'Like Christmas'

Most Poor Boys employees said business has stayed very busy for them, right through the Ravens run to a world championship.

"It's been like Christmas since July," Melanie Copper and Taylor Flanary, who were running the cash registers, said.

About the morning after the Super Bowl, Copper added: "This is kind of what we expected."

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Lori DiPaula, of Abingdon, said she took the day off to mark the Ravens' victory, although she did not have any real plans besides getting some items at Poor Boys.

Like some other people, she was looking forward to the official Ravens parade in Baltimore on Tuesday.

"I knew we were going to the Super Bowl," DiPaula said about her confidence during the season.

After the Ravens won the big one, "we were screaming. My voice is a little raw."

"It's a good feeling. I couldn't sleep. I was up 'till 4," DiPaula noted.

Shirts, hats and more

Most customers seemed focused on buying shirts and hats, although a few were more ambitious.

Lisa Atwell, of Kingsville, came out of Dick's Sporting Goods in Bel Air with $600 worth of pennants, flags and all kinds of Ravens-related merchandise.

"If they had had my sizes, I would have bought more," she added.

About the Ravens' win, Atwell said: "It was really emotional... For the third quarter, I went upstairs. I couldn't deal with the stress."

Atwell, who is a stay-at-home mom, said she was staying in touch with her children in college by text during the game.

"I wish it was cleaner, but if that's the way we had to win, I'm happy," she said.

"Even the kids were enjoying it, long-distance," she said. "All the naysayers for Joe Flacco can eat their words."

'Just incredible'

Monty Wells, of Bel Air, walked out of Dick's with a Super Bowl hat, among some other things.

"I wish I was there," he said of the game. "To watch it, it's just incredible."

Tom and Linda Liberto, also of Bel Air, were loaded down with pennants, scarves and various Ravens' goodies.

"It's fantastic," the couple said about the Super Bowl win and the state of Dick's after the game. "It look like they were wiped out."

The couple was at a big party for the Super Bowl and said the group they were with wore the same thing and sat in the same spots as for the championship, "to keep the mojo going."

Tom Liberto said he was "not surprised" the Ravens won, but "would have been very disappointed if we lost."

Linda Liberto added: "The lights out [during the game] kind of threw everyone off."

They had also taken the day off, as a number of others did.

Tom Liberto pointed out about the Super Bowl: "It only comes around so often."