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Retire #52?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:25 pm    Post subject: Retire Ray's Number? Reply with quote

We are one of six teams in the league right now without any retired player numbers. I think Ray certainly deserves to be the first for us. I don't think any player will ever be able to do what he has done for the organization and I think he would be by far the best candidate to have his number retired. It would really show that Ray was one of a kind for future generations of fans that will never see Ray play and would be a constant reminder of Ray as a member of the Ravens. What do you guys think? Should the Ravens make #52 the first retired number in our relatively short history?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duh.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We should have retired Ogden's already, but yes.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. I agree with the OP, it's really hard for me to imagine anyone ever doing as much for this franchise as Ray has, ever.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GaTechRavens wrote:
We should have retired Ogden's already, but yes.

I wouldn't say that. I think Lewis' number is the only one that needs to be retired.

Odgen is IMO the GOAT at the LT position, but that being said, I also think Reed is the GOAT at the safety position. If we keep retiring GOAT Ravens, we'll be retiring numbers left and right until player jerseys are reading 201245944390498085095... Lewis is the only transcendental player of the bunch, which is why I think he deserves the honor.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think another interesting question should be... should the Ravens retire Lewis' locker? I mean sure it's needed space and all that, but I remember seeing some baseball flick when I was younger (can't recall) where the baseball players locker had essentially been retired.

I think that would be pretty sweet and memorable. Future players could enter the locker and stop and see that, THAT was Lewis locker. They could feel the presence and responsibility of it weighing down on them.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

diamondbull424 wrote:
I think another interesting question should be... should the Ravens retire Lewis' locker? I mean sure it's needed space and all that, but I remember seeing some baseball flick when I was younger (can't recall) where the baseball players locker had essentially been retired.

I think that would be pretty sweet and memorable. Future players could enter the locker and stop and see that, THAT was Lewis locker. They could feel the presence and responsibility of it weighing down on them.


I like the idea of the locker retirement too. I saw a picture where they already took his name down from it, but I would have loved to see it stay there.

And yes, nobody will ever wear #52 again. And honestly, I don't think anyone wears #75 or #20 again either, even if they aren't "officially" retired.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not even a question.

Has anyone worn 75 since Ogden? I know it's not officially retired but I can't recall seeing anyone wearing it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

diamondbull424 wrote:
GaTechRavens wrote:
We should have retired Ogden's already, but yes.

I wouldn't say that. I think Lewis' number is the only one that needs to be retired.

Odgen is IMO the GOAT at the LT position, but that being said, I also think Reed is the GOAT at the safety position. If we keep retiring GOAT Ravens, we'll be retiring numbers left and right until player jerseys are reading 201245944390498085095... Lewis is the only transcendental player of the bunch, which is why I think he deserves the honor.


Plenty of teams have retired way more than 3 numbers. We can and should retire all of them.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt in my mind we should retire Ray Lewis number 52 and Ed Reed number 20 cause when you say 52 on the ravens u think Ray and same goes for Reed when the number is used to talk about the player witout having to use their name you know that number is theirs. Countless interviews you hear people say #52 not Ray Lewis and #20 not Ed Reed and what they have done for our team the city of Baltimore and the amazing careers statistically they put up what more could you ask of a player. It also gives incentives to future players to strive to one day become the next Ray Lewis and Ed Reed they are going to want their number retired and it will always allows us to look back at where our team started from and that's just great
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Retire Ray's number and Jonathan Ogden's together. The first ever Baltimore Ravens draft picks, one going into the HoF, one retiring with his second ring, having their numbers retired together? Pretty good story, if you ask me.

The only way I'd want #52 to be used again would be if Ray Lewis III becomes a stud ILB at Miami, and gets drafted by the Ravens in three or four years. That would be an even better story.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mancunian Raven wrote:
Retire Ray's number and Jonathan Ogden's together. The first ever Baltimore Ravens draft picks, one going into the HoF, one retiring with his second ring, having their numbers retired together? Pretty good story, if you ask me.

The only way I'd want #52 to be used again would be if Ray Lewis III becomes a stud ILB at Miami, and gets drafted by the Ravens in three or four years. That would be an even better story.

Heck, I still wouldn't want it used. I'd tell him, "I hear 48 is available"....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

diamondbull424 wrote:
Mancunian Raven wrote:
Retire Ray's number and Jonathan Ogden's together. The first ever Baltimore Ravens draft picks, one going into the HoF, one retiring with his second ring, having their numbers retired together? Pretty good story, if you ask me.

The only way I'd want #52 to be used again would be if Ray Lewis III becomes a stud ILB at Miami, and gets drafted by the Ravens in three or four years. That would be an even better story.


Heck, I still wouldn't want it used. I'd tell him, "I hear 48 is available"....


Perhaps you're right about that, now I think about it. And (this is obviously completely hypothetical) I'm not sure baby Ray would want to wear his dad's number anyway. That would be almost impossible to live up to.

So yeah, retire it. Retire his locker too. That photo of it sitting there, empty with no nameplate, actually got to me more than anything else since Ray announced he was retiring.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mancunian Raven wrote:
diamondbull424 wrote:
Mancunian Raven wrote:
Retire Ray's number and Jonathan Ogden's together. The first ever Baltimore Ravens draft picks, one going into the HoF, one retiring with his second ring, having their numbers retired together? Pretty good story, if you ask me.

The only way I'd want #52 to be used again would be if Ray Lewis III becomes a stud ILB at Miami, and gets drafted by the Ravens in three or four years. That would be an even better story.


Heck, I still wouldn't want it used. I'd tell him, "I hear 48 is available"....


Perhaps you're right about that, now I think about it. And (this is obviously completely hypothetical) I'm not sure baby Ray would want to wear his dad's number anyway. That would be almost impossible to live up to.

So yeah, retire it. Retire his locker too. That photo of it sitting there, empty with no nameplate, actually got to me more than anything else since Ray announced he was retiring.

Yeah, that's where the initial idea came from... I just saw that empty locker picture and it made me think of a sports movie scene (I can't put my finger on it) where a player has his locker retired. I'm thinking it may be "Rookie of the Year" (Pitchers got a big butt) but its been so long since I saw the movie last that I'm not sure.
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