Cary Williams: 49ers are fake tough guys

Cary-Williams-RavensOh no he didn’t! Over the past few years, one of the most popular insults in sports has been calling an opponent a “fake tough guy.” Thanks to Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams the phrase was used once again after America’s biggest sporting event.

The Ravens were able to score points against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, which is something teams had very little success doing during the regular season. After the game, Williams called out the Niners for being phonies.

“The 49ers are pretenders,” he said, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “They’re fake tough guys. They’re a push you in the back type of team.”

There was a lot of chippiness and pushing and shoving throughout the game, but it was the Super Bowl. Rather than talking smack about his opponent and winning without class, Williams probably should have been counting his blessings that he wasn’t ejected after shoving a referee in the first half.

Personally, I’m not a fan of players rubbing salt in the wound after beating a team. The Ravens have done it before as well, with Terrell Suggs unloading on the New England Patriots after the AFC Championship Game. When you beat a team, there isn’t much you have to say. That’s the idea behind letting the play do the talking.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.soto.79 Tony J. Soto

    Williams didn’t do s#%& the whole game except shove the Referee for which he should have been kicked out of the game

  • Philip Zanti


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X3GDADQR5HMHKCZDJPL2P342WM RalphF

    The thing is, he is correct about the 49ers, they are fake tough.  Signed, Seahawks fan.

  • OhthePossibilities

    Lewis, Suggs and Williams I get can rub people the wrong way…


    C’mon, man!  WTF did they ever say or do off the field?  Ed Reed is one of the classiest guys out there.

  • CleanGame101

    Cary William’s conduct and poor sportmanship during, and after the game was the lowest point of the Superbowl this year. Obviously the officials were the only ones who didn’t see the violations including punches under the pile. (What a tough guy!) As a highschool football coach, I regret players like Cary Williams are actually  given the opportunity to be an example to our kids and young athletes. He should have been ejected on at least two seperate occassions. Hopefully the league will get involved and discipline this undisciplined and immature player.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z7JK3DVNEPE4WETK2XTJ3G3EBY Mr WRJ

    I see this writer as being a ftg lover, if a man feels he has been sucka punched ,and even more so comes out on top, let that man speak his piece.  Your writing this lame arse article, and your editors had this blankness to allow it on the net.


    My ___ the RAVENS!!!! 

  • tommysf13

    boo hoo seaCHICKEN fan sitting at home creating rain by cryin

  • tommysf13

    how does anyone shove a ref like that and not get tossed,SUPERBOWL. your one class asprin !!! fake tough guys, your such a crock rock. absolutely no class. I would not be shocked if you end up punching some woman or pulling a gun on someone in the off season tough guy. yeah you,the one that pushed the ref tough guy,shut up

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.higgins.5 Dan Higgins

    nigga’s will always be nigga’s…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LRFBXO44EDGUVILEDD7KRPRMPI Karen Taylor

    ravens won because they played better. they showed a total lack of class though. cary williams should have been ejected

  • Tumblindice58

    Yeah typical “punk” remark the kind you would hear after chasing that piece of crap kid back to his home and he’s screaming like a little bitch while your chasing and once he gets to the safety of his screen door that mouth erupts and he gets all big chested,Thats alright the best thing is they will see each other again eventually,Provided the pretenders who stole the trophy make it back to the big game,Cuz the Niners will be there waiting!

  • Tumblindice58

    Yeah there are a few players I like and the coach but I just dislike more players than I like!And that takes away from a big win when you have a guy start to go “punk” on somebody,Thats low class but hey look who it came from?

  • Tumblindice58

    What position do you play for the Seagulls?I dont recall seeing your tough hitting ass nowhere out there this season!

  • Tumblindice58

    Yeah your right “ANY” other game its automatic! Damn how terribly political of the ref’s!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4MQBHVWYZDP2MKXJ6ZPETABFEI Michael

    you need go back and at the damn game. the other guy started it.

