In Baltimore, William R. Johnston, associate director of the Walters Art Gallery, proved not quite as rabid. "I'm not a great base -- football fan" acknowledged the bow-tied Johnston, a curator of 18th and 19th century art, as he stood in a corridor of the august museum.
Jeffrey Savoye, secretary and treasurer of the Edgar Allan Poe Society, shook off repeated requests to pronounce his love of the Ravens. "I'm not a sports fan," the poor man said. "I'm actually extremely tired of hearing about it." Savoye shook off a series of entreaties by Carell to say, "GO POE, GO RAVENS."