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The Ravens are just trolling you at this point

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It is no longer fair to accuse the Ravens of being tone-deaf when it comes to their presentation of suspended wife-beater Ray Rice.

Because that would presume they’re not doing it on purpose.

The Ravens continue to make a martyr out of the guy who dragged his unconscious wife out of an elevator, posting a story and a video of last night’s practice, when he was given a standing ovation by Ravens fans.

They even found an apparent woman, Debbie Lindling of Baltimore, to voice her support in the story.

“I’m wearing his jersey because he is still a good man,” she said. “I’m happy to support Ray Rice, just like he has always supported our community.”

“I have on number 27 to show the fans, and the world, that I am supportive of Ray Rice,” added Jerra Byrd of Randallstown, Md, who we think would probably be female as well. “He has been forgiven by his wife. He is moving on with his life. He didn’t ask for the two-game suspension.”

Yes, at this point they’re going over the top with the unpopular opinion, putting on the black hat and happily playing the role of heel.

They’ve become the Big Ern McCracken of the NFL, and they don’t care if you have a uterus or otherwise don’t like it.

Now, if you’ll bring them another Tanqueray and Tab, and if you don’t mind, wash that perfume off before you come back to their table.

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  1. In Teddy We Trust says: Jul 29, 2014 3:07 PM

    Ravens fans are starting to sound like Packer fans.

  2. marvsleezy says: Jul 29, 2014 3:09 PM

    I wonder if he will be accepted so well by other teams fans once his season starts? I dont think so.

  3. wtfchiefs says: Jul 29, 2014 3:09 PM

    Let’s hope all those that were giving a standing O in support have a daughter or sister that finds a partner like Ray Rice.

  4. feelfreetohateonme says: Jul 29, 2014 3:10 PM

    Ray Rice is here in Baltimore (where it matters). However, since Profootballtakeout doesn’t like him, the Ravens are trolling. But this is Ray Rice story 758 on this site and they’re the ones trolling. Righhtttt.

  5. iamedreed says: Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM

    when is ms Janay going to be put on her blast for her role in instigating this entire incident?

    if she didn’t want to get KOd maybe she shouldn’t have punched someone in the face who is obviously capable of beating the crap out of her

    i don’t think id be afforded the same level of sympathy if i went up to Jon Jones and punched him in the face and he proceeded to beat the crap out of me

  6. tripleb4444 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM

    clearly there isnt much to write about today…now you guys are just reaching for headlines.

  7. itsfootballbaby says: Jul 29, 2014 3:12 PM

    Don’t look now but…..I think somebody’s a tad obsessed with Ray Rice.

  8. youreallmorons says: Jul 29, 2014 3:12 PM

    Nobody in Baltimore cares what you think

  9. Frank Gibbons says: Jul 29, 2014 3:13 PM

    Keep em coming, I got a long drive home.

  10. fumblenuts says: Jul 29, 2014 3:13 PM

    I wonder if Rice will wear pink in October to celebrate women and breast cancer awareness after knocking out his own wife?

  11. hakunamangata says: Jul 29, 2014 3:14 PM

    No Darin I think you may be trolling them.

  12. kehav1 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:14 PM

    When did the word trolling become part of the English dictionary…write in proper English of you want to be called a journalist…

  13. Steeley McBeam says: Jul 29, 2014 3:14 PM

    Ravens fans logic:

    Ben! No means NO!
    Ray! No means GO!

    Also, Keith Olbermann had a great piece on his show last night about how if Goodell was any type of lawyer, judge, jury, etc. he would have been fired and charged for holding a closed door meeting where Ray Rice strutted his fiancee to denounce the seriousness of the crime in front of her attacker. There are literally laws against making/allowing the victim of a domestic violence case do that.

    But, the whole judge, jury, executioner thing…

  14. eerslbs says: Jul 29, 2014 3:17 PM

    Darin get a hobby. I hope you go after every story like you have with this one. I highly doubt it though since rice isn’t the only current player in trouble for domestic violence…

    Of course, that ravens fan sounds like a moron. Crazy how no other teams have moronic fans.
    He should have been booted from the league but so should all the other scumbags. Stop acting like its a ravens problem and not a league problem.

  15. kane337 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:17 PM

    Wow, I thought Ravens fans were smarter than this. I didn’t know they were supportive of wife beaters.

  16. jeffnfl says: Jul 29, 2014 3:17 PM

    He. Beat. A. Woman.
    Can the apologists just stop???

  17. cuda1234 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:18 PM

    Do we really know what happened in the elevator? Has that video been released?

