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    Re: The media only makes me want this lombardi even more



    i was just pissed that this morning i tried listening to espn radio, figured mike and mike would atleast have some nice things to say about ray, but instead got some other group. apparently they switched to cbs, with tiki barber and two others, talking about his "obstruction of justice" as opposed to his actual career. The same lack of respect when talking about our upcoming game, somehow turned to bruce arians greatness and eventually the steelers which is when i turned it off. How you go from at very worst, ONE of the greatest LBs of all time retiring to talking about his rival in a matter of minutes just proves to me youre catering to the Steelers fan base. On a day that Ray Lewis retires I dont see how youd mention the steelers unless its in passing about "all the great games in that rivalry" and leave it at that.
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    Re: The media only makes me want this lombardi even more

    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    i was just pissed that this morning i tried listening to espn radio, figured mike and mike would atleast have some nice things to say about ray, but instead got some other group. apparently they switched to cbs, with tiki barber and two others, talking about his "obstruction of justice" as opposed to his actual career. The same lack of respect when talking about our upcoming game, somehow turned to bruce arians greatness and eventually the steelers which is when i turned it off. How you go from at very worst, ONE of the greatest LBs of all time retiring to talking about his rival in a matter of minutes just proves to me youre catering to the Steelers fan base. On a day that Ray Lewis retires I dont see how youd mention the steelers unless its in passing about "all the great games in that rivalry" and leave it at that.
    Dude why even bother listening to ESPN?

    It's an outright disgrace on how the media have treated the Ravens (10-6) not just this year, but even last year when we were arguably the best overall team in the NFL. It just makes it even more disgraceful with Ray Lewis retiring, and they talk about his fucking court case all the way back in 2000, fucking morons.




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Dude why even bother listening to ESPN?

    It's an outright disgrace on how the media have treated the Ravens (10-6) not just this year, but even last year when we were arguably the best overall team in the NFL. It just makes it even more disgraceful with Ray Lewis retiring, and they talk about his fucking court case all the way back in 2000, fucking morons.
    first this wasnt espn, it was cbs, which is part of the reason it was irritating. 2 i think youre making the same point as what i was, the media is worthless/disrespectful. what would you listen to? would you prefer i listen to "the fan" (which I cant even pick up until halfway through my drive) with their insanity? If its sports radio or no radio, ill take the idiots because its something to listen to in the morning as opposed to silence.
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    Re: The media only makes me want this lombardi even more

    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    first this wasnt espn, it was cbs, which is part of the reason it was irritating. 2 i think youre making the same point as what i was, the media is worthless/disrespectful. what would you listen to? would you prefer i listen to "the fan" (which I cant even pick up until halfway through my drive) with their insanity? If its sports radio or no radio, ill take the idiots because its something to listen to in the morning as opposed to silence.
    True, but where I'm from it's impossible to get the radio stations haha, so I rely on the internet most of the time. I usually download podcasts from Sirus, that seems to be the best one.




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    Re: The media only makes me want this lombardi even more

    Why do people need the media to validate their egos?

    The media is just something that stirs up shit to make people look at it.

    That's it.

    No matter what team, player, whatever, there will be a group of media assigned to pick against them and criticize. That's the business model. They are not there to make you feel good.

    Stop looking at the TV hoping they'll blow sunshine up your team's ass all day so you can feel good about yourself . Find another way.




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    Re: The media only makes me want this lombardi even more

    Quote Originally Posted by NC Raven View Post
    Why do people need the media to validate their egos?

    The media is just something that stirs up shit to make people look at it.

    That's it.

    No matter what team, player, whatever, there will be a group of media assigned to pick against them and criticize. That's the business model. They are not there to make you feel good.

    Stop looking at the TV hoping they'll blow sunshine up your team's ass all day so you can feel good about yourself . Find another way.
    Come here with people who actually know the team haha.

    I think this board is probably as close as it gets to the FO in terms of knowing this team well and what would work or what wouldn't work. Of course that's apart from guys like Greg Cossell who are some of the best sports analysts in the world.




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    Re: The media only makes me want this lombardi even more

    Quote Originally Posted by NC Raven View Post
    Why do people need the media to validate their egos?

    The media is just something that stirs up shit to make people look at it.

    That's it.

    No matter what team, player, whatever, there will be a group of media assigned to pick against them and criticize. That's the business model. They are not there to make you feel good.

