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Wes Welker’s wife not handling yesterday’s loss so well

posted at 1:33 pm on January 21, 2013 by

Go ahead and bookmark this, because between the endless droning about the “Harbowl” and the obligatory pre-retirement lionization of Ray Lewis, sports media will irritate you enough over the next two weeks that you’ll need to revisit it frequently as a sanity check.

Take it away, Anna Burns Welker:

“Proud of my husband and the Pats. By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis’ Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay! What a hall of fame player! A true role model!,” the former Miss Hooters wrote on her Facebook page following the Patriots’ 28-13 loss to Baltimore.

Second look at former Miss Hooters as role models?

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What white suit?

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Ray Lewis responds:

Role model enough to roll your boy, Wes, honey…..

ted c on January 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM

And it figures that Lewis went to The U.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM

the obligatory pre-retirement lionization of Ray Lewis,

Around here, that was saved for Tim Tebow because he goes to church, or something.

Too bad he can’t play NFL QB. That’s a little sticking point. You have to actually be a good player, not just a good person.

Moesart on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Ha! That’s awesome! And I agree on the Ray Lewis thing…ESPN’s Grantland had a rundown the other day of the ‘controversy’ around him. In other words, his involvement in the deaths of two people. Yet, all seems forgiven/forgotten.

changer1701 on January 21, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Hmm any mention of Tom Brady’s kick to Ed Reed’s knee?

Theworldisnotenough on January 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM

That’s a little sticking point. You have to actually be a good player, not just a good person.

Moesart on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Tim Tebow was Palinized because of his Christianity, not his playing ability. I’ll remind everyone that JaMarcus “Can’t hit the ocean from a boat” Russel did not have these problems. He was just terrible it was like they took a guy that was big enough to play from pumping gas to the NFL, just because.

Theworldisnotenough on January 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I find Ray Lewis’s grandstanding ridiculous and bordering cuckoo. Seeing him on the ground, head pressed into the turf surrounded 3 deep by reporters, cameras, microphones was stupid.

It’s just off putting.

portlandon on January 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Did anyone catch the game in the last 2 minutes, Lewis trying to rip his shirt off, and babbling to himself while strutting. Team members and staff were trying to keep his shirt on, it took 2 of them. He’s whacko.

portlandon on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Sour grapes.

Unlike Ms Hooters there, I make allowances for people to repent and change their lives.

DRayRaven on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Gisele asked her to deliver the gracious post-game comments after this year’s Patriots loss.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Did anyone catch the game in the last 2 minutes, Lewis trying to rip his shirt off, and babbling to himself while strutting. Team members and staff were trying to keep his shirt on, it took 2 of them. He’s whacko.

portlandon on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Yeah, I noticed that. Weird.

changer1701 on January 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Just be glad your guy didn’t get “Pollard-ed” like Stevan Ridley did last night, “lady.”

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Hooters girl should check out Donte Stallworth’s wiki page.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Around here, that was saved for Tim Tebow because he goes to church, or something.

Too bad he can’t play NFL QB. That’s a little sticking point. You have to actually be a good player, not just a good person.

Moesart on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

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Given the over abundance of completely egotistically POS’s in the NFL, I’d rather watch a struggling Tim Tebow than an overpaid Mark Sanchez setting a new record for interceptions.

He may not get another shot to play QB again in the NFL … which is a shame, because with regard to abilities and performance – Tebow overperformed in 2011 and won a playoff game. Peyton Manning, while one of the all time great QB’s, has yet to deliver on that milestone despite his guaranteed HoF capabilities.

PolAgnostic on January 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Checking the comments, I see that being a “Hooter’s girl” is a faux pas worse than being a killer and absentee father.

M240H on January 21, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Unlike Ms Hooters there, I make allowances for people to repent and change their lives.

DRayRaven on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

The only change in their lives that I want to give murderers is to go from walking around to being 6 feet under. I’ll save my sympathy for the families of those they kill.

nextgen_repub on January 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Enjoy watching the Harbowl and Ray’s Last Ride from home, ma’am.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Wow. Talk about a big “screw you” to the Baltimore readers of this site.

Serious Cat on January 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Ben Roethlisberger was never even arrested, yet Ratbirds fans had no problem stringing him up and calling him a rapist while rabidly defending Lewis. Al Gore-level hypocrisy.

Cornell Conservative on January 21, 2013 at 2:34 PM

He may not get another shot to play QB again in the NFL … which is a shame, because with regard to abilities and performance – Tebow overperformed in 2011 and won a playoff game. Peyton Manning, while one of the all time great QB’s, has yet to deliver on that milestone despite his guaranteed HoF capabilities.

PolAgnostic on January 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Manning has yet to win a playoff game? Did 2007 not happen?

changer1701 on January 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Did anyone catch the game in the last 2 minutes, Lewis trying to rip his shirt off, and babbling to himself while strutting. Team members and staff were trying to keep his shirt on, it took 2 of them. He’s whacko.

portlandon on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Actually, it was pretty clear he was getting his pads adjusted, on both sides. He may be very off-putting with his loudmouth rants, but he’s pretty smart about football, and knew he’d be back in the game.