  18. baltimoresnativeson says: Jul 29, 2014 3:18 PM

    Don’t know if you guys noticed or not, but Baltimore fans don’t care what the rest of the Nation thinks about anything.

    If you don’t like us stay out our city, if you don’t like our teams don’t watch.

    Have a good day.

  19. bengalsucker says: Jul 29, 2014 3:19 PM

    Once again, these are the same people who enshrined Ray Lewis as a hero. lol No surprise here.

  20. humbleminded85 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:20 PM

    Where’s your agenda against Hardy who was said to throw his girlfriend on a couch full of guns causing deep contusions and bruising? In fact where’s all of you all’s comments about him??? I mean your sooooo passionate about this issue but you only talk about the guy who had a video? The guy who PFT is making a story around every 20 minutes. What does that say about you the pft commenter when you don’t even acknowledge the Hardy situation but post on every Ray Rice article? Hmm media driven much? That sounds real intelligent. 21 NFL teams carried at least one player with domestic violence or assault charges on their rosters during the 2012 season, where is their 17 stories a day? Oh there’s no video so no story right? Simple minded fools.

  21. blkandgld4eva says: Jul 29, 2014 3:21 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jul 29, 2014 3:07 PM

    Ravens fans are starting to sound like Packer fans.
    ———————————————————-That’s a huge insult to the cheeseheads everywhere. And the “…He didn’t ask for the 2 game suspension” comment by a female Ravens fan pretty much sums up their level of intelligence. And the fact that the Ravens organization didn’t tack on a couple of games to that lame suspension sums up their level of integrity. That video showing Rice dragging his wife out of the elevator like a bag of mulch was just sickening.

  22. ctiggs says: Jul 29, 2014 3:21 PM

    Love the picture, love the movie, hate the ravens , #Nobodyhasitbetter

  23. xbam1 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:22 PM

    this whole story is really more about the reflection sports has on our society…its a drug and its not healthy in anyway…i like watching NFL games but im not stupid about it..most people are…

  24. micknangold says: Jul 29, 2014 3:22 PM

    Don’t ruin Kingpin for me.

  25. whatjusthapped says: Jul 29, 2014 3:22 PM

    Ray Rice is a Boy Scout compared to Ray Lewis and they loved Ray Lewis in Baltimore. I guess its a matter of context.

  26. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 29, 2014 3:23 PM

    Wow…..

    There are no words for this….

    Just wow…..

  27. theravens1 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:23 PM

    Ray, I’d like to to meet Bon Jovi! He’s goons lie to your face! And he’s in an elevator with NO camera!

  28. Bill Belitext says: Jul 29, 2014 3:24 PM

    In come the low life’s that will paint us all a picture of how it is ok to pummel a woman when she “has it coming”… LMFAO

  29. barker208 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:24 PM

    Someone sounds a bit obsessed. Top notch “journalism” right here.

  30. cash804 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:25 PM

    Listen to all the whiney Ravens fans standing strong to defend a wife beater…you’re what’s wrong with this country.

    #COWARDS

  31. timmons94 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:26 PM

    Baltimore…the new Detroit

  32. schmitty2 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:27 PM

    Although I agree with Darin on the subject or Rice getting of easy and it being wrong that people are still embracing him it’s getting a little tiring seeing every article he posts about the Ravens being nothing but bashing.

  33. blueballzny says: Jul 29, 2014 3:28 PM

    To quote this article:

    ‘They even found an apparent woman to wear his jersey”.

    An “apparent” woman? So your putting down a guy who beats his wife by calling a woman who supports him a man? Good job captain hypocrisy.

  34. twells49 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    Enough ready. The league has made it ruling, Rice sits out to games, loses 3 game checks and then it’s time to move on. The Baltimore fans, like fans in any city are always going to support their players, period.

    This issue is really more between Rice & his wife. She hasn’t left him, we don’t know what went on behind closed doors, and obviously the video was not very damning. It s up to them to straighten out their relationship going forward, which is the direction we should all be going.

    This is now old news!

  35. trolltoll11 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    Roughhousing Ray Rice from Rutgers

  36. johnnybgood19 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    let he without sin cast the first stone….

    Rice has been very involved with the Baltimore community and a lot of charity functions… so give him a pass of hitting a woman???

    but the tone will be different when he is benched on week 6 for lack of production on the field, the raven fans wont care what he did for charity then or who he hit… only that he sucks…

  37. fivechampionships says: Jul 29, 2014 3:31 PM

    Time to embrace being the villain again, Ravens fans. Everyone else can bring it. I hope the team is ready to punch people in the mouth like they did for a decade after the last time the whole world jumped on them. Put on the black hat. We wear it well.

