Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I could not believe that this clip went viral over the weekend. For full disclosure, Harbaugh (the 49ers coach, in the dark jacket) used to QB for the Bears, and, except for his last year or so, I really liked him. He was effective, and had a large hole to fill, coming shortly after McMahon – the 1985 SuperBowl QB – left the team. I’ve watched him as QB for other teams, and then as a coach, first for College, and now as a Professional. I really like him.
Now he’s involved in this “controversy”. It is traditional for coaches to shake hands after a game. I’ve also watched regular guys shake hands in happy circumstances, celebrations, etc. Those handshakes are often accompanied by a pat on the back. THAT is what I see here. Apparently, Jim Schwartz, the coach of the Detroit Lions, doesn’t feel the same way.
What do you think? Was Harbaugh out of line in “hitting” Schwartz? Or was Schwartz being a little Girly-Man and a poor sport because the ‘Niners came out of nowhere and snagged their win from under them?