'Har-bowl?' 'Harbaugh Bowl?' For Ma and Pa, none of the above

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'Har-bowl?' 'Harbaugh Bowl?' For Ma and Pa, none of the above

The caller into Thursdays media conference call was identified only a John from Baltimore and he had a question for Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, parents of Super Bowl coaches Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers and John of the Baltimore Ravens:
Is it true that both of you like Jim more than John? the caller asked.
Mom and Dad Harbaugh knew immediately who the questioner was: son John.
Thats John! daughter Joani Crean yelled, laughing. It was.
With all the different nicknames being hung on the Super Bowl XLVII because of the two brothers coaching against each other, the non-Super Bowl coach Harbaughs were asked what their choice was: Har-Bowl or what?
For me its the Lombardi Trophy game because I go back to the beginning, Jack said. To see now where this great classic has come from and come from and is, is literally awesome.
I prefer it to be called the Super Bowl, Jackie chimed in.
And far as picking a favorite, We are neutral in that, Jackie declared in true mother fashion. I would like it to end in a tie. Can the NFL do that?
Jack had a prediction on the game:
Theres the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat and were going to experience both of those that day, he said.

Kevin White already impressing Bears QB Mike Glennon in OTA sessions

Kevin White already impressing Bears QB Mike Glennon in OTA sessions

At the point where Kevin White’s 2016 season ended with a broken leg just four games into his de facto “rookie season,” the wide receiver was leading the Bears in receptions. Informal indications are that White already is making an impression in that direction.

White was in attendance at Tuesday’s OTA but it was Monday when he gave new Bears quarterback Mike Glennon a glimpse of the possibilities the Bears saw when they made White the No. 7 pick of the 2015 draft.

“I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Kevin on the field and off the field,” Glennon said on Tuesday. “He works his butt off. And he made some really good plays [Monday] that got me excited and the rest of the team. He’s really eager to learn. I know he’s eager to get back out on that field. Him along with a lot of other receivers, I think, have a chip on their shoulder to prove that it’s a good receiving corps.”

The Bears have never pushed White to accelerate any surgery or planned rehab program and they clearly are not doing it now. White’s 2015 season never got past a stress fracture suffered in pre-camp work, and the organization opted for a conservative approach rather than surgery until an operation was unavoidable.

At this point of White’s third offseason, the approach remains controlled, less interested in any given OTA day than in a phased return pointed toward training camp and ultimately the 2017 season.

“We’re just trying to make sure we get guys ready for camp, and even more precisely, for game one against Atlanta,” said coach John Fox. “So we’re going to do anything necessary to make that done.

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