  38. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 29, 2014 3:34 PM

    The crybaby ravens fans can troll all they want.

    I remember the KARMIC IMPLOSION the Dallas Cowboys experienced due to their signing of terrell owens.

    This ray rice travesty dwarfs the t.o. signing.

    It’s a comin’.

    Just wait.

  39. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:35 PM

    “They even found an apparent woman, Debbie Lindling of Baltimore, to voice her support in the story.”

    Let’s see if Debbie can take a hard left hook from Ray Rice and still be standing……

  40. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 29, 2014 3:35 PM

    By now most should know about Raven fans that logic, reason, and decency don’t appeal to them.calling them savages is insulting to the honest savages out there. Finally it doesn’t surprise me as most already know you can’t polish a turd.

  41. mungman69 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:35 PM

    Are you Raven fans serious?
    YOU ARE CONDEMNING THE MESSENGER.
    You just can’t be serious, can you?
    YOU ARE SAYING THAT IT’S OK FOR SOME GUY TO PUNCH YOUR WIFE, DAUGHTER, MOTHER IF SHE’S ASKING FOR IT?
    Hey Ravens’ fans; Step back and think about what you’re saying, you may be surprised.

  42. psj3809 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:36 PM

    That’s one bad thing about some fans. If one of your own players is a good player yet does a terrible crime a lot of fans of the team don’t seem to care. Look at DE Leonard Little of the Rams who killed someone drink driving. The team kept him as he was a good player

    If this was a third strong Ravens RB the team would probably cut him and the fans boo him rather than cheer him. Disgusting

  43. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 29, 2014 3:37 PM

    blkandgld4eva says:
    Jul 29, 2014 3:21 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jul 29, 2014 3:07 PM

    Ravens fans are starting to sound like Packer fans.
    ———————————————————-That’s a huge insult to the cheeseheads everywhere. And the “…He didn’t ask for the 2 game suspension” comment by a female Ravens fan pretty much sums up their level of intelligence. And the fact that the Ravens organization didn’t tack on a couple of games to that lame suspension sums up their level of integrity. That video showing Rice dragging his wife out of the elevator like a bag of mulch was just sickening

    That just shows the lack of class from the poor jealous Viking fan. I am sure everyone has laid witness to it the whole offseason but will soon end once season begins and they all go into hiding once again.

  44. ravensterps says: Jul 29, 2014 3:38 PM

    wtfchiefs says: Jul 29, 2014 3:09 PM

    Let’s hope all those that were giving a standing O in support have a daughter or sister that finds a partner like Ray Rice.

    ————-

    You can’t make a comment like this yet still pretend to care about the issue of domestic violence.

  45. blkandgld4eva says: Jul 29, 2014 3:39 PM

    twells49 says:
    Jul 29, 2014 3:30 PM

    This issue is really more between Rice & his wife. She hasn’t left him, we don’t know what went on behind closed doors, and obviously the video was not very damning. It s up to them to straighten out their relationship going forward, which is the direction we should all be going.
    ———————————————————-

    She hasn’t left him for 1 simple reason – $$$. They probably worked out a deal where they get married (without a pre-nup) and in return he still gets off scot free. I wouldn’t be shocked for them to get divorced in the next few years and she gets 50%. Of course she better have eyes in the back of her head every time she walks in an elevator.

  46. ravensterps says: Jul 29, 2014 3:39 PM

    Honestly, all the people who are so self-righteous about Ray Rice are now wishing domestic violence on Ravens fans. Who is worse, a fan who supports someone who made a terrible mistake, or an internet commenter who wants women to get beaten?

  47. fivechampionships says: Jul 29, 2014 3:40 PM

    All we need now is for Brian Billick to hold a press conference and explain to all of you clowns that you aren’t qualified to judge Ray…

  48. ravensterps says: Jul 29, 2014 3:40 PM

    YOU ARE SAYING THAT IT’S OK FOR SOME GUY TO PUNCH YOUR WIFE, DAUGHTER, MOTHER IF SHE’S ASKING FOR IT?

    —————–

    Literally no one is saying that. No one. The world isn’t as simple or as black and white as you think it is.

  49. filmex2000 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:41 PM

    Let’s see, the Cards’ Daryl Washington and the Browns’ Josh Gordon smoke weed and they are forced out for 16 games.

    In the meantime, Ray-Ray knocks his girlfriend out cold, and then drags her out of the elevator like a sack of potatoes, and he gets two games.

    Moral:
    Take Ibuprofin and destroy your liver and kidneys–NFL okay with that. They’ll even supply the pills.

