Since it’s snowing like crazy, we decided to ski around the web to see what’s making headlines within Ravens nation as the buildup to the AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Ravens continues.
Here’s a look. Add your best finds in the comments.
— The Baltimore Sun caught up with Keith Letourneau, a Ravens fan depicted going absolutely bonkers during the Ravens’ dramatic victory over the Broncos. Watch the video above of his reaction to the game-tying touchdown by Jacoby Jones with less than a minute left. Parts 1 and 3 of his reaction videos are on YouTube.
Letourneau’s wife, Rachel, told the Sun her husband takes fandom to a new level when the playoffs start, and that she’d threatened to record him celebrating in the past.
“I’m very passionate when I watch a game,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if I’m home or at a bar with friends or even at the stadium. I’m just one of those fans who screams and yells and just wants to have a good time.”
— Sun columnist Peter Schmuck dispels the notion that the Ravens’ success is entirely due to the “Ray Lewis Effect.”
“Lewis and the Ravens defense played a big role, so there’s no denying his return has been a significant factor on a couple of levels, but it should be fairly obvious that the main reason the Ravens have come on so strong in the postseason is what has happened on the other side of the ball,” he writes.
— On ESPN’s AFC North blog, Jamison Hensley and James Walker discuss all the possibilities in Sunday’s game.
— You may want to check out NFL Network starting at 11 a.m. They’ll have live coverage of press conferences from the four teams in the conference title games.
— Stay tuned to Extra Points all day. We’ll have coverage from both the Ravens and Patriots camps today, and our Championship Today video in the evening.