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Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

Posted on: October 17, 2011 4:22 pm
Edited on: October 17, 2011 4:23 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Yesterday's incident at midfield between Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz led everything sports-related all of Sunday night and continued through Monday morning. The randomness of the anger between the respective coaches of the 49ers and the Lions shocked everyone and sparked a slew of discussions about who would be the best coach to have in your corner for a steel-cage death match.

But maybe Harbaugh's outburst and Schwartz anger wasn't as random as it seems.

Perhaps, instead, we can trace the incident to a dinner in March of 2011 that featured Schwartz, Harbaugh and Ravens coach (and brother of Jim) John Harbaugh. John relates that, at the dinner, Schwartz essentially told Jim if the lockout continued, he would be unable to win as a head coach. This didn't sit well with Jim.

"We were having dinner the other night and Jim Schwartz told him basically there’s no way you’re going to be able to get it done (if the lockout lasts into the summer)," John Harbaugh said, per the Santa Clara Press-Democrat. "He told him there’s no way you’re going to be able to accomplish what you need to accomplish in two weeks if this thing lasts a while.

"Jim just kind of bit his tongue, which is what you’ve got to do in this situation. Because there’s nothing you can do about it."

In other words, it's pretty obvious that Jim drew a big, fat Sharpie-style circle around the October 16 matchup in Detroit.

And then there's some additional evidence of how things escalated during the game yesterday -- Chris Chase of Yahoo's Shutdown Corner pulled the video of the first-quarter touchdown that Brandon Pettigrew caught, a play which was challenged by Harbaugh.

Obviously, you can't challenge a scoring play. Harbaugh forgot that, and Schwartz definitely let him know, screaming something like "Know the rules!" across the field.

So it's possible (likely?) that such exuberance preceded Harbaugh's celebration. But it also seems likely that this is a feud that's been brewing for longer than just the brief moments before their post-game handshake.

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Comments

Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

Here here! The handshake argument is petty and straining for substance. 



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

Oh Please, Spare us the 'he cussed on the sidelines' faux dismay. Schwartz has been cussing on the sidelines since he's been a coach. He's a hypocrite and a whining b*tch on top of it. I'll take a swearing Jim Harbaugh over a b*tching Schwartz any day of the week.

 



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

It sounds like this was Harbaughs superbowl.. was just another game for the Lions



Since: Jan 27, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

It's cause nobody really cares about Dan Wheldon. Strike? Please do. Not that anyone would notice. And racers know how to treat their fans is pathetically funny. They are just happy some dopes are watching them drive around making left turns. Please don't insult real athletes and call car racing a sport. Any uncoordinated dope could do it. Get a grip



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:52 pm
 

Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

Sort of the pot calling the kettle black there, aren't you mzracing76?



mzracing76
Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:38 pm
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Since: Jan 2, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:35 pm
 

Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

shwartz is a bully like people are saying, hes a whiny little douche, yeah its realy mature to yell cross the field to the opposing coach aboutthe rules, i would go nuts after that win too, shwartz is a complete sore loser and huge hypocrite.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

Yeah Schwartz is animated and excited but he has class enough to compose himself and graciously shake the other coaches hand after the game like a man and not grab his hand and push him away. And prior to this Harbaugh came running toward the coach with both hands in the air screaming and jumping up and down like a little kid.  Harbaugh was born and played here at Michigan but he isn't as popular in the state as his dad who is a legendary football coach. It's a shame his family saw how classless he acted after the game and also during the game when every time the camera was on him you could lip read a string of obscenities.  Young kids I'm sure got a kick out of it. Not sure parents remained Jim Harbaugh fans who had to explain why this idiot was screaming foul language.  Guys like Jim Harbaugh who make enemies very quickly ala Josh McDaniels crash and burn just as fast as they find a little success.    



Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

Schwartz overreacted. Quit acting like a kid and get over it! Someone has to lose.



Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Harbaugh-Schwartz feud's been stewing for months

Seriously? This is a sport where a mauling or a smack on the butt is the way to celebrate a great play. This is football not some Sunday-afternoon tea.  If you want to be polite and genteel go watch a chess match.  Harbaugh was jacked up but in the end I think Schwartz was mad that he lost period. He wanted to blow up and picked something easy. He was the one who cursed first you can see the "what the f**k" in the slo-mo repaly. Chump not champ.


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