The dilemma facing Steelers fans over the past week has been whether they prefer San Francisco winning a sixth Super Bowl and tying the Steelers for most in NFL history or having AFC North rival Baltimore win it.

At least one Steelers player is rooting for the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

Center Maurkice Pouncey said Thursday before a rainy practice at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii in preparation for Sunday's Pro Bowl that he is hoping Baltimore wins in retiring linebacker Ray Lewis' final game.

"I am rooting for Ray Lewis," Pouncey said. "He is from my hometown (Pouncey is from Lakeland, Fla., and Lewis is from nearby Bartow). If he would be able to go out on top, it would be great for our city."

Other Pouncey thoughts from the Pro Bowl:

Q: What this experience has been like so far?

A: It has been awesome. I flew my entire offensive (line) out here — my 12 brothers — and my family. I am just going to enjoy it. I know we had a disappointing year this year, but a couple of us have a chance to take part in a great honor after the season, and we are going to try to do it.

Q: What is it like being Peyton Manning's center?

A: I have been sitting down talking to Peyton a couple times. Growing up and watching that guy and (to) have the experience of sitting down and talk to him is awesome. That guy is humble. To be that kind of star and be the man he is really awesome to see.

Q: Will you try surfing while you are in Hawaii?

A: Nah, man, there is too many sharks for me. I looked it up. Too many shark bites out here for me.

Q: How is twin brother Mike Pouncey is accepting not making the Pro Bowl?

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