Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Hall of Bad Dudes: Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis is our first inductee into The Hall of Bad Dudes. I have come to despise this man these past few weeks, whereas I previously just hated him. I didn't follow the murder trial he was involved in twelve years ago because I just was too busy with my own bad- assery to follow football back then. The evidence seems to indicate he either aides, abetted, or directly participated in a double murder and the covering up of the act.   he did plead out to an obstruction of justice charge and paid off the victim's families in a civil settlement, both things most people not guilty of a crime don't do, but none of that is really why I hate Ray Lewis. I hate him because of the people who love him. 

If I knew nothing about Ray Lewis this picture alone would be sufficient to gain him entry into The Hall of Bad Dudes. Religion is the last refuge of scoundrels. I buy his devoutness about as much as I buy his testimony in the murder trial. Fate has a way of tracking down these bad dudes. It will find Ray Lewis. This week is the apex of his football career. Even though some people are asking questions about his character and wondering why he's receiving so much worship most of America is willing to buy the popular narrative and jump the bandwagon of uncritical hero worship. But this week will end and a new one will begin. And as often happens, the public will slowly forget about Ray Lewis. But out there somewhere is another bad dude. A dude even badder than Ray Lewis. I think one day Ray Lewis will run into that bad dude.

Welcome to the Hall of Bad Dudes, Ray Lewis.

Want to suggest a bad dude?

1 comment:

  1. He had me at the gold on yellow suit. Welcome to The Hall, Big Ray!