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Ray Lewis inspired Phelps to compete in London

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08:39 PM ET 01.21 | Michael Phelps is without a doubt one of the greatest Olympians ever, but he would have never competed in the 2012 London Olympics had it not been for Ray Lewis' words of encouragement. Phelps was present for the Ravens AFC Championship win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, and afterwords said that had it not been for Ray Lewis serving as such an inspiration to him, he may not have competed in London and may never have broken the medal record he owns today. Phelps is a Baltimore native, so it's easy to see why Lewis was his inspiration. But Ravens fan or not, wasn't yesterday awkward enough when it came to Ray Lewis, to then all of a sudden have Michael Phelps show up and fawn over how much of an inspiration Lewis is to humanity?

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January 21, 2013  11:23 PM ET

And we are supposed to care about any of this?

January 21, 2013  11:23 PM ET

I am already sick of hearing about Saint Ray Lewis

January 21, 2013  11:24 PM ET

evening Mr Steeler ,it's going to be a long 2 weeks

January 21, 2013  11:26 PM ET

"If you don't swim, I'm going to stab your ****"

Allegedly

January 21, 2013  11:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

evening Mr Steeler ,it's going to be a long 2 weeks

Yeah but should be an interesting game

January 21, 2013  11:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I am already sick of hearing about Saint Ray Lewis

While I personally agree with Steven Hawking view that all religions are merely fairy tales for children who are afraid of the dark, I don't deny anyone's right to feel differently. If Ray has experienced some form of "enlightenment" and it is helping him live his life, well fair enough. The excessive public displays are not to my taste but again that's what freedom is all about

January 22, 2013  06:43 AM ET

Did the murderer also inspire him to do drugs?

January 22, 2013  07:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I am already sick of hearing about Saint Ray Lewis

Sound a lot like your role model Bradshaw huh? Get used to hearing more of Ray Lewis for two more weeks.

January 22, 2013  07:49 AM ET

You fools fail to realize, no weapon formed against Uncle Ray Ray shall prosper.

January 22, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Did he inspire him to do the Subway Commericals as well?

January 22, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Did the murderer also inspire him to do drugs?

"Murderer"? "Drugs?"

My My My...I guess someone lives in a glass house. He has never accused of being the murderer and if you think smoking weed is being on drugs then...SMH

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January 22, 2013  04:37 PM ET
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Ray Lewis is a murderer and a blight on society. not a good person as those two little men from Akron will attest too if they were not sliced open and left bleeding to death on an Atlanta street as Ray's limo sped away. Justice will come in heaven.

I hope justice will come before then.

 
January 22, 2013  04:38 PM ET
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"Murderer"? "Drugs?"My My My...I guess someone lives in a glass house. He has never accused of being the murderer and if you think smoking weed is being on drugs then...SMH

Thug. Murderer. MVP=Most Valuable Prisoner.

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