1. Ray Lewis Retiring– After 17 amazing seasons in the NFL, Ray Lewis has announced that he will retire after this season. Save from losing one step at most over the last couple years, Lewis showed no signs of slowing down, until he tore his triceps earlier this year. He hopes to come back for the playoffs, and given this news, there’s no chance he won’t be on the field.

Lewis is really an amazing story.  He was much maligned after his Super Bowl win in 2001 after he was arrested and tried in a murder case. He was foudn not guilty, and from there, he transformed both on and off the field. Lewis is a born leader, and one of the best motivators in NFL history, both on and off the field. His energy is infectious, and most importantly, he’s one of the best players in NFL history. Not just defensive players. Overall players. He’s a first ballot hall of famer, and a player that will surely be missed. I don’t watch E:60 that much, but this story on Ray Lewis was one of my favorites. Check it out below.

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2. Clowney’s Huge Hit– Jadeveon Clowney is one of the biggest freaks of an athlete we have seen in quite some time. At defensive end, he is a sure lock to be the #1 pick in the draft whenever he declares, and he showed why yesterday. In the outback bowl against Michgian, the Wolverines had just gotten a bogus first down on a faked punt. On the very next play, Clowney established his dominance. Check it out below.

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I don’t know what’s more ridiculous: How far the helmet flew, or the fact that Clowney recovered the fumble, by palming it with one hand. Quite impressive.

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