Ravens linebacker in the spotlight at Daytona 500 Ray Lewis, the recently-retired two-time Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens, waved the green flag as the honorary starter to begin the 2013 Daytona 500. The certain NFL Hall of Famer spoke to the media before the event at Daytona International Speedway.Q: Ready to be the official starter?Lewis: “I’m a little nervous. I actually had Brad (Keselowski) … he texted me on the way in. He said the one rule is, don’t drop the flag. So I guess I can’t drop the flag. But I’m excited.” Q: You’re here at the Daytona 500, as are rappers 50 Cent and T.I. What does that say about the NASCAR fan base? Lewis: “The things that we actually indulge in are just overwhelming at times. We’re just real art fans. It’s not just football, just music. We like everything — basketball, lacrosse, hockey, anything. Anything that really challenges a person’s athletic side and mental capacity. So being here today is an awesome experience I think for all of us, because we get to see a totally different world than our world. Our world is different. You see these race cars, and it’s like — wow. To be able to control machinery like that — I actually drive my car fast, but not as fast as they drive here.”Q: How did your relationship with Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski begin?Lewis: “Honestly, with me and Brad, he got in contact with me a few months ago, and he’s following my last ride. He came to a couple of my games, and I caught a glimpse of how he’s always watching my videos and really inspired him in different things. So that’s when me and him really started to have a conversation with each other. From there it just turned into a friendship.”Q: Do you and Keselowski stay in touch? Lewis: “We texted each other with motivational things and I kind of send him a heads-up about what I’m doing, and he’s kind of followed my ride all the way through. That’s kind of the way the relationship has gone. On my way in, I was just telling him, ‘Do what you do. Stay calm and have fun doing what you do.’ So we just have conversations like that.”Q: Your son recently committed to play football at your alma mater, the University of Miami. Ready to enjoy being a dad in your retirement?Lewis: “I’m retired and ready to enjoy life, and ready to tailgate and do all those things. So it’s probably one of the most exciting things. Winning a Super Bowl was awesome, don’t ever get me wrong. But watching my son walk into college in another month or so will probably be the most amazing thing I’ve probably ever done.”Q: You’re used to being in the spotlight in the NFL. How does that compare to being at the Daytona 500? Lewis: “In my world, I’m very comfortable because I kind of know my world. But raising the flag, I might be a little nervous. I don’t really know. I might be a little nervous, so I will squeeze it very hard when I’m holding it. But honestly, it’s going to be good time. I’m really here just to get these guys going and just really watch the respect of what they’re going to do, and getting out there to everything they can to be crowned champion. Just to be a part of it, just to be around it, is an awesome experience.” ___________________________________________________________________________________________We apologize. We are having technical issues with our comment sections and fan community and it is temporarily unavailable. We are actively working on these issues and hope to have it up and running soon. We are also working on enhancements to provide a better forum for our fans. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
May 1, 2001 Regular News Bill would give legislators control of the Bar’s budget In a session filled with brushfires on judicial and Florida Bar independence, another blaze flared up in a technical bill on the state budget on April 17. The bill, PCB 01-67 by the House Fiscal Responsibility Council, would place both the budgets of The Florida Bar and the Florida Board of Bar Examiners under the Florida Legislature. The council passed the bill which mostly deals with technical budget issues but several members expressed reservations and said they expect the bill to be amended before final passage by the lower chamber. Rep. Timothy Ryan, D-Dania Beach, introduced an amendment to delete the Bar and the FBBE from the bill, but then withdrew it and two other amendments as committee members worked to move the technical budget bill quickly. Steve Metz, the Bar’s outside legislative advisor, spoke against the bill. He warned it raised separation of powers questions since the Florida Constitution delegates regulation of the legal profession to the Supreme Court. House Speaker Tom Feeney, however, was quoted in a St. Petersburg Times article as endorsing the changes, saying it was wrong to treat lawyers differently from other professions regulated by the state. The proposed bill amends Chapters 216 to define both the Bar and the FBBE as state agencies whose budgets are reviewed and approved by the legislature. At Bar News deadline, no Senate companion bill had been introduced. Bill would give legislators control of the Bar’s budget
Promoted Content10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresses9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King Remake2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical Tottenham have been handed another injury blow following the news that midfielder Moussa Sissoko is set to be sidelined until April after undergoing knee surgery. The 30-year-old France international was ruled out of the FA Cup third-round draw at Middlesbrough at the weekend and the club confirmed on Tuesday that he has since gone under the knife. The news presents further headaches for Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, who is already without a number of key players having lost talisman Harry Kane to a hamstring tear. Kane suffered his injury during the 1-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day, with Sissoko’s knee issue also occurring at St Mary’s. “Following a clinical assessment and scans, Moussa Sissoko has today (Tuesday) undergone surgery to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee,” a Tottenham statement read.Advertisement Loading… “The France international sustained the injury in our fixture against Southampton, resulting in him missing our recent FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough. Harry Kane also on injury list “Our medical staff will monitor Moussa’s recovery before he commences rehabilitation with a view to returning to training in early April.” After starting his Tottenham tenure with three successive wins, Mourinho has seen his side win the same amount of games since. Read Also Mourinho targets three new players to complete squad Defeats against two of his former clubs – Manchester United and Chelsea – as well as the Saints loss and a 3-1 Champions League reverse at Bayern Munich have seen the momentum of Mourinho’s appointment fade. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Loading… “My dream, if I have to be honest, is to see him wearing the Newell’s Old Boys shirt.” Biancucchi was then asked if Paulo Dybala or Lautaro Martinez could take the baton from their esteemed compatriot for Argentina. “This is a great unknown. Argentina has some great young talents, but there will be no other phenomenon like Leo. read also:Video: Iranian child offers himself to Barcelona as ‘new’ Messi “I really like Dybala and Lautaro is growing exponentially. I hope they play at high levels for a long time. “Having said that, I believe Messi’s heir isn’t born yet.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi’s cousin, Massimo Moratti, has confessed that he would ‘love’ to see the forward leave Barcelona but warned ‘no-one else knows’ his future. Messi sends message of support to healthcare workers Moratti tried to take Messi to Inter when he was President and is currently leading the calls for him to join the Nerazzurri, and Maxi Biancucchi appeared to endorse the move, even if he ‘couldn’t see’ it happening. “The truth is that this is something very personal, no-one else knows,” he told FootballNews24. “Personally, I would love to see him play for another team, as many of his fans would like, to prove to those who claim that Messi is only good for Barcelona that they are wrong. The truth is that genes like his can play well anywhere. “Honestly, I don’t see him in Italy. Any opinion of mine will arouse suspicion but, like I said before, the decision is his alone.Advertisement Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?