Forty-seven people who will impact Super Bowl 47:
1. Jim Harbaugh: In 1996, the now-49er coach was the Colts' quarterback and the victim of Ray Lewis' first NFL sack.
2. John Harbaugh: In 1996, the now-Raven coach was on the University of Cincinnati staff. Cincy's defensive coordinator was Rex Ryan.
3. Colin Kaepernick: Here's why the 49er quarterback is a transcendent QB. He's running an offense, the Pistol, that was invented for him at the University of Nevada. How many quarterbacks can say that?
4. Ray Lewis: From his retirement after 17 seasons to accusations of using banned substances to his first-degree murder charge stemming from a killing during Super Bowl week 13 years ago in Atlanta, Lewis always is at the center of the storm.
5. Joe Flacco: The Raven quarterback has eight TD passes these playoffs with no interceptions. No quarterback has played four playoff games in a season without throwing an interception. If Flacco makes it, the Ravens will win.
6. Randy Moss: The 49er enigma says he's the greatest receiver of all time. Moss is not, but he could have been had he not squandered his prime with immature behavior.
7. Justin Tucker: The rookie Ravens kicker has made 32 of 35 field-goal attempts, but he almost was that good at the University of Texas, where he made 40 of 48.
8. Kate Upton: The hot model of 2012 is hot again in two Mercedes commercials that figure to draw rave reviews.
9. Ed Reed: It is not certain that Ray Lewis is the greatest Raven defender of them all. In 11 seasons with Baltimore, Reed has established himself as one of the NFL's greatest free safeties ever.
10. Jerome Boger: The referee for the game has drawn criticism. NBC analyst Jim Daopoulos, a former NFL official, says the league is striking back at officials who were outspoken during the lockout earlier this season. But Fox analyst Mike Pereria says critics are angry at the NFL.
11. Frank Gore: One of the NFL's most underrated tailbacks. The 49er has rushed for 8,839 yards in eight seasons, plus 209 yards in two games in these playoffs.
12. Roger Goodell: The NFL commissioner is persona non grata in New Orleans, where he suspended a variety of Saints personnel over the bounty scandal. But at least Goodell reinstated coach Sean Payton last week, relieving some of the vitriol.
13. Chris Culliver: The 49er backup cornerback created a stir this week when he said he wouldn't want homosexuals on the 49er roster. He forgot for what city he represents.
14. Steve Bisciotti: The Ravens' majority owner came from a working-class family. He was eight when his dad died of leukemia. Bisciotti at 23, with a cousin, started a staffing company out of a basement. That company grew into one of the world's largest staffing firms. He bought 49 percent of the Ravens in 1999, at age 39, and now owns a majority of the franchise.
15. Torrey Smith: The Raven deep threat, who at the age of four was looking after his younger siblings, rose to fame when he scored two touchdowns against the Patriots a day after his brother died. Smith also had two TD catches in the AFC semifinals against Denver.
16. Jim Nantz: The CBS play-by-play voice will call his third Super Bowl, to go with his 24 Masters and 22 Final Fours.
17. Michael Oher: Few players reach a Super Bowl having already had a movie made about their life. But the Raven right tackle's story was told in “The Blind Side.”
18. Patrick Willis: Before he became one of the NFL's best linebackers for the 49ers, Willis was an Ole Miss teammate of Oher's — and had his own Blind Side story. Willis at 16 moved in with a white family when his home life deteriorated.
19. Jackie Harbaugh: The mother of the Super Bowl head coaches moved her family 17 times in her husband's 43-year coaching career.
20. Aldon Smith: The 49er defensive end out of Missouri has 33 1/2 sacks in two NFL seasons. But he hasn't had a sack since Week 13.
21. Justin Smith: Another Missouri mainstay on the 49er defensive line, this Smith is a long-timer. He finished up at Mizzou in 2000, which means he didn't even play for 13-year Tiger coach Gary Pinkel.
22. O.J. Brigance: A special teamer for the Ravens when they made the Super Bowl 12 years ago, Brigance joined Baltimore's front office in 2004. In 2007, Brigance was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig disease) and now is the Ravens' senior adviser to player development and an inspiration to the team. He presented, communicating through a high-tech computer device, the AFC championship trophy to Bisciotti.
23. Terrell Suggs: The Raven end was the 2011 NFL defensive player of the year. But he suffered a torn Achilles tendon and underwent surgery in May — then returned in October, five months later. Ray Lewis isn't the only inspirational Raven.
