John Harbaugh isn't afraid to make a friendly wager every now and then when his brother's Stanford team is matched up against a Ravens player's alma mater.
Two Ravens took Harbaugh up on bets last week, and now their head coach needs to pay up.
Rookie tight end Ed Dickson and defensive tackle Haolti Ngata are both owed something this week, after their Oregon Ducks beat Jim Harbaugh's Stanford Cardinal 52-31 on Saturday night.
Dickson's bet with his head coach will result in Harbaugh having to wear an Oregon T-shirt or jersey around Ravens headquarters.
"I'm a little bit disappointed in Ed Dickson, because I was supposed to have to wear [an Oregon jersey] in the press conference," Harbaugh said yesterday. "I have to admit that I didn't really work real hard to find him today for that jersey. So I have a feeling on Wednesday I'll be wearing an Oregon Ducks t-shirt around."
Ngata, meanwhile, went with a more traditional wager.
"I owe Haloti a few bucks." Harbaugh said. "Haloti opted for the dollar bet."
We'll see if Harbaugh follows through with the Oregon T-shirt tomorrow afternoon.
Most national outlets have the Ravens and the Jets towards the top of their power rankings this week. SI.com's Peter King and FoxSports.com's Adam Caplan have the Ravens No. 1, while Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News has the Jets as his top team.
One other man sees the Ravens and Jets as strong teams, and he even envisions those two squads facing each other in the postseason.
That man is none other than Jets coach Rex Ryan.
When the Ravens' Week 1 win over his Jets was brought up during his press conference yesterday, reporters were treated to a typical Rex Ryan prediction, according to ESPN.com.
"We're going to be talking about that (game) until we play them in the playoffs, it sounds to me," Ryan said.
So far, both teams are 3-1, and the Ravens obviously hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Ryan's Jets.