Is Terrell Suggs the Muhammad Ali of Baltimore?

January 03, 2012 | Nestor Aparicio


Super Bowl trophy and ring in four weeks to give any of it any credence. But that sticking up for Joe Flacco and The Fu yesterday?

“Why don’t you like my quarterback?” is an instant classic!

And the Tebow 4th quarter “praying every week” line – that’s straight outta an Ali-Howard Cosell exchange. Brilliant work, No. 55!

Well, Sizzle you didn’t have me at “hello” but you’ve grown on me Big Boy.

Honestly, I like the guy you’ve become Terrell Suggs in 2012. You’re funny. You’re engaging. Sometimes you’re crass and sometimes you’re witty but you’re almost always assessing things with color, clarity and a focus on winning a championship. And as an Orioles fan, I’m glad the purple side of the freeway actually cares about winning for the city.

You’ve heard Ray Lewis say it a thousand times:

“Sizzle always gonna be Sizzle!”

And I don’t think that’s a bad thing and maybe it that’s a little of that Rex Ryan rubbing off on him.

If you haven’t seen the video exchange with that boob Skip Bayless, whose sports knowledge could fit in a thimble, it’s priceless.


This was part Ali, part Mike Tyson, part Rod Tidwell and part The Rock. Sizzle is almost like a WWE character at this point but the message is clear. As his future Hall of Fame teammate Ray Lewis once said:

“I like the bus I’m on going to the stadium.”

I love that quote and so do some members of my who always recite that line to me. So, it’s gotta little personal meaning as well, but you get the point.

Terrell Suggs has the back – if not The Fu – of his