Posted January 31, 2013

Tale Of The Tape: Baltimore vs. San Francisco

Sizing up the Super Bowl cities ahead of Sunday's big game

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The pundits have spent the past two weeks exhaustively probing and deconstructing Sunday’s matchup between the Ravens and 49ers. Leave it to Extra Mustard to determine how Baltimore and San Francisco measure up where it really counts: from pop-cultural cache to historical arcana. Which bayside city reigns supreme? You be the judge.


Baltimore

San Francisco


Namesake

Cecilius Calvert (“Lord of Baltimore”),
first proprietor of Maryland Colony,
promoter of religious tolerance

St. Francis of Assisi, Italian
Catholic friar and preacher,
patron saint of animals


Local treat

Blue crab

Dungeness crab


Sitcom

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Literary legend

Edgar Allen Poe

Jack Kerouac


Famous expat

Elaine Benes

Joe DiMaggio


Antihero

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Guilty pleasure

Berger Cookies

Ghirardelli chocolate


Sporting heartbreak

Robert Irsay moves Colts to
Indianapolis under cover of darkness

NHL awards Sharks to San Jose
instead of San Francisco


Cheerleading alumna

Stacy Kiebler

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Teri Hatcher

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Home run king

Babe Ruth was born there

Barry Bonds played there


Politician of note

Spiro T. Agnew

Harvey Milk


Omnipresent architecture

Rowhouses

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Painted Ladies

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Local libation

Natty Boh

Anchor Steam


’90s heartthrob

David Hasselhoff

Alicia Silverstone


Famous crossdresser

Divine

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Mrs. Doubtfire

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Infamous drug scandal

Hamsterdam

BALCO


Signature song

“The Star-Spangled Banner”
by Francis Scott Key

“Lights”
by Journey


Celebrated signage

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Stoner icons

Animal Collective

The Grateful Dead


Regional slang

Hon

Hella


Rapper

DMX

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Kreayshawn

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Force of nature

Omar Little

Earthquakes


Sports-related movie scene

Steve Guttenberg gives his fiancée
a football quiz
in Diner

Robert De Niro dresses as an umpire
and stabs John Kruk in The Fan


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1 comments
Robert27
Robert27

For what its worth, Edgar Allen Poe and Jack Kerouac are both from Massachusetts.