The latest #WNSTSweet16 is a laughing matter

March 25, 2014 | Luke Jones

4. Terrell Suggs

The Ravens linebacker has mellowed a bit late in his career, but he’s always affectionately been known as a clown in the locker room who is never afraid to give teammates good-natured grief or to distract them from interviews in a variety of ways that can only be left to the imagination.

Never one to shy away from talking trash to opponents and their fans, Suggs has provided colorful sound bytes and filled reporters’ notebooks for countless Ravens-Steelers weeks over the years. After a rare blowout victory over Pittsburgh in 2011, Suggs famously said of Ben Roethlisberger, “God can have his soul, but his ass belongs to me.”

Often sounding more like a professional wrestler than a football player, Suggs’ entertaining showdowns with ESPN’s Skip Bayless don’t quite match Muhammad Ali’s famouse encounters with Howard Cosell, but they have created a similar feel in a world with much more media coverage.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Sam Says:

    Great work Luke. Actually was a great list and you didn’t miss a name. IMO.

  2. chris Says:

    GREAT job. I dont think anyone in their right mind would complain about this list. Watching the letterman clips with Art Donovan took me back. Holy Moly he was funny.

    On a side note, what do you think the back lash would be today if a player (just because he was also on the list, we’ll say Terell Suggs) went on a late night talk show and talked about a jewish guy beating him out in college and then making the reference to “those guys are supposed to be lawyers and doctors? It makes me wish we could go back to the 80’s and 90’s when people didnt get bent out of shape about everything.

    (L.J. – Thanks, Chris. I was thinking the same exact thing when I heard that portion of the clip. It was definitely a different era.)

  3. Phil Says:

    Nice job! I still get chills listening to the Decinces homerun call…seems like it was yesterday for a lifelong Oriooo’s fan as Eckman would say.

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