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Jim vs. John: Know your Harbaughs

Brothers John Harbaugh, left, coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers talk to the media, Friday Feb. 1, 2013 in New Orleans, for Super Bowl XLVII.

(Kent Porter / Press Democrat)
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 1:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 1:55 p.m.


John: 50 years, 4 months, 9 days

Jim: 49 years, 1 month, 9 days

Clever nickname:

John: Harbs

Jim: Harbs

Standard game-day face:

John: Wry smile

Jim: Slack-jawed stare

Legendary college mentor:

John: Sid Gillman

Jim: Bo Schembechler

Peak athletic achievement:

John: Played defensive back at Miami of Ohio

Jim: As QB, guided Indianapolis Colts to 1995 AFC title game

Strange path to becoming NFL head coach:

John: Spent nine years coaching Eagles special teams

Jim: Started at Division 1-AA University of San Diego

Dreaded rival:

John: Pittsburgh Steelers

Jim: Freddy P. Soft

Public feuds:

John: None

Jim: Mike Tomczak, Jim Kelly, Pete Carroll, Jim Schwartz ...

Record all-time vs. brother:

John: 1-0

Jim: 0-1

Heart broken in 2011 championship game by:

John: Billy Cundiff

Jim: Kyle Williams

Bold midseason move in 2012:

John: Fired OC Cam Cameron, replaced with Jim Caldwell

Jim: Benched starting QB Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick

Recent phone prank:

John: Invaded national conference with parents as “John from Baltimore”

Jim: Called in to John Madden's radio show for advice

Odds of throwing headset during Super Bowl:

John: 20-1

Jim: 3-2

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