Psych-up Songs

Two key defenders with very different tastes in inspirational tunes
December 27, 2004

RAY LEWIS
Ravens LB
In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins

"THAT SONG [which I listen to before games] depicts everything you've always dreamed of, every moment you've dreamed, the places you are at and where you want to be," says the Baltimore defensive captain and two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. "Phil Collins is a short guy with a lot of power. I fell into the song long ago as a child when it was played on Miami Vice. Once I got older I started understanding I could use it for motivation. You ride off your heart, and your heart is where your treasure lies."

CHRIS HOPE,
Steelers safety
Knockin Heads Off by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

"THE [HIP-HOP] SONGS they have get you pumped up," says Hope, third on the team in tackles with 81. "We're doing some head busting."

COLOR PHOTOKIRBY LEE/WIREIMAGE.COM (HOPE) COLOR PHOTOCOURTESY OF TVT RECORDS (LIL JON) COLOR PHOTOJOHN STROHSACKER/WIREIMAGE.COM (LEWIS) COLOR PHOTOBOB RIHA JR./WIREIMAGE.COM (COLLINS)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)