Ed Morrissey on January 21, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Paging Bernard Pollard…

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Dumb move. Next season, Pollard might give special thanks to Wes in person for her kind remarks.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Ray Lewis is a great football player and a complete D-bag as a human being. Different people will focus on either truth. I love watching football but I don’t make the mistake of cannonizing people who do well in sports but are catastrophes in life. He should get into the hall of fame for football but not be a roll model in life.

jnelchef on January 21, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Around here, that was saved for Tim Tebow because he goes to church, or something.

Too bad he can’t play NFL QB. That’s a little sticking point. You have to actually be a good player, not just a good person.

Moesart on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Yeah…Ray Lewis and Tim Tebow’s character are on par. What is it? Six kids with four women?

Unlike Ms Hooters there, I make allowances for people to repent and change their lives.

DRayRaven on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

The murders have never been solved. Leads and witnesses grew cold while Ray Lewis obstructed authorities. Forgive me if I hold off on the canonization of Ray Lewis.

Mitoch55 on January 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM

I just finished reading a part in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire that reminded me of this. One of the heroes of their sport, Quidditch, was brought before the wizard court for serious crimes and it was clear he was let off because he was a Quidditch star who led their team to victory. It was infuriating in a fictional setting too. /Harry Potter nerdiness

DRayRaven on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

So you don’t think he should have paid any sort of debt to society if he is in fact guilty? Just because he has “changed his life” by playing football and getting wealthy and having many children with different mothers? Did he repent? Does that mean he admitted his guilt? I’m asking, because I didn’t really follow the story.

If you feel that way, should we let others who are involved in killings off Scott free? If not, why not? Because they don’t have a talent to entertain us with?

I wonder how people who don’t care about the accusations toward Lewis feel about Michael Vick. I know a lot of people cant stand him and I’m no huge fan, but at least he did have to ‘pay a debt’ for his crimes and has shown repentance, and his crimes weren’t even towards human beings.

pannw on January 21, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Shannon Sharpe shreds “poor loser” Belichick.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Manning has yet to win a playoff game? Did 2007 not happen?

changer1701 on January 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

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My bad, I should have been more specific. He has not delivered a playoff win for Denver yet.

With regard to Tebow, Whatever happened to the idea of a full time fullback like Larry Czonka? Am I missing something or doesn’t Tebow seem like an opportunity to change the running game?

Csonka’s pro career got off to a shaky start. In the fifth game of the 1968 season, versus Buffalo, he was knocked out and suffered a concussion when his head hit the ground during a tackle. He spent two days in the hospital. Three weeks later, versus San Diego, he suffered another concussion, plus a cracked eardrum and a broken nose.[5] There was talk he might have to give up football. He missed three games in 1968 and three more in 1969. Writes his teammate Nick Buoniconti,

“There was some question [after the 1969 season] whether Csonka would ever play fullback again—not just because of injuries but because he didn’t play well…When Shula came in [in 1970] he literally had to teach Csonka how to run with the football. He used to run straight up and down and Shula impressed upon him that he had to lead with his forearm rather than his head. Shula and his backfield coach Carl Taseff basically reengineered Csonka to where he became the Hall of Fame player. Csonka emerged as the offensive leader of the Dolphins…”

PolAgnostic on January 21, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Hell yes!

douglucy on January 21, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Too bad he can’t play NFL QB. That’s a little sticking point. You have to actually be a good player, not just a good person.

Moesart on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

If he never takes another snap, he’s won more games than you ever will, loser!

bw222 on January 21, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Shannon Sharpe shreds “poor loser” Belichick.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:57 PM

I see far more reason to chastise Belichick than Ms. Welker, especially if she was a former Miss Hooters.

bw222 on January 21, 2013 at 3:12 PM

bw222 on January 21, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Heh. Indeed. This is just a bit much, especially in light of Giselle’s uncool remarks last time. Bisciotti, Harbaugh, and many Ravens have been gracious in victory, so she should be ashamed of dropping this deuce.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Shocking. The wife of a player on a team full of d0000shes acts d0000shey.

Shannon Sharpe is my new hero. His taking it to Bellichick was pitch perfect.

CycloneCDB on January 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM

For the first time ever, I couldn’t care less about the Superbowl. I might watch it, I might not, but I’m not going to schedule my day around it.

I’m not even sure I care that much about the NFL anymore – at least not when compared to all of the other goings on. I’m finding it harder and harder to get excited watching millionaires play a game.

blindside on January 21, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Shannon Sharpe shreds “poor loser” Belichick.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Who’s Shannon Sharpe?

Was just listening to Coach’s final weekly interview on Boston sports radio. He correctly noted that he did in fact give a full press conference right after the game, and gave another full press conference this morning.

He also asked: “What would I have talked to CBS about anyway?”

