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.
Maybe one day the Ravens' "rent a receiver" policy will end and the team will establish a legacy like the Baltimore Colts did with Hall of Famer Raymond Berry. Ravens receiver Steve Smith Sr., 36, announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the 2015 season, his 15th year in the NFL. He will have played just the final two of those seasons with the Ravens.
Indefinitely suspended former Ravens Pro Bowl running back along with his wife, Janay, and his defense attorney, Michael Diamondstein, will meet with both NFL investigator Robert Mueller III and NFL Players Association investigator Richard Craig Smith, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
CBS is partnering with the NFL Network to do 16 games on Thursday nights, but the first eight on CBS are the game changers. Getting the rights to the Thursday night games didn't change everything for the network's sports division.
Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has taken some criticism after taking out his credit card on the air at ESPN and saying he would help pay a fine for a player who delivered a late hit to a quarterback.
Peter Ginsberg filed suit Tuesday in Cincinnati's Southern District Court of Ohio on Dez Wells' behalf, claiming that his client's expulsion from the school last summer for violating the school's student conduct code damaged his reputation.
I know I will probably never hear a seriously negative word about the NFL on its owned and operated cable channel. But I have to admit, I almost always enjoy watching the Baltimore Ravens on the NFL Network.
If you happened to tune in for the Celebrity Beach Bowl during Super Bowl weekend, you might have caught the diehard Ravens fan who did the Ray Lewis dance after catching a touchdown pass from NFL great Warren Moon. That was Kris Jones, who was the winner of DirecTV's 2010 Ultimate Displaced Fan contest.