Saint or Devil: The Two Sides of Ray Lewis

When Ray Lewis, linebacker for The Baltimore Ravens announced his retirement last Wednesday,everyone seemed to fall all over
themselves with tributes, accolades, and unmitigated praise.
Don’t get me wrong ; Ray Lewis was the best middle linebacker to play in the NFL. That’s my opinion. Okay?
Ray Lewis was/is a very flawed and cunning human being.
Am i the only one who remembers what went on down in Atlanta in the BuckHead section durning Super Bowl 35?
A double murder took place of which Ray Lewis was present and lied to law enforcement.

Ray Lewis was arrested. He stood trial and was eventually acquitted. No harm no foul. Case closed, right? Wrong!
That was the conclusion that Ray’s employers; the NFL and Baltimore Ravens came to.
Neither organization bothered to properly punish Lewis.Hefty fine? Probation? Seriously? Give me a break.
Ray Lewis has plenty of money and what good does probation do when you still have your freedom to come and go and do as
you please???

So Ray Lewis turned to the one thing that most folks (fools) always fall for: Religion. Yes. RayRay found God.
I will not get on my soapbox about religion but by Lewis turning to this old time honored remedy he was able to put that ugly
episode in the rearview mirror,make Pro Bowls, and make football pundits and gullible fans forget anything ever happened.
Ray Lewis sucker punched everyone and may have gotten away with murder…

A Few Thoughts About Johnny Manziel

I watched the Cotton Bowl last night between Oklahoma and Texas A&M. I was expecting a great game but it was anything but.
It was a beat down. An epic butt whooping.
While i was watching Johnny Manziel take apart the Sooners i thought back to that afternoon of November 10, 2012 at Bryant-Denney Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Johnny Football did pretty much the same thing to my Crimson Tide. Every since that game i have been trying to hate this kid.
Hell i’ll even admit to despising Johnny at some point. WHY? You might ask.
For one thing i didn’t think that he was any good. What was up with all the hype? Who the hell was paying any attention to the AGGIES anyway? Boy was i wrong about Johnny and his team.
Johnny Manziel proved to be the best player in the country (Heisman) and the Aggies can play with any team in the nation and
can beat any team they play.
The thing that i have been most impressed with is how poised and dignified Johnny Footb..all Heisman is for a 19 year old young
man. How many superstar athletes that you know that are so together and respectful at such a young age?
I saw an interview with Johnny’s parents so i’m thinking he had a pretty good upbringing.
Also i give a lot of credit to Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin. He is dignified and a leader of men.

Johnny Manziel has another 3 years at least left to terrorize the SEC and the rest of College Football. My Crimson Tide has to face
him and the Aggies a lot. That makes me mad and scared.
Even though i like the way Johnny Manziel carries himself i will always find a way to hate him when he squares off against The
Tide…..