Due to both my country upbringing and my time as a mushroom farm employee, I’ve experienced aspects of farm life that you city slicker folk only see in them movies with the big screens and the projectors and stuff. Example: did you know that chicken crap is essential for mushroom growth? Yeah, go eat that delicious mushroom melt for lunch now.

However, despite my experience with such pungent odors and the other pleasant, permeating scents of country life, I’ve never heard of a jive turkey gobbler. Jim Harbaugh is aware of an entire breed of animal that modern science hasn’t discovered.

Following last night’s game in which the 49ers easily beat the Cardinals 24-3 and Harbaugh’s quarterback Alex Smith threw only one incompletion while tossing threw touchdowns, the Niners head coach was asked about a perceived issue with Smith’s confidence.

Harbaugh then morphed into full, mind-bending Harbaugh mode, saying that any question of confidence with Smith was fabricated by “jive turkey gobblers.”

Reporter: Do you think [Smith's] performance tonight maybe put any confidence issues to rest?

Harbaugh: I don’t think there was ever a question there. I think it’s just a lot of gobble gobble turkey.

R: What is gobble, gobble turkey?

H: Just gobble, gobble, gobble turkey from jive turkey gobblers … that paints a pretty good picture. He’s a very confident guy.

Thanksgiving. Man, it just can’t come soon enough in the Harbaugh household.

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