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Suggs on Ravens: 'Championship teams don't take a step back'

Classes were cancelled Monday at "Ball So Hard University" in the wake of the Baltimore Ravens' blowout loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is the most notable alumnus of the (wholly fictional) university, and he was in an understandably foul mood after Baltimore surrendered more than 400 yards of total offense on national television.

"Championship teams don't take a step back," Suggs said, according to Comcast SportsNet Washington. "It's a reality check. (If) you don't show up to play in a big game like this, you get your ass whipped."

Suggs has turned into a media darling in recent weeks thanks to outstanding play during Ray Lewis' injury-related absence. After a particularly stirring performance in a win over the Colts last week, Ravens coach John Harbaugh labeled Suggs a "game-wrecker."

The only thing Suggs and the rest of the Ravens defense -- including a now healthy Lewis -- wrecked on Sunday night was a clear path to the AFC North title. Despite two losses to the Ravens this season, the Steelers can move into sole possession of first place with a win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.

"We're in hell now," Suggs said, "but we have a vacation home in hell."

A bit dramatic? Sure. But then again, maybe the course "motivation through overreaction" is part of the syllabus at BSHU.

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