care what anybody has to say on tv about football. I WATCH FOOTBALL.
RESPONSE: Well...why are you commenting about a situation that you admittedly know nothing about?
I love the Game. I hate the sidebar stuff and people putting athletes lives under microscopes. IN this particular instance It comes as like rusty. Hating a player and finding more reasons to. I dont spend my days hating people and have no malice in my heart. Im not gonna JUDGE him from afar. ALL I did is say he was right.
RESPONSE: First off, you compare me to Rusty...the ultimate insult on this forum (LOL!!). Next, you accuse me of acting out of hate for Lewis.While it's true that I don't like the guy, I don't hate him. But, he is a famous player...and one that, other than in Baltimore, is not well liked. You said he was right. Why do you think he was right?
I didnt say whatever happened on some party bus(really, a party bus for a 34 y/o, thats why I dont look for this shyt) was the direct result of Ray not being there but If you can sit here and say the Ravens HAVENT lost any leadership After 2 hall of famers who were known to be 2 of the best students in the game have departed, you are delusional just like Rusty.
RESPONSE: There you go again, comparing me to Russ! But, you're changing the topic. The issue isn't whether the Ravens lost leadership when they lost Lewis and Reed, it is whether an bad off-field incident involving a player is a sign of "lack of leadership". That what this blowhard is saying. And, because he used to be the team leader, he implies that if he were still there, that this wouldn't have happened.
AND like Rusty you had to bring up Hernandez in a "see why dont people say bad things about x,y.z" It makes you look like a litte tattle tale. I love you report cards and what u do on here but leave the side bar stuff alone. If you let it consume you, YOU look like the fool. Let the man live. He doesnt play anymore.
RESPONSE: There you go again, comparing me to Rusty. Sorry, but you chose to comment on an issue that you admittedly knew nothing about. After being called on it, you tried to save face by turning the issue into whether the Ravens lost leadership when they lost Lewis and Reed...and then say that I look like a fool? After reading your illogical arguments and your name calling...you have a nerve to accuse me of being Rusty-like. Look in the mirror, pal.