Jack and Jackie Harbaugh weren't trying to be cute when they gave all three of their kids names that start with the letter "J."
John, the eldest, was a given. He's named after Jack, whose given name is also John. Jim's name came from Jackie's doctor in Perrysburg, Ohio, who also was named Jim.
"They came in and said, 'What are you going to name this baby?' and I said that I liked the name Jim," Jackie Harbaugh said.
As for Joani, their third child and only daughter, her full name is Joani Marie and it comes from Jackie Harbaugh's mother's middle name and the first name of Jack Harbaugh's mother.
So it really wasn't planned, this whole family of J Harbaughs?
"No," Jackie Harbaugh said. "We aren't very creative."
— Nancy Armour — http://twitter.com/nrarmour
SALSA VS SQUIRREL
Which dance do you prefer: Victor Cruz' touchdown salsa or Ray Lewis' game entrance squirrel?
Cruz breaks it down: "The Ray Lewis slide has a little more intensity, a little more swagger fire under it. The salsa is just for swagger, for flavor, a little bit, but it's two completely different joints."
Cruz did his interpretation of the Lewis dance and said he likes them both.
"It's unique to each other's character, each other's personality," he said.
Lewis might trade dance props for any holdover luck from Cruz' trip to the Super Bowl last year; the wide receiver won a title with New York.
Cruz said he plans to tweet during Sunday's game from his (at)teamvic account, about the game and the entertainment.
"I'm looking forward to Alicia Keys ... singing the national anthem, as well as Beyonce at half time," Cruz said. "I feel like they picked some good performers this year."
— Nekesa Mumbi Moody — http://twitter.com/nekesamumbi
FAN TAKES: GOODELL
Fans at the NFL Experience are here for fun but also have some strong thoughts about Commissioner Roger Goodell as he talks about the state of the league.
Many are torn with the Super Bowl in town as they heal from Goodell's disciplining of the New Orleans Saints in a bounty scandal.
Despite mixed feelings, the party's not stopping.
Here's what some folks said Friday as a local brass band, the Brass-O-Holics, jammed on a stage.
— "He's the grinch who stole our Christmas, but it's Mardi Gras, so it's all good in the neighborhood. Welcome, Roger." —Stephanie Arwood, a New Orleans resident in a Marcus Colston jersey with her young son.
— "There's a lot of anger toward Roger Goodell. I hope the Saints fans have mercy on him while he's here, truthfully. ... Katrina's a perfect example of how we'll pick up and move on, but we're not going to move on until the season's over with. Especially while he's here, I think we'll take every opportunity to give back to him what he gave to us." —Sammie Mitchell, a New Orleans resident sporting a gold Saints jersey as he took pictures with friends and family.
— "I don't have any hard feelings. ... "It's time to move on and get ready for next season. We just have to move forward." —Edwin Cowart of Gretna, La., sporting a Jimmy Graham Saints jersey. He says he's following the lead of coaches and players in moving on.
— Stacey Plaisance
5 KEY PLAYERS: BALTIMORE
We asked AP pro football writer Barry Wilner to pick five key players for each team in this Super Bowl. You'll want to pay attention to these guys on Sunday.
First, for the Baltimore Ravens:
—JOE FLACCO (QB, JERSEY NO. 5): Flacco is on a personal streak this postseason with eight touchdowns and no interceptions in three games. He outplayed top draftee Andrew Luck, then Peyton Manning, then Tom Brady in leading the Ravens to the Super Bowl. And he's been successful in the playoffs over his five-year career — he has an 8-4 playoff record and an NFL record by leading his team to playoff wins in each of his first five seasons.