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Steve Smith makes fantastic quip about prime-time games and ex-girlfriends


Steve Smith is arguably the best quote-maker in the National Football League. The outspoken Baltimore Ravens wide receiver once again demonstrated that when it comes to witty remarks and provocative comments, few can match him as a skilled wordsmith.

The Ravens pay a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for a match-up with the New Orleans Saints on “Monday Night Football” in Week 12, and Smith explained on Wednesday why it’s so easy to get pumped up when it comes to playing in prime-time games.

“I get excited, you get real excited,” Smith told reporters, via the Baltimore Sun. “Family members get to see you play. Ex-girlfriends that wish they didn’t dump you are questioning themselves right now. It’s fun. It’s kind of true. That’s why I’m not on Facebook.”


Smith, in making a comment about Facebook, probably is making a tangential reference to his announcement last month that he was quitting social media, because, as he put it, “I’ll kill you on Twitter.”

In heading to the Superdome, the Ravens are making a return trip to the site of Super Bowl XLVII, where Baltimore defeated San Francisco in a game that was marred — or made more interesting — by a partial power outage that occurred during the third quarter, something that suspended play for more than 30 minutes.

Of course, even though Smith wasn’t a member of the team at the time, he just had to make a wisecrack about the lights going out.

“You can’t take that trophy with you,” Smith said. “Those people don’t care what happened in the Super Bowl. Probably the people¬†who are¬†working the stadium facility. They’re making sure the power doesn’t go out. That part is part of history.”

Don’t ever change, Steve Smith.