Expect many references to handshakes leading up to Sunday’s game between the Lions and 49ers.
But give John Harbaugh credit for remembering his history.
Asked about his brother Jim and Jim Schwartz’s blowing up at each other last year, John Harbaugh invoked the Civil War.
“Fireworks in the handshake? I was thinking about that a little bit,” the Ravens coach said Tuesday, via the Baltimore Sun. “I don’t think there’s been so much attention paid to a handshake since Grant and Lee shook hands at Appomattox.”
Asked which one his brother was, the Ravens coach replied: “Obviously, he was Grant for the record.”
In case you’re not a history buff, or you haven’t had coffee yet, Appomattox was the final battle of the Civil War, where Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
And we challenge everyone else who wants to talk about last year’s dust-up to come up with something as original.