Monday, June 18, 2018
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Retiring Lewis in no mood to reflect yet

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens LB Ray Lewis, who will retire after the Super Bowl, said Thursday that he's thinking only about helping Baltimore beat the 49ers.

"Honestly, outside of putting my head in the playbook and studying San Fran, I really haven't thought about anything else," said Lewis, 37. "It's going to be a great day, period, no matter what happens. And that's kind of the way I've approached it. I haven't even said, 'Oh man, this is your last game, what do you think?' "

He said the real prize is not just getting to the Super Bowl, but winning it. Then, Lewis will think about what it means to walk off for the final time.

"You feel that confetti drop, I'll probably reflect then, when I'm there," he said. "But, it really hasn't crossed my mind like that."

That's cold: NFL officials aren't just bracing for potential wintry weather at next year's Northeastern Super Bowl — they're embracing it, commissioner Roger Goodell said. The Feb. 2, 2014 Super Bowl will be in the New York metropolitan area a region currently clenched by bitter cold and reviving chatter about weather issues. Goodell said the league would be prepared if there's snow, ice or low temperatures. "Football is made to be played in the elements," he said. The Super Bowl has never been played outdoors in a cold-weather setting.

Family faceoff: When brothers Jim and John Harbaugh face off as coaches in the Super Bowl, family members will try to remain neutral. Jackie Harbaugh will wear a neutral-colored outfit and her daughter, Joani, little sister to Jim and John, plans to sport all black to show no allegiances. "I know one is going to win and one is going to lose, but I would really like to end in a tie,'' Jackie said. "Can the NFL do that?" John tried to trick his parents' NFL-organized conference call Thursday morning, calling in as only "John in Baltimore" and asking them: "Is it true that both of you like Jim better than John?" But Joani quickly figured him out, and Jackie said: "That was mean, John!" After a quick greeting, he was off to practice.

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