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Jim Harbaugh has changed his game-day attire

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It’s fairly easy for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to get dressed for work, since he always wears the same thing.

But when his footwear failed to keep him upright during a scuffle, he had to make an adjustment.

He still wears the same khakis and black pullover, with the same red pen on a lanyard, but Harbaugh has started wearing cleats on game-days, after he slipped while trying to break up a fight during a game against the Titans earlier this year.

“The first thing that prompted it was that scuffle I was trying to break up in Tennessee,” Harbaugh said, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “I had no traction.

Didn’t want to be in that position again.”

So being the creature of habit he is, he wore them the following week in London.

But then after returning to the United States, he wore his regular shoes in games against the Panthers and Saints. Losing both caused him to go back to cleats.

“I’ve been wearing the cleats because we’ve won every time I’ve worn the cleats,” he said. “So there was a time I was superstitious about not being superstitious. Now, I’m suddenly superstitious a little bit.”

You don’t say, Jim.

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45 Responses to “Jim Harbaugh has changed his game-day attire”
  1. blackfootkiller says: Dec 10, 2013 12:12 PM

    What a clown.

  2. cwenger says: Dec 10, 2013 12:18 PM

    “I’m not superstitious but I…I’m a little stitious.” -Michael Scott/Jim Harbaugh

  3. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Dec 10, 2013 12:21 PM

    I can’t get over how John is so composed and upstanding while Jim is a completely unhinged lunatic.

  4. jimmyt says: Dec 10, 2013 12:22 PM

    Hmmm, I can finaly say something nice about him. He is one odd fellow.

  5. profootballdramapreachers says: Dec 10, 2013 12:25 PM

    He wore his regular shoes in games against the Panthers and Saints, not the cleats. Your writing doesn’t clarify.

  6. MasMacho says: Dec 10, 2013 12:29 PM

    His new duds should include a diaper and a pacifier for all the whining he does.

  7. @HowdyDoobie says: Dec 10, 2013 12:36 PM

    Why is he jumping in and trying to break up fights???

  8. brucetrimble says: Dec 10, 2013 12:41 PM

    No matter his footwear Jim is lame

  9. tommymomoney says: Dec 10, 2013 12:42 PM

    So sick of this guy. Biggest whiner in the league.

  10. barneysbullet says: Dec 10, 2013 12:45 PM

    “… It’s only weird if it doesn’t work.”

  11. babyjesus69 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:47 PM

    People love ragging on Jim Harbaugh but when all said and done how many of these haters would love to have him coach their team!?!?

  12. Chuck Norris says: Dec 10, 2013 12:52 PM

    @HowdyDoobie says:
    Dec 10, 2013 12:36 PM
    Why is he jumping in and trying to break up fights???

    ______________

    It is his lame way of being a badass, or a tough guy or whatever… Coaches routinely jump in to these kinds of things in order to prevent one of their players from doing something costly (like get suspended from future games), the only difference is none of the other coaches need to talk about it, and none of the other coaches have a “footing” problem

  13. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:00 PM

    babyjesus69 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:47 PM

    People love ragging on Jim Harbaugh but when all said and done how many of these haters would love to have him coach their team!?!?

    ———–

    I’ll keep “old” Tom. Thanks.

  14. braceyourselffor12 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:00 PM

    @ PeterKinglovs

    I know and I love it. Ask anyone who has ever played for Jim and you’ll hear resounding loyalty and the will to play their hearts out.

    Ironic that representing San Francisco we have a coach who can politely be described as eccentric, others despise him, so be it.

    When your coach brings your tean to back to back NFCC and a Super Bowl appearance in his first two years then talk.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  15. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:03 PM

    The guy is such a clown, 49er fans all think we would want him to coach our team.

    Do you get embarrassed watching him cry for 3 hours every Sunday, take his act to the media and cry there win or lose? The guy is a complete joke, take off the cleats you are not a player.

  16. beastmode5150 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:04 PM

    Sigh…I would be embarrassed to have this guy as a coach. Watch how he whines at refs after every call and tell me it’s acceptable.

  17. ananonymoussource says: Dec 10, 2013 1:04 PM

    Harbaugh has been preemptively accepted to Canton for the 5 Super Bowls that the most dominant team in the league are guaranteed to win during his tenure as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers!

