Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum  

Go Back   Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum > Non Cigar Specialty Forums > Misc > Sports

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
NeuRon
Formerly BigRonS
 
NeuRon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
First Name: Ron
Location: Forked River, NJ
Posts: 1,540
Trading: (22)
NeuRon will become famous soon enoughNeuRon will become famous soon enough
Default Ray Lewis to Retire :(

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stor...6pLid%3D251953

this actually almost makes me cry.. i dont even like the Ravens, but i think Ray Lewis is the greatest defensive player IMO over the past 20 years... his motivational speeches are legendary and his work ethic is unrivaled.. i will post more once i learn more.. but this is truly sad news to me
NeuRon is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 05:08 PM   #2
kelmac07
Resident Maduro Whore!!
 
kelmac07's Avatar
6
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
First Name: Mac
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 27,322
Trading: (218)
Bolivar Army (Retired)
kelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond reputekelmac07 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Saddened, but I do believe it's time. After 17 years, he's done all he can do. Nothing left to prove, except his love of the game.
__________________
Dom in the MLB thread "I could probably get you to wear a Yankee hat for a Maduro!"
kelmac07 is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 05:15 PM   #3
maninblack
Will smoke for food
 
maninblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
First Name: Kevin
Location: Where the hoot owls f$ck the chickens
Posts: 10,637
Trading: (80)
Partagas
maninblack is a splendid one to beholdmaninblack is a splendid one to beholdmaninblack is a splendid one to beholdmaninblack is a splendid one to beholdmaninblack is a splendid one to beholdmaninblack is a splendid one to beholdmaninblack is a splendid one to beholdmaninblack is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Sad news indeed but there comes a time when you gotta hang up the cleats. A true team player and first ballot HOF. Big shoes to fill.
__________________
Proud member of the GMCGTPWHAFA
maninblack is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
NeuRon
Formerly BigRonS
 
NeuRon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
First Name: Ron
Location: Forked River, NJ
Posts: 1,540
Trading: (22)
NeuRon will become famous soon enoughNeuRon will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcSBw76_tpk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M62iU4hWV_g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bb1jQ4DtSI
NeuRon is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #5
CigarNut
F*ck Cancer!
 
CigarNut's Avatar
16
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
First Name: Michael
Location: Clermont, Florida
Posts: 17,970
Trading: (111)
RA
CigarNut has disabled reputation
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

He has had a huge impact on his team and fans. He will be missed.
__________________
Need Beads? Need Five Finger Bags?

2 of 3 Requirements for use of the CA Rolodex: 100 posts/ 60 day membership/ participation in trade (trader rating). New members can be added at any time.
CigarNut is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #6
ksknnr
Feeling at Home
 
ksknnr's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
First Name: Kevin
Location: MA
Posts: 520
Trading: (13)
ksknnr is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Hell of a player, but I can't say I'm sad to see him go since I'm a pats fan.
ksknnr is offline  
Old 01-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #7
NeuRon
Formerly BigRonS
 
NeuRon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
First Name: Ron
Location: Forked River, NJ
Posts: 1,540
Trading: (22)
NeuRon will become famous soon enoughNeuRon will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Why, thats Tom Bradys favorite player.. lol... no really.. look it up
NeuRon is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 06:02 AM   #8
Blak Smyth
Think Blue!
 
Blak Smyth's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
First Name: SD
Location: THE WOOD
Posts: 8,486
Trading: (52)
RA
Blak Smyth has disabled reputation
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

I am a fan of Ray Lewis, he is a leader.
__________________
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
Blak Smyth is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 06:49 AM   #9
Zane
Have My Own Room
 
Zane's Avatar
1
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
First Name: Zane
Location: Noblesville, IN
Posts: 1,507
Trading: (23)
Bolivar
Zane has a spectacular aura aboutZane has a spectacular aura aboutZane has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Sad to see him go but I am glad he is doing it now vs. later and risking damaging his body even more than it probably already is.
__________________

COO BlindMan's Puff
Zane is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #10
Eleven
Solid As The Sun
 
Eleven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
First Name: Scott
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,859
Trading: (23)
Eleven has a spectacular aura aboutEleven has a spectacular aura aboutEleven has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Such glowing praise for a man who was charged with murder, then had that charge reduced when he agreed to testify against his co-defendants. Same guy who's suit he was wearing the night of the murder mysteriously vanished. Same guy who in civil court settled with the family of murder victim.

