Is Terrell Suggs the Muhammad Ali of Baltimore?

January 03, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio


Everytime he opens his mouth something interesting inevitably comes out of it and many times it’s a lot closer to the naked truth than most in Baltimore would care to admit. Or as he will write at @untouchableJay4 on his Twitter account — #truth.

Earlier, Suggs engaged with resident ESPN windbag Skip Bayless and served him a manure burger of biblical proportions while making me laugh and essentially piss myself on the couch when I saw it. It was on the big TV’s when I was in Bill Bateman’s in Perry Hall setting up our Friday night event for Living Classrooms Foundation with Dennis Pitta earlier today but it was muted and I had to go right to the web and see what he was saying because I just knew it was going to be funny. I could tell from his body language.

For me, Terrell Suggs has become the Ravens’ Most Interesting Man, like the guy in the beer commercial. He’s the most boisterous, colorful athlete of this generation in Baltimore and you’d be hard-pressed to convince me he’s not the best player on the Ravens roster this season.

From a media perspective, Sizzle is almost always full of sizzle but oft-times also he brings the steak, a loaded potato with cheesy humor and paired with a tad-bit of fine-aged whine regarding the disrespect his Baltimore Ravens are getting at the national level as a 12-4 team that has taken care of business most weeks in the NFL. Literally, it was the first thing out of his mouth when he singled out media members who picked against the team after the game in Cincinnati.

Clearly, he’s inspired by his critics.

I’ve been camped out at his locker a lot more often in the internet era since 2008 and I have to tell you that he’s one guy who has truly won me over with his passion for football, for winning, for truth and for being the one guy to stand up, be accountable and be the spokesperson for the Baltimore Ravens – in victory or defeat.

Now, he’s going to need to back it up with a