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Ravens get their rings

Ray Lewis AP

It’s a bit anticlimactic, coming four months after the fact.  But it can never be taken away — although it can, in theory, be lost, stolen, or sold on eBay.

The Ravens have received their Super Bowl XLVII.  As seen on the left hand of linebacker Ray Lewis, the new ring dwarfs the one he won 12 years ago, in Super Bowl XXXV.

“To have it so close, it finally hit me, what exactly we accomplished together,” linebacker Terrell Suggs told the Baltimore Sun.  “It didn’t take a year.  It took me 11 years to get it.  It took Coach [John] Harbaugh [from] when he got here in 2008.  It finally paid off, all that blood given.  There’s not a word that describes what I’m feeling and all the emotions. . . .  The journey was long but it was worth it.  But I will tell you this, I damn sure want to feel like this again.”

It took Lewis a dozen years to get another one, and it won’t be easy for the Ravens to do the same any sooner.  Primarily because it’s never easy in the modern NFL, where the teams are bunched together more tightly than ever and we see few blowout wins in the postseason.

The key is to contend.  And the Ravens have contended every season since Harbaugh arrived, with five straight playoff appearances.  If they can continue that string, they will be in the conversation for more jewelry.

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49 Responses to “Ravens get their rings”
  1. shickenchit says: Jun 7, 2013 10:16 PM

    Can the Ravens even count to 6?

  2. SAV says: Jun 7, 2013 10:17 PM

    Life is good when you are a Ravens fan.

  3. vietnambob2473 says: Jun 7, 2013 10:20 PM

    Well those are the cheapest SB rings we have seen for a while, thats for sure. Stainless steel rather than gold with few diamonds. Ravens must be saving their pennies

  4. pbastille says: Jun 7, 2013 10:21 PM

    butt ugly ring.

  5. democratsarestupid says: Jun 7, 2013 10:24 PM

    That ring is nice! Lots of diamonds. The pic schefter sent out earlier didn’t do it justice

  6. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 7, 2013 10:28 PM

    You have to give Baltimore some serious respect for how consistently formidable they have been over the years. Even when Ravens offense sputtered at times, the defense always managed to present a significant challenge to opposing offenses.

    With due respect given, I believe the Ravens are going to have a bit of a Super Bowl hangover this season, and may not be such a lock to win that division as everything thinks they are.

  7. swagger52 says: Jun 7, 2013 10:34 PM

    Start the whining in Cleveland

  8. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 7, 2013 10:38 PM

    And the SB win can never be taken away from the fans either. Dammit.

    Since a majority of you are bandwagon fans, congrats on your first championship.

  9. slumdog66 says: Jun 7, 2013 10:41 PM

    One word: ugly.

  10. reed20fence says: Jun 7, 2013 10:51 PM

    It’d be foolish to question their ability to make it to the playoffs.

    5 consecutive years in the playoffs. 3 AFC championship appearences. 1 Lamar Hunt Trophy. 1 Lombardi. Those accomplishments are no laughing matter.

    And we don’t know how they did it losing two future Hallers toghether, but the Defense coming back is expected by consensus to be better than the one they used to win the Super Bowl.

    It’d be foolish…

  11. buzzbeaubank says: Jun 7, 2013 11:08 PM

    Regarding bandwagons, Steeler fans were like 26 year cicadas in 2005.

  12. hawkstradamus says: Jun 7, 2013 11:24 PM

    Congrats to ravens and their fans, you earned it.
    Manny Seahawks, Falcons, broncos, texans and especially whiner fans will contend that their teams were better. which they may well have been, but you guys played four quarters of high level football throughout the playoffs, a lesson for us all.

  13. rayray52 says: Jun 7, 2013 11:25 PM

    Focused too much on the bling. Full of diamonds and look real expensive but the logo could have been better

  14. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jun 7, 2013 11:37 PM

    Hope their fingers turn green

  15. watermelon1 says: Jun 7, 2013 11:47 PM

    Of the ravens don’t contend this year, it won’t be due to a hangover. It will be due to an mass exodus of all their leaders and veterans.

    It might also be due to Flacco going back to what he was the first 5 years of his career, and not what he was the last 4 games in a contract year.

  16. tfbuckfutter says: Jun 7, 2013 11:49 PM

    I don’t know if it’s just the fact that I drink way too much or that I’m getting older or what…..

    But the Ravens are, far and away, the most forgettable champs in NFL history to me.

    Anyone else feel that way?

  17. bmorefootball says: Jun 8, 2013 12:14 AM

    WORLD CHAMPIONS….

  18. ubepunkedagain says: Jun 8, 2013 1:34 AM

    crownofthehelmet says: Jun 7, 2013 10:38 PM

    And the SB win can never be taken away from the fans either. Dammit.
    ==================================

    All you have to do is change the name and it becomes irrelevant. So, when it changes to the Goodell Bowl and the trophy is called “The Roger”, consider it taken away.

  19. randomcommenter says: Jun 8, 2013 2:20 AM

    When does Raheem Moore get his?

