Entire 2012 NFL Season Just A Crazy Dream Of Jackie Harbaugh’s
Jackie Harbaugh, 73, wife of longtime collegiate coach Jack Harbaugh and mother to Jim and John Harbaugh, head coaches of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens respectively, had the craziest dream last night in which her two sons coached against each other in the Super Bowl, it was reported Tuesday.
“Honey, let me tell you about this dream I had last night,” the septuagenarian said to her husband as the two ate their morning toast. “Jimmy’s 49ers went all the way to the Super Bowl, and they played against Johnny’s Ravens. It felt so real!”
“That’s nice dear,” responded her husband, while perusing the front page of the local newspaper.
“No listen,” Ms. Harbaugh persisted, “It was so weird. Jim replaced that Alex Smith fellow with this younger quarterback. Except, he wasn’t a real quarterback, you know? It’s like, he was, and yet he wasn’t. He ran more than he passed and he had lots of tattoos. Isn’t that just crazy?”
“A quarterback with tattoos. That’ll be the day,” chuckled Mr. Harbaugh, while flipping to the business section.
“And John’s team did so well. They beat the Broncos and the Patriots in the playoffs. Oh, and that Joey Flanko didn’t throw a single interception in the postseason. Not one! And he was the MVP of the Super Bowl!”
“Hah! Now I KNOW you were dreaming,” chuckled Mr. Harbaugh, pausing to take a sip of his morning coffee. “And it’s Flacco, dear.”
“Oh, and listen to this,” continued Jackie, as memories of her dream continued to float back into her consciousness. “Just after halftime, there was this enormous power outage. Half of the stadium went totally black!”
“Did it now?” responded Jack. “Well that was probably when I woke up to make tinkles and turned on the light in the hall, which makes half our room light up. It must have had the opposite effect in your dream. So who ended up winning the big game?”
“John did! His Ravens built up a big lead, then held on as Jimmy’s team came back to almost win. But you know what? There was a controversial call that deprived Jimmy of a late touchdown. I think my subconscious wanted it to be that either boy could have won.”
“Sounds that way, dear.”
“And the kitties were all there too!” exclaimed Mrs. Harbaugh, pointing to the couple’s three cats, Russell, Andrew, and Robert. “Only, they weren’t cats. They were all rookie quarterbacks, and they led their teams to the playoffs! And they all made the pro bowl too!”
“Rookie quarterbacks in the playoffs? AND the pro bowl? My love, you have the craziest dreams in that head of yours” smiled her husband as he folded his paper and headed to the family’s living room. “Now let’s go watch the television. The first games of the season start pretty soon. They say the Steelers and the Giants are really going to be the teams to beat this season.”