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John Harbaugh to Obama: We plan to see you next year, too

U.S. President Barack Obama stands with John Harbaugh, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, as he welcomes the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLVII victory. Reuters

The Baltimore Ravens took the traditional trip to the White House for the Super Bowl champions today, and coach John Harbaugh used the opportunity to say that his team expects to repeat.

“I want you to know we have plans to be here next year, too,” Harbaugh told the president, via the Baltimore Sun.

Obama also had warm words for the Super Bowl-winning coach.

“I want to congratulate John Harbaugh, an outstanding coach,” Obama said.

The president drew laughter when he took note of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s decision to turn down a contract extension last year and instead capitalize on hitting free agency this year. Flacco signed a six-year, $120 million contract a month after winning the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award.

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

Flacco will have to earn that money for the Ravens to return to the White House in 2014.

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48 Responses to “John Harbaugh to Obama: We plan to see you next year, too”
  1. rpiotr01 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:32 PM

    Ya know, I believe Harbaugh is the first coach to share that sentiment upon his White House visit. Kudos for originality, coach!

  2. purplepride74 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:34 PM

    It’s good to have goals, but it’s never gonna happen.

  3. longislandcowboysfan33 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:35 PM

    Easy there playboy! You lost some serious talent and it’s time for my Cowboys to get #6!

  4. nineroutsider says: Jun 5, 2013 1:36 PM

    He will meet with a Harbaugh again next year, John’s brother.

  5. humbleminded85 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:36 PM

    Loved watching this. Anyone notice when Harbs said that quote that Ed Reed jokingly coughed in the background as to suggest the Texans might think otherwise.? lol Best part was seeing my hero OJ Bridgance in attendance.

  6. whatnojets says: Jun 5, 2013 1:38 PM

    Arrogance !!!!

  7. urfinished says: Jun 5, 2013 1:38 PM

    With Ray Ray off the team I wasn’t expecting they’d need any more pardons.

  8. cbs1971 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:40 PM

    Where? In Hawaii during the pro bowl?

  9. tedmurph says: Jun 5, 2013 1:43 PM

    Typical Harbaugh arrogance

  10. jayniner says: Jun 5, 2013 1:44 PM

    I’m pretty sure your brother Jim has a LOT to say about this…..

    Signed,
    49ers fans

  11. mungman69 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:45 PM

    Why not the Ravens again? They have as good a shot as anyone.

  12. hehateme2 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:50 PM

    Good to be positive but fat chance! Lost too much + other teams are on the rise ;-)

  13. outdatedreferencesgalore says: Jun 5, 2013 1:51 PM

    John Harbaugh better hope for a glitch in the Matrix, aka deja vu.

    It would be really awesome for the next Super Bowl winner to invite John along just to mess with him

  14. rc33 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:53 PM

    Bring the wife, the kids, only about 30 minutes away.

    …just make sure that sequester thing has been cleared up first. They may not be doing tours.

  15. logicallvoicesays says: Jun 5, 2013 1:55 PM

    I don’t know who will win next year’s super bowl, but I know who it’s won’t be – the Redskins. One of the oldest rosters in the league, a busted up quarterback, and a washed up coach. #BurgundyandGoldSubStandard

  16. cfeeley52 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:58 PM

    longislandcowboysfan33 says:
    Jun 5, 2013 1:35 PM
    Easy there playboy! You lost some serious talent and it’s time for my Cowboys to get #6!
    —————————-
    sorry but that’s just never going to happen with #9 at the helm, biggest choke artist in NFL history…

  17. jamaltimore says: Jun 5, 2013 2:04 PM

    Great comment by a great coach. Underdogs all through the playoffs seemed to work out ok. Anyone who looks at the last 5 years and doesn’t Think the only goal in bmore is to compete for world championships each year is fooling themselves. Come december, 5 and the new and improved d will be right in the hunt for another Superbowl.

    Suck it haters because black and purple ain’t going nowhere but up!!!!!

  18. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 5, 2013 2:12 PM

    What a delusional fool.

    And you know you’re a joke of a franchise if the most ridiculed person in America is ripping your contract decisions.

  19. packattack1967 says: Jun 5, 2013 2:15 PM

    In prison?

  20. ravensrooster94 says: Jun 5, 2013 2:25 PM

    What did you expect him to say? No coach worth his will say anything different.

  21. 69finfan says: Jun 5, 2013 2:25 PM

    What does Rex Ryan have to say about that?

  22. mikep363839 says: Jun 5, 2013 2:36 PM

    Ya tell the prez ur coming over to watch the Bengals Steelers playoff game bcuz the Ravens are falling out of the playoffs.

  23. vertskate900 says: Jun 5, 2013 2:38 PM

    He said they have plans to be back, not that they’d necessarily be seeing Obama. Because by that time, it could be President Joe Biden in office.

  24. larrydavid7000 says: Jun 5, 2013 2:43 PM

    Your not going to see the inside of that house because you are gonna have to actually coach a team this year. your ride is over must be nice handed a team when you started. also FLUCCO is a joke 3 place at best in your division.

  25. overratedsteelerhater says: Jun 5, 2013 2:44 PM

    obama to reed “you’re looking old”.picture shows
    alot of gray on reed.texans might not be getting
    what they think there getting….