  18. beastmode5150 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:05 PM

    People love ragging on Jim Harbaugh but when all said and done how many of these haters would love to have him coach their team!?!?
    ————–
    Not 1 Seahawk fan.

  19. siggtacular says: Dec 10, 2013 1:07 PM

    Ravens beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl:) friendly reminder!!!

    Go Ravens!!!

  20. htowntexan says: Dec 10, 2013 1:12 PM

    i thought you were going to tell us he decided to stop wearing panties, but i guess that’s too much to ask for from a Harbaugh brother.

  21. paythevig says: Dec 10, 2013 1:21 PM

    Love him or hate him – he definitely makes football better. Some of his antics raise eyebrow’s, but you can’t deny that he puts a good product on the field. He’s got a proven track record of elevating bad football programs into competitors.

    He’s a gritty competitor from his playing days to coaching – and he’s definitely a player’s coach. He rubs the media the wrong way – and doen’t care. He’s so determined to win, that it’s refreshing to see how much passion he has.

    Since Mooch, the niners have been a disaster, and it’s great to have Jim lead this team. He let’s his coordinators do their jobs and has the support from the entire organization.

    He know’s what he’s doing – and if you are what your record is – Harbaugh’s approach has been very successful from day one.

  22. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 10, 2013 1:24 PM

    siggtacular says:
    Dec 10, 2013 1:07 PM
    Ravens beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl:) friendly reminder!!!

    Go Ravens!!!

    2 1
    Report comment. And Raven fans wonder why they get no respect? Nice post Timmy …..too bad they won’t be there this year for the refs to bail them out.

  23. redandgoldhitman52 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:27 PM

    harbaugh nfl resume…

    1st year nfc title game
    2nd year superbowl

    love my coach and his theatrics. its better to argue with refs about meaningful games then to be a nobody on pft and hating on other peoples , teams success .

  24. dukeearl says: Dec 10, 2013 1:28 PM

    As a Seahawk fan I am quite satisfied with Pete Carroll and would never even consider trading to get James Harbaugh as a coach. I am certain the bay area fans would nix the trade anyway.

  25. raiderrob21 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:34 PM

    He should also add a muzzle

  26. seahonky says: Dec 10, 2013 1:34 PM

    After paying off the refs, I’m surprised he had any money left to buy shoes. 49ers cheat to win

  27. southpaw79 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:34 PM

    I love how people whine about Jim, and then call him a whiner. Pot, meet kettle. By the way Pot, the kettle is making A LOT more money each year when he whines than you are.

  28. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:47 PM

    redandgoldhitman52 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:27 PM

    harbaugh nfl resume…

    1st year nfc title game
    2nd year superbowl

    love my coach and his theatrics. its better to argue with refs about meaningful games then to be a nobody on pft and hating on other peoples , teams success .
    ————

    No Super Bowl wins. And my guys beat you to win it that year.

  29. ripster65 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:00 PM

    If you all are so sick and tired of him, what are you doing here reading about him and posting about him?

    I can’t stand Lima beans, however, you won’t find them on my plate every day and me complaining about them. In fact, it’s SO much easier to avoid them altogether.

  30. 5to46hawkfan says: Dec 10, 2013 2:03 PM

    Harbaugh who??? He’s a joke!

  31. lumjack32 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:06 PM

    Let’s see…. turned Stanford from being barely DI to powerhouse. Turned 9ers from laughing stock to elite. Ppl are just jealous.

  32. aseif007 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:10 PM

    Funny that Seattle fans bark about anything, LOL. They can only beat good teams at home. Seattle cheats on every play, but doesn’t get caught on every play so being the most penalized team in the league has its advantages I guess. They routeenly get suspended for performance enhancing violations which I guess has its advantages also (see Seattle’s record). Their coach is an arrogant, classless, do anything to win regardless of legality type overrated ass of a coach. The Seattle players talk and talk and talk and talk and cheat and talk and talk. Good thing is that Seattle is a Pete Carol team so they will never be successful. I would way rather have Harbaugh as my coach, no contest. Didn’t Carrol cheat his college team into sanctions then left like a coward when they were punished? What a coward.

  33. tennis22drew says: Dec 10, 2013 2:18 PM

    Click-bait title! I thought he was wearing new clothes!

