Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh admitted on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman” Thursday night that he hasn’t spoken to his brother, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, since the Super Bowl.
The Harbaugh family sure knows how to throw a Super party. In the end, it was older brother John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens who came out on top, hanging on for a 34-31 win over Jim Harbaugh and his San Francisco 49ers in a Super Bowl that had everything.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says his team is “ready” to go after what would be the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl win, tying an NFL record. The coach indicated that the team practiced at a “consistently outstanding” level in the days leading up to the Big Game in the Big Easy.
Preparing their respective teams for Super Bowl XLVII might have been easier for John and Jim Harbaugh than having to downplay the distraction of becoming the first brothers to coach against one another on the NFL’s biggest stage.
Working separately, John and Jim Harbaugh each guided their team to the Super Bowl. They will be on opposite sidelines Sunday, John as head coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim with the San Francisco 49ers.
Sunday, it’s the Harbaugh Super Bowl. On Friday, it will be the Harbaugh dual press conference. Thursday offered the Harbaugh dual practice.
Jack and Jackie Harbaugh are spending Super Bowl week celebrating the good fortune of having two sons at the pinnacle of pro football.
Yes, these Harbaugh brothers sure know how to make the right move at the right time, no matter how risky or unorthodox it seems. The head coaches of the 49ers and Ravens both made significant in-season shake-ups to offenses that reached conference title games a year ago.
Whatever the odds, brother versus brother makes this a Super Bowl like no other. A sibling rivalry played out on one of the biggest stages in sports, and this time the loser doesn’t have to mow the front lawn.
The Ravens had a light practice Saturday, their last of the season before heading to New Orleans.