Danah and I enjoyed the Super Bowl tonight at a small party with two couple friends.
Weirdly, Danah and I both respected and appreciated the 49ers big time last year, and most of this year. That is until their Coach benched Alex Smith following his injury. It was an absolute jerk move to make against a player who was playing well enough to not even have come close to losing his job.
But once the Patriots and Packers were out, we knew who we were for.
Ravens all the way.
Ravens because the 49ers coach is a jerk.
Ravens because we love Ray Lewis.
Ray Lewis has reminded me of Reggie White for a long time and while I know there are plenty of haters against him, I say let the past go and forgive the man. He’s influenced and inspired millions, myself included. Big time, in fact.
One of the things Shaolin Kung Fu teaches is livign in the moment, and few people live in the moment — and with as much passion — as Ray Lewis. It’s something we could all learn from him.
You only have this moment, right now, once. Seize it. Breathe it. Live it.
So, with that, here’s a couple of Ray Lewis tribute clips. Watch them and get fired up. Get off your ass, let out a war cry, and get after your goals.
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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