Monday wasn't technically a national holiday, but it may as well have been in Harford County, and a lot of other places in the region, as plenty of local Baltimore Ravens fans ran out first thing in the morning to stock up on Super Bowl championship gear, with some taking a day off from work to do it.
And although there was plenty of celebrating during and after the game, local police from Bel Air, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and the Sheriff's Office did not report any incidents or any drunk driving incidents, including in the downtown Bel Air bar district, where there was a heavy police presence throughout the evening Sunday.
People were lined up outside Poor Boys in Abingdon for official (and non-refundable) Ravens and Super Bowl gear when the store reopened at 8 a.m. on Monday, after closing at midnight after the big game, employee Taylor Flanary said.
Veronica Jones of Edgewood was one of those in the store by 8:30 a.m., "because I am a die-hard Ravens fan."
Jones was getting a Ravens hat, after she watched Super Bowl XLVII at home Sunday night.
"It was crazy. My grandson and another guy just ran around the neighborhood, yelling and screaming," she said about the Ravens win.
The store was staying busy with a steady stream of people, but Chris Moskis, whose wife runs the store, said the post-AFC Championship rush was busier because the day after was the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
He expected business to pick up later in the evening, when people got off work.
Jeff Brenchick, of Conowingo, said he thought the store would be busier when he came in that morning.
"I thought [the game] was really close and I got the day off," Brenchick said, explaining that made it his job to stop by Poor Boys to stock up on Ravens' shirts and hats.
Hundreds of area residents now also qualify to get a Ravens-related discount on their brand-new furniture.
Gardiners Furniture, which includes a store in Bel Air's Campus Hills, offered free furniture to anyone who bought items between Thursday and Sunday, if the Ravens returned their opening kick-off for a touchdown in the Super Bowl.
When Jacoby Jones did, in fact, make that happen, "I was shocked," advertising manager Kasee Lehrl said. "It happened once ever, in 47 Super Bowls. We really weren't expecting it, but we insured [the furniture] in case."
She said 445 people throughout the Baltimore region now qualify to get their furniture refunded, for a total of $600,000, she said.
Lehrl said Monday afternoon that only a handful of people have stepped up to get their refund so far, and the store is asking for patience as it determines how the process should work.
Nevertheless, she said the store's Facebook page Sunday night had people saying, "I want my furniture."
Although the store has had a similar promotion in the past, it seemed more likely to become a reality this year, Lehrl said.
"About halfway through the season, I thought, 'If we ran this, this could happen this year,'" she said. "The stars kind of aligned this year and we were really pumped when Baltimore made it to the Super Bowl."
As for the man who made it possible, Jacoby Jones was in Bel Air on Sunday afternoon the week before the big game, signing autographs at the Dark Horse Saloon.