The Dallas Cowboys face one of their most legendary rivals in the opening weekend of the 2014 NFL season. For many years, the Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers battled to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl each season.
In this week’s That Thing You Missed, watch Jim Harbaugh do push ups with a walrus, an Aussie kid throw a hissy fit over a foul ball, Phil Martelli’s grandson “do” Phil Martelli and why an Italian baseball team is, er, red in the face.
Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.
Colt McCoy said that he restructured his contract for the season, and coach Jim Harbaugh named the quarterback as San Francisco’s backup despite an inconsistent preseason.
The NFL won’t call it the Jim Harbaugh Rule, but it might as well. The San Francisco head coach is one of those the league’s competition committee has in mind when it took action to keep coaches from wandering onto the field.
Working separately, John and Jim Harbaugh each guided their team to the Super Bowl. They will be on opposite sidelines Sunday, John as head coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim with the San Francisco 49ers.
It is 3:14 a.m. on February 1 at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. There is nothing like the Super Bowl scene.
The San Francisco 49ers never have tasted defeat in a Super Bowl, going 5-0. It’s the most impressive mark for any franchise in the big game.
The Cowboys victimized themselves twice in 42 days with drunken-driving incidents that, in the first case, killed one team member and may have ended the football career of a potential starte
Jackie Harbaugh will wear a neutral-colored outfit, still to be determined. Her daughter, Joani Crean, little sister to coaching brothers John and Jim Harbaugh, plans to sport all black at the Super Bowl to show no allegiances whatsoever.
The Ravens came out of a three-game losing streak to make it to the big game in The Big Easy. December started off rough for the Ravens with consecutive losses to the Steelers, Redskins and Broncos. But as fate would have it, their lowest point became a turning point.