Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/4/13
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NEW ORLEANS -- For the two weeks since their teams earned the right to play in Super Bowl XLVII, brothers Jim and John Harbaugh knew the bitter reality: Someone was leaving New Orleans a loser. While elder John and his Baltimore Ravens get to spend a night on Bourbon Street partying with Lombardi, Jim's 49ers swallow a painful loss, the first in San Francisco's six trips to the Super Bowl. The lesson Sunday was that in a battle between brothers, it's easier for the victor to be gracious. "There is no greater coach or competitor in the National Football League than Jim Harbaugh," John Harbaugh said. "The way the team played proves it. What they have done the last two years is unprecedented. They showed it today, the way they battled back and fought right to the end. That is who he is and who they are. I could not be more proud of him and what he has done." The two shared an embrace on the field when the game ended, and John said he told Jim he loved him and was proud of him. ...
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