One person hollered Harbaugh’s signature chant from the stands: ‘‘Who’s got it better than us?’’
The rest of the group replied: ‘‘No-body!’’
The coach smiled.
— Janie McCauley — http://twitter.com/JanieMcCAP
RAVENS DONE PRACTICING
Baltimore is done practicing on the field for the Super Bowl.
Team officials, friends and family watched as the Ravens went through a short walkthrough at the Superdome on Saturday afternoon.
The 15-minute session was more of a pep rally than a workout.
Running back Ray Rice playfully tackled his mother on the sideline and guard Marshal Yanda had a video camera attached to the top of his Ravens cap.
John Harbaugh describes his team’s work this week as ‘‘effective.’’
‘‘We've gotten everything we've needed to get done, that’s the No. 1 thing,’’ Harbaugh said.
GLORY, PLUS CASH
The Super Bowl isn’t just about the glory — players for San Francisco and Baltimore both have decent paydays riding on the outcome.
The difference between winning and losing is $44,000, nearly $9,000 less than the median annual household income in the United States from 2007-2011, according to U.S. Census data.
Winning players get $88,000 each, losers get $44,000. That’s just cash — it doesn’t count the marketing clout gained by going from NFL player to Super Bowl champion.
Super Bowl paydays have gradually increased the last 30 years after doubling in 1983 to $36,000 for winners.
In the game’s first 11 years, winners got $15,000 and losers got $7,500.
— Oskar Garcia — http://twitter.com/oskargarcia
MACKIE COLD ON NY GAME
Add Anthony Mackie to the list of people cold on next year’s Super Bowl at the home stadium of New York’s teams.
Though the ‘‘Gangster Squad’’ actor now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., he’s from New Orleans and thinks a city like his hometown should get the Super Bowl every year.
Mackie said Friday night at an ESPN Magazine party that he doesn’t want to sit outside in 30 degree weather and watch the Super Bowl.
‘‘I want to see the girls in their pretty dresses; I want to hang out with the players. I don’t want to be outside in the cold in New Jersey,’’ he continued, stressing that Met Life Stadium, where both the New York Giants and Jets play, is actually in East Rutherford, N.J. ‘‘You’re not in New York. I have to take a bus from Manhattan all the way to Jersey?’’
Though Mackie’s Saints didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, Mackie is still passionate about who he wants to win — the Baltimore Ravens.
‘‘I will do everything to not see San Francisco win another Super Bowl,’’ he said, hoping for a bit of karma.
— Nekesa Mumbi Moody — http://twitter.com/nekesamumbi
LEAVING HIS MARK
If there are some dents in the Superdome roof, blame San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee.
Lee bonked several punts off the roof this week as the 49ers practiced for Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens. Lee finally lowered the trajectory of his kicks to make sure he got the ball downfield.
‘‘I'm glad he didn’t hit those lights,’’ 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said.
— Nancy Armour — http://twitter.com/nrarmour
PLAYING FOOTBALL, NOT FUTBOL, IN MEXICO
The NFL wants to return to Mexico, though Commissioner Roger Goodell won’t say when.
Back in 2005, Azteca Stadium in Mexico City was the site of the league’s first regular-season game outside the United States. But the league hasn’t been back, despite playing in Toronto and — now regularly — in London.
Goodell says the league is perfecting things in England.
‘‘We have to make sure that whenever we do come back to Mexico, and I expect we will, that we do it successfully, with the right kind of television support, fan support and sponsor involvement,’’ Goodell said.
‘‘I would expect if we are successful in the UK, where we thankfully are continuing to grow, that we'll have the opportunity to get back there,’’ Goodell said. ‘‘And the sooner, the better for me.’’
— Nancy Armour — http://www.twitter.com/nrarmour
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