President Barack Obama praised the Ravens’ resilience, toughness and their commitment to the Baltimore community. However, when it came to paying homage to one of their most dominant and well-known players, Obama made it clear that he does have his limits. The president responded to Ray Lewis’ challenge to mimic the retired linebacker’s elaborate pre-game entrance joking,
“No, I’m not doing that dance. It caused [you] to miss most of the season.”
During the ceremony, Obama joked with the team about the dance steps of Lewis and wide receiver Jacoby Jones, commenting on former Ravens safety Ed Reed for his graying hair and agreeing with Joe Flacco’s assessment that the former University of Delaware standout is an “elite” quarterback. Peep some of the pix.
Victor Jackson of Bravo’s “The Kandi Factory” had a private preview of his Cardio Cabaret classes last night at the Kandi Factory. Victor’s reality TV boss, Kandi Burruss was in attendance, along with Shenika Foster (formerly of ‘Football Wives’), Shane Johnson (a former Whitney Houston Dancer, producer of the Peter Thomas’ “Unscripted Reality Show Awards”) and a few other fancy folk. Peep the pix.
[Baltimore Sun, Seven]