I find Ray Lewis’ persona, both on and off the field, to be oppressively distasteful. He seems boastful, showy, and hugely self-absorbed. Exhibit A is his presence on the field for the final snap of the Ravens victory against the Broncos (his final home game) to facilitate his signature “look at me” dance. The final snap was a Ravens offensive kneel-down; Lewis is a defensive player. Despite all of this, I’m almost disappointed that he’s retiring after this season, because the consensus is that he’ll be a “great” television announcer, which means I’ll just be subjected to more of him…

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