One of the perks of winning a Super Bowl is that you are asked to do all sorts of media appearances. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday to discuss a variety of topics.
Obviously the hot topic of discussion was the battle of the brothers at Super Bowl XLVII. Harbaugh was asked about what he said to San Francisco 49ers head coach and brother Jim after the game. He gave the same answer he has all week—that he told him he loved him.
Things did take a turn when Letterman asked Harbaugh if there was a favorite when they were growing up. John said that it was Jim, though he did acknowledge that their sister Joanie, who is married to Indiana head basketball coach Tom Crean, was the true favorite.
Beyond that, Harbaugh discussed winning the Super Bowl against his brother. He said that he had no problem celebrating the win, though he did find it humorous that Jim was standing in the 49ers' huddle at times during the game.
For late-night talk shows like Letterman's, it is probably a good thing that the Ravens won the Super Bowl.
Not that Letterman would be hurting for guests, but given the way that Jim conducts himself and hates doing public appearances unless the NFL requires it, he probably wouldn't have done the media parade.
You have to like what John Harbaugh said about getting right back to football, because it is so very true that the NFL has become a 12-month sport. As soon as the Super Bowl is over, teams have to dive right into the scouting combine and draft.
At least Harbaugh was able to take a moment to show off his lighter side, since all we usually see is the rigid, hard-nosed head coach.