Ravens lost Lombardi Trophy after win

The victorious Baltimore Ravens lost track of the trophy after winning the Super Bowl, the team said Monday.

The Baltimore Ravens may have celebrated a little too hard after their Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

The team said Monday that at one point Sunday night, they thought they'd lost the Lombardi Trophy they'd just fought so hard to earn.

Coach John Harbaugh confirmed to reporters Monday that "we thought we'd lost it," the Washington Post reported. NFL.com also confirmed the story.

Apparently, the coveted Lombardi Trophy did not make it from the Superdome in New Orleans to the Ravens' victory party that night.

The Post reported that somewhere in the hubbub over the Super Bowl victory, the team lost track of precisely who had the trophy, though it is likely security personnel hung on to it the entire time.

This was the second time the Ravens have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy.

The trophy was called the World Championship Game Trophy until it was renamed in 1970 after the former Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, who died that same year. Lombardi earned five trophies during his nine years of coaching.

A new Lombardi Trophy is made every year. Each trophy takes 72 hours to complete, and two trophies are made each year in case one is damaged.

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