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49ers’ Donte Whitner, Ted Ginn Jr. as close as brothers

NEW ORLEANS — One of the major story lines for Super Bowl XLVII has been the Harbaugh family, with brothers John and Jim coaching on opposite sidelines, each game-planning so his team can win the NFL’s ultimate prize.

The reality is that while the losing brother will be happy for the winning brother — eventually — one of the two will feel the long-lasting sting of not lifting the Lombardi Trophy.

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