In case you have yet to hear, Jim Harbaugh officially became the craziest, most awesome person in the world this past weekend. How? Well, he did push-ups with a walrus. After all of the discussion regarding Harbaugh’s relationship with Trent Baalke, and after the initial rush of free agency, it is nice to once again see Harbaugh for who he is: a guy that, no matter how intense he may seem, enjoys life to the fullest and works as hard as he possibly could. His simple joy for football–and for life–is what makes him an extremely popular coach for those who like him–and an extremely annoying coach for those who do not.
As for Harbaugh and the walrus, the most impressive thing, to me, about that video was the walrus following Harbaugh with the push-ups. That walrus will be getting some pecs pretty soon! according to the 49ers.com article, which referenced ABC’s affiliate in the Bay Area (nothing like he-said-she-said news, huh?) “Harbaugh got a kiss from a sea lion, bottle-fed a tiger, met an elephant and rode some rollercoasters.”
Two things: 1) How does his wife feel about this? And his kids? How can you possibly match your dad with all of this? 2) Can I come, Jim? Please? Pretty Please?