    Use pot to take the edge off your aches and pains and lose a year out of your career.

    Knock your GF out cold, no biggie.
    Sheesh–what a circus.

  50. ravensterps says: Jul 29, 2014 3:42 PM

    I didn’t know they were supportive of wife beaters.

    —————

    What an absurdly hyperbolic and objectively false statement regarding Ravens fans.

  51. macdaddyspeed says: Jul 29, 2014 3:43 PM

    Per the NFL’s Public Relations Handbook, we are likely to see some sort of domestic violence awareness day; synics be d@mned.

  52. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 29, 2014 3:47 PM

    “Who is worse, a fan who supports someone who made a terrible mistake, or an internet commenter who wants women to get beaten?”
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    The baltimore ravens fan who supports the guy that beats up women is worse.

  53. theravenlives2 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:48 PM

    This issue is really more between Rice & his wife. She hasn’t left him, we don’t know what went on behind closed doors, and obviously the video was not very damning. It s up to them to straighten out their relationship going forward, which is the direction we should all be going.
    ———————————————————-

    She hasn’t left him for 1 simple reason – $$$. They probably worked out a deal where they get married (without a pre-nup) and in return he still gets off scot free. I wouldn’t be shocked for them to get divorced in the next few years and she gets 50%. Of course she better have eyes in the back of her head every time she walks in an elevator.
    ============================
    and you absolutely know this for a fact, right? Who are you to question the decisions of his wife. Stop acting like you know what you’re talking about, because you don’t.

  54. phillyfan7786 says: Jul 29, 2014 3:48 PM

    I was told that his wife was attacking him in the elevator, he pushed her to get her away from him, and as a result of the push she fell back and hit her head (which knocked her out). Not sure if this is true but if it is it could explain why the NFL only gave him two games and why his wife was also charged with assault.

    There were cameras in the elevator, Goodell definitely saw the footage, we are the ones who haven’t. Maybe everyone is wrong in assuming he punched his wife.

    Maybe everyone is right though too….. IDK. Go Eagles.

  55. ravens2xworldchamps says: Jul 29, 2014 3:50 PM

    We don’t care about your feelings or opinions. We are undefeated in Super Bowls (2-0).

    ravens nation

  56. letemplay says: Jul 29, 2014 3:50 PM

    I’m an unapologetic Ravens fan, and I think what Ray did was deplorable. I’ll be sitting on my hands in the bank when he is introduced this season.

    I just came here to say that if we are now concidered the “Big Ern” of the NFL, that is awesome. Seriously the best nickname and news of the day!

    I’ll take it!

    Can we also be Dr. Venkman?

  57. weepingjebus says: Jul 29, 2014 3:57 PM

    In reading these comments, I don’t know which I find more surprising: that Keith Olbermann still has a show somewhere, or that someone watched it.

  58. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 29, 2014 3:59 PM

    “let he without sin cast the first stone….”

    Nice catch-all phrase. I’m guessing that 99% of the people reading/posting here have never abused a woman.

  59. Slapshot says: Jul 29, 2014 3:59 PM

    The actions of the coaches, fans and players from the Baltimore Ravens, as well as the San Francisco 49ers, are obviously “beyond reproach.”

  60. timmons94 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:02 PM

    can’t wait to watch the show…Ray Rice- our wedding story….it’s a big hit

  61. khar9 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:05 PM

    I hope I don’t get Munsoned out here in the middle of nowhere

  62. thekingcoleman says: Jul 29, 2014 4:06 PM

    Trolling?, no you are just obsessed with this story. Rice was not convicted of a crime and newsflash his own WIFE has forgiven him. If Rice was really as awful as you want him to be she would have ran for the nearest media outlet to collect the biggest check possible and drag his name through the mud. But she is still by his side for some strange reason?… Maybe what happen that night was a mistake between those two and the rest of us need to get back to our own personal business. And I’m not a Ravens fan.

  63. r8rsfan says: Jul 29, 2014 4:07 PM

    What happened to this site? Started coming here for football knowledge and scoops about potential trades, etc. Would expect to see a headline like this on some rag while waiting in line at the grocery store. This is National Enquirer type of stuff.

  64. flaccodelic says: Jul 29, 2014 4:10 PM

    Ray Rice’s actions are deplorable. Period. The punishment from the league was too lenient. Period.

    Also deplorable: Idiots who exploit horrible situations as an excuse to insult an entire fanbase and city. If anyone here thinks everyone is the same in a given city, or state, or country, or religion, or race, their opinions are not worth hearing.

    Now by all means, continue piling on.

