Michael Phelps has a connection with the Baltimore Ravens. It was previously reported that the 22-time Olympic medalist was talked in to competing in the London games by Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. Phelps calls Lewis the “most inspirational person” he has ever met, so it was no surprise to see Phelps soaking in the Super Bowl scene for Lewis’ last NFL game.
After the game, Phelps got to watch his team celebrate their win and hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Despite having multiple big wins of his own, it was this moment that caused Phelps to get emotional.
“To be able to watch that, I was in tears,” Phelps said in his hipster glasses, per CSN Baltimore. “I’ve never cried this much for anything in my life. This is a very special moment. I’m glad these guys could cherish this. It’s destiny. These guys have all the heart and passion in the world.”
This goes to remind us just how big sports are. Even the most successful athletes in the world are taken over with emotion when their favorite team reaches the ultimate goal. In a sense, that makes us all like Michael Phelps — at least that’s one way to look at it.
Here is Phelps’ interview with CSN Baltimore:
[H/T: NBC Sports]