January 7, 2013
Ravens' Ray Lewis has his last dance
By Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency
Ray Lewis has always been a guy who could make an entrance.
For 17 years he has been coming out of the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium, eyes wide and blazing, the embodiment of football emotion. It never fails to incite the football fans of Baltimore.
And one last time Sunday, Lewis came out of the tunnel, the last man to appear in the pre-game introductions, doing his patented dance. Every pair of eyes in a stadium filled to capacity followed him through that tunnel for the last time.
“This guy in my hometown named Kirby Lee used to do this dance and it was called ‘The Squirrel,’” Lewis said. “I told him that one day I was going to do that dance. Then, one game they introduced the defence and I came out and I just did it. The crowd went crazy. After that, people said they needed to see that dance again, so it went on and on. I even added music and movie clips.”
“It’s one of the coolest things in football and we’re going to miss it around here,” quarterback Jo