Deion Sanders Jokes Harbaugh Super Bowl is ‘Bro Bowl 2′

August 3, 2011; Canton, OH, USA; Deion Sanders at the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders could soon be catching heat for some comments he made on the NFL Network following the Baltimore Ravens securing their place in Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. The matchup pins brothers against one another — head coach Jim and John Harbaugh.

While Sanders was making his comments, he downplayed the historical significance of the brother vs. brother matchup with a little humor.

Sanders said that the Harbaugh Super Bowl is actually the second “Bro Bowl.” Umm, what? Sanders says that the matchup in Super Bowl XLI between Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith was the first meeting of “brothers” in the big game.

Yeah, Sanders went there.

Here is video of Sanders’ comments on the NFL Network set:

Rich Eisen, who was the only white man on the panel, was clearly uncomfortable with Sanders’ comments but it made for an entertaining moment on the set. There should really be no uproar over Sanders’ attempt at humor, but in today’s society it wouldn’t be surprising to see some people make a big deal out of nothing.

But hey, if this is in fact “Bro Bowl II,” I guess doubters of the Rooney Rule can take a step back and enjoy the progress we are seeing with another meeting of brothers in the big game.

[H/T: Bear Goggles On]

Topics: Baltimore Ravens, Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XLVII

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  • BearGogglesOn

    Thanks for the H/T Josh. Glad you were able to get this linked up on SI’s Truth and Rumors.

  • DezJimmar

    I realize that Deion was joking, but c’mon man… you’re supposed to be a professional commentator. Hint: when the other guys aren’t laughing… STOP!

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