Thousands Turn Out to Celebrate the Ravens Super Bowl Championship
BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans wearing purple and black crowded the parade route in downtown Baltimore to cheer their Super Bowl champion Ravens. Players and team officials rode from City Hall to a filled-to-capacity M&T Bank Stadium in military vehicles, a trolley and a float designed to look like a miniature football field. Ray Lewis told Ravens fans that he owed it to them to bring home a second Super Bowl title for the way they supported him during his entire 17-year career with the franchise. The veteran linebacker announced before the playoffs that this would be his "last ride" before retiring. President Barack Obama phoned coach John Harbaugh (HAR'-baw) and general manager Ozzie Newsome today to congratulate them on the Super Bowl win.