As a former coach, I am extremely proud of our Baltimore Ravens. This team showed all of these virtues of sport: hard work, dedication, teamwork, skill, determination, brotherhood, and a willingness to not quit. Sports can teach players how to work together, how the team is more important than self, and how to dedicate oneself to improving one's skills. As a Christian, I was inspired to hear the Ravens talk about their reverence for God and appreciation for His blessings to them as individuals and as a team.

Our city can be proud. Our fans have united around this team bringing all walks of people together in a common goal — to cheer our team to victory. Now, if only some of our stars could take a smaller salary to keep the team together. That would be the ultimate sacrifice.

Yay, Ravens! Thanks for bringing your city so much joy. Thanks, Ray Lewis, for being such an inspirational leader.

Sharon Will, Baltimore

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