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Ravens fans give Ray Rice standing ovation during practice
Sports Illustrated ^ | 29 July 2014 | http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/07/29/baltimore-ravens-fans-ray-rice-standing-ovation?xid=nl_siextra

Posted on 07/29/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT by Vigilanteman

Baltimore Ravens fans gave running back Ray Rice a standing ovation as he jogged onto the field during training camp practice on Monday, according to the team's website.

Rice acknowledged the cheering fans by pointing to the crowd.

Rice was seen on video in February dragging his then-fiancée out of an Atlantic City casino elevator. He was charged with third-degree aggravated assault after Janay Palmer, whom he later married, was left unconscious following the incident. Rice agreed to enter into a diversion program to avoid a jail sentence.

More: Lenient penalty for Ray Rice troubling proof of where NFL's priorities lie​

The NFL suspended Rice for two games without pay due to the incident, sparking debate as to whether the punishment was too lenient.

(Excerpt) Read more at si.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: abuser; athletes; cad; nfl; ravens; standingo
Steelers fans have always known that the Baltimore Ravens represent a shameful culture from a shameful city. Lewis got away with being, at minimum, an accessory to murder. Now, the shameful city cheers a cad who abuses women.

Typical for a Democrat politician, typical for a Democrat city.

1 posted on 07/29/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman

At least they didn’t start yelling, “Hit her again, hit her again. Harder, harder!”


2 posted on 07/29/2014 2:19:02 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Vigilanteman

Won’t be long they’ll all be able to self-’medicate’ in the stands or in smoke rooms .. Dam, ya see the price of beer?

Best wishes to the newlyweds!


3 posted on 07/29/2014 2:19:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Vigilanteman

With all due respect to Americans, but there does seem to be a sick level of what kind of behaviors are considered acceptable when it comes to American football.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 2:20:03 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Vigilanteman

The Ravens organization, coaches, players and fans richly deserve each other.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 2:20:35 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: Vigilanteman

Sports media celebrates thug culture on and off the field, then gets the vapors when an athlete acts like a thug with a woman.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 2:20:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Imagine the Standing O he would have received if he was queer and had beaten his boyfriend?


7 posted on 07/29/2014 2:21:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Insanity that this man is still allowed to play and not spend many many years in prison


8 posted on 07/29/2014 2:23:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Jonty30

Don’t forget hockey. Patrick Roy was applauded too.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 2:23:17 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Vigilanteman

Really this thing has blown out to silly. A - a two game NFL suspension is actually a pretty stiff penalty (1/8 of the season, if you got kicked out of work for 6.5 weeks you wouldn’t call that a minor punishment). B - we still don’t know what happened. C - oh they cheered a fan favorite player, gee that never happens. This and the Dungy thing are really showing what a bunch of whiny twits the sports press is, desperate to make sure all things are blown completely out of proportion.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 2:24:03 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: Jonty30

Great observation, so very true.


11 posted on 07/29/2014 2:24:17 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: lesko

Do Americans watch hockey?


12 posted on 07/29/2014 2:24:41 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Vigilanteman

well isn’t that special!


13 posted on 07/29/2014 2:24:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: All

On an ir-relevent side note, I think the only Republican city that has an NFL team is Green Bay.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 2:26:17 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Jonty30
Do Americans watch hockey?

The NHL actually has higher revenues than the NBA

16 posted on 07/29/2014 2:34:03 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

You’re kidding! Hockey is soccer on ice.


17 posted on 07/29/2014 2:37:14 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: MplsSteve

Well, it’s hard to say what’s a city and what’s a region, but cities like Cincinnati, Indianapolis an kc are pretty republican places. City proper not so much, but the areas are. Same with Dallas and Phoenix.


18 posted on 07/29/2014 2:40:41 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Vigilanteman

But let him say a word that could be interpreted as homophobic.......


19 posted on 07/29/2014 2:41:41 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jonty30
Do Americans watch hockey?

You can't be serious ...

20 posted on 07/29/2014 2:43:56 PM PDT by shove_it (Directive 10-289 lives)
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To: discostu
B - we still don’t know what happened.

Indeed, if it turns out she initiated the violence, will she be suspended from her job without pay for two weeks? Will others on this thread be as quick to refer to her as a thug?

21 posted on 07/29/2014 2:45:20 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Its not like he asked her not to hang around with black guys or anything.


22 posted on 07/29/2014 2:45:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: discostu

I cannot think of any reasonable scenario where it is acceptable to hit a woman.


23 posted on 07/29/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: shove_it

I’d rent a snow making machine if she would shovel my walk.


24 posted on 07/29/2014 2:46:49 PM PDT by Nachoman (libertyarmstx.com is now open!)
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To: Vigilanteman
They say we evolved from hair dragging wife clubbing cavemen.

