Handshake-Gate: Harbaugh vs. Schwartz
The 49ers handed the Lions their first loss of the season yesterday. After the game was over, the two coaches, both named Jim, went to shake hands.
Let’s just say Jim S was not happy with how Jim H handled himself.
Check out the video of the interaction, which begins after Harbaugh’s handshake and shove of Schwartz (Schwartz later explained that Harbaugh yelled an expletive). Schwartz appears to go after Harbaugh for an explanation (probably something along the lines of, “What the f@%#, dude?) and that’s what things got craaaazzzzyyyy….
Both of these coaches are passionate and that is part of what makes them successful. However, Harbaugh has a history of getting into it with other coaches (Peter Carroll) and Schwartz has a history of being….emotional? (I have noticed he likes to yell and throw around the f bomb on the sideline).
NFL Spokesperson Greg Aiello confirmed on Monday that the league is looking into possibly disciplining the two head coaches under the league’s personal-conduct policy. Afte rall, the handshake is supposed to be a sign of sportsmanship.
I can’t wait to see what they say but I hope the description of the offense includes the word “douchebag” in it.
So who acted more inappropriately: Harbaugh or Schwartz?
(It should be noted that Harbaugh also challenged a play in the first quarter that was NOT subject for review).