On Tuesday evening, HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumble had a segment with the Harbaugh family. The majority of the content was shot in 2011, soon after the San Francisco 49ers hired Jim Harbaugh away from Stanford. Jim and brother, John, were sitting side-by-side, discussing their upbringing as well as their professional journeys.
The segment was called, "Brothers in Arms," which was appropriate considering was shot on location at Gettysburg. The Harbaugh family was on a trip, learning about the history of this particular battle. This segued nicely into Jim and John's developing on-field rivalry.
Jim and John discuss how the relationship changed between them. Now, when it comes to football, they have to be a little more tight-lipped.
But more than anything, it was good to see the 49ers coach in this light. He was loose and talkative for this segment, so I suggest you catch it if you get a chance.
Moreover, I thought the above clip was a very cool excerpt from the special. It did not make the final cut but it was interesting nonetheless. In this clip, Jim's father, Jack, tells HBO of his son's plan to select a quarterback in the 2011 NFL Draft. As always, Jim was playing things close to the chest -- even from his own family.