Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl win prompts some apparel stores to open late

Sporting goods shops were ready as the confetti dropped

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February 03, 2013|By Luke Lavoie, Carrie Wells and Alison Matas

Several area stores are preparing to open tonight and sell Ravens memorabilia to fans eager to show their pride over the team's Super Bowl win.

Around midnight at Dick's Sporting Goods located inside Columbia Crossing shopping center, fans raided the shelves to get their hands on Super Bowl Champions gear.

“I told myself I wasn't going to waste any time,” said Elkridge resident Cheryl Guyton. “I got a magnet, a sweat shirt, T-shirts, cups, and I might not be done yet.”

Guyton said she got a little nervous watching the game, but the end result produced elation.

“I was getting nervous for awhile, I was shaking and trembling,” she said. “It was the most amazing thing for Ray to go out that way.”

Brendan Marr of Columbia was shopping at Dick's with his seven-year-old son Andrew.

“I was shopping here yesterday and saw the signs,” Marr said with two Super Bowl champion T-shirts draped over his shoulder. “They won, so we came.”

Modell’s Sporting Goods on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore also planned to reopen Sunday night. All of the store’s merchandise will be available for purchase, but assistant manager Mike Milazzo said he expects the bulk of the sales to be Ravens-related.

He said the store will open as quickly as the staff can get championship merchandise set up and will stay open until business slows.

“I have my people in place,” he said last week, laughing.

Sports Authority Sporting Goods stores — including locations in Baltimore, Towson and Laurel — will also open Sunday night and reopen at 6 a.m. Monday.

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