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Southern hospitality appreciated by Super Bowl Champions


Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

When you are the Super Bowl champions, your schedule becomes very busy. Many teams take the time to enjoy the post-Super Bowl activities. The Baltimore Ravens however, took the time to thank their host city with a gift.

New Orleans native Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens presented the New Orleans Police Department’s traffic division with a set of 2013 Harley Davidson FLHP motorcycles.

Jones also announced that the team would purchase a full page ad in the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper to thank the citizens of New Orleans, its fans, and everyone for their first-class service and warm reception in the city.

This gesture is unprecedented by the winning team of the Super Bowl and not to mention very classy on the part of the Baltimore Ravens. This could become part of Super Bowl tradition as host cities always do their best to make both teams feel welcome before and after the big game.

Super Bowl XLVI was the 10th Super Bowl hosted by the city of New Orleans. It was the first Super Bowl since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and caused damage to the Louisiana Superdome.