Every year the media looks for something to make the Super Bowl more super than it already is. What’s the storyline? Who is playing for what? Who was cut by the team three years ago and now has a chance to prove himself? Almost always there is someone that was cut by their high school team and now they’re in the biggest game of all time. Brady the sixth-round pick, Gruden against his former team, Elway getting over the hump, can Kurt Warner do it again and could we please get someone besides the Bills? But what do all of these have in common? They’re about football!
This is why the “Harbaugh Bowl” should be renamed the “We get it Bowl.” This is the kind of story that the press falls in love with. And it even comes with a title. And that title has an alliteration, yippeeeeeeeeee! Is it really that big of a deal? Isn’t this something you would expect rather than be mesmerized by? Obviously football runs in the family, why is it so hard to believe that they would play for a Super Bowl? That’s the thing . . . IT ISN’T HARD TO BELIEVE! But the media makes it into something huge.
If two brothers played each other for the World Chess championship would you find that hard to believe? Or if two sisters were world class tennis players would you find that hard to believe? What if a father and son were both president? Certain things run in the family and that’s just that.
So why is the “Harbaugh Bowl” so frustrating? Because it has nothing to do with football.
So what do we have to look forward to at media day, with both Jim and Jon interviewing together. Questions like this:
“Was Jim competitive growing up?” He almost fought Jim Schwartz what do you think?
“Who had the top bunk?” Like that really matters.
“Did you guys ever fight over a girl?” No but we did over free agents. (laughs)
“Who’s better looking?” They both say “Me.”
“Who’s your parents favorite?” They both say “Him.”
“How uncomfortable is Christmas dinner going to be next year?” They both laugh.
That’s what we are looking forward to.