Breaking News Bar
posted: 2/5/2013 5:34 AM

A classy move and great job by Jim Harbaugh

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Comedian and sports talk host Jay Mohr, left, did his Fox Sports radio show from the Score LV studios as the Luxor Hotel last weekend in Las Vegas, as did Mike North.

      Comedian and sports talk host Jay Mohr, left, did his Fox Sports radio show from the Score LV studios as the Luxor Hotel last weekend in Las Vegas, as did Mike North.
    Photo courtesy of Score LV

  • Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh celebrates his team's Super Bowl XLVII win over the San Francisco 49ers, a team coach by his younger brother Jim Harbaugh.

      Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh celebrates his team's Super Bowl XLVII win over the San Francisco 49ers, a team coach by his younger brother Jim Harbaugh.
    Associated Press

 
By Mike North
The Rebel Insider

LAS VEGAS -- I have to admit, I am so impressed with John Harbaugh, not only as head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, but as a big brother.

I have two younger brothers, so I am familiar with the big brother position in the family. I watched the classy Baltimore coach and the way he handled himself and the way he praised his younger brother, Jim Harbaugh, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

John said Jim was the best coach in football, when in reality John is the better coach.

Pretty impressive.

Really there are no set rules for how the big brother handles himself in the family, but the "Big Brother" term does dictate a leadership role.

I know this -- as a kid you never want to lose to your younger brothers in anything. Every big brother handles things differently, but sibling rivalries within a family can get dicey at times, and especially when you're involved in sports.

My brothers John and Danny competed with me on everything -- from who can race the fastest down the block where we lived, to who could eat the most beef sandwiches at a family party. The results of these competitions don't matter -- but the fact is I learned how to compete at a young age just because of them.

That's what brothers do. Big brothers usually aren't as gracious as John Harbaugh seems, but make no mistake I'm sure the Harbaugh brothers had their days when they didn't speak to each other or were upset with each other.

But as brothers you get over it and move on. The one thing I know is I would not be the competitor, or be as good as I try to be, if not for my brothers.

So to my brother John, who lives in Atlanta, and my brother Danny, who lives in Round Lake Beach, I want to say I'm proud of them and thanks.

If you're a big brother out there, give your younger brother or brothers a call today, because I'm sure we all agree it's not always the big brother who sets the best example, but it is the big brother who should be most gracious.

The Legend turning 50!

Michael Jordan will be 50 years old on Feb. 17th.

Are you kidding me? I remember being invited to a birthday party organized for him in the early 1990s. The party was at a local place on Milwaukee Avenue and it was a mix of some players and some media and folks just hanging out.

Now the best whoever picked up basketball will be blowing out 50 candles. It just can't be.

My thanks:

Thanks to Fox Sports Radio and comedian/sports talker Jay Mohr for doing his show at The Score Las Vegas broadcasting studio at the Luxor Hotel on Friday. My shows followed on Saturday and Sunday, and we had some laughs.

Also thanks to Pat Traficant, the godfather of hosts, for putting together a great Super Bowl Party at the M Resort. A really great time.

Program note:

Look for me on Mancow on WPWR Ch. 50 on Wednesday and Friday this week.

Mike North's column appears each Tuesday and Friday in the Daily Herald, and his video commentary can be found Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at dailyherald.com. For more, visit northtonorth.com.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.