February 3, 2013, 11:22 pm
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Photographers surround Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, right, and San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh as they shake hands after the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. The Ravens won 34-31. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


The brothers' greeting wasn't emotional, and wasn't long. Just a handshake and quick hug.

``He said, `Congratulations,''' Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

The exchange lasted less than 5 seconds, well under the line set by many offshore casinos taking action on the embrace, according to gambling expert R.J. Bell of Pregame.com.

Sports books - though not those in Las Vegas, which don't allow these kinds of prop bets - originally pegged the greeting at 7 1/2 seconds but the line was bet down to 5 1/2 seconds.

- Oskar Garcia - http://twitter.com/oskargarcia


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