    Stop looking at the TV hoping they'll blow sunshine up your team's ass all day so you can feel good about yourself . Find another way.
    Agreed. Media is based off ratings. They do whatever it takes to drum up interest so people tune in. IE, look at Skip Bayless. He says the most off the wall crazy shit to get people to watch his show. Dude is a professional troll.




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    Re: The media only makes me want this lombardi even more

    Quote Originally Posted by NC Raven View Post
    Why do people need the media to validate their egos?

    The media is just something that stirs up shit to make people look at it.

    That's it.

    No matter what team, player, whatever, there will be a group of media assigned to pick against them and criticize. That's the business model. They are not there to make you feel good.

    Stop looking at the TV hoping they'll blow sunshine up your team's ass all day so you can feel good about yourself . Find another way.
    normally id agree, which is why i dont put much stock in anything media related, but I was talking about one of the greatest players of all time retiring and not getting respect. Usually the media does cover those players in a positive light. When Favre retired i didnt hear about his dick pics instead of his legacy.

    do i need it to validate my ego? no. Would i like the same respect to be shown to all players on their way out? yes. will that happen? probably not.
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    Re: The media only makes me want this lombardi even more

    sounds like the OP only watches ESPN.
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    Re: The media only makes me want this lombardi even more

    Quote Originally Posted by zckattk View Post
    You can bank on the fact that the NFL will do everything in their power, short of fixing it, to ensure Brady vs. Manning in the AFC Championship. Just beware. If we are playing in Denver and the game is close you are going to see some ticky tack penalties against the Ravens.
    I've been telling friends all week the same thing. Manning-Brady is gold to the NFL and they'd do anything to make that happen. You'll see horrible calls like the Torrey Smith hold or crackback block called at the most inopportune time.




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    Win the Super Bowl and you'll get that media praise.

    The Pats sucked for 40 years. They were most known for getting embarrassed by the 85 Bears. The media didn't just decide to kiss their asses. They won the Super Bowl. And they did it again and again. That's when the media changed from making them out as doormats to darlings.

    Respect had to be earned and this team hasn't yet earned it.
    Last edited by GOTA; 01-03-2013 at 10:45 AM.
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    Honestly, I don't think any team has a leg up. If this team, and specifically, this offense plays well we can go toe to toe with anyone. The defense has been picking up too and that's without Ray, Pollard, and even Ellerbe. They always usually step up in the postseason as well. I don't worry about the D whatsoever and I don't think this team is scared. The Broncos or Pats definitely don't want to play us, I can tell you that. We have proven before that we can go to NE and beat Brady. Manning is due. I thought the D, besides Cary giving up that deep ball to Decker, held Manning in check. If the offense, which I understand is a big IF, can go on a run and play the way they did vs the Giants, we have a legit shot to go to the SB.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    sounds like the OP only watches ESPN.
    Far from it...you probably don't watch NFL Network, cause that's where Heath Evans works.

    I actually just woke up to the "Ray Lewis close to signing with ESPN" news and not even 1 minute into my day I was pissed off.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime in the Coconut View Post
    Honestly, I don't think any team has a leg up. If this team, and specifically, this offense plays well we can go toe to toe with anyone. The defense has been picking up too and that's without Ray, Pollard, and even Ellerbe. They always usually step up in the postseason as well. I don't worry about the D whatsoever and I don't think this team is scared. The Broncos or Pats definitely don't want to play us, I can tell you that. We have proven before that we can go to NE and beat Brady. Manning is due. I thought the D, besides Cary giving up that deep ball to Decker, held Manning in check. If the offense, which I understand is a big IF, can go on a run and play the way they did vs the Giants, we have a legit shot to go to the SB.
    I agree with you. Thats the thing that makes me feel a lot better. When we played against Denver, half of our defense wasn't playing and it was Caldwell's first game. And even with half the defense out, for the first half it was putting on a hell of an effort. If it wasn't for the fact the offense was off the field within 30 seconds of getting on it, I think we could have given Manning a HUGE headache.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Win the Super Bowl and you'll get that media praise.

    The Pats sucked for 40 years. They were most known for getting embarrassed by the 85 Bears. The media didn't just decide to kiss their asses. They won the Super Bowl. And they did it again and again. That's when the media changed from making them out as doormats to darlings.

    Respect had to be earned and this team hasn't yet earned it.
    Exactly right. And it works in reverse, too. The Cowboys a decade or so ago could do no wrong...everyone picked them to win the Super Bowl ever single year. After a decade of failed expectations, they are more-or-less seen as a 2nd-tier franchise now. Nobody thinks they are serious contenders anymore.




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