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Schwartz unimpressed with Harbaugh's antics

Posted on: October 16, 2011 5:16 pm
Edited on: October 16, 2011 7:26 pm
 

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh explains what happened between him and Lions coach Jim Schwartz, following San Francisco's 25-19 win over the Lions in Detroit.

Posted by Ryan Wilson

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is known for his exhuberance. And, really, who can blame him. San Francisco is 5-1 and Alex Smith is playing like a franchise quarterback, two things nobody figured possible … well, ever.

So after the 49ers' fourth quarter come-from-behind win in Detroit Sunday, Harbaugh was predictably pumped up.

Maybe that's understating it a bit. As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Harbaugh looked like a frat dude on spring break after pounding vodka and Red Bulls for two straight days.


In the time it took him to sprint to midfield, Harbaugh showed us his belly and gave Lions coach Jim Schwartz a HOW YA' DOIN'? handshake typically reserved for long lost relatives and people who like each other. That last act prompted Schwartz to give Harbaugh a "Seriously? Are you a grown man acting like that?" glare before running him down, bumping him and sharing a few choice words.

The two teams -- and their coaches -- had to be separated, although we would love to have seen how that coaching grudge match played out.

"I went to congratulate coach Harbaugh and got shoved out of the way," Schwartz said in his postgame press conference. "I didn't expect an obscenity at that point so it was a surprise to me at the end of the game.

"Obviously, when you win a game like that you're excited and things like that, but I think there's a protocol that goes with this league."

By the way, Harbaugh's clown-car antics make Pete Carroll's sideline cheerleading seem benign, even tolerable. That's no easy chore.


After Harbaugh had time to reflect on his antics, he admitted that his emotions may have gotten the best of him.

"I was really revved up. That wasn't me, just shook his hand too hard. ... That's on me," he told NFL Network's Albert Breer. "Handshake was too hard."

Still no word on why Harbaugh showed us his stomach.

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:33 am
 

Schwartz unimpressed with Harbaugh's antics

I got news for you Detroit, you don't need a loser like that as your coach. Him acts like a manly man but in reality he is a sissy! Good  Luck with that as a coach. How much you want to bet this man has lost some respect in his own locker room? I would bet that it is a sure thing! 

Obviously with the exception of stories like this, you don't follow Detroit Lions football at all.  Schwartz is the most respected coach the Lions have had in 20 years. Respected by the media, the fans and most of all the players.  And that was before the Lions started winning some games late last year, the guy was respected more then you'll ever know in Detroit from day 1 and in Tennessee where he came from.

As for yesterday, I've going to make my last post about this because it's a waste of time. But I'll leave you with one thing though..... every time you watch an NFL football from now until the day you die, pay attention to what happens after the game. Since most of you are obviously new to this sport, I'll tell you in advance and you'll think I"m a genius when you see this happen every single time.  The coaches from the teams that just played a football game jog towards each other and politely congratulate each other by stopping and shaking hands.  Sometimes it's a long handshake, even a hug and a lot of talking, sometimes it's really short and simple.  But what you ALMOST NEVER see is what Harbaugh did.....  

Start watching for that and keep track for the rest of your football watching life and you'll see if you're counting on one hand the number a coach acts like Harbaugh did, you may never need 3 fingers if you live another 50 years and don't miss one week of football.

There are only 2 reasons you people are backing Harbaugh in this situation.  One, you're a SF fan and have man love for the guy... or number two, you couldn't stand the hype on the Lions and Stafford and the fact they had a string of 9 consecutive NFL regulars season wins going into yesterday afternoon.  You hate the team so much, even though you're a fan of another team you checked into this thread to smash Schwartz. 



