Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh: A handshake or two and a hug

John Harbaugh (left) and Jim Harbaugh hug it out. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

John Harbaugh (left) and Jim Harbaugh hug it out. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Their demeanor seemed to indicate that, after all hype and the joint press conference Friday, being on the field less than two hours before Super Bowl XLVII was a little, well, odd.

Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh approached each other and shook hands. John, the elder by 15 months, pulled Jim in for a few private words. They shook hands again and were off. It would have been utterly cool if they’d yelled, together, their father’s mantra: “Who’s got it better than us? Nooooooobody!”

The last time their teams met, on Thanksgiving 2011, John’s Baltimore Ravens won 16-6, by the way.

(In other pregame minutiae, Ray Lewis was wearing a sequined tie and John Harbaugh’s young daughter was wearing eye black.)

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