So, the Emmy Award-nominated actor from the television drama series
"I'm sad I can't go down to New Orleans until Saturday because I got to work Thursday and Friday," said Charles, who has been busy shooting episodes of "The Good Wife" on location in New York. "I get down there Saturday and present at the
Charles said he won't be partaking in many festivities before kickoff, including the raucous party scene on Bourbon Street.
"I'm excited," Charles said. "I hope to see a lot more purple than I did in Tampa in 2000, which I think I will."
Charles praised the Ravens for persevering through several serious injuries this season to reach the Super Bowl.
"It's an inspiring group of guys," he said. "I'm hoping they can finish it. It will put the perfect exclamation point on what's been an incredible ride that's made the state and the city really proud. I'm thrilled for them. They're good dudes."
And Charles has watched the popularity of the Ravens expand over the past dozen years since the franchise won Super Bowl XXXV over the
"The fan base has grown tremendously," Charles said. "When I used to live in Los Angeles and rooted for the Ravens, it was hard to find any Ravens fans. It's really growing. I was in New York the other day and saw a Ravens flag on Third Ave. That just put a smile on my face. It's grown, it's special. I'm really proud of this team. I love this team."
Charles saluted coach
"I think the world of Coach
"For me, as a Ravens fan, the story of the whole