Sports are littered with some of the craziest superstitions as athletes turn their attention away from their own contribution in the success or failure of a sporting moment to an intervention of some powerful, mystical force.
If outside forecasts of the defense's pending demise had seeped into their locker room, the Ravens weren't saying. The knowing nods and wry smiles, though, suggested the players were well aware of what was being said and written. They haven't played anyone. They are too slow, too reliant on veterans. They don't stand a chance of stopping the Cowboys and their vaunted running game.
Now, the Baltimore native has the job of his dreams. He officially became an NFL football player Friday night when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, trading up with the San Francisco 49ers to select him 94th overall.
Jones, who scored a pair of touchdowns in the Ravens' Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, was the first contestant announced by ABC. He's hoping to become the fourth NFL player to win the dancing competition following previous wns by Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Donald Driver.
Jacoby Jones danced in several NFL end zones this season as he went from unheralded free agent pickup to one of the heroes of the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month.
With rumors circulating that legendary quarterback Brett Favre is joining "Dancing with the Stars," the sports blogosphere is close to imploding on itself (and I'm now contributing to it, too). If the rumors are true, Favre will follow in the dance steps of retired greats such as Emmitt Smith, Kurt Warner and Jerry Rice when the 12th season of the ABC hit show debuts March 21.