Feb 1, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (left) and San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (right) pose for a photo with father Jack Harbaugh (second from left) and mother Jackie Harbauch (second from right) and grandfather Joe Cipiti (middle) pose for a photo during a press conference in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII at the New Orleans Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl is both Joyful and Tragic for the Harbaugh Family

Watching your son rise through the professional coaching ranks to reach the pinnacle of the NFL Championship game is an experience that will be celebrated for years to come. Even reaching the Super Bowl is such a monumental event that we Americans fail to recognize often using the losing team in the butt of our own jokes.  The losing coach’s family can bond together in their disdain for the winning coach saying they had better personnel or ownership has a better plan for success. Today in this historic game the Harbaugh family will both celebrate and cry as they watch their two sons compete for the ultimate prize in the Super Bowl.

Either Jim or John Harbaugh will walk around forever as a coach of a Super Bowl Champion team and each year February 3rd will be a reminder of this great event.  On the flip side of this coin February 3rd will be a reminder for the son who lost the game.  How can the Harbaugh family have a gathering each year to celebrate the game when it was one of worst days for the other one?

As a father I cannot imagine the emotions that will be going through Mr. Harbaugh today, but if it were me I would probably enjoy the lead up to the game and the rest will be misery.  No matter how old our children get they want to be seen as number one in your eyes.  Today the score board will dictate to the world who is the better coach, but for the Harbaugh family they could not be more proud of their two sons today.

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