Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has revealed a shocking bit of news: Jim Harbaugh isn't the most emotional fellow.
John, honored this weekend with induction into Miami of Ohio's Coaches' Cradle, told a previously-unheard story of last year's Super Bowl, where his Ravens bested Jim's 49ers. After the game, the brothers met at midfield. You'd think: brothers, shared pain and triumph, time for a good hug and all that, right? Yeah, not so much. Watch Jim's reaction here:
Man. You can just feel the love there, can't you? Jim gives more love to the guy at Target who brings him fresh pleated khakis. Granted, Jim had just lost the biggest game of his career. But John was hoping for a little shared sympathy.
“I walk up across the field to shake his hand, and he’s a big, strapping guy,” John said. “I look at him and I’m going to give him a little man hug, a little bro hug to say congratulations." He then laughed and said that Jim's demeanor was that of a man saying, "There will be no hug!"
As a result of the Super Bowl win, Harbaugh joined Miami's Coaches' Cradle, which honors coaches with Miami ties who have gone on to national success. Also in the cradle: Earl "Red" Blaik, Paul Brown, Carm Cozza, Paul Dietzel, Weeb Ewbank, Ara Parseghian, John Pont, and Bo Schembechler.
"This cradle is the greatest honor in coaching, if you understand what it's all about," John said at the statue's unveiling. "It's like Bubba Watson said last week [after winning the Masters]. He was asked, 'You ever dream of something like this?' He said, 'Naw, my dreams never got this far.' That's exactly how I feel."
[Hat tip: Larry Brown Sports]