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$5,000 Amount the owners of Saxon's Diamond Center in Maryland says they will refund on purchases made before kickoff if the Ravens shut out San Francisco. FYI: There has never been a Super Bowl shutout.
eBay item of the day
Autographed Super Bowl game-worn cleats by former 49ers LB Bill Romanowski. $550 or best offer.
Super bet: Who will win MVP?
• 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, 7-4
• Ravens QB Joe Flacco, 5-2
• Ravens LB Ray Lewis, 6-1
• 49ers RB Frank Gore, 17-2
• Ravens RB Ray Rice, 12-1
Teams with the most Super Bowl wins:
6 — Pittsburgh Steelers
5 — San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys
4 — N.Y. Giants, Green Bay Packers
If money is no object …
Ultimate Super Bowl hotel & air package:
What: 10-person VIP package
Includes: Luxurious round-trip private jet flights from most major U.S. cities; four nights deluxe accommodations at the Wyndham Garden Barone Plaza Downtown New Orleans or St. James Hotel French Quarter; lower-level game tickets; admission to the Maxim party on Saturday night featuring A-list celebrities, premium food, open bar and live entertainment; admission to the Ultimate Super Bowl pregame party featuring premium open bar, upscale food, live entertainment and chalk talk with host Michael Strahan.
Don't touch it, that's not yours
The Ravens are treating the Lombardi Trophy like, well, the Stanley Cup. In other words, matching an old hockey superstition: Don't touch it unless you win it. While shooting pictures in preparation for its broadcast, CBS brought the Super Bowl trophy as a prop. The players were to gaze at it, maybe cradle it like a newborn. But the Ravens had it removed from the building. "Like I told my team, don't ever take pictures with nothing that's not yours, nothing that you haven't earned," said LB Ray Lewis, the lone Raven left from the Super Bowl XXXV team.
Time to cash in
Shawn Smith, the marketing agent for Colin Kaepernick, said she has had at least 50 inquiries in the past three weeks from companies wanting to sign the 49ers quarterback. Others have been talking to Smith for months. But Kaepernick isn't all over TV yet. His rise to stardom has been so fast that there has been no time for him to focus on anything but football, Smith says.
"Our home was destroyed by water. … There is a tremendous sense of pride to showcase our city (for those who) may have not been here since (Hurricane) Katrina."
— Doug Thornton, 54, senior VP of Superdome management, on hosting first Super Bowl since Katrina