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Let me just say this for the record: Ray Lewis' press conference this afternoon was the most entertaining I've seen him since I started covering the team in 2008.
I don't just say that because of Lewis' comments about Rex Ryan and the Jets being over-hyped. The 15-year veteran just seemed like he was truly excited to be four days away from playing football again.
When asked about his new Old Spice commercial (which you can see below), Lewis started laughing and mentioned how his teammates have been making fun of him non-stop since it hit the internet.
"Every time they call up a huddle or play, everybody's screaming like birds and stuff," Lewis said. "Somebody went and put suds everywhere in front of my locker, so there's a lot going on right now. So, I've just got to weather the storm, and I'll be back sound by the end of the week.
"It's a lot of torture going on right now," he added with a laugh. "Everybody's iPhone has got it on there and just a lot going on, man. I've just really got to be OK with myself right now."
Asked a question about Jets rookie fullback John Conner (who is called the terminator by his teammates and coaches), Lewis shot back a smile.
"The only terminator I know is Arnold Schwarzenegger," he said.
Lewis might now be 35 years old, but he certainly hasn't lost a passion for the game. That was evident today.