Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis coached Michael Phelps before Phelps’ final race, Phelps’ final gold medal, from a barbecue joint in Alabama. That’s right: Phelps’ gold medal inspiration came from a barbecue joint. Is there anything barbecue can’t do? What a story!
But talk about shoddy journalism. Here we have the story of the year, a link between the Olympics and barbecue, and they don’t even give the name of the barbecue place. They do give a clue — Lewis was in Alabama taking his daughter to college. But which college? Yellowhammer News is a disgrace.
You can read it yourself at http://yellowhammernews.com/sports/nfl-legend-ray-lewis-coached-michael-phelps-gold-alabama-bbq-joint/.
I’m guessing Lewis was at Dreamland in Tuscaloosa, but Archibald’s is the gold medal place there.