When the brothers Harbaugh play against each other on February 3rd in New Orleans, their parents, conflicted about their allegiance, might just stay at home in Wisconsin to watch on TV.
Jim Harbaugh, as usual, is trying to downplay the sidebar story of the brothers facing each other.
“Every moment you’re talking about me or John, that’s less time the players are going to be talked about. I just feel like the fighters are first, the ones playing the game. They’re the ones we should be talking about.” Harbaugh said.
Adding, with a sense of pragmatism, “I guess it’s pretty neat. … But it’s not exactly like Churchill and Roosevelt or anything. It’s pretty cool, but that’s as far as it goes.”
Say what you must but the fact is that both coaches made controversial moves that arguably got both teams to the NFL’s showcase game.
John replaced his offense coordinator mid-season as Jim did with his quarterbacks.
And then, marched into New England to defeat the Patriots the way Grant took Richmond.
The 49ers and “Kid” Kaepernick spotted the Falcons 17 points before they decided to outscore Atlanta 28-7 the rest of the way, silencing a raucous Georgia Dome crowd.
Now the Harbaughs will have to travel to New Orleans; from Baltimore, San Francisco and Wisconsin.