Ray Lewis is awesome. He's full of enthusiasm and is a great football player. He's an inspiration to young athletes everywhere and a testament to longevity in an unforgiving sport. He also, more than likely, killed a guy. Maybe two guys.
That said, Ray decided to go on TV recently and make the declaration that if there's no NFL football this year, crime will go up.
Also, from the article:
When asked why he thought crime would increase if the NFL doesn't play games this year, Lewis said: "There's nothing else to do Sal."
To be fair, Ray was simply relying on his years of criminology experience in the Baltimore PD and saying that, without football to watch, people would have more idle time, and in that listless diaspora away from our sports bars, our thoughts would inevitably turn to criminal behavior. Largely because we're a society of latent degenerates that kinda sorta want to stab each other, but lose motivation by the third quarter. And you're not at all projecting, Ray. Not a bit.
By the same logic, you can also expect to see an increase in pregnancies, better ratings for whatever else supposedly comes on TV Sundays (Heroes maybe?) and maybe an uptick in church attendance. But coming from a guy who's not guilty of murder, rather than innocent, it has a slight mafia vibe to it.
Like he's not saying anything, but maybe Roger Goodell's kids don't make it home from summer school one day. There's a lot of crazy people out there. These things happen. Maybe Roger's wife has an accident outside the beauty parlor and don't look so pretty no more. I don't know nothing. I'm just talking amongst friends.
Anyway - I just posted this because, between this and the Jesus freaks missing a Rapture, I'm sure Vandelay is too busy screaming at his walls.