It's already being called the Harbowl: a Super Bowl clash between San Francisco 49ers coach Jim 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's offensive tackle Joe Staley played football at Central Michigan.
For Baltimore, the Ravens' offensive line coach Andy Moeller is a Michigan graduate.
For the Super Bowl, kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on CBS. If you're looking for a place to watch the game in Birmingham, here are some suggestions:
- Dick O'Dow's
- Luxe Bar & Grill
- The Corner Bar
- Townhouse Bistro
The writers at Bleacher Report have offered their Super Bowl predictions, but if you're interested in some more nontraditional predictions, take a look at TIME Magazine's list of "Wacky Ways of Predicting the Winner," which includes computer and Madden NFL 2013 simulations.
Where do you plan to watch the game? And if you plan to order from a local restaurant, please share your recommendation with the rest of us!