It's already being called the Harbowl: a Super Bowl clash between San Francisco 49ers coachJim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh. The Harbaughs are the first pair of brothers to work as head coaches in the NFL, and they'll square off for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.
This year, Michigan has a few connections to the big game, many of them with the 49ers.
San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was a star quarterback at the University of Michigan in the 1980s. Another former Wolverine is Jonathan Goodwin, a center for the 49ers.
Michigan State also has representatives in Garrett Celek, a tight end for the 49ers, and Trenton Robinson, a safety for the 49ers.
In addition, San Francisco offensive tackle Joe Staley played football at Central Michigan.
For Baltimore, Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller is a Michigan graduate.
Super Bowl XLVII starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
CBS-TV (channel 62) coverage of the big game begins at 1 p.m. with "Super Bowl Today" until 5 p.m.
The "Super Bowl Kick Off Show" starts at 5 p.m.
Join the party around Hartland
Here's a look at some great local options for places to catch the Super Bowl this Sunday:
- 59 West, 786 West Highland Rd., Highland. Food and drink specials, prizes and big screen TV giveaway and the game on large flat screen TVs. Starts at 5:30 with $10 cover charge.
- The Pound, 139 W. Main St., Brighton. Drink specials and free halftime buffet.
- Tags Sports Bar, 1535 N Old US 23, Hartland.
- O'Malley's Irish Pub, 1774 N Old Us 23, Hartland.
- Buffalo Wild Wings, 9745 Village Place Blvd, Brighton.
Five Fun Facts About the Super Bowl
- This year, a 30-second commercial costs $4 million, up from 3.5 million last year and $42,000 in 1967, according to Time.
- Football fans are anticipated to consume an estimated 79 million pounds of Hass avocados during Big Game gatherings this year, according to the Hass Avocado Board.
- If you still think the 1983 season finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched broadcast in the U.S., think again. The 2010 Super Bowl between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts stole that title, only to be beaten exactly one year later when 111 million people tuned in to watch the 2011 Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Nielsen Co. That record was broken again last year when 111.3 million people watched the Giants beat the Patriots, according to ESPN.go.com.
- Heading into the game, the 49ers are 5-0 in Super Bowls and the Ravens are 1-0 in Super Bowls.
- Super Bowl XLVII is the first time in professional sports history that siblings will play each other.John Harbaugh coaches the Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers, according to SB Nation.
The writers at Bleacher Report have offered their Super Bowl predictions, but if you're interested in some more untraditional predictions, take a look at TIME Magazine's list of "Wacky Ways of Predicting the Winner," which includes computer and Madden NFL 2013 simulations.
What are your score predictions for the big game? Tell us in comments.