Some Hot Harbaugh on Harbaugh Action

Once the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the Denver Broncos and the possibility of a Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady AFC Championship was eliminated, the next best option for the Super Bowl immediately became a Baltimore-San Francisco match-up.

In the AFC Championships second half Joe Flacco looked very Tom Brady-esque. Anquan Boldin shed years off his frame and the Baltimore Ravens insured that John Harbaugh would match up against his brother Jim in the first ever battle of the brothers.

Stephen Ridley’s fourth quarter fumble led to Boldin’s second touchdown of the game. John Harbaugh finally abandoned his run-run-pass offense to remarkable success. In the end it was Tom Brady and the Patriots committing the turnovers that led to their demise, miscues usually reserved for their opponents.

The story line is about Ray Lewis, it’s about Joe Flacco coming of age, but over the coming days it will be about the brothers, Jim and John, meeting in a Super Bowl. This is what football is all about, defense versus defense, coming of age quarterback against coming of age quarterback and brother against brother. With as little hyperbole as possible, this may be the greatest thing to ever happen to football.

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