Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Football Fantasy: Ray Lewis

College League: won, 90.05-86.07 (1-0 overall, 5th place out of 12 teams)
Vermont League: lost, 124.22-101.84 (0-1, 7th out of 12)
My Player of the Week: Ray Lewis (Linebacker, Ravens) with 11 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble

Photo via Black Celebrity Giving

Ray Lewis is, to be sure, a complicated character.  The world's more interesting protagonists usually are.  On the one hand, he's one of the greatest linebackers of all-time and still a dominating force in the NFL at age 37.  On the other hand, he was indicted for murder and aggravated assault in 2000.  He plea-bargained for a misdemeanor charge in exchange for information but the case was never actually solved. So, on balance, great player?  Yes.  Great man?  Insufficient information to properly judge but hardly squeaky clean.

Regardless, he had a heck of a game against the Bengals on Monday night.


  1. On behalf of my son, who is a Steelers fan, I have to say boo, hiss :-)

    1. One of the best rivalries in football - I do understand!