This whole Ray Lewis retirement thing, this pregame dance ritual.
I confess, I don’t really get it.
The legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker played his final home game on Sunday. Stories said his appearance after returning from an injury inspired the Ravens to beat the Colts.
Why a player’s retirement announcement is supposed to make the others play harder, I don’t know. When someone retires at your workplace, does it inspire others to work harder?
I thought the idea was to play hard every down, under any circumstance.
Here’s my second NFL question of the day.
I know it’s a Lewis tradition, but how does a man poorly dancing inspire teammates? I don’t know a ton about dancing, but enough to know Ray Lewis is no Michael Jackson.
Some team stuff I understand. Haka dancing is a group deal and promotes team unity. Team chants and cheers make sense to me. But watching a guy do a dance before games?
Ray danced for me! I think I’ll snag an extra four tackles!
Lewis has been a great player and from what I can gather is a nice person. That’s where the inspiration comes from.
If it were me, I’d go get 13 tackles, as he did Sunday, and leave it at that.