In response to BostonProSportsLover's comment:
once i read the Contrarian lived in Baltimore, I too decided to move here about a year ago to breathe the same air and to follow in his path just like muhammedians going to mecca in tow of the great prophet or some going to jerusalem for theirs... these fans are jacked! the team brought out the lombardi from 2001 to pump up the team and the fans today... while it was there, ray-strong comes out and orders it out of the facility and then holds a press conference to condemn it from ever being set there in the first place. he went on to rightfully state that he too had earned that trophy along with all the guys with their names enscribed and that noone on this current team ever had. if they want theirs they'll have to bring their A-game to new orleans and take one on their own merit. but noone will be taking pictures with it or touching it.. period! then he went on to state that he would not be addressing any sentimenal or retirement questions from now on. all about the present and the conquering of the lombardi.
love or hate this man, he's great spokesman and someone i would have loved to have had on my team. i was around the boston area for all the pats' rings and i do feel these boys are on to something special. destinty-bound if you will.. fate has smiled on them like us in 2001, some how some way.. they are returning with their lombardi. ray will have an interception and/or a sack or a fumble recovery while leading his team in sacks and helping to contain colin k.. even if flacco throws for 500 yards, ray is winning that mvp for inspiring flacco to his performance.. can't lose!
no flacco and rice are but ray will take the ring and go out on top quite happily