Thoughts and Prayers to Poe, the Ravens mascot who got carted off the field during last night’s preseason halftime show
There’s a weird amount of mascot news to cover this weekend. I just got done writing about that dumb Braves mascot Blooper destroying kids in a youth football game, and now we have more sad news, with the Ravens mascot, Poe, getting carted off the field during a football game last night.
Ravens Mascot Poe Injury
Poe was tackled for a loss in the backfield during the Baltimore’s 17-15 preseason-finale win over the visiting Washington Commanders on Saturday night at M&T Bank Stadium. The mascot wasn’t able to get up after the play and eventually, he was carted off the field and it’s feared that the Ravens mascot has a torn ACL which would likely mean he’s out for the rest of the season.
NFL preseason is always risky. You can’t be running your team’s best players out there for this exact reason. Thank god Nick Sirianni understands that, as well as Swoop, who for whatever reason, was spotted in Colorado last night.
The Ravens have two options here. They can either get a new Poe back in the mascot suit to take place of the injured Poe, or they can really play into it and just roll with the fact that Poe, like the majority of NFL players, got hurt and won’t be able to be his usual self on the sidelines this year.
Honestly, I think option two is the only way to go. You can’t run a fake Poe out there, right?
Running out another Poe for Week 1 would go against the lure and magic of mascots in general. There has to be some type of rule against swapping out humans under the mascot suits. Sorry for the kids who are reading this and thought mascots are real. I should have given you a spoiler alert before ruining your childhood but hey, maybe it’s time to grow up.
Poe needs to take the sidelines on crutches with a coaches headset for the regular season. Welcome to the show, mascots. This is what NFL players have to deal with and there’s no reason that you shouldn’t have to do the same.
Mandatory Credit: AP Sports