That goofy Ray Lewis retirement party countdown billboard apparently had an impact on Lewis and the Ravens. There are new billboards in Baltimore that likely won’t impact the looming 2013 rematch between the two teams.
According to the Ravens’ official website, the message is that Ray’s retirement party has been moved to February 3.
The billboard also points out that the Patriots aren’t invited.
“I was hurt when I saw a sign that actually said my retirement would [start] tonight,” Lewis told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio after Sunday’s win. “Man can’t dictate that. God dictates that.”
Speaking of God, I have some lingering confusion regarding God’s involvement in the outcome of sporting events, especially when the obsession with a silver trophy borders on the worship of a golden calf. Here is a slice of Monday’s PFT Live on that topic.