  34. aseif007 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:20 PM

    beastmode5150 says:
    Dec 10, 2013 1:04 PM

    Sigh…I would be embarrassed to have this guy as a coach. Watch how he whines at refs after every call and tell me it’s acceptable

    Really? I would be embarrassed that your team cheats on every play, or uses performance enhancing drugs and routeenly gets caught, that needs its fans in order to beat quality teams in Seattle, or has a coach that would sell his mother in an attempt to win, or a COACH THAT WHINED ALL GAME LONG LAST SUNDAY AND YOUR SUPPOSED LEADER (SHERMAN) WHO WHINED LIKE A LITTLE CRYBABY WHEN HE COULDN;T LIVE UP TO HIS EVERY SO LARGE/ANNOYING MOUTH, or a coach that kills the college team with violations then leaves like a coward, or a team that needs to run their mouths,

    Ya, I would rather have that garbage instead of Harbaugh. I know Seattle is blaming the reffs for their loss to the niners so come playoff time it will be even sweeter to beat the Seachickens in their home. I hope the niners keep the 6th seed so that game #1 for Seattle will be their last.

  35. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:22 PM

    Seattle beat Carolina on the road and that team put it to 49ers at home. Arizona went down on the road in domination and that’s who your team is fighting for a the last playoff spot with.

    If your team makes the playoffs enjoy the 6th seed and pretender at QB and coach. Let Kaep stick to melodramatic commercials about Seahawk fans and our QB will stick to fighting for MVPs.

  36. ripster65 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:22 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Dec 10, 2013 1:47 PM
    redandgoldhitman52 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:27 PM

    harbaugh nfl resume…

    1st year nfc title game
    2nd year superbowl

    love my coach and his theatrics. its better to argue with refs about meaningful games then to be a nobody on pft and hating on other peoples , teams success .
    ————

    No Super Bowl wins. And my guys beat you to win it that year.

    ————

    It’s only been 2 years! Give him a minute! How long did it take your coach to get one?

  37. seahonky says: Dec 10, 2013 2:24 PM

    Harblow and his team cheats with phantom ref whistles coming from 49er sidelines. It’s funny how every team stands up when these phantom ref whistles are (Har)blown but the 49ers.

  38. redandgoldhitman52 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:28 PM

    A 39-yard touchdown catch by Luke Willson was the lone blemish on a strong day by the San Francisco pass defense. Russell Wilson was 2-of-8 deeper than 10 yards downfield.

  39. swaggyy says: Dec 10, 2013 3:25 PM

    Yeah and a Colin Krapanick 8 yard touchdown to Vernon “hold ma D!” Davis is the only blemish of Seattle’s defense. I love how Niner fans say we cheat on every play. What a bunch of hypocrites. Watch the stinking film! Your team does the same exact stuff! refs could literally call holding on every single NFL play if every NFL game if they wanted. All teams do it. Shut up with that non sense.

  40. swaggyy says: Dec 10, 2013 3:28 PM

    Carroll had much more success in college and will end up with much more NFL success than Whinebaugh

  41. beastmode5150 says: Dec 10, 2013 6:12 PM

    So the hawks only beat good teams at home? Interesting, so why do the Niners lose to some of those teams at home? Or to crap teams?

  42. raiderapologist says: Dec 10, 2013 8:16 PM

    Why does he wear black? Shouldn’t he be wearing red or gold, or fuchsia, or whatever colors they sport on their uniforms?

  43. adderal says: Dec 10, 2013 8:19 PM

    Harbaugh can be a bit over the top but compared to the three previous coaches he’s done a great job. As fans none of us get to pick the coach and Ive never herd of fan dislike being a cause for a coaches firing meaning it doesn’t matter what we think. The facts are several teams wanted to land him so most of the people who actually know think he’s one of the top coaches in this league.

  44. hendeeze says: Dec 10, 2013 8:28 PM

    beastmode5150 says:
    Dec 10, 2013 1:05 PM
    People love ragging on Jim Harbaugh but when all said and done how many of these haters would love to have him coach their team!?!?
    ————–
    Not 1 Seahawk fan.

    ___________________________________

    Well considering you guys adore an unending supply of PED’s. That’s unsurprising.

  45. shortfatbald1 says: Dec 11, 2013 2:49 AM

    Harbaugh should change his diaper during halftime and put on his big boy pants. Whiner crybaby. Grow up already!

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