Reporting Mark Viviano
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Ravens celebration! The Baltimore Ravens received a huge welcome home Tuesday. People from all over Maryland showed up to show their support to the Ravens for the Super Bowl win.
Sports director Mark Viviano talked with players soaking up all the love.
“The only way on my last ride to repay Baltimore back for all the things that you ever did for me and all the support you ever gave to me was to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Baltimore one more time,” Ray Lewis said. “I love you, Baltimore! BALTIMORE! Forever my city. I love you.”
“Super Bowl champs, baby! It is for you guys. We’ve been through a lot this year–a lot of highs, couple lows, and you were there for it all,” said Joe Flacco. “We love you and it doesn’t get any better than this and we appreciate you coming out today.”
“We play with incredible determination and resolve and judging by how hard it was to get this stadium, I’d say that’s true of our fans, too,” said Coach John Harbaugh. “This place is packed. They had to close the thing off.”
“I don’t know how many more times we can do this, bringing championships home, before Baltimore loses that chip on its shoulder. I hope it never happens,” said Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.
Ed Reed sang part of the song “Two Tickets to Paradise,” which has become his signature song.
The team will go to Washington, D.C. soon to meet President Barack Obama. He called the team Tuesday and congratulated them. He added that he and the First Lady were touched by the dedication shown to O.J. Brigance.
The city estimates almost 200,000 people attended.