Here is what other news outlets are saying about the
--- Kevin Van Valkenburg of
"Lewis' decision to retire after 17 seasons in a Baltimore uniform, whether the Ravens win or lose Sunday, has become one of the dominant storylines of Super Bowl XLVII, and understandably so. He has been the face of the franchise for as long as it's been in Baltimore. He is a lightning rod for people's emotions, playing the roles of hero, villain, preacher and sinner," wrote Van Valkenburg, my former colleague. "But this could be Reed's last ride, as well, at least with the Ravens. He will be a free agent at season's end, and when you combine his age with the game's financial realities, his return feels increasingly unlikely. He also has mulled retirement in recent years, torn between how much he loves the game and how terrified he is of ending up with a cane or in a wheelchair. When he does leave football, friends say, he is likely to do so without warning or ceremony."
--- Steve Politi of The Newark Star-Ledger says linebacker Ray Lewis is making the Ravens' Super Bowl run all about himself.
"It might be easier to celebrate the career of Ray Lewis if he weren't doing such a good job himself," he wrote. "This, sadly, is impossible at Super Bowl RL, where everything is all about Ray, all the time. Ray dances for the cameras. Ray cries at the national anthem. Ray smears his entire face in eye black. Ray, Ray, Ray. Lewis made the selfish decision to announce before the playoffs that he would retire at the end of this season, ensuring that everything about the rest of the Ravens' run would be all about his favorite person. Since then, his interviews have been nonstop narcissism -- my team, my city, my final ride. My, my, my."
--- Clark Judge of
"Once upon a time Flacco was a promising young quarterback at the University of Pittsburgh. In fact, he was so promising that one scout predicted 'he would have been the next
--- Michael Rosenberg of
"This is Randy Moss. He says he is better than
--- Mark Purdy of The San Jose Mercury News writes that 49ers quarterback
"Colin Kaepernick is not sure how he feels about being the