  65. halftermguv says: Jul 29, 2014 4:11 PM

    Please explain to me how a football player who benches 300+ lbs., is caught on tape dragging his 130 lb. fiancé out of an elevator.

  66. dalcow4 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:12 PM

    His wife forgives him. Why can’t you?

  67. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:14 PM

    Ravens fans, there is simply no defense for this.

    Anything you say in favor of Rice is supporting domestic violence rather than standing against it.

    Now I can understand that you’re tired of PFT and other fans harping on it, but what do you expect ? Two games is nowhere near what he should have gotten.

  68. iamedreed says: Jul 29, 2014 4:17 PM

    you know what im gonna teach my daughter??

    don’t resort to physical violence in ANY situation where it can be avoided

    maybe if janay learned to keep her hands to herself, especially in crowded spaces, she wouldn’t have took a nap on the casino floor

  69. hess97 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:19 PM

    Ray Lewis has made a good living off making people think he is a victim. Maybe one day Rice can have a statue outside the stadium next to Lewis. Or maybe the refs will feel bad for him and hook him up with another Ring.

  70. sdiegosteel says: Jul 29, 2014 4:19 PM

    “I wonder if Rice will wear pink in October to celebrate women and breast cancer awareness after knocking out his own wife?”

    =============================

    The color for spousal abuse is Ravens’ purple – – the color of a bruise.

  71. scoobies05 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:19 PM

    Steelers fans just hush. your team employs and you still cheer for big Ben. your comments have no merit.

  72. lerch77 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:21 PM

    “I’m wearing his jersey because he is still a good man,” she said. “I’m happy to support Ray Rice, just like he has always supported our community.”

    “I have on number 27 to show the fans, and the world, that I am supportive of Ray Rice,” added Jerra Byrd of Randallstown, Md, who we think would probably be female as well. “He has been forgiven by his wife. He is moving on with his life. He didn’t ask for the two-game suspension.”

    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

    –Jiddu Krishnamurti

  73. robert831 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:24 PM

    Talk about sick and classless, just wow. Raven PR machine is shameless. Rice should have been cut the day the video came out and should be serving jail time. Plus he’s washed up. He would have never be signed or heard from again. End of story.

  74. rmc1995 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:29 PM

    Why are people like Keith Olberman pissed at the NFL and Ravens for not penalizing Ray Rice more extremely, but seem to have no beef with the New Jersey court system?

    Are we to really think the NFL and the Ravens have declared war on women when the NJ court system treated Ray Rice just as any other first time offender?

    I’m confused as to why anyone would be more upset that the Ravens only punished a player for two games, but not nearly as upset that the court allowed him to participate in a diversionary program. The court has decided he is not a threat to society or to his wife.

    If he was really a threat to his wife, people would insist he get locked up not suspended. During his suspension he has to stay home. Guess who he’ll be home with? If Olberman and others with fake concern for women, really thought Rice was a threat, they’d rather have him playing football than not. Afterall, this incident happened while football was not his main focus.

  75. greenlantern75 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:32 PM

    Raiders EAST!

    It’s like the ghost of Al Davis got tired of waiting for his team to be good again and decided to take down a winning team…

  76. stixzidinia says: Jul 29, 2014 4:35 PM

    Of course his wife forgave him. They didn’t have a joint checking account at the time of the incident and she needed a new set of weaves for the coming season while she does the social thing with all her Balleralert.com pals.

    And by the way guys, it’s not ok for a woman to assault a man just “because she can”. It’s a criminal offense and a man is perfectly entitled to defend himself. I’ve seen 300 pound women wailing on men giving up 100 pounds. I’ve seen psycho broads swinging closed-fisted haymakers at guys. That’s not ok. And it shouldn’t be expected for a man to absorb that kind of punishment. There’s a ton of PC garbage being spewed on this site.

    Now in Rice’s case, he obviously has the physical tools to stop an attack by his little gold digger. But if it’s true she was wailing on him then she should be in some hot water herself.

  77. tangovader says: Jul 29, 2014 4:37 PM

    This waiting for proof that he ‘punched’ or ‘beat’ her. Until I see video proof of thie ‘Tyson uppercut’ every seemingly has convicted him of throwing, I’ll let the rest of you fart in the wind about how horrible he is.

  78. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 29, 2014 4:37 PM

    What does Big Ben have to do with a Raven wife beater and the shameless fan base that support him? Nothing but the fact it hurts the sensibilities of the thin skinned Raven fans who are adept at bashing but weak at receiving the same in return. Hypocrites and degenerates.

