You could tell that she was warming up and really wanted to sing out loud.
You could see that she was ready to deliver an emotional farewell song.
Instead everyone saw that she was shut up by a more than memorable performance by one of the most memorable and productive linebackers ever to play the game of professional football.
On this Sunday in January Ray Lewis said: "Shut your mouth Fat Lady!"
Ray Lewis, the talented, emotional and enigmatic leader of the Baltimore Ravens put on such an incredible performance in the NFL playoffs that even the proverbial "Fat Lady" had to be impressed.
Now before we go too far and get some people upset, this article is not a criticism of large women. No, not at all. We love all women, and women of all shapes and sizes. But as you know, in sports there is a saying that when games are determined to be virtually over that the "The Fat Lady Sings".
Well, the Fat Lady said Ray Lewis was old.
She claimed that Lewis was still injured.
She predicted that Lewis could not come back from all of the time off.
She was wrong, wrong and even more wrong!
Ray Lewis looked like well, Ray Lewis on this Sunday in Baltimore. He was all over the field, made 13 tackles and once again silenced the critics (and the Fat Lady) who said he too old, too injured and well past the time in his NFL career when he could get the job done.
Oh and by the way, tell your son Ray Lewis III, who as everybody knows is already committed to The U, to do the same. Like father, like son.
As NFL linebacker Bart Scott once said: "WE CAN'T WAIT!