  20. hedleykow says: Jun 8, 2013 2:36 AM

    Who designed that ring? I’ve come up with better looking stuff out of the cat box.

  21. si1m says: Jun 8, 2013 3:38 AM

    so much mad here. I know its all you Steeler fans have left in the world but really, its June, and its kind of pathetic at this point.

  22. evrybdyhas1 says: Jun 8, 2013 5:17 AM

    FYI:ring is white gold with yellow gold highlights and has over 200 diamonds per Ravens web.

  23. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jun 8, 2013 7:23 AM

    Rings can be lost, stolen, or sold on eBay. And if you go bankrupt, you can hide them and lie about their whereabouts to further screw over your creditors.

  24. edawg7l says: Jun 8, 2013 7:41 AM

    Enjoy this moment Raven fans. Thanks to Flacco’s ridiculous deal, you guys will be the cellar-dwellers in the AFC North. Did Ray have the same post-SuperBowl celebration? You know…where he ended up getting rid of that suit he was wearing…

  25. 757ravensfan says: Jun 8, 2013 7:43 AM

    vietnambob2473 says:
    Jun 7, 2013 10:20 PM
    Well those are the cheapest SB rings we have seen for a while, thats for sure. [b]Stainless steel rather than gold[/b] with few diamonds. Ravens must be saving their pennies

    ———————————————————

    Hey genius, have you ever heard of platinum or white gold? Both of which are more expensive than yellow gold.

  26. theravenlives2 says: Jun 8, 2013 9:36 AM

    OK, when all the posturing and talking is done, all I have to do is point to the stat line below and it all becomes irrelevant.

    17 years, 178 home games, 178 sellouts, 9 playoff appearances, 5 AFC Championship appearances, 2 AFC Championships, 2 Super Bowl apperances, 2 SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    Also, the only team to appear in the playoffs each of the last 5 years, and the only team to win at least one playoff game in each of those five years.

    As far as bandwagon fans, look at the 178 sellouts. I know, cause I’ve been to all but two of those games.

    ANY franchise would give its left nut to have that record in its first 17 years. Haters gonna hate!

  27. iamthefootballjerk says: Jun 8, 2013 9:38 AM

    If there is anything the Ravens and Steve Bisciotti are not, is cheap. The man spends plenty of money to make it a great organization. Just take a look at ‘The Castle’ in Owings Mills. A great way to woo free agents. I can think of 20 more teams that are way cheaper. #SourGrapes

  28. jacktheraven says: Jun 8, 2013 9:52 AM

    The rings are white gold with 243 diamonds each. Each player has his name on it. 5 Raven ROH players each got a ring, as well as Modell’s 2 sons. They are the most expensive SB rings ever. They are far from cheap.

  29. realdealsteel says: Jun 8, 2013 10:12 AM

    Hope the Ravens enjoy their rings. They only come every 13 years or so. While we get rings every 4 years. By the time they get their next ring, we’ll be on our 8th ring. Just saying…..

    Steelers.

  30. rockthered1286 says: Jun 8, 2013 10:13 AM

    So many bitter steelers fans… I think they like to use the “loss of leadership” excuse to help pacify their situation where they constantly defer vet salaries in order to stay afloat every year, yet cannot stay in contention. News flash Steelers fans: vet leadership is not as valuable as skill and athleticism. Ray and Reed had presence going for them and that’s it. I’d much prefer an ILB who can go sideline to sideline and a FS who doesn’t go down every play. Although I must ask- if these vets are the reason we’ll supposedly suck this year, wouldn’t you also claim that our team was too old and would suck if they would’ve stayed?

    Also @melonhead- Joes progression in the final weeks and the playoffs was not luck it was changing of the OC. He will not revert to his old ways for 4+ years because Cameron is no longer holding the reigns. Nice try hoss.

  31. theravenlives2 says: Jun 8, 2013 10:18 AM

    They also gave a ring to all full-time team employees. Imagine being the assistant director of ticket sales or the equipment manager and getting one of those babies! WOW!

  32. davowilly says: Jun 8, 2013 10:51 AM

    Real deal steel how many rings do the steelers have in the last 30 years? Two right. I would say the ravens have a lot better chance the the steelers next year of getting back to th Super Bowl.
    Loving the bitter steeler fans. Remember u were an average 8-8 last year and the other thing that kept u outta the AFC north basement was the browns!

  33. jrebar88 says: Jun 8, 2013 10:57 AM

    Enjoy mediocrity for the next eight years.

  34. mz1394 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:06 AM

    The only thing I see a problem with is raven fan writings about their record their 1st 17 yrs in the league. They weren’t an expansion team they are the old browns so its been alot longer than 17yrs bandwagoner

  35. lombardiwinners2013 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:08 AM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jun 7, 2013 10:38 PM
    And the SB win can never be taken away from the fans either. Dammit.

    Since a majority of you are bandwagon fans, congrats on your first championship.

    ___________

    Says a Steelers’ fan who is part of the biggest bandwagon fan base in the history of professional sports. Stop trolling every positive Ravens’ article.