  • Philip Zanti

    Reed classy?  what?   thug

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.elliott.5851 William Elliott

    Are the Ravens capable of acting like good sports? Are the individual millionaire players capable of acting like millionaires? The ungreatful bunch of hoods should be banned by the NFL from appearing on TV.  No I am not a 49ers fan, I am a fan of the NFL and also a fan of sportsmanship.

  • dmzannapolis

    49ers are fake tough and their fans are as well… not to mention whiney ass bitches…
    Ravens are now the undefeated Super Bowl winners… how ya like me now???  Bitches…
    Ravens beat back up quarterback and a gimmick offense.  Wasn’t that hard.  If poweroutage had not occurred Ravens would have likely whooped up a 50+burger on the 9ers… HAHAHAHA
    Come see our Lombardi’s- how you like me now…..y’all are nuthin buy knobs.

  • Clifford Burton

    The 49’ers ARE phony tough guys. They DO punch opponents in the back. But Cary Williams is STILL a classless Jack Ass….PERIOD

    Santa Monica

  • brianl@morrellco.com

    This little load mouth should have been ejected!

  • http://twitter.com/GoSeaHox @GoSeaHox

    We play Defense. We wear #12. We are Legion.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B33AQIUTW5QUSQ264MTORFNCFE Francis Ferrell

    The Ravens were better coached BOTTOM LINE
    The 49ers still do have a better team; just younger.
    Williams needs anger management or a few bullets to the back!

  • http://twitter.com/JesseFlynn273 Jesse Flynn

    How are the Ravens the undefeated Super Bowl winners when their reg season record was 10-6?

  • http://twitter.com/JesseFlynn273 Jesse Flynn

    Ravens just seemed to get away with shoving and holding. Not a fan of either team, but like to see a fair game played and called by refs.

  • Christopher Dixon

    the 49’rs are 5-1 on Superbowls. Hm 5-1, that means they  have 5 Trophys and the ravens have how many.  Nuff said.

  • dmzannapolis

    2 dumbass- we’ve been in existence since 96.
    That’s 2 more than 9’ers last win.
    Plus your former finesse style trophy winners are now modeled after our Ravens.
    Hang it up til next year Frisco-

  • dmzannapolis

    2-0 in Super Bowls-undefeated.
    Y’all 5-1

  • dmzannapolis

    Take off your rose colored glasses
    The 9’ers were “shoving and holding” as well.
    It’s called tackle football .
    Let me guess COEXIST bumper sticker on your car…

  • TooSoon???

    Now pushing the ref should have resulted in a penalty, but I hate when these I wish I was good enough to play sports writers act like they have all the answers on how a professional athlete needs to act… Most of these sports writers don’t even know how to put on a football uniform so what gives you the right to try and sprint a yard in Cary Williams cleat’s, you don’t know what really goes on when you’re on that field. Hey Steve DelVecchio I have a topic you can write about, write about how players go through all the training and practice for a game, but there isn’t training on what to do if someone on the apposing team talks about your dead mom or your wife who has an illness and the list goes on. So before you write what you don’t know about do more research? I find it so stupid that the media has made it ok to talk trash and say the worst things you can say to someone before the games are played but after you’re not allowed to because it’s not sportsmen like. Everyone always has an opinion on how someone should do their jobs but ask yourself when these players are 5 and 6 years old and their parents struggling and can hardly pay rent or turn on the heat where is your damn opinion then. But forget the fact that most of these players overcame things like that to be able to entertain scum bags like you, all you care about is him winning with class. Well I don’t know the guy but on behalf of Cary Williams I would like to tell you to go to hell with some class…

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.s.kopp Julie Stubbs Kopp

    The RAVENS formed in 1996, how long have the 9ers been around????  We have 2 wins and 0 losses in the Super Bowl.  Now that is NUFF said!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427708537 Tish King Wilson

    we may be 5-1 but we have MORE RINGS THAN YOUR TEAM!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427708537 Tish King Wilson

