Jim Harbaugh is currently using the healing power of golf to ease his mind after his Super Bowl loss as he participates in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in a pairing with a San Francisco athlete who didn’t manage to disappoint his city, Giants pitcher Matt Cain. I don’t actually believe in part of the sentence I just wrote, as the perception that golf is a relaxing, soothing game has always baffled me. But that’s maybe because I suck at it so thoroughly, and the days when I could break 80 (no seriously, those days happened) are long in my rear-view.
Somehow I doubt Harbaugh is about to sandbag the field too, because being good at golf requires, you know, golfing, and doing it regularly. The whole business of coaching an NFL team that advanced to the Super Bowl is pretty time consuming.
He’s out there today as the tournament tees off, and he’s having his good walk spoiled by that little devil ball, as Mark Twain once said. But as Will Brinson noted, it seems he only owns one shirt. Or several very similar shirts that are on a strict rotation.
The only difference between the picture on the left below and the one on the right is the presence of a golf club. Oh, and the headset and sharpie on the right.
Whatever, you get it.
They may not be identical shirts (our forensics team says the 49ers logo is larger and higher in the game pic on the right), but regardless, the fact that Jim Harbaugh the head coach dresses the same as Jim Harbaugh the golfer is the greatest testament to his addiction to fierce competition.
Or maybe it’s just a comfort thing, because here he is during his press conference alongside his brother last week.
Notice that John dressed up for the occasion. Jim? Not so much…
OK, but that was still sort of within the realm of competition, and maybe that presser took place right after practice and Jim didn’t bother to change. Fair enough, but then surely he slips into something else during family outings, right?