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Harbaugh signs with San Francisco
RADIO | 1/7/11 | vanity

Posted on 01/07/2011 1:33:56 PM PST by Jolla

Local San Francisco radio is announing Harbaugh has signed with the San Francisco 49ers.


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1 posted on 01/07/2011 1:34:03 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Jolla

(01-07) 13:24 PST — The 49ers are expected to introduce Jim Harbaugh as their new head coach at a San Francisco news conference this afternoon.

ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported that Harbaugh and the 49ers have a five-year, $25 million deal, and the 49ers shortly thereafter announced their news conference.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/07/SPOQ1H5U48.DTL#ixzz1AO5bagpD


2 posted on 01/07/2011 1:35:01 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Jolla

49ERS SUCK!!!


3 posted on 01/07/2011 1:35:33 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Jolla

I guess he didn’t want to have to move too far!


4 posted on 01/07/2011 1:35:50 PM PST by jpl (Our forebears really gave their lives so we could be groped by bureaucratic retards at the airport?)
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To: Jolla

My brother plays for Stanford, as a freshman. I’m going to go cry now.


5 posted on 01/07/2011 1:38:21 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Jolla

Not really surprising.


6 posted on 01/07/2011 1:39:17 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

Broncos suck even more....


7 posted on 01/07/2011 1:40:36 PM PST by tips up
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To: Jolla

If he’s 25% as successful as the last Stanford coach 49’ers had, he’ll be damn good.

Good luck Jim!


8 posted on 01/07/2011 1:41:00 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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To: Jolla

He had to, the money was too big to turn down.

I feel bad for Stanford fans, and the kids he recruited. It’s a shame contracts aren’t binding.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 1:42:42 PM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

I was really hoping he would stay at Stanford or at least go the Broncos. I can’t stand the 49ers, but I despise the Steelers more.


10 posted on 01/07/2011 1:43:48 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: GOPsterinMA

Liked him as a player, like him as a coach as well. The Niners have a young team, the timing is probably right. Also with the new bride, probably looking at the financial angle as well since Stanford wouldn’t be able to match what an NFL team can pay.


11 posted on 01/07/2011 1:44:30 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Jolla

Cautiously optimistic.


12 posted on 01/07/2011 1:45:24 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: brownsfan

Kind of surprised after Luck decided to stay - wonder if that will change? Stanford will/would have been highly ranked next year


13 posted on 01/07/2011 1:46:14 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Jolla

He will look very successful his first year as the 49ers were a team of underachievers.


14 posted on 01/07/2011 1:46:23 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: tips up

LOL!!! You mentioned the Broncos before I did. I am actually a Cowboys fan and defacto Cardinals fan living here in AZ. Besides, how can I like a team that Pelosi has season tickets for. LOL!!!


15 posted on 01/07/2011 1:47:27 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Stanford wouldn’t be able to match what an NFL team can pay

You are kidding, right?

I do agree though that SF is a much better match for a first time gig, if they fail you can blame the organization.

16 posted on 01/07/2011 1:48:09 PM PST by Jolla
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To: bwc2221

and being in the NFC WORST.


17 posted on 01/07/2011 1:50:00 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Jolla

5 mil a year? that’ll buy him a condo in the Mission..


18 posted on 01/07/2011 1:50:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Jolla

What? The 49ers is team any sane coach would strongly consider, a team that pretty much has all of the pieces on offense and defense except for the QB position......if a coah can half vouch that team in that weak division then they can win


19 posted on 01/07/2011 1:50:19 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Jolla

What? The 49ers is team any sane coach would strongly consider, a team that pretty much has all of the pieces on offense and defense except for the QB position......if a coach can half vouch that team in that weak division then they can win


20 posted on 01/07/2011 1:50:27 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Jolla

Hey at least they are making a change. Here in Jacksonville the coach has been there for 8 years and has a 66-65 average and the owner of the Jags decided to fire the manager would not be good...and I am thinking...another losing season would be worse...oh well, you know those rich guys...lol


21 posted on 01/07/2011 1:51:58 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Jolla

*censored*

Signed,
Michigan Alum


22 posted on 01/07/2011 1:52:21 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: ConservativeTeen

LOL!!!


23 posted on 01/07/2011 1:54:12 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: brownsfan
He had to, the money was too big to turn down.

Reportedly Harbaugh will get $5M/yr, and Stanford made him a similar offer. He wants to go to the NFL. The 49ers could be the ideal place - he gets a very weak division to play in, the 49ers do have some talent (though not nearly as much as their owner seems to believe), and 49ers fans have gotten used to lowered expectations since the Yorks took over.

He also gets to follow in Bill Walsh's footsteps, and Harbaugh seems to cherish his association with Walsh at Stanford.

The negatives are the clueless ownership and front-office. There's also the fact that college coaches haven't been setting the NFL on fire in recent years. Harbaugh is another Chicago tough guy from the '80s Bears, just like the 49ers' last coach Mike Singletary. But the tough guy rah-rah stuff goes over like a lead balloon in today's NFL. By the end of Singletary's run, players were no longer paying attention to him unless they were arguing loudly with him on the sideline.
24 posted on 01/07/2011 1:54:40 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Bigtigermike

I agree, I thought Miami would be tough, some pretty good teams and coaches in that div. Here he has an underachieving team ready to go (and you are right Alex Smith will never do) and not too much competition in the division.


