“I love Ray,” Flacco said, “and I love how he always spoke from the heart, but if you listened to those speeches, a lot of them didn’t even make sense. He meant everything he was saying, but I didn’t know what he was talking about 90 percent of the time.”
“Ray is the best motivational speaker anywhere,” Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo told USA Today. “It’s not just what he says, but how he says it. He gets inside your soul.”
I love this, Ray Lewis basically just talked with passion and that pumped his team up? I just figured at least the team knew what he was talking about when he spoke, but that doesn’t hold true. We all know that Ray Ray likes to rant, but its crazy to think that having no real message would make a team play harder. Hey if it works keep doing it and it worked for a second Lewis Super Bowl ring. I hope to hear of more athletes just rambling and teams going on to win a championship.
You know what? I think I am going to have to try that for our BSSC football league starting in a couple weeks. I’m going to make a speech with conviction about something I care deeply about. I will report back as to how the team performed.
- Joe Flacco: I love Ray Lewis, but his speeches didn’t even make sense (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Joe Flacco Says Ray Lewis’ Speeches Didn’t Make Any Sense (blacksportsonline.com)
- Joe Flacco On Ray Lewis: ‘I Didn’t Know What He Was Talking About 90% Of The Time’ (chicago.cbslocal.com)
- Joe Flacco on Ray Lewis: A lot of his speeches “didn’t even make sense” (tracking.si.com)