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Despite hurdles, fans find ways to bet on Super Bowl

His gut-level disdain for the New England Patriots would be reason enough for Bill West to get stoked about Super Bowl XLIX. But like millions of Americans, the Ravens fan plans to raise the stakes by putting a little money on the outcome. West's head and heart — and soon his wallet — will be aligned with the Seattle Seahawks. The builder-developer, who hosts a Ravens-themed show on Fox 1370 AM, said he will bet "a small sum" online to make Sunday's big game feel even weightier — despite a federal ban on Internet sports wagering. "Here in Baltimore, we don't care for Tom Brady too much," West said of the Patriots quarterback. For...