Which comic book superhero would Joe Flacco be?

October 27, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Joe Flacco didn't come to the Ravens' rescue Monday night. As poorly as the Ravens' offense played in the 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Flacco still got his opportunity to step into a phone booth, wiggle into his superhero tights and carry the team on a last-minute, game-winning, mistake-cover-upping touchdown drive.

Flacco was no superhero Monday night, but this week, two writers for the blog “This Given Sunday” compared each NFL starting quarterback to a superhero. Joe's comic book alter ego was someone named “Changeling.”

“Changeling is your classic shape-shifting comic book character,” bloggers Matt Yoder and Blythe Brumleve wrote. “Joe Flacco also shape-shifts, constantly changing back and forth between a great quarterback, a terrible quarterback, a decent quarterback, and a mediocre quarterback.  You never quite know what you're getting from Joe Flacco on any given Sunday... or Monday, as this week's game in Jacksonville showed.”

Flacco was steady in his first three seasons, but both the Good Joe Flacco and the Bad Joe Flacco have been taking turns under center for the Ravens this season. If he was a comic book villain, he would be “Two-Face.”

I wasn’t a comic book fan as a kid -- I preferred “NHL 94” and “Super Mario Kart” on my Super Nintendo -- so help me come up with the best superhero comparison for Flacco (yes, I know, this is very important right now).

I’m in a giving mood today, so let’s make this a bonus “Your Turn.” Whoever comes up with the best superhero comparison, real or fake, wins the last Ray Lewis Old Spice T-shirt I have stashed in my desk from last year.

Your turn: Which comic book superhero, real or fake, would Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco be?

[via Hot Clicks]

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