Originally posted by pd24:
For the first time in Super Bowl history, the coaches will hold a joint press conference two days before the game.Brothers Jim and John Harbaugh are scheduled to appear together at 8:30 a.m. (5:30 a.m., PT) on Friday, Feb. 1. It'll be the last time the 49ers coach and the Baltimore Ravens coach will be available to the media prior to Super Bowl XLVII.
Knowing the NFL, this will either become a staple of SB Media Week, or it will be laid to rest ...
Originally posted by ace49ers:
This will be the only time that Jim talks about the family element in the game.
IMO, I think this interview has been added as a concession to the Harbaugh Brothers, and the Harbaugh family as a whole.
The NFL, finds itself in a very unique position ... with a situation, that may never occur again in most of our lifetimes.
Being aware of Jim and John's (expressed) feelings -- on the matter of constantly having to answer the same questions about
their family affairs since their conception(s) -- probably pushed the NFL into staging this event. As I see it, a little bit of something,
is better than a whole lot of nothing.
Maybe I'm wrong ... but what else, would have prompted such a move? This interview, serves to "kills two birds with one stone".
It takes a lot of the pressure off Jim and John, while giving the NFL, an event that should satisfy the Media Corps attending SB XLVII.