  79. methicalboy54 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:39 PM

    Are you all kidding me? None of you ever made a mistake in your life? This man made a mistake while intoxicated, did something he regrets, has never been in trouble before this incident, so all of a sudden we should crucify him? Give me a break, we’ve all done things we ain’t proud of and I’m sure we’ve been forgiven before, BrandonMarshall went through similar and didn’t go through this much hate, The Late Chris Henry also went through similar. Bottom line is we are human and make mistakes who are we not to forgive?

  80. grinhea says: Jul 29, 2014 4:42 PM

    fivechampionships says: Jul 29, 2014 3:31 PM

    Time to embrace being the villain again, Ravens fans. Everyone else can bring it. I hope the team is ready to punch people in the mouth like they did for a decade after the last time the whole world jumped on them. Put on the black hat. We wear it well.
    __________________________________Maybe that’s what Ray Rice was doing to his wife…just practicing!!! Good Call!!

  81. jtbsteeler says: Jul 29, 2014 4:46 PM

    I tried to tell you about that fanbase….

    These actions speak. Pure scum.

  82. simonator917 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:47 PM

    You don’t tug on Superman’s cape;
    you don’t spit into the wind;
    you don’t pull the mask off the Lone Ranger; and
    you don’t ride in the same elevator as Ray Rice.

  83. deltaoracle says: Jul 29, 2014 4:52 PM

    Slugging women is wrong.
    Pretty basic.
    Bill Murray’s combover-on-steroids was a great movie moment, however.

  84. stixzidinia says: Jul 29, 2014 4:53 PM

    fivechampionships says: Jul 29, 2014 3:31 PM

    Time to embrace being the villain again, Ravens fans. Everyone else can bring it. I hope the team is ready to punch people in the mouth like they did for a decade after the last time the whole world jumped on them. Put on the black hat. We wear it well.

    ———————

    You mean that decade where your team won only one title? That one decade where the Steelers were 13-9 against your boys?

  85. youreallmorons says: Jul 29, 2014 4:53 PM

    What Ray did was terrible and anyone with half a brain knows that, but I think everyone deserves a second chance. I didnt realize that all of the posters at PFT were the most moral and law abiding citizens in the entire world who have apparently never done a thing wrong or been given a second chance at any point in their lives.

  86. youreallmorons says: Jul 29, 2014 4:56 PM

    Just to be clear…we dont care what any of you think in Baltimore and we hate your teams, fan bases, and cities just as much

  87. realfootballfan says: Jul 29, 2014 4:57 PM

    This is funny at this point. Let’s get his wife out there to apologize again.

  88. gohometrolls says: Jul 29, 2014 4:58 PM

    I definitely don’t condone ray rice’s actions it’s disgusting but there’s something about Gantts holier than though reporting that irks me are you above making mistakes that you regret Mr Gantt with that said ray rice has gone for help and I hope he has learned from his mistake a jets fan .

  89. scoobies05 says: Jul 29, 2014 5:01 PM

    what does big Ben have to do with Ray Rice? nothing. rice did what he did and deserved to be punished. but you spewing your hypocrisy and calling others thin skinned and degenerates is a joke. you bring up Ray Lewis every chance you get when he is irrelevant to the discussion and whine like a baby when anyone class you out on it. you are a joke. not Steelers fans…you
    jb you keep rooting for the same hoodlums just because they play for your team. you and your fan base and your team are no better or worse than any other in the league. every team has this. over 20 Steelers arrested in the last 6 year’s. none of whom were released. and if the Rooney were so appalled by Ben, why didn’t they cut him. because he is good

  90. kaakwha says: Jul 29, 2014 5:06 PM

    Truthfully, as a Baltimorean, I do not care what any of you think about Baltimore or the Ravens. They are OUR team. They have two rings in their brief existence. We have a strong fan base, a great owner, and front office, and a chance at more wins with the current roster. Sure, Rice made a HUGE mistake. He is in the criminal justice system just as if any other person had done what did. He should have received a stronger penalty from Goodell. He didn’t. He is not the first NFL players to get off easy. There have been other egregious mistakes made by the NFL in its penalty system. But what are we supposed to do, abandon our team? None of us support what Ray Rice did. I would not be upset if the Ravens increased his time off roster. But I bet any city would do just about the same thing we Baltimore have done. There were a few scattered boos at the stadium last night. But the applause was louder. So now you trolls say we support domestic violence. How absurd. How stupid you are if you believe that.

  91. TheWizard says: Jul 29, 2014 5:18 PM

    Nobody in Baltimore cares what you think

    That’s become obvious to us, it’s a big part of the problem in fact.

