Jack Harbaugh has said he doesn’t want to think too much about it. Archie Manning said the other day he wouldn’t want to even imagine it. Ask any parent and they’d probably shudder.
As sure as a parent would find picking one child they love more than another impossible, they’d struggle watching one succeed at the other’s expense. And that’s in any situation, let alone the Super Bowl.
Jack and Jackie Harbaugh are two games from going through the ultimate in human drama. One son, John, will coach his Baltimore Ravens against the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game on Sunday. The other son, Jim, will lead his San Francisco 49ers against the New York Giants in the NFC championship game a few hours later.