25 posted on 01/07/2011 1:56:42 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

EXACTLY!!! I agree 100%.

My wife took instant action and “unliked” him on Facebook. Haha!


26 posted on 01/07/2011 1:56:50 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: ConservativeTeen

Don’t worry. Michigan will sign Les Miles right after the conclusion of the Cotton Bowl.


27 posted on 01/07/2011 2:00:33 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Wouldn’t surprise with the era the NFL is in that he’ll regret leaving Stanford, but then again I’ve been wrong before.


28 posted on 01/07/2011 2:01:39 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Could be worse. He could be a Wolverine.


29 posted on 01/07/2011 2:02:57 PM PST by katana
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To: ConservativeTeen

I’m starting the rumor right here and now: After tonight’s sweeping LSU victory, Wolverine eyes will turn to Baton Rouge and to Les Miles. The big announcement will be forthcoming on Monday. Geaux Tigers! Go Blue!


30 posted on 01/07/2011 2:03:37 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

surprise with
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me


31 posted on 01/07/2011 2:04:00 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Jolla
As a long time Niner fan, I must say:

No surprise

He probably will do very well

Which will help me to over come a very strong dislike for the guy because:

He is petty.
He is jealous of others (specifically Pete Carrol)
He is a hypocrite (called carrol a sell out for taking the Seattle job "for the money"
He has no class (yelling at opposing players, his post game performance after the bowl game Monday)

32 posted on 01/07/2011 2:07:59 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside
Bammer fans last seen putting Saban’s truck on blocks, in the off chance that Michigan comes calling. Backhoes in route to Bear's grave just in case first item materializes.
33 posted on 01/07/2011 2:09:18 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: Jolla

So Harbaugh vs. Carol eh?


34 posted on 01/07/2011 2:10:25 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: bwc2221
49ers were a team of underachievers.

Big time. I liked Singletary, but this year was the year that they should have made the playoffs. No one to blame but the coach.

35 posted on 01/07/2011 2:11:06 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: rogue yam

Gig ‘em. Marines vs Swamp People


36 posted on 01/07/2011 2:12:38 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Jolla

San Francisco and Baltimore are scheduled to play each other next year, so we will have one of those rare times when coaches who are brothers face off against each other.

Offhand, I can’t think of any times that has happened before, but I’d be surprised if this was a first.


37 posted on 01/07/2011 2:13:12 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: GOPsterinMA

What he said - Bill rules the niner house!!


38 posted on 01/07/2011 2:13:41 PM PST by q_an_a (a)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
unless they were arguing loudly with him on the sideline.

When I saw that I knew he was gone, just thought the York's would have the decency to let him finish the year.

39 posted on 01/07/2011 2:14:05 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Also with the new bride, probably looking at the financial angle as well since Stanford wouldn't be able to match what an NFL team can pay.

I've heard she is very happy in Palo Alto, with some of the best schools anywhere available for the kids. The Stanford faculty in the area wouldn't put up with anything less.

Supposedly, Harbaugh met with Stanford last night and they were going to sweeten the pot to be competitive, but that didn't work out. I think he just wants to coach an NFL team where he is in a position to succeed. He can do that in the NFC West, as opposed to the AFC East where he'd get pounded twice a year by the Pats as long as Brady is good, then twice a year by the Jets, then by his brother who coaches at Baltimore.

40 posted on 01/07/2011 2:14:53 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: gov_bean_ counter

LOL!!! LOL!!!


41 posted on 01/07/2011 2:15:09 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

Weiss, Spurrier, Holtz, even Pete Caroll (although he went back to the pros) took their turn in the NFL and got hammered on and came back to the college game. I’m sure there’s many more


42 posted on 01/07/2011 2:19:18 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

:)


43 posted on 01/07/2011 2:20:50 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: ConservativeTeen
I bet you guys are not happy campers. I thought Jim might come back to save his alma mater from their precipitous decline. As a non UM Big Ten fan I'm fine with his decision.
44 posted on 01/07/2011 2:23:16 PM PST by redangus
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I’m with you 100%!!!


45 posted on 01/07/2011 2:24:23 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

And here in Indianapolis we applaud your owners decision. Mr. Del Rio has over the years been one of the Colts best coaches, if you know what I mean.


46 posted on 01/07/2011 2:25:01 PM PST by redangus
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To: q_an_a
BIG AMEN!!!

If BW isn't the best coach, both in terms of X's and O’s and overall influence on the game in the history of the NFL, he's at the top of a very, very short list.

47 posted on 01/07/2011 2:25:05 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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To: tips up
Broncos suck even more....

Isn't that the truth? And I'm a long time fan. I'm not holding out much hope that the front office will pick a decent coach.

48 posted on 01/07/2011 2:27:06 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Jolla
Kind of surprised after Luck decided to stay - wonder if that will change? Stanford will/would have been highly ranked next year

Maybe the Niners will make a trade with Carolina for the first draft pick.

49 posted on 01/07/2011 2:31:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeTeen

hahaha DITTO


50 posted on 01/07/2011 2:31:47 PM PST by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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