It’s February and the 49ers are still playing football. It can only mean one thing: Super Bowl.
Jim and John Harbaugh took literally took center stage on Friday morning, as they held a joint press conference which marked the first time in Super Bowl history that both opposing coaches spoke together before the big game. As expected, the dueling styles of both brothers were on display, along with their similarities.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com offered his take on the unique press conference and the contrasting personalities of the Harbaugh brothers.
“The brothers and opposing coaches in Sunday’s championship game stayed true to form in the first press conference in Super Bowl history that involved the coaches for both teams,” Maiocco wrote. “John took the microphone and made the opening remarks, pointing out his parents, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, as well as other relatives in the audience.”
The 49ers are also proud to share the story of 9-year-old Ty Crouch, who’s visit to the 49ers is currently featured on the Make-A-Wish foundation homepage.
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate looks at the Harbaughs and Super Bowl XLVII storylines.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee shared his impressions of the press conference.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group discussed the scene as the two head coaches took the stage together.
Adam Schefter of ESPN.com noted how other teams had chances to hire the Harbaughs but didn’t.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated wrote that this Super Bowl looks unpredictable.
Monte Poole of the Bay Area News Group praised Jim Harbaugh’s leadership abilities.
Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group traced the 49ers’ route to the Super Bowl.
Mark Purdy of the Bay Area News Group predicted that the Super Bowl MVP will be a defensive player.
Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle profiled Colin Kaepernick.
Maiocco spoke to Steve Young about the pistol offense and what could have been.
Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle passed along comments from former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
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