Maryland Student Reprimanded for Wearing Terrell Suggs Inspired Ball So Hard Sweatshirt

A 12-year-old student was reprimanded for wearing a “Ball So Hard University” sweatshirt to school, Bel Air Patch reports. The “Ball So Hard University” phrase was popularized by Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who on Sunday Night Football introductions said his alma mater was “Ball So Hard University.” His statement was a joke (and reference to a Jay-Z and Kanye West song), and it immediately became a trending topic on Twitter.

The 7th grader who wore the sweatshirt to school was confronted by an assistant principal at his Southampton Middle School and told to either take it off or turn it inside out. The school told the boy’s father that the shirt sent a mixed message and that the phrase had been banned.

The decision left the boy and his father confused considering the sweatshirt said “Ravens Nation” and had Ravens symbols on it. It was clearly an article of clothing supporting the team, not one suggesting bad language.

“I understand banning clothing that promotes violence or drugs or foul language, I get that,” the boy’s father said, “But a sweatshirt that is clearly promoting our team that everyone is excited about having in the playoffs is absolutely appropriate.”

The school has reversed its decision and decided that the sweatshirt is no longer a problem.

I really have to wonder how someone gets in trouble for wearing a sweatshirt like that, but a kindergartner can wear a t-shirt like this without pause.

Thanks to Deadspin for sharing the story.

Terrell Suggs Was ‘Shocked’ and his Jaw Was on the Floor After Tebow’s Win

You may recall that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs ripped into Tim Tebow last week, saying that Baltimore didn’t need all the lucky breaks the Broncos seem to get in order to win. Tim Tebow did a nice job quieting him, and many other detractors, by throwing for 316 yards and two touchdowns to beat the Steelers.

So what was Suggs’ reaction to Tebow’s big game, and the Broncos’ big win?

“I’m shocked,” Suggs told Yahoo!’s Mike Silver over text message Sunday night. “Jaw is on the floor!!!!!!! He shocked us all.”

If you’re wondering what inspired his reaction — besides his apparent disdain for Tebow — it’s that the Ravens were knocked out of the playoffs by the Steelers two of the past three years. That was their albatross. So to see Tim Tebow and his poor passing skills knock off the team they’ve been unable to beat was nothing short of shocking. Sadly, I don’t think we’re going to see a Ravens-Broncos AFC Championship Game. That has Pats-Ravens written all over it, though I could be wrong.

Terrell Suggs: God Had to Save Tim Tebow and Broncos

The Broncos backed into the playoffs.  There are no two ways about it.  After Tim Tebow put together an improbable string of phenomenal clutch performances in the middle of the season, Denver lost three straight to close out the year but still managed to win the AFC West.  Naturally, Tebow believes it is God’s will that allowed the Broncos to reach the postseason.  Terrell Suggs would agree with that, but he also believes that unlike the Ravens, the Broncos need God’s help to win.

“With all due respect, we don’t pray on the sideline,” Suggs said Tuesday on First Take. “I mean we do — we give it up to God (just for) safety and health, but we’re gonna go out there and win that game. We don’t need our kicker to make a 62-yarder. I’m just saying. We don’t need guys to fall out of bounds and then we get to punt it back … we don’t need stuff like that to happen for us.

“Our quarterback knows how to go out and win games. When our quarterback prays, he be like, ‘You know what, God, you sit on your couch and enjoy this. Thank you for blessing me and letting me wake up to play this game. I’m gonna impress you.’

“There’s getting it done and there’s not getting it done. Once again, God had to save Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Like I said, they didn’t win. It’s simple – you win, you’re division champs. He couldn’t even give them two drives. They lost, 7-3. Two drives gives them 9-7.”

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Terrell Suggs Basically Says the Ravens Aren’t a Championship Team

Sunday night’s game was one of those where it is difficult to figure out which team it says more about.  On the one hand, you have the Chargers who are finally healthy and look like the team we all expected them to be before the season began.  On the other you have the Ravens, who had looked like arguably the best team in the AFC before being handled in Week 15.  Are the Chargers for real, or are the Ravens not as elite as we thought?  Speaking out of frustration following the loss, it sounded like Terrell Suggs was leaning toward the latter.

“Championship teams don’t take a step back,” Suggs barked after the game according to CSNWashington.com. “It’s a reality check. (If) you don’t show up to play in a big game like this, you get your ass whipped.”

Prior to their dud against San Diego, the Ravens were in control of their own destiny for a playoff bye after earning only a wild card spot in each of the last three seasons.  Now, they will need some help over the last two weeks if they want to play at home.

