Harbaugh Parents to Watch Sons on TV

Parents of Jim, John Harbaugh to watch sons coach on television.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Jan 19, 2012  |  Updated 8:50 AM PDT
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The Harbaugh clan is a football family -- to say the least. And one with a very difficult choice on Sunday.

Dad Jack Harbaugh is a former college coach. He and his wife, Jackie, raised Jim and John Harbaugh -- who coach the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, respectively.  Both men will coach for the right to go to the Super Bowl on Sunday. One in Boston. The other in San Francisco.

The proud Harbaugh parents were faced with a dilemma: With both sons coaching in the game of their lives on opposite coasts of the United States, what to do? Who to watch and from where?

The answer is that they will watch both of their sons, but neither from stadium seats.

The Harbaughs will watch both games on TV in the living room of their home outside Milwaukee, according to reports.

The two brothers -- John is 15 months older than Jim, the former Stanford coach and NFL quarterback who led the 49ers to their historic renaissance this season -- played each other on Thanksgiving Day.  It was the first time in NFL history two brothers met on the field as opposing coaches. Their parents were in the stadium before that game started but they watched it on TV.

Should both teams win and advance to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, the Harbaughs have it easy. But nobody's making predictions -- and only family is allowed on the premises of the Harbaugh home.
 

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