Could you imagine being Mr. and Mrs. Harbaugh, the parents of the two opposing coaches that played the gird iron battle for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII? I could see Mr. Harbaugh waking up yesterday morning as the sun cracked through the horizon, turning over and saying to his wife, “If the Ravens win the Super Bowl today, our son John is the winning coach. “ Only to have Mrs. Harbaugh reply, “Yes…but if the 49ers win, our son Jimmy is the winning coach.” Then out of the spirit of that rare “win-win” situation, they raised opposing palms and gave each other a “high-five” as they rolled out of bed.
Well this year’s pinnacle football game was no disappointment. If you are a 49’s fan, you had to love the way they forged a comeback after the 34 minute black- out occurred. If you are a Raven’s fan…nothing more needs to be said except, “Congratulations!”
As a winner or a loser based on the events of yesterday’s outcome, we need to thank Mr. and Mrs. Harbaugh for doing their part in producing two Super Bowl coaches that entertained a nation. I think maybe both the Harbaughs and the Mannings should all get together on the sands of the Hawaiian Islands, take a deep breath, thank God for their blessings, and then have a beach scrimmage to determine who really rules the Lombardy Trophy.