  26. browns64 says: Jun 5, 2013 2:45 PM

    At least Ray Lewis won’t get a stab at it!

  27. patfic15 says: Jun 5, 2013 2:55 PM

    Obama: “I’ll be on vacation, Coach.”

  28. CKL says: Jun 5, 2013 3:05 PM

    rc33 says:
    Jun 5, 2013 1:53 PM
    Bring the wife, the kids, only about 30 minutes away.

    …just make sure that sequester thing has been cleared up first. They may not be doing tours.
    _______________________________
    The reporter on NFLN said that the players wouldn’t be able to do the normal stuff they do when they go to the White House due to the sequester, so yeah.

    The line about Flacco wasn’t that funny but had a lot of seemingly fake laughter. The really good line the President had was when he was talking about Ray Lewis hurting his tricep and that he was pretty sure it was a result of the dance Ray does. I was thinking, “Oh no he di’in’t!”. The camera went to Ray who was mumbling something (think if the President could hear him it was that he was telling the President to do his dance because the President said he wasn’t going to do the dance)and it was like no one dared to laugh but it was by far the funniest line.

  29. cooklynn17 says: Jun 5, 2013 3:05 PM

    Now you sound like Rex Ryan…

    You’re team better learn to play in snow. Metlife Stadium baby, February style!!!

  30. lionsdraftguy says: Jun 5, 2013 3:09 PM

    John should bring along his baby for a brother, Jim…because Jim will never earn his way to the white house.

  31. notwithkubiak says: Jun 5, 2013 3:13 PM

    Texans are going nowhere but their local sports bar to see the Super Bowl as long as Gary “Collapse at the End of the Season” Kubiak is in charge.

  32. tritan306 says: Jun 5, 2013 3:28 PM

    The ones hating are the same swearing they would never win last year.. Some people never learn.

  33. swaggyy says: Jun 5, 2013 3:36 PM

    Sorry Johnny boy, Pete Carroll and my PED boys will be at the white house the next 5 years.

    #ChampionshipOffseason

  34. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jun 5, 2013 3:56 PM

    Hey, nothing stopping the Ravens from booking a flight to D.C. next year and watching the team that actually does win the Bowl get their props from the Prez.

    Otherwise, I doubt Rice and Jones can bail out Flacco again like they did so often this year, so it’s doubtful the Ravens will be winning anything.

  35. steelcurtainn says: Jun 5, 2013 4:04 PM

    I’m sure he does, somewhere on the television screen watching one of obamas speeches. Your arrogance will come back to bite you. Always does.

  36. prmpft says: Jun 5, 2013 4:31 PM

    yeah – they can watch the post season together…

  37. gtrav says: Jun 5, 2013 4:38 PM

    Hate to say it but they do have as good a shot as anyone. Believe it or not, deep down Pats fans like me will admit that the Ravens are a respected rival (now that Lewis is gone).

  38. buzzbeaubank says: Jun 5, 2013 4:52 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Jun 5, 2013 3:56 PM
    Hey, nothing stopping the Ravens from booking a flight to D.C. next year and watching the team that actually does win the Bowl get their props from the Prez.

    Otherwise, I doubt Rice and Jones can bail out Flacco again like they did so often this year, so it’s doubtful the Ravens will be winning anything.
    ——————
    So the “never” mantra of 2012 has turned into “doubtful” in 2013. Good to see you’re finally managing your expectations.

  39. whatevnfl says: Jun 5, 2013 5:17 PM

    And then he said….”Ray Rice…he play nice.”

  40. SilentMajority says: Jun 5, 2013 5:40 PM

    Mr. Harbaugh must be mighty generous with his free tickets..

  41. niner13 says: Jun 5, 2013 6:07 PM

    Sorry, it’s the Bro’s turn.

  42. bordner says: Jun 5, 2013 6:35 PM

    The Harbaugh brothers will meet again next year for the Super Bowl!!!

    … probably just to watch it at Mom & Dad’s house, though.

  43. officialgame says: Jun 5, 2013 7:15 PM

    I like you John but lightning doesn’t strike twice and you got at least 5 years worth of breaks on your Superbowl run.

  44. nickynick04 says: Jun 5, 2013 8:05 PM

    I think the Packers are gonna win it

  45. GenXJay says: Jun 5, 2013 9:52 PM

    Wow. Just hanging around the “Big O” surfaces false promises.

  46. Joemontanaflacco says: Jun 5, 2013 10:14 PM

    Ravens will be back in the SB, mark my words. Steelers will do the right thing and fail to qualify for the playoffs so they don’t have to suffer the humiliation of getting Flacco’d like they got Tebowed.

  47. thefootballwiz says: Jun 5, 2013 11:35 PM

    John Harbaugh and the Ravens have been to the AFC championship game 3 times, this past year obvisiously winning the Super Bowl and the Divisional playoff rounds the other 2 years he’s been coach. That leads me to believe we have a great opportunity to win another Super Bowl but no matter what were making it to the playoffs to all the people who have been saying we can’t.
    Sincerely,
    Ravens Nation

  48. cfeeley52 says: Jun 6, 2013 2:06 PM

    swaggyy says:
    Jun 5, 2013 3:36 PM
    Sorry Johnny boy, Pete Carroll and my PED boys will be at the white house the next 5 years.
    ——————————
    You shouldn’t brag about your team taking performance enhancing drugs…

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