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10 Things We Sports Fans Learned in 2014

David Macaray | Posted 04.23.2015 | Sports
David Macaray

Lots of things became clear to us sports fans last year. Some were positive and encouraging, others were bittersweet, if not depressing. Here is #1: Jim Harbaugh is no wizard. Good, opportunistic, smart, tough football coach, but no wizard.

Jameis Winston Now Says He Got Those Crab Legs For Free From Store Worker

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.22.2015 | Sports

Former Florida State quarterback and NFL hopeful Jameis Winston appears to be backpedaling from his original story of what happened during that infamo...

49ers Lineman Says Jim Harbaugh 'Demanded Too Much"

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.20.2015 | Sports

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh might want to avoid talk of this on the recruiting trail. Alex Boone, an offensive lineman who played under Ha...

Should Black Athletes Attend the University of Michigan?

Chad Williams | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Chad Williams

In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.

The Coach Rage Scale, From Harbaugh To Carroll

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.16.2015 | Sports

"Your anger is a gift." Football coaches, in the NFL or Europe, may never have been the target audience of Rage Against The Machine. But the above...

How to Turn Competition Into Collaboration

Alex Kip | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

That's it, simple. The only one you're trying to make better is you, the only one you're trying to beat is you. You can't move forward by looking sideways. Take a look at the things that have been beating you up in the "locker room" and see how you can take them out.

Does the University of Michigan's New Football Coach Need Food Stamps?

Dean Baker | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

It turns out that the taxpayer subsidy to Jim Harbaugh is equal to an awful lot of food stamps, which are a useful reference point here, since Republicans have tried to vilify the program. If we assume that Harbuagh's salary is made up by $7 million in tax-deductible contributions by rich people, then taxpayers will effectively be paying $2.8 million to subsidize his coaching job. This is equivalent to 20,000 months of food stamps. People who get upset over someone getting food stamps from the government should be very upset about a football coach getting a taxpayer subsidy equal to 20,000 months of food stamps. To be clear, I have nothing against Harbaugh or the University of Michigan, but it is certainly reasonable to ask about the size of the salaries at nonprofits that are being subsidized with our tax dollars.

Coaching Carousel Spins in NFL

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Black Monday in the NFL saw four more franchises fire their head coaches along with two general managers. Clearly there are situations where a head coach may have lost the ability to motivate his team or lost control of how to fix a losing situation and a change is needed. History shows however that stability at the coaching level is a key to success.

Philadelphia Eagles Front Office Foolish to Follow San Fran's Ego-Driven Destruction

Eric Marmon | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Eric Marmon

The question Iggles fans should be asking shouldn't be who won the power struggle? It should be why does a power struggle exist at all?

49ers' Loss is Michigan's Gain

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Michigan will love Harbaugh. He has a strong and consistent plan for how to build a program. He will win over parents and players and be a formidable recruiter. He will attract great assistant coaches. He loves his alma mater and will represent it well.

College Coaches' Salaries and Higher Education

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Andrew Zimbalist

How can it be that the head coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines is paid the same as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers? The 49ers, after all, have yearly revenue in excess of $300 million. The Wolverines' revenue is closer to $90 million. Can the coach's incremental value really be similar in the two cases? No.

Harbaugh Gets $50 Million; Players Get Pizza Stipend

Ken Reed | Posted 03.01.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

Big-time college sports is a classic case of economic and social injustice bred of a plantation mentality disguised by the term "student-athlete." It's past time for the amateur myth to be blown up in college athletics, just as it was for Olympic athletes.

It's Official: Michigan Lands Harbaugh

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports

The khakis have landed in Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan announced that Jim Harbaugh will be its next football coach. Just days removed fro...

NFL Black Monday Brings Wave Of Coach Firings

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports

The NFL's "Black Monday" has returned. As has become an annual tradition, struggling teams fired coaches and general managers one day after the conclu...

Gore Leaves His Mark in 49ers Victory

Malaika Bobino | Posted 02.28.2015 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

The veteran running back celebrated the 20-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals this weekend and was brought to tears afterward thinking, "what if this is my last year?" Gore told a packed press conference that he became emotional wondering if he played his last game.

Rediscovering the NFL's True North

Peter Sims | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports
Peter Sims

It's time for all of us all to act, and to demand much more from those in positions of leadership in the NFL. I also hope that President Obama and Members of Congress voice their views, not to score political blood-score points, but as human beings who are fathers and mothers, who want America to be a place where their daughters don't live in fear.

In Defense of 'Dad Pants'

John McCormick | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Chauffeur duties on Saturday nights have a way of spoiling date night with your spouse. Besides, if I do unintentionally embarrass my kids in public wearing baggy "Dad Pants," isn't that what dads are supposed to do? Embarrassing my teenage sons is one of the few social pleasures I have left!

49ers Coach Strongly Defends Kaepernick

National Football Post | Posted 04.26.2014 | Sports

By Jason Butt, National Football Post San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh defended quarterback Colin Kaepernick in wake of recent allegations th...

WATCH: 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Got Into A Pushup Contest With A Walrus

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.18.2014 | Sports

Here is an amazing video of San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh doing pushups with a walrus. No, that's not an ill-conceived joke about a player...

49ers CEO Denies Team Almost Traded Coach

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.22.2014 | Sports

Jed York doesn't always join in NFL media Twitter battles but when he does he seemingly prefers to win them. The CEO of the San Francisco 49ers den...

Former NFL Star Slams 49ers Coach

Posted 01.24.2014 | Sports

Brandon Jacobs has just one regret from his nine-year NFL career and fewer nice things to say about San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. "I hav...

49ers Come So Close But Fall Short Again

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 03.21.2014 | Sports

SEATTLE (AP) — For three straight seasons, Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers have finished oh-so close. The NFC championship game after the 2011 s...

49ers To Sell Coach's Infamous Khakis For $500

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

We have a feeling this isn’t what 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s wife anticipated when she publicly slammed his $8 Walmart khakis. The game-wo...

Jordan Schultz

Seahawks And 49ers Will Pit Stiff Defenses Against Fleet QBs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

The NFC Championship game may not have a Peyton Manning or a Tom Brady, but it does have two excellent football teams with the best rivalry in the lea...

Jim Harbaugh's Wife: Throw Away The Pants, You Look Like ‘Rainman'

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

As the San Francisco 49ers prepare for their third consecutive NFC Championship Game this Sunday, it’s clear that head coach Jim Harbaugh has done a...