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    Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory



    There's alot to be said about the will to win, and the power of positive thought. The Ravens are demonstrating both right now! On paper, I don't believe the Ravens can win this Sunday - injuries; 'battle' fatigue; on-the-road, again (sounds like an 'ol country western tune); and the list goes on. However, I believe a team's will to win overrides ALL else! This team is very mentally tough and battle tested right now, thanks in Large part to their inspirational leader, Ray Lewis, who has overtaken Jim Brown, in my mind, as the best football player Ever! If this team does in fact capture the Lombardi trophy, there will be no disputing this.

    And, btw, God bless OJ Brigance, the real winner throughout this entire season!
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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    Can someone get me a bucket to puke in? The Ravens will win because they are a better team than Pittsburgh. OJ has had the disease for a while. It's repulsive to see people use it as some sort of rallying cry for a win.




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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDonnie View Post
    Can someone get me a bucket to puke in? The Ravens will win because they are a better team than Pittsburgh. OJ has had the disease for a while. It's repulsive to see people use it as some sort of rallying cry for a win.








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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    On paper, Pittsburgh has the no.1 defense, and a QB who is wearing a SB ring. The Ravens have a better running game; however, two of their three starters are currently walking wounded. Our secondary is banged-up big time, while the Steelers are rested, and healthy. For these reasons, Baltimore is not the better team right now, on paper, imo; however, I'll take the intangibles I listed in my post any day of the week - that is why the Ravens will win. Plus, they have no.52 leading the fight!

    And, furthermore, the OJ reference is not meant to be a rallying cry, but rather a continued acknowledgment of who truly the real winner is on this team. He was once a very good football player, as evidenced by his bringing a Grey Cup victory to Charm City, and he is an even better human being!
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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDonnie View Post
    Can someone get me a bucket to puke in? The Ravens will win because they are a better team than Pittsburgh. OJ has had the disease for a while. It's repulsive to see people use it as some sort of rallying cry for a win.
    The Ravens THEMSELVES have said that OJ is an inspiration and makes it all the easier to fight through myriad injuries knowing what he is going through. It's not a rallying cry at all. The Ravens simply gain strength through his presence in the locker room.

    I get what you're trying to say about exploitation of a terminally ill person, but I don't think that is the case with the original poster, and certainly not what the Ravens are doing.




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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    Now if Ray said "if we don't win I"m gonna kill somebody" , then some asses would be motivated.




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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    Quote Originally Posted by RavinDonnie View Post
    Can someone get me a bucket to puke in? The Ravens will win because they are a better team than Pittsburgh. OJ has had the disease for a while. It's repulsive to see people use it as some sort of rallying cry for a win.


    Once AGAIN, a shitty remark in your post. Get a grip!!!!!!




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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    Quote Originally Posted by bmorebirds_24 View Post
    Once AGAIN, a shitty remark in your post. Get a grip!!!!!!
    Agreed.
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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    The athletes are plenty good enough to win.

    If they believe they can beat Pittsburgh, then they can.

    Fatigue isn't as much of a problem as it was last Sunday when the Titans had 2 weeks off and the Ravens had to recover from playing in a sauna. Both teams are coming off a game, but the Ravens had three days off.


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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    I certainly hope the players dont think like Joe.

    All season, it's been this or that why we cannot win. Now, it's down to the biggest game this year and its THE FANS now saying it. Pathetic.

    If you think you should not win, chances are you will find a way to make that happen.

    The players are not thinking it so why the hell are some of the fans?
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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I certainly hope the players dont think like Joe.
    Where is it that I said the team does not have a chance to win. Everything I said in the thread is pretty accurate, and I DID predict a win because of their inner toughness. Read the thread, my friend, before spreading falsehoods.
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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    Quote Originally Posted by ravenjoe View Post
    Where is it that I said the team does not have a chance to win. Everything I said in the thread is pretty accurate, and I DID predict a win because of their inner toughness. Read the thread, my friend, before spreading falsehoods.
    My bad.

    Missed your first post. Makes sense now.
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    If Ray could will the win in 2001, he can will this team to win in 2009. I am not saying the teams are in any way the same. In fact, they are not similar in many ways. However, in the Final Four, it is about leadership and experience. Personally, I would take our leadership and veterans over any other teams' left in the Final Four. Willing a team to win is not simply about 60 minutes- it is about the over-all, long term impact of being around solid leaders for an entire season or more- that over-all impact will work its way into Sunday's game. I can't see how Ray (& Ed) will allow one team to prevent them from the ultimate experience- regardless of who that team may be.

    Sunday is about a legacy- it is about cementing his name in the record books as the GOAT- I can't fathom how anyone is going to stop him. The opportunity that awaits Sunday is something Ray probably never thought would be possible again- and here it is- and, with it comes the ability to remove doubt (from those who still even debate the topic) from the argument about who the most dominating MLB ever is. I don't know many things but I do know if Ray Lewis is this close to the above situation, based on his track record, I am confident he will not let this slip away.

    Bring on the Steelers!




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    Re: Can Ray 'will' This Team To Victory

    One other thing - we are pretty much all that stands in the way of shitsburgh from being the 6 ring team.
    That is unacceptable.
    that must be stopped.

    Ray and Stover need another ring.
    It is that time for Rocky to come back and beat Drago at the finale rematch.
    It is time for Rex to figure out Arians' pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking.

    Lets go kick some stooler arse!
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    Its not the Leadership of Ray Lewis at this time that is needed to win this game.

    The offense is going to have to lead this week. Joe Flacco is going to have to be the one to will the Ravens this week.

    The defense is tired, and we saw it. 18 games in a row, I don't care who you are, that has to wear you out, especially since we are playing a team that pretty much glided through their last game after a bye week.

    The offense MUST put up clock-eating drives, which they haven't done in weeks. They must also put up more than 13 points.

    That's who has to will this game to victory.




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