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Saturday, March 22, 2014

John Madden and Jim Harbaugh: Two of a Kind?


I'm amused by NFL fans who dislike Niner coach Jim Harbaugh. Apparently, they dislike his intensity and animated sideline antics. I get it, but those of us who grew up watching John Madden rant and rave on the Raider sideline back in the 60's and 70's consider Harbaugh rather tame. As someone recently remarked, Madden makes Harbaugh look like Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Most folks love Madden now. They think he's smart, that he's funny, that he's a character. But many of these same folks forget that one of the reasons why he retired when he was only 42 is because his "fervor" for the game was causing him health problems. They also forget that the rest of the league despised him and his Raiders because of how physical they played (to which Madden would reply, "Yeah we play hard and mean...whatcha gonna do about it?").

So, those of you who dislike Harbaugh: Too bad. Get over it. I'm pretty sure you'd love him if he was coaching your team. He's probably going to go down as one of the greatest coaches of all time (he's a Jedi master, after all), and someday folks are probably going to think he's funny, smart, and maybe even a "character."

2 comments:

  1. Harbaugh was hired to get positive results, and he is getting positive results!! Enough said!

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  2. Harbaugh was hired to get positive results, and he is getting positive results!! Enough said!

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