Ravens cheerleader guarantees a trip to the playoffs

October 17, 2011|By Matt Vensel

I love cheerleaders almost as much as I love football, and Esquire has an ingenious Monday morning football feature where they ask a cheerleader for the skinny on the team she waves her pompoms for every Sunday.

This week it was veteran Ravens cheerleader Courtney L., who in my opinion is the squad’s star performer.

But my fiancée sometimes reads this blog, so I should probably digress here. In case you are wondering -- and I know you are -- the Ravens have done enough in the first six weeks of the NFL season to convince Courtney that the team is going to the playoffs this winter. A Super Bowl might be in their future, as well.

“We're going to the playoffs, for sure. In the playoffs, anything can happen. But yeah, I think this is the year,” said Courtney, who added “as long as we face them at home, we'll beat” the Steelers in the playoffs this time around. "We can take them."

Courtney also chimed in the Jim Schwartz-Jim Harbaugh feud, the latest episode of “Brandon Marshall saying crazy stuff,” the dating scene in Baltimore, and which team will win the 2011 World Series.

(If you’re still reading this, I’m impressed you didn’t just click on the link for the cheerleader gallery. You deserve a slap on the back.)

Anyway, what do you think? Is Courtney on to something when she said this might be the year the Ravens get back to the Super Bowl?

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