Sorry but I can't heap praise on a guy for his athletic ability when he was involved in such things.
__________________

CA: putting the 'man' in bromance since 2008! --markem.
Eleven is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #11
Blak Smyth
Think Blue!
 
Blak Smyth's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
First Name: SD
Location: THE WOOD
Posts: 8,486
Trading: (52)
RA
Blak Smyth has disabled reputation
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eleven View Post
Such glowing praise for a man who was charged with murder, then had that charge reduced when he agreed to testify against his co-defendants. Same guy who's suit he was wearing the night of the murder mysteriously vanished. Same guy who in civil court settled with the family of murder victim.

Sorry but I can't heap praise on a guy for his athletic ability when he was involved in such things.
Oh I hate to admit I forgot about that
__________________
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
Blak Smyth is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 09:35 AM   #12
pnoon
YNWA
 
pnoon's Avatar
16
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Peter
Location: San Diego
Posts: 29,919
Trading: (20)
RA
pnoon has disabled reputation
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eleven View Post
Such glowing praise for a man who was charged with murder, then had that charge reduced when he agreed to testify against his co-defendants. Same guy who's suit he was wearing the night of the murder mysteriously vanished. Same guy who in civil court settled with the family of murder victim.

Sorry but I can't heap praise on a guy for his athletic ability when he was involved in such things.
__________________
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
-John Wooden
pnoon is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 10:23 AM   #13
Dave128
Sexy Dave
 
Dave128's Avatar
3
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
First Name: Dave
Location: Voorheesville, NY
Posts: 3,738
Trading: (4)
Dave128 is a jewel in the roughDave128 is a jewel in the roughDave128 is a jewel in the roughDave128 is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eleven View Post
Such glowing praise for a man who was charged with murder, then had that charge reduced when he agreed to testify against his co-defendants. Same guy who's suit he was wearing the night of the murder mysteriously vanished. Same guy who in civil court settled with the family of murder victim.

Sorry but I can't heap praise on a guy for his athletic ability when he was involved in such things.
+1 I wanted to write something similar, but I was having trouble coming up with something this tasteful.
__________________
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin
I "heart" Boobies and Beer!
Dave128 is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #14
shilala
Dear Lord, Thank You.
 
shilala's Avatar
6
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Scott
Posts: 13,721
Trading: (252)
Cuaba
shilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond reputeshilala has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

I'm glad to see him go, but I'd like to see Ed Reed, LeDarius Webb, and Terrell Suggs gone, too.
And I'd like to see Ray Rice in the Steeler's backfield.

There's a good show on ESPN, 30/30 or Legends of the Game or something that did a Ray Lewis story. It cast him in an awful good light, as I'm sure it's supposed to, but it makes it very easy to read between the lines and figure out he's grown up and put his head on straight since he got in trouble, for what that's worth.
__________________
shilala is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 02:44 PM   #15
NeuRon
Formerly BigRonS
 
NeuRon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
First Name: Ron
Location: Forked River, NJ
Posts: 1,540
Trading: (22)
NeuRon will become famous soon enoughNeuRon will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

yeah because nobody has made mistakes in life..

because every professional athlete is a shining example of proper behavior (especially NFL)

lets get real here people.. everybody has had their brushes with the law, has made a mistake, has altered the lives of others.. Who are we to judge this man of things we have no facts on.. What does that make the people judging him?

puhlease.. that is bullshit.. the guy is a first ballot hall of famer. Without question... He was also deemed innocent.. So we ought to treat him as such
NeuRon is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 02:48 PM   #16
Gophernut
Have My Own Room
 
Gophernut's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Steve
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 1,661
Trading: (15)
Diplomatico
Gophernut will become famous soon enoughGophernut will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeuRon View Post
yeah because nobody has made mistakes in life..

because every professional athlete is a shining example of proper behavior (especially NFL)

lets get real here people.. everybody has had their brushes with the law, has made a mistake, has altered the lives of others.. Who are we to judge this man of things we have no facts on.. What does that make the people judging him?

puhlease.. that is bullshit.. the guy is a first ballot hall of famer. Without question... He was also deemed innocent.. So we ought to treat him as such
Well so was OJ. The fact is, that there is a lot of mystery surrounding what actually took place during that event. He settled a civil suit which doesn't mean he's guilty, but doesn't point to innocence either. Hell of a football player, but don't tell me I have to believe that he did not have something to hide there.
__________________
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." Thomas Jefferson
Gophernut is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 03:09 PM   #17
pnoon
YNWA
 
pnoon's Avatar
16
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Peter
Location: San Diego
Posts: 29,919
Trading: (20)
RA
pnoon has disabled reputation
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeuRon View Post
yeah because nobody has made mistakes in life..

