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Jim Harbaugh is often a man of few words, and even when he speaks and words come out, they’re usually the most Harbaugh words ever. I’m still questioning the basic structure of human life after he told us that “you can kill a man, but you can’t defeat him if he has hope.” Also, jive turkey gobblers sound like a cool pet every kid should own.

Pretty much any time he’s behind a microphone, great things could happen. Another example came back in February when he was at the Scouting Combine, and he compared the process of prospect evaluation to being in front of Judge Judy, his television icon who frequently causes urination through intimidation:

“I’m a big fan of the ‘Judge Judy’ show. And when you lie in Judge Judy’s courtroom, it’s over, your credibility is completely lost, you stand no chance of winning that case. So, I learned that from her. It’s very powerful.”

During a taping that aired last night, the two were finally united, and it was a beautiful thing. Harbaugh sat in the audience with his father Jack, and they were shown on a few cutaway shots.

This is Harbaugh’s calling. Years from now when he retires from coaching, he’ll immediately start Judge Harbaugh while still wearing the same damn shirt everyday, and I’ll watch the hell out of it shamelessly.

Thanks, Awful Announcing

In his two years as an NFL head coach, Jim Harbaugh has yet to make a mistake. He inherited a 6-10 team from Mike Singletary, and promptly spun that into a 13-3 squad that made it to overtime of the NFC championship game in 2012. Harbaugh has been lauded for the way he treats players, conducts practices, and prepares his team each week. He’s a guru when it comes to play design, as San Francisco’s offense always seems to keep the defense guessing.

So when Harbaugh opted to stay with Colin Kaepernick’s “hot hand” after a Week 11 win over Chicago instead of returning to the incumbent Alex Smith, Niners fans (myself included) should have given him the benefit of the doubt.

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