Jim is a strange man.
I was watching that episode the other day, and I yelled to my wife that I saw Harbaugh in the crowd. She thought I was nuts, but we scrolled back and sure enough it was him. Yes, I just admitted to watching Judge Judy.
As long as you don't cop to watching Glee or start a Bachelor open thread, you're cool around here...
I figured he appeared on an episode as a litigant, demanding $500 from a neighbor for getting drunk and running over his rose bushes or something.
Instead it seems more along the lines of "spank me harder, Judge Judy, I've been a very bad boy."
He even got his dad to go to the show with him! Very odd, very successful man.
The great Brisco County Jr., and the awful Saved By The Bell: The College Years.
OK, so I was saving my 1000th post for something really important. After not commenting on the Board for, like a week -- I know you've all missed me, right -- I just can't bite my tongue, er, fingers anymore.
Instead of playing the vid, just look at that pic. Srsly. Makes you ask yourself: What is Jim's left hand doing to that guy???
(For the record, Jim was the QB when I was on campus, and as a life-long Bears fan, I was ecstatic that the Bears drafted him. So this is in no way any shot against Jim. NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT. I mean, whatever you wanna do in the privacy of the stage in front of a camera for a nationally broadcast TV show...)
EDIT: And now I'm like, that was my 1,000th MGoBlog post???
No worries, man. You never know when opportunity knocks, so there's no shame reaching 1000 commenting on a picture of Jim and Screech. I would argue it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
FWIW, my 1000th point may have been earned while on the toilet. Or it may not have. You will never know.
I'm not sure what Harbaugh is doing either. On the other hand, I DO know what Tom Brady was doing with his hands here!
Man, I loved that show... I gotta find that episode.
I think it's great.
I've sat in at court before. It's fun.
You can learn negotiating tactics, leadership skills and pick up a little about law.
If it is a high profile case it's even more fun.
It's like free class.
In a lot of states you can watch appellate arguments either on public access TV channels or on the internet (for instance, in Washington where I live, they are broadcast on www.TVW.org). You don't really get the satisfaction of instantly learning the result of the case like you do on Judge Judy or in a real small claims court hearing, but the arguments are much more civil, refined, and intelligent. Most of the cases are important, too--as they set binding precedents that lower courts must follow.
I'm not purposely being argumentative but IMO appellate hearings are about as boring as it gets (unless you like listening to lawyers spout off about their interpretations of very specific areas of the law). The plaintiffs and defendants rarely appear in courts of appeal and there is no testimony there - all findings are made at the lower level courts. Its entertaining when the judges weigh in on topics but that's about it.
IMO, the most entertaining hearings to sit through are everyday traffic court hearings or something at the trial level where real people are involved and sitting at the tables and real life drama unfolds.
Yeah, fair enough. I guess sometimes I forget that not everybody's a nerd like me. All the small-tme stuff with pro se litigants just comes across to me as uninformed squabbling, but obviously I am in the minority since Judge Judy is on network TV while the stuff I like is on public access.
This does kind of remind me of when I used to have a lot of hearings at the district court in Romulus. Before they would call my case, I would have to sit through part of the traffic ticket calendar. Case after case would be some unfortunate soul who got a ticket for parking their car in the departures lane at DTW. The driver would always say something like, "but I was only there for a minute, and I had to assist my disabled grandmother with her luggage!" Still, the judge would invariably find against the defendant and order him or her to pay the fine in full. So now I am paranoid whenever I drop somebody off or pick somebody up at an airport.
I guess that was kind of a tangent.
I agree if the case does pertain to your line of work (since I am no lawyer).
I guess I am interested in the process itself as well as the theatre of it all.
I love me some judge Judy! Even dvr it...
He was going to be defending himself against Jim Schwartz, suing for $1000 for emotional damage after the handshake
Thank you for a good chuckle.
Personally, I could kick back and watch a couple of Judge Judy episodes anytime. After a hard day at work, nothing is better than watching some idiots get fried. I don't even hate to admit it, I like watching the show Judge Judy, and Cops for that matter, because frankly it's just really dumb entertainment (if you ever watch Cops, listen carefully when they first introduce the officer, it's always some bizarre comment like "I typically make and pack my own sandwiches for lunch, I like to put a lot of mayo on it"; it's simply great TV).
They were a bunch of law school students who played Intramurals back in the mid-late 90s. I wonder how they'd feel seeing Harbaugh on their playing field for a change.
"When you lie in Judge Judy's courtroom, it's over," Harbaugh told reporters at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. "Your credibility is completely lost, and you stand no chance of winning that case. So I learned that from her. It's very powerful and true." - Jim Harbaugh at the NFL Combine
I will admit that I tune into "Judge Judy" now and again myself, and really, the lesson he is drawing on here is a not a bad one at all, even though it may not be the first parallel that would occur to most people at the NFL Combine.
Will Brinson is correct though - the idea of Judge Judy arbitrating locker room disputes for the 49ers has the potential to be wildly entertaining.
What an embarassment to this University. What's next..Fear Factor?
is that it isn't considered OT. This should be logically considered off topic but something in our hearts says "No this is so fantastic that it may not be OT for the board, but it is on topic for our souls."
Don't think so. From the FAQ:
"Anything Michigan sports related" is on-topic. Harbuagh is an M alumnus. Topics about him are not OT anymore than are topics about Woodson, Brady, or Gary Moeller.
Judge Judy is decent gym-TV viewing (subtitled of course). My personal preference is golf tournaments where I can snicker at highly paid professionals missing putts over and over again.
I would love to get paid to just miss nearly a third of my putts
tossing Michigan under the boss as to academics, I think this is not a man I'd like to set around and drink a few beers with, although, as evidenced by his public record in this regard it is obvious we both enjoy this pasttime. Judge Judy? Now just what kind of a man watches shit like that on t.v.? Anyone can tell when most people are lying by just appying a few tricks taught in interrogation practices. But somehow I believe Jimmy thinks she is able to do so because she repeats it (had to set with my brother while dying from cancer and he watched it daily) on virturally every episode. *Makes me wonder how a man so talented at evaluating and motivating talent can be so lacking in other things. We all have varying tastes; this is true, but Judge Fucking Judy and claiming yourself a Michigan Man at the same time. Just doesn't wash for me.
I find nothing strange about this. Also, the CBS Sports piece is pretty condescending. Harbaugh likes the show, got great seats, and wants to return the favor. I would bet that she would be a great person to have give a talk to a team about getting the job done and not making excuses.