"I don't want to see it because I won't hear the end of it one way or the other," said DiPaula, before the conference championship games.

DiPaula, who started rooting for the 49ers in 1979, will be ready for the family affair between head coaching brothers John and Jim Harbaugh.

He'll wear his half-purple, half-red uniformed jersey with the name Harbaugh on the back.

Steve Peters, 57, thought he was going to watch the Ravens' 38-35 double-overtime divisional championship win over the Denver Broncos on a Baltimore Orioles cruise.


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Because of a fog delay, he ended up watching the thrilling triumph in a Galveston, Texas, restaurant — with former Orioles Ken Singleton, Tippy Martinez and Ross Grimsley.

He returned to his traditional game-day spot at G.L. Shack's Grill on Frederick Road to watch the win over the Patriots in his Ray Lewis jersey.

"I forgot my lucky hat, but I lucked out," said Peters, who will be sure to wear that cap for the Super Bowl.

Mike Drechsler, 25, always dons the same sweatshirt over a Ravens T-shirt, but his sister-in-law had to change her pants after the Ravens fell behind against Tom Brady's bunch Sunday night.

"She changed pants and we started scoring," said the Cardinal Gibbons High School graduate.

Lansdowne resident Kim Shifflett, 48, is afraid to put on her Baltimore jerseys, for fear of jinxing the players.

"I have Ray Rice and Todd Heap jerseys, but I don't wear them the day of the game because I am superstitious," Shifflett said. "It seems like when I have worn jerseys, someone has gotten hurt."

Shifflett plans to watch the Super Bowl at home.

"I stayed at home and watched the playoff games because that how I have always done it. I would rather stay at home," she said.

Halethorpe native Greg Wolf, 49, wears his no. 5 Joe Flacco jersey and his wife Lisa, 45, wears Torrey Smith's No. 82.

They have watched the last two playoff games at Bowman Restaurant and Pub in Parkville.

"We were at Bowman for the Denver game and we decided after we won that, we were going back," said Greg, noting they wore the same clothes, sat in the same seats and celebrated with the same people."

He has other plans for the Super Bowl.

"For the Super Bowl, we plan on having a S.W.A.T. (stop working and tailgate) at the house," Greg said. "We will have a huge tailgate. We have a tailgate vehicle we go to every game. It's an older Snyder's pretzel truck that has been redone. It done up with the Ravens logo and has a siren at the top.

Halethorpe resident Billy Mayne, 36, won't let his Ravens jersey get near the washing machine.

"Since the Raven have made the playoffs, I haven't washed my jersey yet and I am keeping that going," Mayne said. "I am a little superstitious about that. During the season, I wash the jersey after every game. I have a Ray Lewis jersey. I have got to have that since he is retiring."

He hopes he'll get to see at least one more traditional Ray Lewis pre-game dance in two weeks, followed by a Ravens' victory.