It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension
Critics of the NFL’s arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it’s time for the league to crack down on players who hurt women.
No matter what Ray Rice said yesterday, it can’t change what he did or the near-universal perception that aristocrats get more chances than we do. But Rice made one refreshing statement: His wife could do no wrong.
Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.
Neither David Wilson nor Ray Rice got off to the flying start they wanted last week. The Broncos absolutely flattened the defending Super Bowl champs by a score of 49-27, while the Cowboys edged passed the Giants 36-31 in the opening week of the season.
In the longest game in Denver Broncos history the Broncos lost a thriller at freezing cold Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday.
While the special teams was indeed special, every other facet of the Broncos team went through a sub-par performance in Denver’s Divisional Round loss to the Baltimore Ravens Saturday.
If the Broncos can play like they did against the Ravens in Week 15; with more physicality, stopping Ray Rice, while also scoring early, they’ll win today.
In what could be the last game for seven-time All Pro Ray Lewis, who is retiring after this season, the Broncos and Ravens meet Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. Two NFL icons, each 3 wins away from a second championship.
The Ravens will try to bruise and batter the Broncos this Saturday, but if Denver can out-physical Baltimore as they did in Week 15, the Broncos will move onto the AFC Championship.