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Ray Lewis 2000 murder trial: Who started argument that led to two killings?

As Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis prepares to play in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, questions continue to arise about his legacy and his connection to a double murder that took place 13 years ago in Atlanta. On January 31, 2000, Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker were stabbed to death during a fight in the early morning hours after Super Bowl XXXIV. The killings occurred after an argument between at least one person from the victims’ group of friends and at least one member of Lewis’Read More

Ray Lewis: Questions remain about legacy because of murder trial 13 years ago

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When Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis walks off the field after Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans Feb. 3, he will leave a legacy as one of the greatest players of all time. Off the field, however, questions remain about the 13-time Pro Bowl selection, Super Bowl XXXV MVP, and future Hall of Famer despite numerous charitable works and a reputation for being an inspiration to his team. Two Murders, No Convictions In the early morning hours of Jan. 31, 2000 after Super Bowl XXXIVRead More

Greatest games in Redskins-Cowboys rivalry

Greatest games in Redskins-Cowboys rivalry

What was once the greatest rivalry in the NFL may be back with Sunday night’s game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East title. Robert Griffin III will try to lead the Redskins to the playoffs after a 3-6 start, while Tony Romo and the Cowboys hope to make the postseason after starting 3-5. Former Redskins coach George Allen famously once said, “Every time you win, you’re reborn. When you lose, you die a little.” Allen helped start the rivalry by making the Cowboys the enemy.Read More

Remembering Maryland basketball star Len Bias

The poster is old and wrinkled, gathering dust. Len Bias is slamming home one of his ferocious dunks. The caption reads, “I’m Bias. Maryland is number one.” It has been 26 years since Maryland basketball superstar Len Bias died of a cocaine overdose in a dorm room. How could such a seemingly invincible player be gone all of a sudden, just two days after being drafted second overall in the 1986 draft by the Boston Celtics? Bias’ sudden death became the biggest story in the history of Washington, D.C. area sports,Read More

Maryland basketball: Top 25 Terps of modern era

The University of Maryland basketball program has produced some of the greatest players in not only the Atlantic Coast Conference, but all of college basketball. Here is a subjective look at the top 25 Maryland Terrapins basketball players since 1970, along with honorable mentions.  Why 1970? Maryland had many great players before ’70, most notably All-Americans Louis Berger in the 1930s and Gene Shue in the 1950s.  But when Lefty Driesell arrived as coach in 1969, he ushered in a new era, leading Maryland to national prominence.  Teams led byRead More

Former Washington Bullet Mitch Kupchak: 10 NBA Championship rings

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was in the news recently after Kobe Bryant complained that Lakers management should announce whether Pau Gasol will be traded. While it’s tough for Gasol to be left hanging, Kupchak says he has a duty to do whatever he can to help the team. Both sides have a point. What’s astonishing isn’t so much the controversy surrounding the trade that the NBA rejected in December that would have sent Gasol to Houston, Lamar Odom to New Orleans, and Chris Paul to the Lakers.Read More

Super Bowl Round Table

As is becoming a tradition for these NFL Playoffs, GuysNation is back with another Round Table discussion surrounding the NFL. Rob (@GuysNation):  Who’s going to win the Super Bowl, and who’s your early prediction to be the game’s MVP? Mike Frandsen (www.facebook.com/MikeNeedsaKidneydotcom): This is a flawed matchup, as the Patriots did it mostly with Tom Brady, two great tight ends, and smoke and mirrors on defense. But Rob Gronkowski is playing on a bum ankle. Meanwhile, only two of 90 previous Super Bowl teams had a regular season record asRead More

1991 Washington Redskins were greatest team in Super Bowl era

In an era with Super Bowl teams that have shoddy defenses, inconsistent ground attacks, and mediocre records, it’s easy to forget that decades ago, many Super Bowl teams not only had outstanding individual units but were balanced in every area.  In fact, five of the greatest Super Bowl teams of all time played in the 20 years from 1972 to 1991. The somewhat subjective rankings are: 1991 Washington Redskins 1985 Chicago Bears 1972 Miami Dolphins 1989 San Francisco 49ers 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Twenty years ago, the greatest team of theRead More

NFL Playoffs Round Table: New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers

Instead of just giving you one perspective on the NFL playoff games to be played this season, GuysNation gives you a whole round table discussion! New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers Rob (@GuysNation): The New York Giants may be on a great run, but they’re not a great team. They barely got into the playoffs. Their rushing game is inconsistent. Their top playmaker Victor Cruz has some great games and then others where he gets minimalized. Their defense can be stout but also has questionable skill in the secondary.Read More

NFL Playoffs Round Table: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots

Instead of just giving you one perspective on the NFL playoff games to be played this season, GuysNation gives you a whole round table discussion! Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots Rob (@GuysNation): The Baltimore Ravens will win the AFC Championship on Sunday, and their win over the New England Patriots has nothing to do with Tom Brady sitting out practice one or two days this week. The Baltimore Ravens are a great defense, the likes of which the Patriots haven’t seen all season. The Broncos have a defense whichRead More