In anticipation of the upcoming new season of Game of Thrones, and being in the depths of the offseason, CBS Sports recently made a list of, “Imagining every team as a ‘Game of Thrones’ character”.
The Baltimore Ravens received Samwell Tarly as their ‘champion’.
“Sam is one of the smartest characters on the show, but he’s also capable of surprising in a fight...”
Completely agree with this, though he is a ‘lame’ idol for the Ravens. They’re the purple & black bad guys in the NFL.
“...like when he killed a White Walker (hello, 2013 AFC Championship) with his dragonglass.”
- Dope episode
- Great analogy, especially when the White Walkers are the New England Patriots
“John Harbaugh uses his brain to win, like with his everyone-holds safety last year.”
It’s rather surprising to me when this safety is referenced, as opposed to the one which happened in a Super Bowl...
“Also, guard John Urschel, who’s pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics, might very well be the NFL’s smartest player.”
This pick makes sense, and the Ravens are indeed Samwell Tarly.
More importantly: Football, please come back. We miss you.