John Harbaugh and Ravens visit White House, vows to Obama to be back next year

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Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (right) presents President Barack Obama (left) with a football jersey at The White House. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

On Wednesday, the Baltimore Ravens took their traditional White House visit as the Super Bowl champions.

There were the requisite smiles and handshakes, of course, as well as speeches from the President, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh.

Obama cracked plenty of jokes, but it was Harbaugh who showed some real marbles, according to The Baltimore Sun.

“I want you to know we have plans to be here next year, too,” Harbaugh told Obama

Bold stuff right there, and on the footsteps of one of the most iconic buildings in world history. Wonder what his brother has to think about that?

Getting back to the President, Mr. Obama made a pretty astute observation on Flacco’s massive new contract.

“Joe was named the game’s MVP,” Obama said. “Good timing with that contract, huh?”

Even though Ed Reed signed an offseason deal with Houston, the superstar safety was in attendance. Of course, he was looking good, but Obama was not looking at the sunglasses (check Reed out in the photo gallery below).

“Before he left [for] Houston, where he’ll be playing next year, Ed took out a full-page ad in The Baltimore Sun to thank Ravens fans. So that’s a class act,” Obama said, turning to Reed. “I will point out, by the way, that Ed is getting some gray hair — I’m not the old one. You’re like an old man.”

It’s good to be the champs.

[Photos via Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports]