I thought San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh acted without class following the New York Giants victory in the NFC Championship last night. He barely acknowledged New York Coach Tom Coughlin after the game and then skipped interviews with Fox.
Well, it looks like 49er fans aren’t quite handling defeat well, either.
Nice crowd the 49ers have on Twitter. One of their “fans” tweeted to Williams (@KyleWilliams_10): “Jim Harbaugh, please give @KyleWilliams_10 the game ball. And make sure it explodes when he gets in his car.”
It’s only sports, people. Only sports. Around here, the fog will come up tomorrow.
Indeed, it’s only a game.
And what a game it was.
By the way, check out some eerie similarities to the 2007 run by the Giants.
How about this incredible Xerox of fate for the Giants.
In 2007, the Giants started the playoffs by beating an NFC South team. Then they beat the No. 1 seed on the road. Then they beat the No. 2 seed in the conference title game when the foe turned it over in overtime and gave the Giants a short field and the Giants won on a Lawrence Tynes overtime field goal. Then they moved on to face the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
In 2011, let’s see … NFC South team, No. 1 seed, No. 2 seed, overtime, turnover, Tynes, Patriots. Check.
One more thing:
2007: Giants lose to Washington 22-10 in Week 15.
2011: Giants lose to Washington 23-10 in Week 15.
It’s 13 days early to say this is a team for the ages. But the Giants will be underdogs to New England again in the Super Bowl, just like they were four years ago when they won by a Velcro catch and three points. And if the Giants win, they’ll go down as one of the most remarkable stories of our era. Imagine Coughlin and Manning beating Belichick and Brady three times in four years — twice in the Super Bowl, the other time in Foxboro. It’d be extraordinary.