  92. juliusanonymous says: Jul 29, 2014 5:20 PM

    kaakwha says: Jul 29, 2014 5:06 PM
    So now you trolls say we support domestic violence. How absurd. How stupid you are if you believe that.
    ——————–

    Call me stupid then, because yes, I along with the rest of the entire NFL and all of its fans DO think you support domestic violence and specifically that wife-beating piece of garbage Ray Rice.

    You can thank your own team’s management for that. They are the ones who chose to put money before common decency. They chose to celebrate a wife-beater. So yes, in fact, they DO support and encourage domestic violence.

  93. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 29, 2014 5:51 PM

    I find it humorous that a Raven fan would feel comfortable at this point in time to call another fan a hypocrite in light of the Ray Rice fiasco and spin job being led by their FO. Comparing other players to Ray Rice in an effort to lessen the guilt they feel is understandable, but gutless none the less. Ray Lewis to anyone outside of Baltimore is what the Ravens stand for, and what their fans worship, a shady person who lied his way out of a jam and destroyed evidence in the process. Raven fans don’t care and are incapable of making a distinction of what decency is. Spousal abuse to most Ampericans should not be a badge of honor.

  94. harrybucsfan says: Jul 29, 2014 5:58 PM

    Ravens Fan = Bird brain

  95. wholelottacrazygoingon says: Jul 29, 2014 5:58 PM

    I wonder Darin if there is any room for forgiveness?

  96. filmex2000 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:46 PM

    weepingjebus says: “I don’t know which I find more surprising: that Keith Olbermann still has a show somewhere, or that someone watched it.”

    I don’t know which I find more surprising: that an ostensible sports fan doesn’t know that Olbermann has a primetime M-F show on ESPN which has been on since last year, or that said fan would be willing to brag about such ignorance.

    You really should watch it sometime–it’s unlike anything else on ESPN. While ESPN was acting like a paid escort for the World Cup trying to turn soccer into a meaningful sport in the US, Keith was laying out FIFA’s corruption for all to see. It was a classic.

  97. ravensman says: Jul 29, 2014 6:49 PM

    After reading many of the comments here on PFT about the Ravens and their fans, I feel like I should apologize to the world for being a fan – but I’m not. I threw my Ray Rice jersey in the trash months ago. But I’m not going to hate the entire team because of the actions of one player.

    I think Rice’s suspension is way too short. But both the NFL and the Ravens franchise could have shown support for the serious issue of women being beat by saying that if there is a next incident for him, he’s either off the team or banned from the NFL for life.

    In no way am I showing any support whatsoever for Ray Rice. But good trolls will misrepresent my words, so bash away. It does get old reading how entire fan bases are scum because of the actions of one player of the team.

  98. axespray says: Jul 29, 2014 6:57 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jul 29, 2014 3:07 PM
    Ravens fans are starting to sound like Packer fans.
    ——————————-
    Ravens fans supporting a wife beater – still have more class than pathetic viking fans.

  99. evrybdyhas1 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:09 PM

    Not that anyone cares about facts or circumstances but the Ravens have a free training camp practice in M&T Bank stadium. The team travels through west Baltimore on the way to this once a year event that allows all fans that cannot afford to buy a ticket to attend. The stadium is usually filled with families and children who may never be able to see a regular season game. Yes they will cheer anyone and the city celebrates in spite of the issue of the day.

  100. scoobies05 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:27 PM

    so where is your evidence. oh right. as usual you have no idea what you are talking about. go root for big Ben and stick your head in the sand that the Steelers are any different than any team and their fans are different than any other fans. I love it when you said the pouncey incident was just a late evening testosterone exchange and move on. if it was a player on any other team they would have been labeled scum. you are truly the problem and you are too blind to see it. How dare you label a team, an organization, and a city as bad people. you are a joke

  101. stixzidinia says: Jul 29, 2014 7:57 PM

    I don’t know which I find more surprising: that an ostensible sports fan doesn’t know that Olbermann has a primetime M-F show on ESPN which has been on since last year, or that said fan would be willing to brag about such ignorance.

    ————————

    Has it ever occurred to you that perhaps not all sports fans watch the E!SPiN network? I haven’t watched that pathetic network in at least 5 years……not one single click of the remote even in passing. It’s basically TMZ Sports at this point. Leave it to you…..the absolute bottom of the barrel, lowest common denominator type sports fan that equates not watching ESPN with “ignorance”.

  102. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Jul 29, 2014 8:49 PM

    dalcow4 says:
    Jul 29, 2014 4:12 PM
    His wife forgives him. Why can’t you?