24. Jed York: The 49ers' CEO is the son of Denise DeBartolo York, whose brother, Eddie Jr., ran the 49ers during their glory years. Eddie Jr. ran afoul of the law and had to relinquish power. Jed's father, Muskogee native John York, ran the Niners from 2003-08, to little critical acclaim.
25. Anquan Bolden: The Raven receiver was in the Super Bowl with the Cardinals four years ago — and had eight catches for 84 yards.
26. Michael Crabtree: The Texas Tech star is becoming Kaepernick's go-to receiver, with 15 catches for 176 yards and two TDs in two playoff games.
27. Jack Harbaugh: The father of the Super Bowl head coaches spent five years as head coach at Western Michigan and 14 years as head coach at Western Kentucky. But Harbaugh was most shaped by Bo Schembechler, for whom he coached seven seasons in the '70s at Michigan. Jim Harbaugh, who quarterbacked Michigan, has a lot of traits of Schembechler.
28. David Akers: The 38-year-old 49er kicker has been consistently excellent his entire career. Until now. Akers has made just 30 of 44 field goals this season. He was first-team All-NFL last season.
29. Phil Simms: The CBS analyst is not as insightful as Troy Aikman or Cris Collinsworth, but at least Simms has something of relevance to talk about. Just like the 49ers' Alex Smith, Simms lost his QB job (to injury) in midseason and his team (the 1990 Giants) went on to a Super Bowl.
30. Matt Birk: The Ravens center, a 15-year pro, has a Harvard degree in Economics.
31. Alicia Keys: The national anthem singer will try to avoid the unfortunate fate of Christina Aguilera, who two years ago screwed up the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
32. Vernon Davis: The 49er tight end caught seven passes in seven games since Nov. 20. Then he caught five passes for 106 yards and a TD in the NFC title game.
33. Joanie Harbaugh Crean: What a weekend for the wife of Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean. On Saturday night, her husband coaches against Michigan in a No. 1 vs. No. 3 showdown. Then Sunday night, her brothers combat in a Super Bowl.
34. Art Modell: The Ravens wear an “ART” patch on their uniforms in honor of the man who owned the Browns/Ravens franchise from 1961-2004. Modell died last September.
35. LaMichael James: The rookie from Oregon has supplanted the injured former Oklahoma State Cowboy Kendall Hunter as Gore's backup. James rushed for just 125 yards during the regular season but has 55 yards on just eight carries in the playoffs.
36. Danica Patrick: The race-car driver already has appeared in 10 Super Bowl commercials, more than any celebrity, and she'll be in two more this year for Go Daddy.
37. Ray Rice: The Raven tailback made the play of the year on Nov. 25, with his 4th-and-29 conversion off a short pass against the Chargers. Rice broke multiple tackles, setting up a game-tying field goal, and Baltimore won in overtime.
38. Alex Smith: Since New Year's Day 2011, Smith is 21-6-1 as the 49er quarterback. But he lost his job in November and now has the bittersweet experience of reaching a Super Bowl in which he likely won't play.
39. Ozzie Newsome: Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1978, Newsome 35 years later remains with the franchise that became the Ravens. He was a 13-year tight end who became a Hall of Famer, then joined the front office. In 2002, Newsome became general manager and has consistently produced one of the best rosters in the NFL.
40. Carlos Rogers: The 2004 Thorpe Award winner, out of Auburn, is in his second season as a 49er starting cornerback.
41. Jay Harbaugh: A recent Oregon State grad is the son of Jim but works for John, doing video and weight-room tasks.
42. Haloti Ngata: The Raven defensive tackle — of Tongan descent and Mormon faith and California born — is one of the NFL's most dominant defenders when healthy. And the 330-pounder has gotten healthy down the stretch of this season.
43. Dan Marino: One of the pillars of CBS' studio panel for pregame and postgame gets to talk about the Super Bowl under embarrassing circumstances. The New York Post reported a few days ago that Marino fathered a child with a former “NFL Today” production assistant.
44. Archie Manning: Mr. New Orleans, as longtime Saint quarterback and civic leader. A brother Super Bowl comes to his city, but it's not his quarterback boys, Peyton and Eli.
45. Gerry Sandusky: The Raven radio voice, the son of former Baltimore Colts coach/player John Sandusky, is the loser of the same-name-game. At least his first name isn't spelled with a J.
46. Beyoncé: She lip-synced at the Obama inauguration. Super Bowl organizers say she will sing live during halftime. Trust at your own risk.
47. Bernard Pollard: The Raven safety has been a Patriot headhunter over the years. Pollard's hits, or impending hit, led to major injuries to Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski, and his hit on Stevan Ridley knocked the New England tailback out of the AFC title game.