because every professional athlete is a shining example of proper behavior (especially NFL)

lets get real here people.. everybody has had their brushes with the law, has made a mistake, has altered the lives of others.. Who are we to judge this man of things we have no facts on.. What does that make the people judging him?

puhlease.. that is bullshit.. the guy is a first ballot hall of famer. Without question... He was also deemed innocent.. So we ought to treat him as such
Sorry, Ron.
I have made mistakes in life. As I am sure you have, too.
But I don't think either of us have been charged with murder.

Helluva a player. I don't disagree.
But don't put the man on a pedestal. Ask yourself this. Could you look past his "mistakes in life" if he were dating your daughter?

And there is nothing "innocent" about him.
__________________
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
-John Wooden
pnoon is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 03:48 PM   #18
srduggins
Feeling at Home
 
srduggins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
First Name: steve
Location: So. Cal. No More
Posts: 504
Trading: (37)
LGC
srduggins will become famous soon enoughsrduggins will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Wish he would play another year or three. He is a shell of what he once was, and the way the Steelers played this year, they need all the help they can get.
__________________
". . . but it's good, I guess, that you have the entire asylum to query, but you'll never get a straight answer out of any of us." - OLS
srduggins is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 04:10 PM   #19
icehog3
Admiral Douchebag
 
icehog3's Avatar
15
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Tom
Location: Clermont, Kentucky
Posts: 66,941
Trading: (61)
HUpmann
icehog3 has disabled reputation
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

I understand he is your favorite player, Ron, but making mistakes, and being implicated in a murder are not exactly the same thing. Seems you are judging the people who choose to judge Lewis a bit harder than you do.
__________________


Thanks Dave, Julian, James, Kelly, Peter, Gerry, Dave, Mo, Frank, Týr and Mr. Mark!
icehog3 is offline  
Old 01-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #20
NeuRon
Formerly BigRonS
 
NeuRon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
First Name: Ron
Location: Forked River, NJ
Posts: 1,540
Trading: (22)
NeuRon will become famous soon enoughNeuRon will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Ray Lewis to Retire :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by pnoon View Post
Sorry, Ron.
I have made mistakes in life. As I am sure you have, too.
But I don't think either of us have been charged with murder.

Helluva a player. I don't disagree.
But don't put the man on a pedestal. Ask yourself this. Could you look past his "mistakes in life" if he were dating your daughter?

And there is nothing "innocent" about him.
Sorry Peter.. im AM putting him on a pedestal.. He is the best defensive player to take the field since Lawrence Taylor.. Im not willing to look past that for some mistakes and bad judgements he made in his early 20's..

And im also sorry, but i do believe that a person is innocent until proven guilty.. And if he isnt/wasnt charged, then he is innocent.. You want to blame somebody for that, blame our judicial system.. but thats the way it is.. Fair is Fair.


Quote:
Originally Posted by pnoon View Post
Ask yourself this. Could you look past his "mistakes in life" if he were dating your daughter?
Yes Peter.. Yes i would..

Thats like a person who has never had a drug addiction telling an ex drug-addict that "having an addiction is for weak people".. Um, how would you know until you've been in that position.? Easy answer.. That person WOULDNT. lol



Quote:
Originally Posted by icehog3 View Post
I understand he is your favorite player, Ron, but making mistakes, and being implicated in a murder are not exactly the same thing. Seems you are judging the people who choose to judge Lewis a bit harder than you do.
Tom, i know you are in the law enforcement field, but i still think every person should be given a second chance.. I was given one, and not a day goes by where it doesnt cross my mind.. especially as a motivational piece.. Maybe that is why his situation hits hard for me.. This man has earned the right to live his life and move on.. he has been an upstanding citizen ever since his run-in.. What more does he have to pay? Ive had enough of society rejecting people because of their past.. Its shallow and pathetic.


____


Infact.. why are we having this conversation of social acceptance in a post that was made to celebrate the FOOTBALL career of a first ballot hall of fame football player?

Enough is Enough
NeuRon is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content is copyrighted jointly by Cigar Asylum and the content provider.