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Super Bowl 47: Why Both Harbaughs Will Emerge Winners

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03:  (L-R) Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers and head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens talk on the field during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Mike MoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 3, 2013

The Super Bowl XLVII matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will only allow for one winning team, but both coaches, Jim and John Harbaugh, will emerge as winners in their own right.

One of the biggest storylines of this Super Bowl has been the fact that both of the big game's participants will be coached by brothers pitted against one another.

For the Ravens, John Harbaugh has been a fantastic head coach for the organization during his five-year stint. Since taking the reins, Harbaugh has led Baltimore to the playoffs in each season and has helped keep this team among the very best in the NFL during that time.

Nobody expected the Ravens to be where they are today, but alas Harbaugh's direction has gotten them there in what has been an improbable run.

Before Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach of the Niners, the franchise hadn't experienced a winning season in eight years.

But in his two seasons as coach, Harbaugh has led San Fran to two NFC Championship Games, one of which they were victorious in, thus setting up this year's Super Bowl matchup. Harbaugh also captured NFL Coach of the Year honors in his very first season with the Niners.

The great thing about being in the Super Bowl is that it puts both teams on the national stage. It gives the due recognition for the players and coaches of each squad in the game.

After this season, there's no doubt that a new level of respect has been formed for the brothers Harbaugh, and if they weren't already well respected, the masses will now know just how great Jim and John are at their jobs.

While only one will become a Super Bowl champion when it's all said and done, both will be seen as two of the best head coaches in the NFL. Their presence in this game has cemented that for good.

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