And as SI’s Peter King wrote this morning, recounting his bus ride on the Ravens’ bus to the Providence airport right after the game:

The postgame conversation on the field with Bill Belichick … Harbaugh: “I’ll treasure that conversation forever. Before the game, we talked, and he said maybe we should just skip the postgame handshake because it’s such a circus. I said I didn’t know; I thought we should do it, it’s just the right thing to do. And we did. He was so classy, so gracious. Complimentary about how we played, about our game plan, about how tough it is to play us. I told him how much we pattern our organization around theirs, how much we study them.”

Bisciotti, Harbaugh, and many Ravens have been gracious in victory, so she should be ashamed of dropping this deuce.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Once again, SI’s Peter King from this morning:

“Tell the Patriots to have fun at the Pro Bowl! Arrogant f——.”

– Baltimore pass rusher Terrell Suggs, running up the tunnel in Foxboro after the AFC title game, overheard by a phalanx of reporters.

Gracious, indeed!

Del Dolemonte on January 21, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Raw Lewis is such a clown. I’ve seen him standing around until he realizes that the camera is on him, then he goes into one of his camera-seeking absurd charades. He is a phony, probably guilty of manslaughter, and just a p.o.s overall. **Shocked to find out he has children by 4 different women. What a d-bag.

Jackalope on January 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 21, 2013 at 3:36 PM

How’s Ridley? Hope he’s OK. What a lick he took. And that was a nice moment between Bill and John after the game. The Pat who spoke with Tasker did a nice job, despite a very disappointing defeat.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Hmmm… nicely done Mr. Welker.

Salted Meats on January 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Ah, Allahpundit, always looking out for the ladies…

Blake on January 21, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Given the over abundance of completely egotistically POS’s in the NFL, I’d rather watch a struggling Tim Tebow than an overpaid Mark Sanchez setting a new record for interceptions.

He may not get another shot to play QB again in the NFL … which is a shame, because with regard to abilities and performance – Tebow overperformed in 2011 and won a playoff game. Peyton Manning, while one of the all time great QB’s, has yet to deliver FOR DENVER on that milestone despite his guaranteed HoF capabilities.

PolAgnostic on January 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Fixed.

fossten on January 21, 2013 at 3:56 PM

That’s a little sticking point. You have to actually be a good player, not just a good person.

Moesart on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Tim Tebow was Palinized because of his Christianity, not his playing ability. I’ll remind everyone that JaMarcus “Can’t hit the ocean from a boat” Russel did not have these problems. He was just terrible it was like they took a guy that was big enough to play from pumping gas to the NFL, just because.

Theworldisnotenough on January 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM

JaMarcus Russel didn’t have these problems because JaMarcus Russel was a bum, and no one was rushing to defend him. I think you’re making everyone’s point though. Russel was/is as good as Tebow, but Russel got no press(except when it was about him being terrible) and Tebow gets way too much press for a player of his caliber. Tim Tebow could very well be out of football next year.

segasagez on January 21, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Take it away, Anna Burns Welker:

“Proud of my husband and the Pats. By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis’ Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay! What a hall of fame player! A true role model!,” the former Miss Hooters wrote on her Facebook page following the Patriots’ 28-13 loss to Baltimore.
Second look at former Miss Hooters as role models?

Ray Lewis is a great middle linebacker. He should be a role model for those that want to play middle linebacker(or anyone who plays a sport, to be honest). No one is going to approach their marriage like Ray Lewis though. No one is in the middle of an argument with their wife and wonder “What would Raven’s middle lineback Ray Lewis do?”

The Patriots are full of sore losers. From the coach on down the Hooter wives, they can’t take a loss. They certainly aren’t role models.

segasagez on January 21, 2013 at 4:22 PM

No one is going to approach their marriage like Ray Lewis though. No one is in the middle of an argument with their wife and wonder “What would Raven’s middle lineback Ray Lewis do?”

segasagez on January 21, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Marriage? Six kids with four women? Marriage?

Role model as a linebacker? He played linebacker as he lived. With reckless abandon and no inkling of consequences. And when he was faced the consequences, he bought them off. Yeah, what a role model that is.

Mitoch55 on January 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Sour grapes.

Unlike Ms Hooters there, I make allowances for people to repent and change their lives.

DRayRaven on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

But then, there’s no statute of limitations on murder. Jus’ sain’.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Shannon Sharpe shreds “poor loser” Belichick.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Sannon Sarpe?

/sorry

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Oops, I meant Thannon Tharpe.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

She should’ve stuck with just congratulating her team.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Ben Roethlisberger was never even arrested, yet Ratbirds fans had no problem stringing him up and calling him a rapist while rabidly defending Lewis. Al Gore-level hypocrisy.

Cornell Conservative on January 21, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Yes, I believe I heard non-stop screaming from Ravens fans about Rothlisberger (who I equally despise) and yet they seem to love them some Ray Lewis.

The whole downside to a Ravens victory yesterday is the non-stop droning about Ray Lewis and his career for the next two weeks. It’s hardly a reason to watch this game.

I like John Harbaugh and rooted for him. Too bad that means rooting for that scumbag Lewis.

goflyers on January 21, 2013 at 5:23 PM

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