  36. theravenlives2 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:49 AM

    The only thing I see a problem with is raven fan writings about their record their 1st 17 yrs in the league. They weren’t an expansion team they are the old browns so its been alot longer than 17yrs bandwagoner

    ===============================
    Nope! Read it and weep. According to the NFL, the Ravens were born in 1996 as an expansion team. It’s right in the NFL record book. If not, then Jim Brown is in our Ring of Honor (he’s not).

    You are probably one of those idiots who says the Ravens first Super Bowl belonged to Cleveland. Again, don’t let the facts interfere with a good story. Of the 45-man roster that year, exactly THREE players were left from Cleveland: Rob Burnett (a starter), Larry Webster (a backup), and Matt Stover (a kicker!).

    Like I said, haters gonna hate!

  37. ballsohardbaltimore says: Jun 8, 2013 1:12 PM

    Bandwagon fans going to bandwagon. Your closets have the following

    Steelers Jersey
    Yankees Jersey
    Cowboys Jersey

    How many of you all have actually been to Heinz Field, the Bronx or Jerry Town?

    yeah, that’s what I thought…

    nice rings Ravens, well deserved!!

  38. leanback360 says: Jun 8, 2013 1:26 PM

    The money spent on the rings would of been more, but they had to pay flacco for some reason

  39. ballsohardbaltimore says: Jun 8, 2013 1:34 PM

    The money spent on the rings would of been more, but they had to pay flacco for some reason

    OHHHH. what a burn! waiting for the Ray knife joke next…

  40. partmachine says: Jun 8, 2013 2:06 PM

    I thought the ring was butt ugly the first look I got and I’m a Ravens fan.

    Then I went to BaltimoreRavens.com and looked at the 360 view. I am stunned. By far the most gorgeous Super Bowl ring ever made.

  41. broncostevenp says: Jun 8, 2013 2:08 PM

    Sweetness, singletary, Butkus, Halas.

  42. mz1394 says: Jun 8, 2013 3:22 PM

    Only an idiot would write expansion they moved bandwagon fan . Who did they get in the expansion draft ?!?! Same team same owner move along BANDWAGONER but thanks for showing your stupidity and that you’re a bandwagoner

  43. ballsohardbaltimore says: Jun 8, 2013 3:33 PM

    hurrrrr….durrrrr….. !!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!

  44. theravenlives2 says: Jun 8, 2013 3:38 PM

    17 years, two rings. You seem to be really good at revisionist history. Lemme guess, you voted for Obama and think he’s doing a fine job, too, right.

  45. mz1394 says: Jun 8, 2013 4:49 PM

    You seem really good at embarrassing yourself calling them an expansion team . You also are so dumb you have to assume things I never posted that their 1st sb belonged to Cleveland. What players did they get in the expansion draft?! Let me guess you’re 1 of those ppl that only believes in having relations with your relatives. Thanks for playing. I will be waiting for the names of the players they got in the expansion draft. Since they are a expansion team how many MORE teams were ADDED that year looks like the same number as the year before to me lmmfao BANDWAGONER

  46. theravenlives2 says: Jun 8, 2013 6:58 PM

    NFL.com: Baltimore Ravens.. founded 1996. What part of that aren’t you getting? Maybe if we wrote it in crayon it would help someone of your intelligence level figure it out. 17 years, two Super Bowls. End of discussion.

  47. uscoach says: Jun 8, 2013 8:50 PM

    Many classy responses here. I am still curious about the fans who feel that the Ravens lucked into the SB Championship. Really? C’mon, the NFL stands for “No Friggin Luck”. True Ravens fans know that we may not win it again next year, ok….And yeah, our QB at times has been iffy. But he figured out how to throw an over-the-top seam route to the right type of receivers, and he quit fumbling in the pocket once the playoffs started….and so, as long as we keep making small progressive steps as a team, we will be in the conversation. That’s all any fan base can ask for these days.

  48. purplereign2 says: Jun 10, 2013 12:05 PM

    realdealsteel says:
    Jun 8, 2013 10:12 AM
    Hope the Ravens enjoy their rings. They only come every 13 years or so. While we get rings every 4 years. By the time they get their next ring, we’ll be on our 8th ring. Just saying…..

    Steelers.

    ——————————————

    Wow you Squealers fans are sh***y at math.

    Let’s see:

    6 rings since 1967= 46 years / 6 rings = 7.67 years/ring

    2 rings since 1996= 17 years /2 rings = 8.5 years/ring

    Of course if you look past the last time your team was actually as dominant as you morons seem to think (circa 1980), it looks more like this:

    2 rings since 1980= 33 years/2 rings= 16.5 years per ring

    By my math unless Terry “Dauber” Bradshaw is looking to re-sign, then you are on pace to get #7 in 2024 or 2025. Cheers!

  49. flavadave10 says: Jun 11, 2013 9:29 AM

    For all I care, the ring could be from a gumball machine. The fact is, the Ravens got their SUPER BOWL RINGS. Every other team did not.

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