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.
Instant replay review is one of the cornerstones of the modern NFL. The process and its myriad special rules have been internalized and constantly debated. Mike Kurtz wonders: is it worth it?