Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines during the game against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. The 49ers won 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Harbaugh Deflects Attention From "Har-Bowl"

We know that Jim Harbaugh isn’t exactly the media’s best friend. His body language and “gobble gobble turkey” speeches at the podium show just how little he cares about writers whose job is to cover his team.

So what did you think would happen at Monday’s press conference, when Harbaugh was bombarded with questions about playing against his brother in the Super Bowl?

He practically flipped the bird at the writers, who I bet would have paid him to add some drama by talking about the “Har-Bowl” in detail.

Instead, Harbaugh gave it the old “it’s all about the players” and even went as far as calling the matchup with the Ravens a “blessing and a curse.”

The blessing is obvious. Not only has he transformed a struggling franchise into Superbowl favorites, but standing on the other sideline will be John Harbaugh, the older brother who he loves dearly. For the Harbaugh family, this could not have been drawn up any better.

Which is where the curse comes in. Care to explain, Jim?

The curse part would be the talk of two brothers (coaching) in the Super Bowl and what that takes away from the players that are in the game. Every moment you’re talking about myself or John, that’s less time the players are going to be talked about.

The only problem is that the only thing that anyone wants to talk about are the two brothers facing off, and you can bet that both Harbaughs will be tired of answering the question “how does it feel to be playing against your brother in the Super Bowl?” for the next two weeks.



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