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 6:18 am
 

Schwartz unimpressed with Harbaugh's antics

These comments are not relevant to the story so why post them? I would hope that you are brighter than that. As far as this should have been non story goes? The Lions coach is a MORON! Harbaugh was doing nothing more than giving him a MANLY handshake and a good old slap on the back  Wow, what a terrible terrible thing to do. You could tell by watching it that there was absolutely no malice intended with the act. He can't help it if the Lions coach is such a wuss that he can't keep his balance nor his temper. I hope the NFL lays a fine where it belongs and leaves Harbaugh alone. I got news for you Detroit, you don't need a loser like that as your coach. Him acts like a manly man but in reality he is a sissy! Good  Luck with that as a coach. How much you want to bet this man has lost some respect in his own locker room? I would bet that it is a sure thing! 


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Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 2:56 am
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 1:43 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 1:24 am
 

Schwartz unimpressed with Harbaugh's antics

Why would people be HATERS towards the Lions,well except the fact that we have to watch them lose on THANKSGIVING every YEAR.
I don't hate them I just bet the OTHER team.

HAHAHAHAHAHA  I SWORE I wouldn't respond to you, but I have to make ONE exception.  You've been betting against the Lions lately loser?  Really?  In the last 2 seasons they've covered the spread in 16 or 17 out of the last 22 games moron.  So I guess you're one broke bastard if you've been betting against them.  And not only that, you're a stupid bastard too..... how many bets can one guy lose before he realizes hummmmmmmm, this team is killing me.....  

MORON....  now I'm done with you.  I've beat you up and spit you out a couple times now, it's getting boring.   


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 1:11 am
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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:45 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:31 am
 

Schwartz unimpressed with Harbaugh's antics

Only an idiot would believe Swartz was trying to start a "fight".  If that was the case then I'm pretty sure he would have been a lot more physical. He was obviously confused by Harbaugh's behavior (like most of the country was) and wanted an explanation. Unfortunately Jimbo seemed more interested in getting off the field as fast as he could after making an ass of himself.

Can you imagine if SCHWARZ would have done what Harbaugh did?  OH...MY.... GOD !!  This thread would be 101 pages long with every Lions hater out there telling us how unprofessional Shwartz is, how the Lions haven't won anything in a long time, bla bla bla.

Harbaugh does something NO OTHER COACH ALMOST EVER DOES IN NFL FOOTBALL... LITERALLY EVER !!!!!   Yet it's hard to find 5 people on this thread that smash him for what he did.  And the few that did knock him a little bit found a way to blame Schwartz as well when all Schwartz tried to do was congratulate Harbaugh by shaking his hand.

Anyway, screw Harbaugh and everybody that supports what he did.  Schwartz and the Lions need to get ready for a very talented Atlanta team coming to town next week, and then they travel to Denver before their bye week.  These are 2 very winnable games that could put the Lions at 7-1 for the first half of the season.  The second half?  Much tougher then the first..... but 7 wins in the first will most likely mean only needing 3 wins in the second half to make the playoffs....  not bad for a rebuilding and overall a very young team that's still learning.

 



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:08 am
 

Schwartz unimpressed with Harbaugh's antics

Only an idiot would believe Swartz was trying to start a "fight".  If that was the case then I'm pretty sure he would have been a lot more physical. He was obviously confused by Harbaugh's behavior (like most of the country was) and wanted an explanation. Unfortunately Jimbo seemed more interested in getting off the field as fast as he could after making an ass of himself.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 16, 2011 11:38 pm
 

Schwartz unimpressed with Harbaugh's antics

Being you are a Rams fan I know it is hard for you to understand a coach getting happy over a win.

But who's family do you think is more EMBARASSED,the coach who got a LITTLE excited,or the coach
who has to LIE,Harbaugh didn't say a word he didn't even look at him,and then chased Harbaugh
50 yards to make a COMPLETE Jackass out of HIMSELF.

I'm guessing Schwartz's family is a little more embarassed.

This is a message for anybody that posts on these boards. Do NOT bother with this Brian8ball clown.  I only quoted him to let people know the guy is an idiot.  He follows Detroit sports fans around CBS to argue with them and simply put, only has one purpose.  That purpose is to do nothing but insult Detroit sports teams and their fans.  

I don't care if whoever is reading this likes Detroit teams or their fans, don't communicate with this guy.  He's useless... and if you communicate with him regularly, you'll eventually regret it.

 


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