January 28, 2013
Thanks, Mr. President! Harbaugh says less competition for his son
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during a news conference ahead of the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 28, 2013. (REUTERS)

If the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, their White House visit in the spring could be interesting.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked at his Monday afternoon news conference what he thinks of U.S. President Barack Obama saying if he had a son, he isn’t sure he’d let him play football because of the health dangers.

Harbaugh was raised in a family as gung-ho for athletics as anyone probably ever has. He’s carrying on the tradition with his father’s namesake.

“Well, I have a four-month-old – soon to be a five-month-old son – named Jack Harbaugh,” he said. “And if President Obama feels that way, it’ll be a little less competition for Jack Harbaugh when he gets older.”

Laughs all around.

“It’s still early. Jack is, like I said, only five months old. But he’s a really big kid. He’s got an enormous head … As soon as he grows into that head, he’s going to be something. It’s early, but expectations are high for young Jack.”



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