Since Ray Lewis announced his plans to retire earlier this month, we've seen several touching displays of support for the legendary linebacker.

A video display of Lewis dancing on the side of a hotel, an underwater version of Lewis' dance, and now, this.

James E. Long Jr., a die-hard Ravens fan, decided to take matters into his own hands for his personal tribute to Lewis. Shortly after Lewis' retirement announcement Long got this incredibly intricate hairdo, which includes the Ravens' logo as well as Lewis' No. 52 carved into his head.

Long even died his hair purple and black to match the Ravens' colors.

Of all the Ravens fans we've encountered recently, Long might be the most intense. And that's a serious compliment.

(H/T to Darren Rovell)

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Even by Stevan Ridley's lofty standards, the outfit he wore on Wednesday was absolutely ridiculous.

The New England Patriots starting running back has been known to wear an adult onesie, or as he sometimes calls it, the "Teletubby outfit." He even got his fellow running backs to don the outfits for one hilarious photo.

On Wednesday Ridley added a new element to his onesie, bringing it to unforseen levels of absurd. To protect himself against the snow, the Mississippi native donned rainbow-colored moon boots. Yes, you read that correctly.

"It's Boston, man,” Ridley told reporters. "This is my stay-warm outfit."

The onesie/moon boots combination is perhaps a little over-the-top. A big jacket, for example, might suffice. But if it works for Ridley, good for him.

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Ray Lewis' announcement that he will retire after this season and the ensuing rush to buy his jersey has resulted in a perhaps unprecedented increase in online sales.

Using data from Fanatics.com, Chris Korman of the Baltimore Sun calculated that sales of Lewis' jersey have increased nearly 2,000 percent since Jan. 2, when he announced his impending retirement.

While Lewis was in the league's top 15 players for jersey sales throughout the entire season, his surge helped him surpass Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning as the NFLer with the most popular jersey. Behind Lewis and Manning are Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Thanks to the blizzard of Lewis jersey purchases, total sales for Ravens gear jumped 68 percent from the final week of the regular season to the days leading up to Baltimore's matchup with Indianapolis in the first round of the playoffs. That was the highest rate of any team in the league.

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You would be forgiven if you walked into Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and thought you were at a Kenny Chesney concert.

That's because Michigan's boisterous student section, The Maize Rage, decided to have a "Jort Out" for the Wolverines' game against Nebraska. What is a "Jort Out," you ask? It is a night dedicated to one of the most under-appreciated clothing item of our time: jean shorts.

Not that the students really needed to do anything special, seeing as the Wolverines were 15-0 and the No. 2 team in the nation while Nebraska was 9-6.

But when you've got the opportunity to wear Jorts, you have to take it and run with it.

Sure enough the students wore jean shorts and Michigan cruised, 62–47.

Somewhere in South Florida, Josh Harrelson is proud.

(H/T to Lost Lettermen)

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Never much known for his forays into fashion, Lionel Messi donned a suit on Monday that won't soon be forgotten.

The 25-year-old Argentine soccer star rocked a Dolce & Gabanna polka dot number to the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday, where he picked up an unprecedented fourth consecutive World Player of the Year award.

Dolce & Gabanna has been Messi's designer of choice since he signed a deal with D&G several years ago.

"I have always had a preference for their sartorial style and I always loved the sophisticated image they project," Messi said at the time.

The suit received a decidedly mixed reaction on Twitter, with some people joking that each of the dots on Messi's suit symbolized a goal (he tallied a record 91 goals in 69 games in 2012).

This is the second year that Messi has gotten creative with his outfit for the award ceremony. Last year he wore this velvet jacket.

People will certainly say nasty things about Messi's jackets. But if you're clearly the best player in the world and you just broke a record that many thought was untouchable, you probably deserve a little more creative license in your fashion choices than the rest of us.

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