Sizzle is known for speaking out of frustration so I doubt he actually thinks the Ravens are no longer a championship team.  That being said, Sunday night was yet another example of how wide open the AFC is.  After 14 games we still don’t have a clear-cut favorite.  As fans we should be thankful of that.  It’s almost like the playoffs have already begun.

Chest bump to Pro Football Talk for the story.

Terrell Suggs Enjoys Sacking Ben Roethlisberger More than Any Other QB

We all know that most NFL players have some sort of chemical imbalance that sets them apart from the rest of us. In order to fly around a field and take a beating from 275-pound men, you have to have a uniquely functioning brain. Guys like Terrell Suggs, who told us on Thursday that nothing gets his piss hot like a Ravens-Steelers game, takes that to an entirely new level.

If these last two days have shown us anything, it’s that Suggs could be the most intense player in the NFL — hands down.  It’s one thing to just talk like a maniac, but if Suggs doesn’t mean every word of what he’s saying then he is a tremendous actor.  Take, for example, the comments he made on Thursday on the NFL Network about owning Ben Roethlisberger’s ass.  We strongly recommend checking out the video here to get the full effect.

“Men lie. Women lie. Numbers don’t …,” said Suggs, who has sacked Big Ben 10.5 times in his career. “I keep (Roethlisberger’s ass) in a nice little refrigerator. In the basement — in my basement. Check it out from time to time.”

For a while it sounded like Suggs hated Brady more than any quarterback in the NFL, but Thursday’s comments would indicate that’s not the case.  Terrell then talked some more about the Ravens-Steelers rivalry.  After seeing some of his wardrobe selections in the past we didn’t really need further confirmation that he hates Pittsburgh, but he provided it anyway.

“Ravens-Steelers — my rival,” Suggs continued. “I like to think that I exist because they need someone to stop Big Ben. So, yeah, we like Smith and Neo from ‘The Matrix’. Co-exist for each other — Joker and Batman.”

For Baltimore’s sake I hope this guy doesn’t burn himself out before Sunday even gets here.  At this rate Terrell’s piss could get so hot it scalds his bladder.

Terrell Suggs All Jacked Up: Steelers-Ravens Gets ‘Everybody’s Piss Hot’

If ever there is a work stoppage in the NFL that causes a season to be cancelled, Terrell Suggs and Bart Scott won’t have to worry.  Vince McMahon will be calling.  We all love football here in America, but to these guys, it is more than just a game; it’s a theatric production.  For Suggs, any game between the Steelers and Ravens might as well be Wrestlemania.

“Ravens-Steelers gets everybody’s piss hot,” Suggs told 105.9 the X in Pittsburgh via Pro Football Talk on Wednesday.  “We know what this game’s about.  F*** it.  Let’s do it.

“I consider Heinz Field my Madison Square Garden. In my eyes, if you’re an opponent and you want to go into a hostile environment, what better than Heinz Field. . . .  I don’t think there’s a player they hate more than me.  But I love that.”

At this rate Suggs might as well go ahead and bust out the “Can’t Wait” shirt and march into Heinz Field wearing it.  Terrell then called his team “soldiers” and said they’ll be ready for battle.  He also said he is hopeful Hines Ward will play because “that’s when my piss will be definitely hot.”  Keep in mind these comments were made on Wednesday — four days before the big game.  Somebody get this man a cold towel.

Terrell Suggs Questions Lack of Touches for Ray Rice, Anquan Boldin

The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 12-7 in a pitiful performance Monday night. They only gained 16 yards by halftime, including one passing yard by Joe Flacco, and they didn’t record their first first down until under six minutes left in the third quarter. Coach John Harbaugh called the disgrace “almost as bad as you can play on offense.” Flacco said the team needs to be better even when they’re off their game. But nobody was as straightforward regarding the team’s problems as linebacker Terrell Suggs.

“It baffles me that Ray Rice only had seven carries,” Suggs said. “This is a Pro Bowl running back you’re talking about. They fed their horse. We have to feed our horse. It’s all right, just calling a spade a spade.

“When I have a Pro Bowl running back, and he’s not getting his touches, I’m going to feel some kind of way about it. He wants the ball. And I think we should feed him. Ray Rice is a phenomenal player. You have to use your phenomenal players. I have to question how many touches Anquan [Boldin] had. We’ve got guys on this team that can do some great things. We have to use those guys. It’s that simple.”

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