John Schools Jim, and Not Just on the Field

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NEW ORLEANS — The older brother gave a clinic on how to be graceful after a victory, telling the entire world that the losing coach in the Super Bowl was the best in the business.


“There is no greater coach in the National Football league — or in the world, really — than Jim Harbaugh,” his brother John said.


The younger brother showed everyone exactly how not to handle a defeat on the biggest stage, behaving like an overgrown brat after the referees didn’t throw a flag for defensive holding on the final play of the decisive drive, and then in a six-minute news conference never praising his brother once for what he accomplished.


“I really want to handle this with class,” Jim Harbaugh said, before he decided not to,...

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