Baltimore Ravens visit the White House

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.
Andre Taylor for the Associated Press



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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Linebacker Ray Lewis (L) and safety Ed Reed (R) of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens laugh while listening to U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) give remarks during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Linebacker Ray Lewis (L) and safety Ed Reed (R) of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens laugh while listening to U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) give remarks during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Linebacker Ray Lewis (C) of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens walks to a ceremony hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Linebacker Ray Lewis (C) of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens walks to a ceremony hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama talks with quarterback Joe Flacco after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama talks with quarterback Joe Flacco after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama gets a hug from former linebacker Ray Lewis after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama gets a hug from former linebacker Ray Lewis after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) holds up a jersey given to him by head coach John Harbaugh (R) after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) holds up a jersey given to him by head coach John Harbaugh (R) after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with safety Ed Reed (R) after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with safety Ed Reed (R) after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the podium while welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the podium while welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: From left, linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Ed Reed, running back Ray Rice and team president Dick Cass of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens laugh while listening to U.S. President Barack Obama (R) give remarks during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: From left, linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Ed Reed, running back Ray Rice and team president Dick Cass of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens laugh while listening to U.S. President Barack Obama (R) give remarks during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Linebacker Ray Lewis (C) of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens walks to a ceremony hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Linebacker Ray Lewis (C) of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens walks to a ceremony hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama talks with quarterback Joe Flacco after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama talks with quarterback Joe Flacco after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama gets a hug from former linebacker Ray Lewis after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama gets a hug from former linebacker Ray Lewis after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) holds up a jersey given to him by head coach John Harbaugh (R) after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) holds up a jersey given to him by head coach John Harbaugh (R) after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with safety Ed Reed (R) after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with safety Ed Reed (R) after welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the podium while welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the podium while welcoming members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes members of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: From left, linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Ed Reed, running back Ray Rice and team president Dick Cass of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens laugh while listening to U.S. President Barack Obama (R) give remarks during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens To White House
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: From left, linebacker Ray Lewis, safety Ed Reed, running back Ray Rice and team president Dick Cass of the National Football League Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens laugh while listening to U.S. President Barack Obama (R) give remarks during a South Lawn ceremony on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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