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.