Jim Harbaugh has joked that his dad, Jack, might be replicating.
Jack Harbaugh has popped up on television from Baltimore where son John coaches the Ravens, to San Francisco where he was watching son Jim lead the 49ers, to Bloomington, Ind., where his son-in-law, Tom Crean, leads a resurgent Indiana basketball team, and he witnessed the Hoosiers' upset win against Kentucky in December.
This week, of course, Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, can only wish there were more than one of them.
The Harbaughs face a tough decision: Go to Foxborough, Mass., to watch John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game against the New England Patriots, set for 3 p.m., or travel to San Francisco to see Jim and the 49ers host the New York Giants in a 6:30 p.m. kickoff in the NFC championship game?
"We've talked about it," Jack Harbaugh said Monday. "But we really haven't come to any conclusion yet."
Jack conceded that they might stick to their game plan from last weekend, when they "hunkered down" at home in Mequon, Wis., and watched their sons' teams play on television.
When their sons met in the regular season, a 16-6 Ravens win on Thanksgiving in Baltimore, the Harbaughs attended, but watched on television in the old office of former Ravens owner Art Modell.