Jack and Jackie Harbaugh would seem to have a dilemma on their hands this Sunday: travel to Foxborough, Mass., to watch eldest son John and the Ravens meet the New England Patriots for the AFC championship at 3 p.m. EST or travel to San Francisco to watch younger son Jim and the 49ers play host to the New York Giants for the NFC crown at 6:30 p.m. EST.
John Harbaugh said he’s not sure what their parents plan to do.
“I think it’s pretty neat,” he said during his weekly news conference Monday. “I’m proud of him, and he’s proud of what we’re doing, and our parents are pretty fired up. They’ve got a tough decision. [The 49ers are] at home, so they’ll have a place to stay. So they’ll probably go out there, I guess.”
Asked if the parents might split the games, Harbaugh replied, “Maybe that’s what they’re going to do. I don’t know. We’ll have to see.”