Harbaughs' historic Thanksgiving game no biggie to Mom, Dad

Jim and John Harbaugh's Thanksgiving get-together, also known as the San Francisco 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens, will be missing two key members -- Mom and Dad.

The Nov. 24 game will mark the first time in NFL history that brothers oppose each other as head coaches, but their father, Jack, says he won't be at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium that day despite his sons' lobbying.

"No way," Jack Harbaugh said on WVIE-AM, according to The Baltimore Sun. "And Jackie (Harbaugh) and I have talked about it, and we will not be within two time zones of that venue, I promise you. We're going to stay as far away from that as we can.

"We've seen these two guys compete for about 47 years, so ... we'll allow other people to enjoy it with us here in Milwaukee, (where we will be) watching on television."

Ravens coach John Harbaugh told NFL Network on Tuesday he has a contingency plan to not only convince his parents to attend but give his team a decided advantage over Jim's 49ers.

"My dad and mom said they're not going to be within three time zones of the game, but we'll get them there somehow," he said. "What we're going to do is try to get Jim over to the house, get him some turkey, get some of that tryptophan working and get him a little bit tired for later."

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