Patriots Fans Not Invited to Ray Lewis Retirement Party, and Other AFC East News

Erik FrenzSenior Writer IJanuary 22, 2013

If the next retirement party goes as well as the last one, Ray Lewis could be riding out into the sunset.
If the next retirement party goes as well as the last one, Ray Lewis could be riding out into the sunset.Al Bello/Getty Images

Schadenfreude /ˈshä-dən-ˌfrȯi-də/ (n): enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others.

That accurately describes the feeling a lot of Ravens fans have after the Patriots lost the AFC Championship Game this past Sunday. The feeling stems from a billboard dedicated to a "Ray Lewis retirement party" in the week leading up to the contest.

Now? The tables have been turned, as BostInno shows us.

Yep. The folks in Baltimore took it to heart, and now, they're enjoying a couple of chuckles.

Seems Ray's retirement party now has a finite date, whether the Ravens win or lose the Super Bowl. And no, New England, you're not invited. 

This pairs well with the picture that has since replaced what was once the Ray Lewis retirement party billboard...

Here's some more news from around the AFC East.


Miami Dolphins

Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post explains why the Dolphins should target Dwayne Bowe over Greg Jennings and Mike Wallace in free agency.

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald points out that Richie Incognito is on his way to the Pro Bowl as an alternate for Ravens guard Marshal Yanda.


Buffalo Bills

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News points out that the Bills didn't even come close to leaving "no stone unturned" in their search for a new head coach.

Chris Brown of highlights C.J. Spiller, who is now in the Pro Bowl as an alternate.


New England Patriots

Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe points out where the blame lies for New England's loss to Baltimore in the AFC Championship Game.

Ryan Hannable of talks about Bill Belichick's decision to decline the CBS postgame interview.


New York Jets

Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York talks about the Jets' progress four years into the Rex Ryan era.

Bleacher Report Jets featured columnist R.C. Cos shares the thoughts of former Jets GM candidate Ted Sundquist, who sheds light on the Jets' tricky salary cap situation.