Connecticut Sun guard Renee Montgomery, the former UConn All-American, is a huge fan of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens because of her friendship with Ray Rice, the Ravens running back.
WNBA.com caught up with Montgomery to talk some football with her this week.
“I’ve been a Ravens fan since 2009. I became a fan then because they drafted one of my good friends, Ray Rice. I am a die-hard Ravens fan but I will also be rooting for San Francisco’s Randy Moss to do well in the Super Bowl because he, too, is from West Virginia and he supports me so I definitely will be supporting him…. I just don’t want him to do so well that he beats us.
“My fondest memory would have to be any time the Ravens beat the Steelers because their fans are THE worst…I’m not going to name any names because SWIN CASH would be mad if I did.
“I’ve got a custom fitted Ravens jersey; I treat it like a super exclusive pair of shoes, I don’t wear it often, only on special occasions. The Super Bowl will be one of those occasions.
“I usually tweet about the games and interact with other Ravens fans that way. I have a Slingbox so I can watch the games live if I’m not traveling.
“On February 3rd [Super Bowl Sunday] I have a big game (in Russia) vs. Spartak. A couple of the players on their team are fellow WNBA players Seimone Augustus, Candice Dupree, and Becky Hammon. So hopefully I can have 2 big wins that day.
“My team [the Ravens] will win because of their passion, led by Ray Lewis. They aren’t going to let his retirement party end the wrong way.I’m terrible at predicting the score, but both teams are defensively oriented so I would predict a low scoring game.
“Hey Diddle Diddle…. Ray Rice up the middle!!!!!”
“Ray Lewis speaks from the heart and backs up every word he says. He doesn’t just talk a good game; he has proven himself over a large number of years and earned the respect of not only his teammates but of his opponents.”