    Perhaps because it is customary to ask for forgiveness first…

  103. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 29, 2014 8:54 PM

    Nofool, that’s a little extreme brother. You can’t lump all things together. I’d be willing to bet that if many raven fans were given GM powers for a day, Rice would have been cut. But they weren’t, so they’ll go along rooting for their team, because they have no choice in the political matters of their team. And if they stopped rooting for their team because of any one player or GM, then I say they weren’t a real fan to begin with.

    Now that’s out of the way, I’m just sorry Shazier can’t formally introduce himself wk 2 in a manner fit for someone deserving of a beat down.

  104. ufcandfootball says: Jul 29, 2014 8:55 PM

    30 sec > post lifespan > 30 min

  105. kaakwha says: Jul 29, 2014 8:55 PM

    Do you all really believe that Ray Rice is the first NFL player to punch his wife? NOPE~ He is the first that got caught on videotape. Domestic violence is rampant in our society, but perhaps at a higher rate in the NFL. I would bet that many teams have players who have done worse things than Rice. I find what Rice did reprehensible. I support any penalty he gets. That being said, I will not abandon my home team. There are some very good people on the Ravens. Players that visit sick kids all the time. Players that give back to the community. To paint them all with the same brush as Rice is a joke. To say all of Baltimore supports domestic violence is another joke. Many of you on this site are trolls who bash any team any time you get a chance. Get a grip, get a life, and get a freaking clue!

  106. bubblehead22 says: Jul 29, 2014 9:00 PM

    Where’s the white suit? And the video tape?

  107. scoobies05 says: Jul 29, 2014 9:29 PM

    thanks brother. appreciate it. kinda crazy to label an entire group of people as bad because they support a team. like I said, I wouldn’t have had an issue if they suspended him for the year. He did what he did and he will pay a penalty. and he will have to wait until later in the year to run over shazier. lol. hope u Are well

  108. fearthehoody says: Jul 30, 2014 12:32 AM

    Also, funny how there are people claiming, “Ray Rice is not the first NFL’er to beat his wife, just first to get caught.” When that argument is used for spy gate its wrong and you won’t hear of it. but for Ray Rife-beater it applies.

  109. mungman69 says: Jul 30, 2014 3:37 AM

    No one is asking anyone to abandon their home team. From the actions of some Ravens’ fans it seems like they don’t have a clue. Loyalty can be blind, can’t it.

  110. gammynomnom says: Jul 30, 2014 6:49 AM

    I despise Steven A Smith, but I side with him on this one. Anyone who thinks women are the demure, delicate flowers of the 40’s is insane. I am not saying she hit him first, because none of us know, But that mess about not hitting a woman is long flown out the window the way they get in your face and try to smack and punch you now a days. It might not be your first reaction but it would definitely be high on my equal rights list. Simma down if none of you know the whole story. I also despise the Ravens but enough is enough.

  111. scoobies05 says: Jul 30, 2014 8:31 AM

    tthanks for the support my man. seems crazy to me to say that an entire city and its people are bad because of a football team. especially when these incidents happen in some degree to every team. which has been one of my main points for a while. hope all is well.

  112. 4thanlong says: Jul 30, 2014 11:48 AM

    I don’t understand what everyone wants from fans who support the Ravens. Do you want us to disown our team? Because of the acts of one player should we burn all of our Ravens gear? Most of the 35 & under fans know no other team in Baltimore besides the Ravens. Everyone that is a true fan knows how hard it would be to change your allegience and support another team. On top of the difficulty you would be labelled a “bandwagon fan” by everyone, or unable to have a true fanhood.

    If everyone is honest with themselves and dropped the troll act for 5 minutes, how many people would truly disown their hometown team?
    2, maybe 3%?

    As for the overbearing coverage of this from the media, I am seeing more about this than I ever did about OJ. And I’m sure that NO ONE would chose him over Rice.

  113. jjconley says: Jul 30, 2014 3:31 PM

    The sad defenses from the Ravens and fans are scary. 4thanlong, no one is asking anyone to disown the team, burn gear, cut Rice, etc. But applauding his return, highlighting fans who go out of their way to support a woman-beater? That’s sick. You don’t prop them up and parade them around. You’re not proud of them. They’re an embarrassment, a productive employee that you’re ashamed of until enough work has been put in to correct the offense, and enough time has passed to forgive him.

    The suspension was way too short, the standing ovation was pathetic, and it reflects very badly on the team and the fans. There’s no way to win defending a woman beater, and it looks like the Ravens are the only team going to this length to do so.

  114. scoobies05 says: Jul 30, 2014 4:07 PM

    no one is defending rice. and baltimore this is a very heated topic. but my point is if u don’t root for a team because they have “criminals” then no team would have fans

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