Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has advised his teammates to not touch the Lombardi Trophy or take any pictures with it. He feels that since it’s not there’s, they shouldn’t be near it.
“I told my team, ‘Don’t ever take pictures with nothing that’s not yours, nothing that you haven’t earned,’“ Lewis said. “When we hold that Lombardi, whoever holds that Lombardi next Sunday, you’ve earned it when you touch it. And don’t fool yourself and try to trick yourself, ‘This feels great.’
“Don’t go through that. I don’t believe in jinxes and all that. I just don’t believe in don’t set yourself up for something. Just really work for it.”
Lewis’ teammates seem to have no problem about following his lead.
“I’m not about to touch something that I don’t own,” wide receiver Torrey Smith said. “You can have the best cake in the world sitting in front of you, and I don’t want to touch it.”
“That was the right decision,” defensive end Arthur Jones said.. “Most guys understood to stay away from that trophy. It’s not our trophy. We haven’t earned that trophy yet.
“Once we win this game, then it will be our trophy. Then, we can do whatever we want to the trophy: kiss it, polish it or whatever. But until then, that’s just a dream.”
I think Lewis makes a great point. It makes a lot sense and can help them remain focused throughout all of the hype they’re about to face next week.