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Ray Rice was not seduced by the charms of Lambeau Field

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I've never been to Lambeau Field myself, but I've heard the same things everyone else has: that it's a unique monument to football, that it's unlike any other place in the league, that it has a quaint, small-town charm, etc. Everyone who visits adores the place.

Except Ray Rice(notes).

The Baltimore Ravens running back didn't have much nice to say about Green Bay or Lambeau Field after losing last night's game.

"To be honest with you, it was just Lambeau Field," he said. "I didn't see anything special. They put us in the middle of nowhere and it's not a real exciting place.

"Everything about this place is terrible, to be honest with you."

It's too bad Ray sees it that way, but really, how many times does your experience in a place color your perceptions of that place? Ray Rice went to Green Bay, and not only did he lose, but he had to watch a stuttering, penalty-filled festival of football incompetence. Of course he doesn't like it.

Think about your favorite bars. The ones you think of most fondly are probably the ones where you've gotten drunk, had a great time and met a nice lady you could take home and share your poetry with. And there's probably another bar you hate -- one that's pretty similar to the bar you love -- because the bouncer there punched you in your eye after you peed on the dance floor.

Well, last night, Ray Rice got punched in the eye by the Packers because Joe Flacco(notes) peed on the dance floor. You can't expect him to enjoy that.

Gracias, Pro Football Talk.

UPDATE: Rice has apologized, in 140 characters or less. "As a man I would like to apologize the fans of green bay you can't judge a book by it's cover and for me to talk about your city was wrong". So, all told, Green Bay won the football game, Rice insulted the city, and then he apologized. I say we call this one even.

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