I'm pretty sure they have it bassackwards as usual. The laws of entropy pretty much have a slam dunk on the evolution belief system.

25 posted on 07/29/2014 2:47:21 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Moonman62

It’s better than. It’s the only sport, of the big 5, where it is acceptable for two men to settle things with fistacuffs.


26 posted on 07/29/2014 2:48:07 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Vigilanteman

I live near Baltimore and work in the city. I refuse to bow to the altar of the Raven. When my office has a football season opening lunch, they say to wear your favorite team colors. I wear a NASCAR shirt.

I was given tickets to a ravens game. My son and I were about the only ones not in purple. It felt good.


27 posted on 07/29/2014 2:48:23 PM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com d)
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To: Jonty30

Oh I can. They fall under the category of self defense. Meanwhile though we don’t actually KNOW that Rice hit anybody, we’re pretty sure he probably did, but we don’t KNOW. On the short list of things we do know is that the fiance is now the wife and the DA thinks his record should be expunged, and he’s still suspended for 1/8 with further fines eating up another good chunk of his salary. Which is a lot of punishment for doing nobody is quite sure what exactly.


28 posted on 07/29/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: Jonty30

Really? Given how many women kill their children, would shooting them be OK? /half-joking


29 posted on 07/29/2014 2:52:42 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Jonty30
I cannot think of any reasonable scenario where it is acceptable to hit a woman.

How about in self defense against something like this?

30 posted on 07/29/2014 2:56:22 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: ilgipper

Pittsburgh as well. The only Commie Red County in the entire southwest corner of our fair Commonwealth is Allegheny, home to Pittsburgh.

The light red (barely Commie) county in the center is Centre, home to Penn State.

31 posted on 07/29/2014 2:56:31 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Steelers fans have always known that the Baltimore Ravens represent a shameful culture from a shameful city

Yeah, Balto is a hell hole, but I think you're forgetting a few of your own infamous players - Roethlisberger, Holmes, Harrison, Burress, Davenport, Seigler, and so on. It's an American cultural problem which certainly isn't limited to one city. Steeler fans come to Balto and behave in abhorrent fashion. I've seen it far too often. Yeah, Baltimore and their fans have a lot of problems, and I get it that Steeler fans hate the Ravens, but you're throwing stones from a glass house.

32 posted on 07/29/2014 2:58:19 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Vigilanteman

If he were white he’d been booed off the field. But, as usual there is a different standard for blacks. Think ‘OJ in the White Bronco’.


33 posted on 07/29/2014 3:02:44 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: discostu

Exactly. SHE had been previously arrested for domestic assault. My guess is that she started it and he finished it.


34 posted on 07/29/2014 3:18:11 PM PDT by nonliberal (Sent from a payphone in a whorehouse in Mexico.)
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To: TigerClaws

LOL!


35 posted on 07/29/2014 3:53:58 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Vigilanteman

The ghetto culture taking over most sports is why I can no longer stand to watch them. I’m down to golf.


36 posted on 07/29/2014 4:00:04 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48
The ghetto culture taking over most sports is why I can no longer stand to watch them. I’m down to golf.
Me too - and I've never been able to watch a golf tourny if Tiger's playing. Can't stand him, or the over-the-top coverage he doesn't deserve.
37 posted on 07/29/2014 4:04:47 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Vigilanteman

Used to enjoy football. But that was before the players were all gangstas, the fans were all trash, and the sports media were all faggots.


38 posted on 07/29/2014 4:07:30 PM PDT by greene66
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To: aquila48

Well, there’s always http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxhqXzVBen4

Or the fastest game on grass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmzivRetelE


39 posted on 07/29/2014 4:24:32 PM PDT by vladimir998
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"Typical for a Democrat politician, typical for a Democrat city. "

Well, yeah. But Pittsburgh is a Democrat city too!

40 posted on 07/29/2014 4:51:45 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("Your apathy is their power." - Sarah Palin Jul 19, 2014)
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To: vladimir998

Gaelic Football beats them both.


41 posted on 07/29/2014 4:53:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Ha! I second guessed myself and decided not to post a link to it on youtube.


42 posted on 07/29/2014 5:15:29 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Vigilanteman

Ray Rice gets standing ovation for knocking a woman out and Jesse Ventura gets 1.8 million for badmouthing his country and getting knocked on his ass. Sick and getting sicker.


43 posted on 07/29/2014 5:19:18 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: shove_it

Really. You put them on those skates and their legs are a mile long.


44 posted on 07/29/2014 5:29:58 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: eCSMaster

See my map on Post #31. Pittsburgh may be a Democrat city, but every county surrounding it is otherwise. The same cannot be said about Baltimore.


45 posted on 07/29/2014 7:11:45 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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