#52

1 Feb

In the summer of 2001, I was lucky enough to be standing with a small group of people who were meeting the Ravens football team. They had just won Super Bowl XXXV a few months before and everyone was excited.

All of our favorites were signing that day and I recall vividly my brother Matt and his cute friend getting super worked up because Ray Lewis was coming.

 

Matt’s friend: HE’S COMING.

Me: I know! So exciting!

Matt’s friend: WHAT SHOULD I DO?!

Me: Get him to sign your football and say hi?

Matt’s friend: WHAT SHOULD I SAY?

Me: I don’t know. Play it cool. He doesn’t really have time to talk to us, anyway.

Matt’s friend: WE’RE NEXT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

Me: Oh my god, just chill out, you’re making me nervous.

 

::Ray Lewis appears before us, I see a light glimmering in Matt’s friend’s eyes::

 

Me: Hi Ray!

Matt’s friend (SO loudly): I’M WEARING MY RAY LEWIS UNDERPANTS.

Ray Lewis: Hah, that’s cool…I guess.

Me: That just happened.

 

::Ray Lewis moves on to much cooler people than us::

 

And that sums up the time I met #52, Ray Lewis. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Go Ravens! And yay Puppy Bowl!

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48 Responses to “#52”

  1. T. W. Dittmer February 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    The Harbaugh Bowl, Ray’s last hurrah?

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    • La La February 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

      HE WILL PROTECT THIS HOUSE! Sorry. Excited.

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      • T. W. Dittmer February 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

        It’s big doins when your team makes it to the Superbowl. ;-)

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  2. Carrie Rubin February 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    See now, I would have thought it would be you who yelled “I’M WEARING MY RAY LEWIS UNDERPANTS.” Sounds like something you’d say. ;)

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    • La La February 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

      For once it wasn’t me embarrassing myself. I feel pretty good about that. Plus, I checked, and unfortunately stores don’t carry Ray Lewis underpants for girls.

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  3. calahan February 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    If I knew anything about sports, I could appreciate your meeting the player more. I’m broken as a man.

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    • La La February 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

      That statement goes well with your face in your photo haha. Personally, I prefer your type of man, but don’t tell those kooky sports fans.

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      • calahan February 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

        I like Super Bowl Sunday because it’s like having an entire town to myself. Woo hoo!

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        • La La February 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

          Sounds kind of fun!

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          • calahan February 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

            I’ll either see a movie or just head to the mall and go looting.

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            • La La February 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

              I vote for looting!

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            • calahan February 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

              Remember to send me a list of things you want.

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  4. twindaddy February 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    This looks like a blog post. Hmmm…..

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    • La La February 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      It isn’t what it looks like! I’m writing a book!

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      • twindaddy February 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

        LMAO. Sure, sure. It’s okay. I see what’s going on here. I can handle. I’m a big boy.

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  5. Mooselicker February 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    That’s when you know you’ve made it….when a company makes underpants when your name on it and fans wear it in your presence.

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    • La La February 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

      You’re right. That’s how you know. Would you wear underpants with your own face on them? I’d do it.

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  6. Ruby Tuesday February 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Just ’cause I don’t like the Ravens, doesn’t mean I don’t love this post. Fantastic story. It made me think of the time I got FOUR TIME STEELER SUPERBOWL CHAMP Mel Blount to sign my Minnie Mouse roller skate at Beer World when I was six. Actually happened.

    See, Steelers fans always have to give Ravens fans crap. Even when your team is headed to the Superbowl and mine is all broken and sad. ;)

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    • La La February 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

      HAHA I understand. My mom is a Steelers fan so I will let this one slide. Do you still have the roller skate?! That’s such an awesome story!!!

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      • Ruby Tuesday February 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

        Yep, I do! We have a signed photograph as well. We didn’t know he was going to be there, Mom and Dad just needed some beer!

        Thanks for having such a good sense of humor about it (of course I kind of bargained on that, or I wouldn’t have said it)!

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        • La La February 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

          Of course! I want to see the skate. I had pink, purple and white Minnie skates and a Minnie suitcase that matched. You had good taste ;-)

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          • Ruby Tuesday February 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

            Mine were hand-me-downs from a neighbor, but they were still very cool. I’ll try to remember to post a picture for you on Twitter!

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  7. Lori D February 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    That’s hilarious. Ray Lewis underpants. Heh. (‘like’ button is unclickable. don’t know what’s going on with that)

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    • La La February 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

      Aw I just tested it and now it’s weird because I liked my own post haha. Hope you’re well!

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      • Lori D February 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

        Must be my computer, because others have been able to like mine. It says “loading” next to the like button and won’t let me click. It’s not showing the likes either. Hmm. WordPress is picking on me again. I always wondered if I’d be able to ‘like’ my own blog. Thanks for testing that one out for me. Now I know.

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  8. Madame Weebles February 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Wooooo, Harbowl! I’ll be making good juju dolls for Flacco, Rice, etc tomorrow.

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    • La La February 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      So I had never heard that term and I thought it was a delicious sounding drink, but I looked it up and I see it isn’t a drink. Your idea is way cooler!

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      • Madame Weebles February 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

        Maybe we should invent a drink called the Good Juju Doll then.

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        • La La February 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

          It needs to contain some kind of juice….obviously. I am up for this. We will invent it and then collaborate on a post about it.

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          • twindaddy February 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

            I’m looking at you accusingly.

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          • La La February 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

            Raspberry juice, perhaps, twindaddy?

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  9. gingerfightback February 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Go Ravens!

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    • La La February 2, 2013 at 9:20 am #

      Yay! Thanks for tweeting. You’re one of my tweeps. My twigga. I’ll stop now.

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  10. Lori D February 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Oh Geez, now I know I’m getting old, I just remembered I did something similar and wrote about it! In my short story anthology, one of the stories is about the time I met my favorite football hero (again, back in the 80′s). Though I wasn’t wearing my hero’s underpants, I was just as lame as Matt’s friend. :-P

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    • La La February 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

      Haha awesome, I’d love to read it.

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  11. The Bumble Files February 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    Well, you know how I feel about the Ravens…but yay Superbowl!! You look hot!

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    • La La February 2, 2013 at 9:22 am #

      Yes I know your thoughts, miss! And thank you. Even with baindaids?

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      • The Bumble Files February 2, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

        Yes…of course, even with the band aids . They’re so charming on you, charm city chick!

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  12. The Hook February 2, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    I had a clever comment prepared but then I scrolled down to that pic and everything went fuzzy….

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    • La La February 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

      Guess one might say I’ve got you hooked. HEY-OO

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  13. Combat Babe February 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    YOU’RE SO CUTE! Sorry. Just had to point that out in case you didn’t notice.

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    • La La February 4, 2013 at 7:53 am #

      No YOU’RE so cute. Thanks lady!

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  14. Pixie Girl February 4, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    You know what, I think your brother’s friend is a very brave person.

    And if he’s cute… that kinda makes him a quasi-superhero.

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    • La La February 4, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      My quasiheeerrooooo! He’s super cute, so give him a cape and he’s ready.

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