Sunday was a homecoming for two Baltimore football legends. Both showed up to M&T Bank stadium wearing outfits that were in stark contrast to the ones they donned last year.
One in a suit…one in a Houston Texans uniform.
Ray Lewis returned to Baltimore to be inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor and the second he ran through the tunnel, under those red eyes and through the smoke and flames, the stadium erupted right on cue. Fans didn’t seem to mind that he was wearing dress shoes instead of cleats or that he didn’t perform his patented “Squirrel Dance.”
Ed Reed ran out of a different tunnel at M&T for the first time in his career. No smoke, no fire, and despite the overpowering “boo’s” that always welcome the visiting team you could still hear a resounding chant of “Reeeeeed” emerging from the crowd. Cheers for Reed continued throughout the game and it was clear that Baltimore still had a lot of love for their former star. I think they all know that one day, he will have is own ceremony right there on the 50 yard line in Baltimore no matter where he is playing now.