February 5, 2013 |
John Harbaugh was a bit sheepish about his emotional outbursts at officials in Super Bowl XLVII, but his combustible younger brother said Tuesday he didn't regret his own eruptions of emotions. "We fight to win," San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh said in his season-capping news conference at 49ers headquarters. "And if you're asking does my personal etiquette need to be changed, more catatonic on the sideline? I don't anticipate that happening. " Jim Harbaugh was particularly upset about a pivotal play at the end of the game, when he felt receiver Michael Crabtree was held by Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith on fourth and goal from the Baltimore five-yard line.
February 4, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS -- Seeing as the NFL is a copycat league, teams naturally want to emulate the blueprint of the franchise that wins it all. So mark this down: Losing at the end of the regular season can be a good thing. That's what the champion Baltimore Ravens did, dropping four of their last five games this season before igniting in the playoffs and knocking off Indianapolis, Denver, New England and finally San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII. And the Ravens were traveling a well-worn path.
February 3, 2013 |
Everybody joked that Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday should be known as the Bros Bowl, the Harbowl, the Super Bros Bowl and the Super Baugh (yes, you have to think about the pronunciation a bit on the last one) in recognition of the San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens' John Harbaugh as the first brothers to meet as coaches in the NFL's championship game. They're not twins. John is older by 15 months. Aside from Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis playing in the final game of his storied 17-year career and the debate over which quarterbacking style -- the dual-threat play of the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick or the pro-type pocket passing of the Ravens' Joe Flacco -- will win the day, it's been mostly about the Harbaugh family in the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII.
February 2, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS — Everyone knows that Super Bowl XLVII pits coaching brothers John and Jim Harbaugh. But few people are aware the game is also father versus son. Jay Harbaugh, 23, whose father coaches the San Francisco 49ers, is a coaching intern for Baltimore. He works for his uncle, John, head coach of the Ravens, and he agreed to an extensive interview with The Times, provided the story run after the teams' last media availability of the week. That media window closed Friday morning with a joint press conference featuring the Harbaugh brothers.
February 1, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - John Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, stepped onto the convention center stage wearing a suit, a tie and a smile. Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, followed him wearing khakis, sweatshirt and a stare. John Harbaugh gave a 184-word opening statement in which he celebrated the moment as an honor, recognized family members in the audience and offered a glimpse into his team's afternoon schedule. The word count for Jim Harbaugh's opening statement was two: "I concur.
January 24, 2013 |
Like her Super Bowl-bound older brothers, Joani Harbaugh is fiercely competitive. When she was 7, she tried out for a part in her school play, "The Wizard of Oz. " She wanted to be Dorothy but instead landed the role of a munchkin. "I was highly, highly offended," recalled Joani, who is five years younger than her brother, Jim, 49, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, and six years younger than John, coach of the Baltimore Ravens. "I do remember that I wasn't Dorothy or Glinda. So I decided to memorize the entire play in case anybody went down with the flu or something, they could put me in there.