Ray Lewis tribute song a hit on Mix 106.5
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who played his last home game at M&T Bank Stadium last Sunday, celebrates the playoff win with teammates. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun / January 9, 2013)
But in a twist that could only happen in a football-crazed city like Baltimore, you will likely also hear motivational soundbites from Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' laid over a Phil Collins classic.
While Ravens fans probably don't need more hype or motivation going into Saturday's playoff game in Denver, the mash-up (using Collins' "In the Air Tonight") has become -- unsurprisingly, given the circumstances -- a hit on Mix 106.5. You can download the track here.
Talking to CBS Baltimore about his creation, Jon Boesche (a member of the morning show team) said: "The reaction has been incredible, bigger than I thought. Somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 hits on our pages, it's just been crazy."
Last Wednesday, Lewis -- who has played for the Ravens for his entire 17-year career -- announced that he would retire at the end of this season. Last Sunday's AFC Wild Card win over the Indianapolis Colts was Lewis' first since returning from a torn triceps injury.
Stream the song at the bottom of this post.