01 Nov 2004
- Tickets to the Eagles - Ravens game: $175
- Donavan McNabb game jersey: $100
- Watching T.O. score the decisive touchdown and then do the Ray Lewis dance: Priceless.
This guy has an uncanny ability to get under people's skin. That said, his post-TD shimmy was the funniest thing I've seen on a football field since Gus Frerotte was the recipient of a self-inflicted concussion after head-butting a wall. Still, Ray Lewis didn't quite find the humor in it: "Don't be a coward and wait until you make one play to do something." T.O. did what we all should do in times of turmoil -- he quoted Shannon Sharpe: "If you don't like what I do, stop me from getting in the end zone." Sage-like advice indeed.
It's a year of huge cornerback contracts, with A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore breaking the bank. But will these big-money contracts, and the big-time gambles associated with them, pay off?