The first time I heard
A chorus of teammates responded to the Eddie Money song with the, “Ohhhhh oh oh oh oh oh ohhh.”
I thought it was pretty funny and wanted to write about it. But I wasn’t sure if it would become a trend or just Reed expressing his excitement to be going home to New Orleans.
Turns out, “Two Tickets To Paradise” became the Ravens’ unofficial Super Bowl theme song.
Reed presumably started his singing after seeing the Geico commercial.
Everybody on the team was singing it in the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl XLVII.
After winning Super Bowl XLVII, Reed went to his postgame press conference and sang it. He also added a special twist to the song, belting out, “We got 53 tickets to paradise.” He led more than 71,000 people in belting it out at M&T Bank Stadium to cap the Super Bowl parade.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Reed so happy in my life – especially when he’s singing the Ravens’ 2013 playoff anthem.