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Let's face it, Cal Ripken and Ray Lewis are bad TV analysts
Let's face it, Cal Ripken and Ray Lewis are bad TV analysts

It's time to stop being Baltimore-nice about local sports icons Cal Ripken and Ray Lewis and their cable TV careers. Being Hall of Famers on the field doesn't automatically translate to success in the studio or broadcast booth. In fact, it's often the opposite, with a former star's over-sized ego and sense of entitlement making him the least likely to succeed. Actually, I haven't been that hometown-nice to Lewis. Last year, when he started waving his credit card around on ESPN and offered to pay half of a fine levied by the NFL against San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks for a hit on New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, I called him a hotdog and a blowhard and...

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