NEW ORLEANS —
The brothers obviously had a lot of fun with the situation, joking with each other and sometimes acting like a comedy team.
Someone asked them to list their commonalities and philosophical differences.
“I would be hard-pressed to spell philosophical right now,” Jim said.
“I know he can’t spell commonalities,” John said, not missing a beat.
Although Jack Harbaugh has received much of the credit for molding the boys into coaches, the brothers revealed that mother, Jackie, also had a great deal of influence.
“There is no one in the family who has more competitive fire than my mother. She competes like a maniac,”John said. “She has just always believed in us, and I think that is the most important thing to me. She believed in me, John, and Joanie, and took us to games and played catch with us, shot baskets with us, and just believed in us.”