FanDuel - WFBC

September 15, 2010

Ray Lewis' son has a 504-yard monster game in Florida: Ray Lewis had a big game last week, leading his team to a dominant victory with 504 yards, two touchdowns and six completed tackles. No, we're not crazy, we're just not talking about the Ray Lewis you're thinking of; it's not the Baltimore Ravens linebacker. We're talking about his son, Ray Lewis III, a budding sophomore star at Lake Mary Prep High School in Florida.

posted by BornIcon to football at 03:50 PM - 11 comments

Him and James Wilder's son both. Almost not fair putting them out there with regular HS players from planet Earth.

And being Florida, there might be kids behind them on the charts that can't get any PT that still might be better than a lot of players from parts elsewhere.

As far as I know, Wilder is still committed to Jimbo/FSU, and it'll be interesting to see where Lewis ends up when his time comes along.

posted by beaverboard at 05:10 PM on September 15

He looks nothing like his dad, does he?

posted by sgtcookzane at 07:05 PM on September 15

Is this a private school? Is it an all boys school? How good is the other team? I'm not ready to name him Prep of the Year. In one of the scenes in the video clip, it shows all the defensive players just standing around. Of course he'll put up big numbers. I hope he does well, And I hope he gets to where he is going on his own merits. I'm not a big Ray Lewis fan, but I wish his kid well.

posted by scuubie at 07:17 PM on September 15

Scuubie, you sound like a hater (and of a kid). The article says he has been a rising star for years.

That's an amazing performance. I loved the clip of Ray Lewis talking about his son.

posted by bperk at 04:59 AM on September 16

He's a hater because he questions a little media hype?

posted by rcade at 07:22 AM on September 16

What makes it media hype? And, how many high school achievement stories do people try to poke holes in?

posted by bperk at 07:57 AM on September 16

What are you, his press agent? Scuubie applied a little scrutiny to a piece on Rivals.Com after watching the game video. This does not make him a "hater" (hands down the stupidest word used on this blog).

As for Lewis being a kid and people poking holes in "high school achievement stories," if it is OK to cover him like a "rising star for years" it should be OK to evaluate whether he deserves that praise.

Lake Mary Prep is in a 1B district, which I think is Florida high school's second tier. So the competition he faces ought to be decent.

posted by rcade at 08:51 AM on September 16

Calling someone a hater under these circumstances signals that you don't understand the words you're using. Distressingly common in this new world of hyperbolic bloviating.

No surprise the kid's incredible, he's a chip off the old block. Just hope he lacks access to limos and knives.

posted by Hugh Janus at 09:27 AM on September 16

What are you, his press agent? Scuubie applied a little scrutiny to a piece on Rivals.Com after watching the game video.

Oh, give me break. He isn't covered like Lebron. I never heard of him before. And, scubbie as much admitted that his scrutiny was because he doesn't like Ray Lewis.

Calling someone a hater under these circumstances signals that you don't understand the words you're using.

Okay, perhaps you can give me the circumstances under which I am allowed to use the word. Nitpicking someone's success seems a good time to use it to me.

posted by bperk at 09:57 AM on September 16

There is a vast gulf between criticizing and hating; dismissing someone else's commentary with such a wildly disproportionate label as "hate" guarantees misunderstanding and helps make such distinctions meaningless. If that is your aim, you hit the mark. You are the enemy of reasoned discourse and conversational decency when you do that. Poor show.

posted by Hugh Janus at 11:03 AM on September 16

You are the enemy of reasoned discourse and conversational decency..

Well said. That's going to be my Facebook quote for now on.

posted by BornIcon at 06:03 AM on September 17

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