    Nothing but a bunch of Thugs, those RAvens. Love the Coach though. GO NINERS… we may have lost 1 Super Bowl but we have 5 RINGS. that’s all that matters. “‘NOUGH SAID'” :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.struntz Jim Struntz

    Thats why you are only a high school coach.  You have to be able to see the big picture.  If you had only nice guys playing you would have a team like?????  Oh wait there is no only nice guys team.  It’s a fight out there that’s why there are refs

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.struntz Jim Struntz

    Only one team can say they were the undefeated superbowl champs (Miami)
    New England was close and the Ravens were… Well they were the wild card winner
    But the Ravens are the superbowl champs so who ever were hoping they would win are aloud to get stupid about it and say their we won because we won because we won and their nah nah nah nahs


    12th Man belongs to the Aggies. You don’t even know what it stands for!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.struntz Jim Struntz

    Well I must say it is all so intertaining to read.  I would tell you who the best team in the NFL is but then you would tell me I’m wrong in no certain words. 
    Why are there referees?  because they are fighting for a win. 
    Why are there sports reporters because they are selling copy. 
    Kind of like Howard Stearn  love him or hate him you just listen when he talks.. Human Nature…. Ah!  I feel better now. A
    nyone want to say something about that?  I dare you to :-)


    Cary Williams must be a “fake tough guy” too.  He shoves referees. I don’t think they shove back.

  • RedneckDave

    Ray let the Dogs Out, & they did their job!!!!!!!!!

  • dmzannapolis

    You are missing the point here, much like the 9’ers missed winning the game.
    My point was in reference to how the winer niner fans were continually boasting they had never lost a Super Bowl-mostly to agitate Steeler fans.
    I’ll type more slowly… So you can understand…niners have now lost a Sup Bowl…. LOST… got beat…
    Ravens are 2-0 and headed towards more success and Championships… while y’all bask in glory of decades ago…

  • dmzannapolis

    THINK Jim Carrey saying this about your team/you…
    Get over it…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VZZ3BHDY3VZ2NT5LNNCJPMMEHY Marcos


  • Johnco

    Wow Ravens won by 3 points and their second grade fan dmz ass apolis calls the team they beat “fake tough.”  Go do your addition homework punk!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2FJDD3UXDWNEBICFRZMI56KI4Q Brad

    ask ur team to stop hiring dumb ass niggers and u may be able to actually show in public that u like them

  • Philip Zanti

    Color has nothing to do with it,they are jerks,give me more flaccos,jacoby jones,pearces,torrey smiths and dennis pitta’s

  • dmzannapolis

    Hey asshat- a Raven- Cary Williams called the niners fake tough- follow the thread dipshit.
    I merely extended towards niners fans… like you… and you… prove the point.
    My math is just fine… you sore ass loser.
    Ravens scored more… Winner…

  • 1Az480

    ah ha ha ha. your life is miserable and your a fake G bro. real mother fuc<@s woudnt have to say stuff like this. Plus your uneducated and worthless. do not use all CAPS either ediot. East side Mesa Locos, long ave lynch mob, 8oth st. Nortenos are just closet homos who like to get thier $h!t pushed in. punk ass bandwagon fan

  • Johnco

    No kidding Cary Williams called the niners fake tough, but from your posts you agree!  You sound as if YOU played the game.  You are just a fan of the Ravens and a very immature one at that.  Yes your team won!  Congratulations.  But winning by 3 points is not very much so you miss my point.  It wasn’t as if you guys slaughtered the niners.  The Ravens barely won.  In fact that play where Crabtree was held on forth down with about 2 minutes to go, if it were called the niners way, the Ravens probably would have lost.  It was a close well fought game towards the end.  And I am not a sorry ass loser.  The game is entertainment pure and simple.  The niners are not my life!  The game turned out to be a great game so great entertainment.  If there weren’t other teams to play the game with, what would your Ravens do?  Man you are childish – grow up!  Are you in second grade?