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Harbaugh gets a chance at birthday revenge on Carroll

In a Sunday Night Football game that contains plenty of intriguing story lines, here’s one that needs to be mentioned.

Last December, in the second-to-last game of the regular season, the Seahawks blew out the 49ers in Seattle on December 23rd.  It was coach Jim Harbaugh’s 49th birthday.

Now, in the second game of the new regular season, the two teams get together again in Seattle.  On Pete Carroll’s birthday.

And so Harbaugh and his 49ers have a chance to put the deuce in the 62 on Carroll’s cake.

Far more is at stake in this one than preventing Carroll from getting his birthday wish.  But turning the tables for Harbaugh on Carroll will have extra meaning on Sunday night in Seattle.

A win for San Fran also would set the stage for a great 50th birthday present for Harbaugh.  While hardly a knockout blow in Week Two, winning in Seattle with a rematch at Candlestick Park would give the 49ers a chance to pull off a sweep of the Seahawks, which in light of the head-to-head tiebreaker essentially becomes a three-game swing.

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29 Responses to “Harbaugh gets a chance at birthday revenge on Carroll”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Sep 14, 2013 10:11 PM

    The best gift Jim could give to Pete is a nice full bottle of post-defeat whine.

    GO SEAHAWKS!!!

  2. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 14, 2013 10:25 PM

    Are there any two coaches that despise each other more than these two… If there are no one ever talks about them.

  3. unislaya says: Sep 14, 2013 10:36 PM

    Rain or shine, Pete will come rolling up to the CLink in his all white Miata with the top down, cuz that’s how he rolls…

  4. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 14, 2013 10:42 PM

    After the Niners defeat this overrated group of Hacks, Jim can give Pete the Cheat a slice of humble pie served with a side of crow.

  5. jrmbadger says: Sep 14, 2013 10:46 PM

    I didn’t think it was possible for me to like Pete Carroll. Then HarBAWL started whining and Carroll suddenly doesn’t seem so bad.

  6. Chocker12 says: Sep 14, 2013 10:50 PM

    Honestly this whole Carroll and Harbaugh beef is blown way out of proportion. It’s all media fodder.

    Gives these guys something to talk about.

  7. pathsovglory says: Sep 14, 2013 10:58 PM

    “Honestly this whole Carroll and Harbaugh beef is blown way out of proportion. It’s all media fodder.”

    What’s your problem, bro?

  8. minnesconsin says: Sep 14, 2013 11:06 PM

    i wish they could both lose.

    same goes for Vikings/Bears.

  9. jonkchar says: Sep 14, 2013 11:09 PM

    what’s your deal? you alright?

  10. jiveturkeygobbler says: Sep 14, 2013 11:19 PM

    What really bugs Hawk fans is the fact that Carroll was born in San Francisco and is a Californian through and through. He secretly roots for San Francisco and wished he had Harbaughs job.

  11. bigdaddycool50 says: Sep 14, 2013 11:38 PM

    SEAHAWKS
    SEAHAWKS
    SEAHAWKS

  12. dirtysouthniner says: Sep 15, 2013 12:12 AM

    Gonna be a hood game. Just don’t givecarrol a reason to ggive us a birthday honk on the way out lol

  13. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Sep 15, 2013 1:20 AM

    This’ll be an easy win for Seattle. They’re the better team.

  14. osiris33 says: Sep 15, 2013 1:34 AM

    If the 49ers beat the Seahawks in our place I’ll shave my own eyebrow.

    Harbaugh should be more concerned about how to score more than 13 points on the Seahawks defense than winning the game. It’s been 20 months since his team did that.

  15. kolbydoerge says: Sep 15, 2013 1:45 AM

    I love it when the 9 ERs point out how many Rings they have.
    Really since The Hawks have joined the NFC West its pretty obvious who has ruled the Division. Seattle, AZ and the 9 ERS are not but 3rd best! Its Game time ERS and its about Sunday..ONLY. Those rings were earned before you got back on the band wagon.

  16. rainponcho87 says: Sep 15, 2013 2:02 AM

    Didn’t know Caroll was that much older.

  17. eleventy4 says: Sep 15, 2013 3:20 AM

    “And so Harbaugh and his 49ers have a chance to put the deuce in the 62 on Carroll’s cake.”

    Thank you for writing this sentence. If not for you, it may have never been.

  18. txnative61 says: Sep 15, 2013 3:48 AM

    The idea that professional coaches coach harder because of personality conflicts with opposing coaches is ludicrous. Did Harbaugh think “Oh, I’m just not into this weeks game plan” when coaching against his dear Brother in last season’s Superbowl? Gives you something to write about, but no doubt they’re doing everything possible to win EVERY week.

  19. seattlenative57 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:10 AM

    Ask Jim Schwartz what he thinks of Harbawl.

  20. mrbull30 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:14 AM

    I WANT CAKE! I WANT CAKE!

  21. mrbull30 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:16 AM

    All I have to say is Go Hawks!!!!!

  22. johanvil says: Sep 15, 2013 4:28 AM

    Hope we see a fight after the game between those two.

  23. joetoronto says: Sep 15, 2013 4:51 AM

    They’re both total nut jobs.

  24. thethruth55 says: Sep 15, 2013 7:15 AM

    The Game should be called the” Baby Bowl ” They ref’s should give cry towels to both Harbaugh and Carroll! Both will be crying the whole game.

  25. wearethesteelers says: Sep 15, 2013 8:52 AM

    Winner of this game is still a loser.

  26. hawkmode says: Sep 15, 2013 1:51 PM

    Colon Kaepernick is gonna be crapping his pants. We’ve got some thunder and lightning up here in Seattle today. Seems a poetic compliment for the Legion of BOOM…

    Go Hawks!

  27. scmems07 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:14 PM

    Seattle barely puts 12pts on the Panthers, a team that the bills just lit up for 24pts, this is going to be a blow out for the niners.

    Bills>cheathawks

  28. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 16, 2013 12:54 AM

    scmems07 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:14 PM

    Seattle barely puts 12pts on the Panthers, a team that the bills just lit up for 24pts, this is going to be a blow out for the niners.

    Bills>cheathawks
    -_________________

    HA HA HA HA HA

    The problem with many on here is they don’t know football.

  29. gordoneks says: Sep 16, 2013 1:17 AM

    Really?

    Didn’t you mean to say just another blow-out for the Seahawks!

    Pete Carroll and the Seahawks now OWN the 49ers!!

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