Jim Harbaugh has great reaction to personal foul penalty (GIF)

Jim Harbaugh flipped out after the San Francisco 49ers were flagged for a personal foul penalty right before halftime of the NFC Championship Game in Seattle on Sunday, and it was hilarious.

The Seahawks were facing a 4th-and-6 with under 30 seconds left in the first half and threw an incompletion, but Carlos Rogers was flagged for pushing Golden Tate in the back after the pass. The penalty pushed the Niners back 15 yards and they kneeled down to end the half, so it really didn’t have an effect on the game, except for giving us a great GIF of Harbaugh melting down.

Jim Harbaugh reaction

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Jim Harbaugh loves the Colin Kaepernick Beats by Dre commercial

Colin Kaepernick has become well known for his Beats by Dre headphones recently, and his head coach is a big fan of the commercial.

“I love it. I absolutely love it,” Jim Harbaugh said of Kaepernick’s commercial this week.

Colin Kaepernick headphonesThe commercial, which was uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 8, shows Kaepernick getting heckled by opposing fans on his way to the stadium. But the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is in a good mental state and able to block out the noise thanks to his headphones, the story goes.

“It’s somewhat like that,” Harbaugh said of the rowdy road environment. “Yeah, definitely. You’re riding in and the fans are all out there. Sometimes they’re that way that they are in the video.”

Between his Dockers khaki pants and plugs for the Beats by Dre headphones, it sure seems like Harbaugh is angling for a new endorsement deal. We know that Kaepernick is certainly staying loyal to his brand.

Kaepernick has been seen with his headphones around his neck almost every time he’s met with the media recently. He was even criticized by an NFL reporter for looking unprofessional with the headphones and backwards hat. But if his coach is a fan of them, then how can anyone complain about the endorsement deal, or the commercial?

Dockers sends Jim Harbaugh a package of clothes; NFL says he can’t wear them


Jim Harbaugh’s wife Sarah has called a lot of attention to the San Francisco 49ers head coach’s wardrobe this week. During a radio interview, Sarah said that she has asked Jim to get rid of his $8 Walmart pants that he keeps wearing during games. On Friday, Dockers tweeted a photo of a clothing package they were sending Harbaugh.

The Dockers brand is made by Levi’s, which now owns the $220 million naming rights to the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara. So naturally, Levi’s founder Levi Strauss would like to see Harbaugh wearing a pair of Dockers. However, the San Jose Mercury News pointed out that NFL rules prevent Harbaugh or any NFL players from wearing any brand other than Nike, New Era or other brands sponsored by the NFL during gametime. The 49ers confirmed that on Friday.

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Jim Harbaugh’s wife wants him to ditch his $8 Walmart pleated pants


San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh makes about $5 million per season. That would be enough money for most people to live comfortably, to say the least. However, a multimillion-dollar salary has not stopped Harbaugh from appreciating a good bargain when it comes to his wardrobe.

On Tuesday, Harbaugh’s wife Sarah called into 99.7 FM’s “Fernando & Greg Show” to discuss her husband’s sense of fashion — or lack thereof. Sarah wanted to make it clear that she is not responsible for his black sweater and khaki pants combo.

“I will not take the blame for his outfits,” she said, according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News. “I’ve thrown (his pants) away many of times. I’ve asked him: ‘Please, pleats are gone. Wear the flat front.’ He has a flattering body.”

Sarah sounds serious. In fact, she said she once threw out Jim’s pleated khaki pants before he traveled to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, but he was able to find a Walmart store and pick up some more.

“I threw them out and when he went to the combine, he found a Walmart,” Sarah said. “They were $8. $8!”

Harbaugh is apparently a man who is set in his ways, though Sarah said he has finally agreed to make a wardrobe change next season if it bothers her so much. Given the success the Niners have had since Harbaugh took over as head coach, fans probably don’t want him to change a thing.

H/T Shutdown Corner

Jim Harbaugh tucks clothes into pleated khaki pants, looks like Michelin Man

Jim Harbaugh layers fat

Staying warm in -5 degree weather is not easy. In order to combat the cold in Green Bay, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh layered up. He also tucked in all of his layers into his khaki pants, which made him look rather, um, rotund.

The result was Harbaugh looking like he put on one of those fat suits for sumo wrestling. The guy had a strong resemblance to the Michelin Man and Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters:

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Frank Gore reportedly angry with Jim Harbaugh over lack of touches

Frank-Gore-NinersSan Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is off to a slow start in 2013, and that is due in large part to his team’s overall poor play. The Niners have been forced to abandon the run over the past two weeks after digging themselves into an early hole, resulting in just 20 touches in two games for Gore. After Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts, the veteran running back was reportedly angry with Jim Harbaugh.

“When things are not going right you get frustrated,” Gore said after the game, via Eric Branch of SFGate.com. “But I think the game got kind of different in the second half and we had to do what we had to do, just throw the ball.”

Last week, the Niners found themselves trailing just 5-0 at halftime and 12-3 after three quarters. On Sunday, they were only down 10-7 at the half. The deficit was not large enough that San Francisco had to stop running the football, but Gore received only four touches in the second half. According to Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Gore had “choice words” for Harbaugh after the game.

San Francisco pounded the ball on the ground all season last year, and the end result was an NFC Championship. Harbaugh may be getting overly confident with Colin Kaepernick and abandoning what the team does best, which is controlling the clock and keeping the ball on the ground. Look for the Niners’ attack to become more balanced going for, starting with a matchup against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Richard Sherman gave Jim Harbaugh a tap on the rear

Richard Sherman was in a celebratory mood after the Seattle Seahawks wiped the San Francisco 49ers 29-3 on Sunday night.

Sherman intercepted a Colin Kaepernick pass in the fourth quarter to help ice the win. He also shut down Anquan Boldin, holding the Niners wide receiver to one catch for seven yards. The brash trash talker told fans and pundits after the game not to doubt the Seahawks again. He also was so proud of his performance, he made sure to chase down Jim Harbaugh, his college coach at Stanford, after the game.

Sherman gave Harbaugh an “I got you” love tap on the behind. Harbaugh was frustrated and embarrassed with his team’s performance, but turned around to give a what’s up to Sherman.

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