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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • SPORTS FOR ALL: The Harbaugh Super Bowl

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  • The Super Bowl will match up the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers and the two Harbaugh brothers coaching against each other. John coaches for the Ravens and Jim coaches the 49ers. John and Jim Harbaugh have both proven to be very good coaches and neither have yet to have a losing season as an NFL coach.
    Both Super Bowl teams this year have starting quarterbacks from colleges that have not perennially produced big name pro football quarterbacks. Joe Flacco played at Delaware and Colin Kaepernick played at Nevada Reno. Flacco has been a starter since the first game of his rookie season after an injury and illness to the two Raven quarterbacks (Kyle Boller and Troy Smith) listed ahead of him. Kaepernick became a starter after an injury to 49er starter Alex Smith. Kaepernick played exceptionally well and was chosen to be the starter.
    Another sidelight to this year’s Super Bowl game is that this will be Ray Lewis’ last game. Lewis has been an all-pro player for many years and was MVP in the 2001 game when he spearheaded a dominating Baltimore Raven defense in that victory.
    John and Jim have previously coached against each other only once, with John winning in 2011 on Thanksgiving Day 16-6. I like the 49ers’ offense, and I look for Jim to even the series between brothers.
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