The obvious NFL story line is a remake: the potential for a Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh clash in the Super Bowl.
We beat this story to death a year ago until the Giants sent Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers home with a field goal in overtime and a dropped pass and a shanked field goal cost John Harbaugh and the Ravens a trip to the Super Bowl.
Here we are again -- the Ravens and the 49ers both a victory away from pitting coaching brothers in sports' biggest contest. But there's a twist. Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh isn't the right narrative this time.
Jim Harbaugh vs. Bill Belichick is the more significant story. That's the Super Bowl we should all want to see. Jim vs. Bill would be bigger than last weekend's Peyton vs. Ray clash. In fact, I find Jim vs. Bill more interesting than Tom vs. Peyton.
To me, where football is at right now, with the games controlled from the sidelines by coaches speaking directly into the helmets of quarterbacks and middle linebackers, Jim vs. Bill might as well be Ali ...