With the NFL playoffs in full gear as the divisional round games start today, West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube hit up SOHH this week to reveal who he is rooting for to go all the way.
While a diehard Oakland Raiders fan to the end, Cube said he would love to see the Baltimore Ravens face off against either the San Francisco 49ers or Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
“I’m going for Ray Lewis. Ray Lewls, that’s who I’m pulling for,” Cube told SOHH. “I’m pulling for him and the Baltimore Ravens. I hope they do it. I’d love to see him go out on top. You know he’s going out on top, if you ask me, but I would love to at least see him play in the Super Bowl. I don’t mind either San Fran or Seattle getting [to the Super Bowl]. Seattle’s a big a** team. They ain’t no little boys. [Seahawks quarterback] Russell Wilson is an athlete. He ain’t just no quarterback. He’s one of those football players. He’s an athlete. You can’t sleep on no dude like that because he ain’t gonna quit.” (SOHH)
Recently, Grand Hustle’s Big Kuntry King hit up SOHH and boasted about his Atlanta Falcons, which face-off against the Seahawks tomorrow (January 13) afternoon.
“It’s no disrespect to the other teams, but it’s always so much fun watching them,” Kuntry added referring to the Falcons. “Like even going to the games, the way we play is with swag. You get what I’m saying? It’s always like when you were a kid and you thought of yourself as a football star and doing the coolest catch or doing the coolest cut or be the coolest quarterback. We’ve got all that sh*t. Whatever we do, it’s always an ‘Ohhhh.’ I’m just glad they’re doing their thing and hopefully we can make history all at the same time. They can make history winning the Super Bowl and I can make history with [my new album] Dope & Champagne. You never know.” (SOHH)
Although he never signed to an NFL team this season, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson recently got props from T.I. who told SOHH he would have loved to see him suit up for the Falcons.
“Could we use him? I believe we could, man,” T.I. told SOHH when asked if the Atlanta Falcons could use the wide receiver. “I think one thing about adversity and tragic moments with people who are extremely talented, it brings the best out of them. He needs another opportunity. Whatever they did, whether it’s Chad or whoever, I think he’s going to be a bit more focused on his reconditioning and I think this all will bring the best out of him.” (SOHH)
Whether Ray Lewis’ run ends today or with another Super Bowl ring, he will retire after these playoffs.
“When you think about the Baltimore Ravens, the first name you mention is Ray Lewis,” Baltimore running back Ray Rice said Tuesday. “That’s just what it is, and it’s something that will never be taken away from him.” The 37-year-old Lewis will retire after the Ravens finish their current playoff run, which continues when Baltimore (11-6) plays at Denver (13-3) on Saturday. Lewis was elected to 13 Pro Bowls, was twice named NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was Super Bowl MVP after the 2000 season. But nothing makes him prouder than saying that he played 17 seasons, all with Baltimore. (Daily Tribune)