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Ahead of Super Bowl, Broncos, Panthers fans dig in to a Ravens town

Ahead of Super Bowl, Broncos, Panthers fans dig in to a Ravens town

A Denver Broncos fan and a Carolina Panthers fan met at a bar in Baltimore last weekend — not to talk trash, but to talk about their fandom in a town that bleeds purple.

With Super Bowl 50 just days away, Broncos fan Rick Smith and Panthers fan Mark Driscoll had to get serious about planning a potential tailgate. This year, both of their teams are going to the championship.

Smith, 32, of Laurel and Driscoll, 34, of Crofton both run local fan clubs for the NFL teams. The two started their respective clubs this season after more than five years of membership with football fan clubs in Washington, D.C.

Once the Super Bowl contenders were announced, Driscoll reached...

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