The newest Ravens cheerleader?
Was that wild or what, seeing John Harbaugh wind-milling his arms and screaming for the crowd to make noise in the fourth quarter of the Ravens' 30-7 win over the Broncos Sunday?
I write about it in today's column in the Baltimore Sun. He's a pretty intense guy and it was wonderful to see. But the fact is, that was uncharacteristic behavior for the Ravens coach, whose laser-like focus is usually riveted on the game and little else.
On the other hand, Harbaugh's predecessor, Brian Billick, was a wild man when it came to cheerleading at Ravens home games. He did it all the time. And, brother, you haven't lived until you've seen a 6-foot-5, 50-something guy with thinning hair, dark shades and a black Ravens trench coat punching the heavens with his fists and imploring the M&T Bank Stadium crowd to get fired up.
Think "The Matrix" meets "The Replacements" and you have some idea of what it looked like.