Ray Lewis thinks crime will increase with no NFL season

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  1. Texecutioner

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    For all the craziness that is associated with Ray Lewis(notes), the man sure does seem to speak the truth on big issues. The latest one? How the lockout might affect our society as a whole, and what it might do to the nation's crime rate.

    No, he isn't just talking about the players. Ray thinks if the lockout continues and there is no NFL season, crime will increase because people will be so distraught without one of their favorite pastimes.

    This all came out from his ESPN interview, and here was exactly what Ray said.

    "Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game. [...]

    "There's too many people that live through us, people live through us," he said. "Yeah, walk in the streets, the way I walk the streets, and I'm not talking about the people you see all the time."

    The man has a point. Football fans will have to find other things to do without their favorite game being played if the NFL does decide to go with this lockout, and Lewis is just pointing out facts about this. If any sport or big event was dumped, it would force people to look for other things to do, and I think that's the point Lewis is making here.

    Just add it to the growing list of reasons why the NFL lockout would be a bad thing.


    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/sh...rime-will-increase-if-NFL-has-?urn=nfl-wp2110



    I'm a big fan of Ray Lewis, but this is quite possibly one of the dumbest things I've ever heard out of an NFL athlete. :kubepalm:

    So crime is going to sky rocket because there is no football and people live through these players?? Really Ray? Maybe to some low life thug who has nothing better to think of if football isn't around, but to any normal decent human being that lives and breathes air, they find other things to do other than to go rob someone or commit violence towards someone on their Sundays. Does crime sky rocket when football season ends and it's just the NBA and the MLB? What do all of the low lives who can't think of anything better to do than?? Did Ray forget that there will still be college football going on that these folks he is so worried about can watch?? Sometimes these athletes just need to learn to let lawyers or their publicists speak for them, because far to many times on either twitter or somewhere else these guys come off as completely delusional to what regular folks think and understand and interpret things as.
     
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    There is one thing he is saying that I think is true. Many players support themselves, their wives, their kids and then their immediate family and even non-immediate family members ....and friends. Basically people are used to their handouts and gravy train off of them. So from the outer circles of this group...I can see them desperate for their usually money when the players are getting paid. Not sure this leads to crime but there are alot of people on the periphery that depend on these folks.
     
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    I think this has some validity to it. You have to remember Texecutioner, we live in Houston where it's 70 degrees in December. In the NFL football crazed Northeast, football is a big part of their livelihood because it's too damn cold to do anything else. Colin Cowherd talks about this fact all the time on his show.
     
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    Even if this were totally true, the owners will not care. They might hire more body-guards, but they won't care.
     
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    Ray Ray does know a thing or two about crime.:kitten:
     
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    Ray is one of my favorite players of all time, and he has gone a long way towards being a better person and helping those in need.

    That being said, this is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard.
     
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    You've got to be kidding me. If no more football means that the next thing you think of is crime, well than you're a low life that should be in jail.

    Show me a report somewhere that shows all of the crime statistics going up higher when the NFL season ends as well, because I've never seen any crime spike just because the NFL season is ending. Hell, the NFL season only lasts like 4 to 5 months any way.

    The whole idea of this is just asinine unless we're talking about low lives that need to be locked up. The next thought in my mind has never turned into crime just because the Texans are on a bye week and I can't watch them, and if I was some dead beat who just depended on my cousin who was in the NFL, well then it would probably be a good thing that he wasn't supporting my lazy ass then, because no NFL player should be shelling out all of this money for people to live on unless it's their immediate family. If that's the case, then that is the exact kind of player that doesn't deserve any extra money out of this lockout issue who they foolishly throw it around on their dead beats in their family who are leaches. None of this should resort to crime either way.
     
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    "Ray Lewis thinks crime will increase with no NFL season"

    Was Ray making a threat?
     
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    That was my first thought as well. :spit:
     
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    I'm sorry, but Ray Lewis is absolutely off his rocker and this has to be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. If anything I can only see where the crime rate will go down with no football. Ray Lewis needs to be careful, because if they really did the study that he's talking about, it might collectively blow up in his face. For Christ's sake, how many alcohol incidents alone are directly tied to football events? LMAO, we didn't get our tailgating revoked, because Cowboy and Texan fans were singing kumbaya in the parking lot. :rolleyes: I'm sorry, I like Ray.....but he comes off as a complete jackass here.
     
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    Take it from Ray. He knows what crime is.
     
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    When it's real cold outdoors, pregnancy rates go up. Likewise, I'd be more worried about the pregnancy rates generated by all the bored couples not having football to take up all of their "lonely" Sundays and Sunday nites.:kitten:
     
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    I think crime rates will actually go down.

    I mean, Sundays at Reliant stadium there's 52 Texans receiving a beating and thousands of fans being anally raped at the gates.

    :thankyaverymuch:
     
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    LOL :) ZING! (Don't forget about the constant robberies at the concession stands)
     
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    I can't call him totally crazy...

    I actually don't know how it will affect society.

    There are other things at play other than "people will be bored, and therefore turn to crime"...

    Football is a billion dollar industry. Not only are the players and owners losing money, but people who sell things football related are losing money. NFL football isn't just a Sunday activity either...

    Im not a sociologist or whatever, but I think that some people will miss the money that is generated by NFL football. I don't know whether or not people's weekend patterns will have an effect on crime either...These are just things I don't know...

    I think Ray is probably overstating the effect of no football season, but I don't think he's gone completely crazy.
     
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    He's not talking about people who are losing money without football or people that may become desperate if the loss of football effects their business or cash flow. (and any smart business person worth their meddle could see this lockout coming down the pipe line for years and should've prepared for it)

    He's talking about people who he thinks live through him on Sundays, becoming bored and committing crime. Sorry, but that is off the reservation certified crazy. Ray needs to pump the brakes a little, I know he thinks it is...but what he does isn't that important to the rest of society.
     
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    Ok, well glad to know your viewpoint but that's not how I interpreted it.

    I heard him talking about people living through him, but I didn't see it as him saying that regular folks who enjoy NFL football are going to lose their minds and start committing crimes because their team is not playing.

    I took him saying that as trying to deepen the impact of what he was saying and trying to demonstrate how deeply football is woven into our culture. Basically something that is such a big part of society is going to have an affect on it.

    Again, I think that he was a bit too dramatic about it, but I don't think that he is completely off the reservation saying that crime will increase.

    I will also say this again, I do not know and I really don't have the info that I think I would need to make an assumption about that. But I do think it's possible that crime may increase as an indirect consequence...

    Just like crime picks up when it's hot outside...Or so I have heard...
     
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    I never said he said "regular folks" are going to commit crime? Obviously regular folks wouldn't do something like that.

    His comments are stupid, because even if there are some crimes that occur if the lockout continues.. It wouldn't offset the crimes that occur, because of the football season. Thus there is no way in hell the crime rate is going to "increase" like he's implying.

    Let's see the average football stadium has roughly 60,000 seats (just guessing here) and a 10 game home schedule. That's about 19.2 million people who transit into inner cities every year, just because of football (who knows how many more who just tailgate). Yep, that has no negative impacts on crime rate. :spit: And a good % of those people are drinking alcohol.
     
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    I was planning on doing a little pillaging with the family on Sunday afternoons if football doesn't happen. So maybe Ray has a point... :pirate:
     
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