Posted June 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
President Barack Obama has welcomed the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to the White House, congratulating the team on its unlikely Super Bowl run. Obama praised the team not only for the goal line stand that sealed its second Super Bowl trophy but its charitable work in blue-collar Baltimore. Quarterback Joe Flacco was singled out for being the most valuable player, safety Ed Reed for the game's only interception and legendary linebacker Ray Lewis for returning from injury to lead the defense in the playoffs. Ravens executive Ozzie Newsome gave Obama the traditional team jersey which read, ''Mr. President'' and had the number 44, while head coach John Harbaugh warned Obama, a Chicago Bears fan, that the team has plans for a return trip to the White House next year.

Ravens get no respect, no respect

When the Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco won the Super Bowl last season it left odds makers in a tough situation. Immediately the Ravens were not the favorite to repeat, then again, they weren’t even favorite to win it all last season either. Other than their Wildcard showdown with the Indianapolis Colts, the Baltimore Ravens were heavy underdogs in every postseason game they played...

Obama gives congrats to Ravens

President Barack Obama Wednesday welcomed the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to the White House, congratulating the team on its unlikely Super Bowl run - and offering some good-natured jibes along the way. At a South Lawn event, Obama praised the team not only for the goal line stand that sealed its second Super Bowl trophy but its charitable work in blue collar Baltimore...

Ravens reportedly interested in JaMarcus Russell

We reported last night that free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell will be working out for the Bears on Friday. Accordng to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, there are three teams that are interested in Russell.  We already know one of them is the Bears and another one is the Baltimore Ravens. A league source said at least three teams are interested in Russell–the Bears and the Ravens are...

John Harbaugh Tells President Obama Ravens Plan to Be Back at White House ‘Next Year, Too’ (Photo)

As you likely know, the Baltimore Ravens captured the Super Bowl back in February in the much-hyped “Haurbowl.” As is customary, the victorious team gets to visit the White House, and on Wednesday the Ravens made their (very short) trip to Washington D.C. to visit with President Barack Obama. The handshake appearance was mostly typical of every time a championship team visits...

Matt Birk Says He Skipped Ravens’ Trip to White House Because of Speech by President Obama

The Ravens paid a visit to the White House on Wednesday to celebrate their Super Bowl title with President Barack Obama. But a few players didn’t make the trip. Linebacker Paul Kruger decided not to attend because of his commitment to his new team, the Cleveland Browns, who were holding a session of organized team activities on Wednesday. But, now retired, center Matt Birk was...

Matt Birk Boycotts Ravens’ White House Visit Over Abortion Issue

Several former Baltimore Ravens missed the Super Bowl champions trip to the White House to meet with President Obama. Some like Anquan Boldin, Bernard Pollard,  and Cary Williams were busy with their new teams.  One retired player missed the ceremony for political reasons. Matt Birk played center in the NFL for 15 years and is a Harvard graduate.  Birk pays attention to the things...

Obama Hosts The Ravens At The White House- Full Transript

Ive got the full transcript I was onsite covering this my jaw was literally on the floor the entire time. Lets just say Obamas taking full advantage of this lameduck thing. Ayo fam, great to have you all here this afternoon helping to celebrate the World Champion Baltimore Raven’s. What a great team. Im honored to have players like Ray Lewis here today. Ray, you killed two guys...

Ravens Sign LB Daryl Smith To A One-Year Contract

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens have signed former Jaguars LB Daryl Smith to a one-year contract. Smith, 31 was a regular starter for the Jaguars during his time with the team starting 122 of 133 games he has participated in. However, last season he dealt with a groin injury which kept him out of all but two games last season. The signing is obviously still...

Ravens undergo massive changes since Super Bowl

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer Ozzie Newsome wasn't going to make the same mistake twice. After the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2001, Newsome dumped his starting quarterback and did his best to keep the rest of the team intact. The goal was to repeat as champions at virtually any cost. The result was a disaster. Losing Trent Dilfer and...

Texans Workout Billy Bajema

Texans are working out former Ravens tight end Billy Bajema today, according to a league source. — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) June 4, 2013   According to Aaron Wilson, the Houston Texans have worked out free agent tight end Billy Bajema. Bajema is 6-4 and 259 lbs. and has played for the San Francisco 49ers (2005-2008), St. Louis Rams (2009-2011) and the Baltimore Ravens (2012...

Deval Patrick Got “Quite Drunk” After Boston Marathon Suspect Was Captured

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick was perhaps more relieved than anyone April 19th when word came in that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been captured. After all, Patrick had the unenviable task of protecting his citizens by shutting down the Boston area with a “shelter in place” order — an order president Barack Obama told him couldn’t be implemented...
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