ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Ray Lewis is getting a lot of love as his 17-year NFL career winds down. The Ravens linebacker is being showered with support from fans, players, media and even celebrities as he prepares to hang up his cleats at the Baltimore’s season.
Iconic former pro wrestler Goldberg is among those wishing Lewis well.
Although he’d like to see the linebacker’s storybook career continue into the Super Bowl, Goldberg feels Sunday’s AFC Championship may prove to be his swan song.
The former WWE and WCW champion, who once played for the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers, gave his opinion on 4th & Pain — a radio show co-hosted by Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker.
“I want to see Ray Lewis play 50 more games, let alone one more,” he said. “I think they’re on an emotional high. It’s a tough one to pick. Picking with my heart, I’d be going with the Ravens, I want to see Ray play again, but I think it’s [Tom] Brady’s time to shine again.”
His opinion appears to be a popular one, with the host New England Patriots favored by 8.5 points.
Being the underdog is no unfamiliar role, however. The Ravens shocked the heavily favored Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on the road last weekend in two overtimes to advance to the conference championship.
Meanwhile, despite the pseudo-rivalry between the Redskins and Ravens, Carriker is also pulling for Lewis and the Ravens to upset the defending AFC East Champions.
“I’m rooting for the Ravens,” said Carriker. “I want to see Ray Lewis in the Super Bowl again… I want to see a guy finishing out his 17-year career on a very high note.”
That said, he isn’t picking Baltimore to win either.