OT: Tim Kawakami still not happy. And there was much Harbaugh lamenting.

OT: Tim Kawakami still not happy. And there was much Harbaugh lamenting.

Submitted by markusr2007 on August 11th, 2015 at 2:16 PM

So Tim Kawakami comes back from summer vacation and is more pissed off than before he left.

Jeezus, the negative media barrage on York-Baalke in SF just seems endless.

And the 2015 season hasn't even started yet.

But I’ve said this from last season: When York and his lieutenants began the whisper campaign to get rid of Jim Harbaugh a full year before they ended up firing him, that entire escapade–16 games of it–knocked the entire franchise off of its bearings.

York had to know that plotting against his very successful coach FOR A FULL SEASON wasn’t healthy, didn’t he? There were going to be unforeseeable complications and problems.

 

Every team has to deal with problems and tough personalities and the regular turmoil and atrophy of an NFL season.

Important point: It’s not at all probable that Harbaugh, in a normal, healthy franchise situation, would’ve lasted much longer than 4 seasons anyway.

But when you attack your own good coach, then deny you’re doing it, then fire him anyway, then deny you fired him by calling it a “mutual parting” and when everybody understands that’s a non-truth… you set yourself up for incredible instability.

 

Kawakami eats crow (FANTASTIC article!)

Kawakami eats crow (FANTASTIC article!)

Submitted by Decatur Jack on December 28th, 2014 at 3:33 AM

Not sure if this has already been discussed, but I am sure Brian will link to it in his Searchbits update Sunday. Tim Kawakami, the guy who refused to believe Harbaugh to Michigan was even possible, now acknowledges that it's happened. And it's beautiful.

Here's a small sample:

Two months or two weeks ago did I think Jim Harbaugh would jump from the 49ers to Ann Arbor, Michigan? No, I did not. Anybody who reads me knows I did not think that.

But credit to Michigan for landing Harbaugh--as multiple reports are now chiming in, very, very credible reports from CSN’s Dave Feldman (a high school friend of Harbaugh’s) and earlier Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole and Michigan-based John Bacon.

First reaction: Wow, the Big Ten is in for a jolt as Harbaugh attacks this project with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind, as I imagine he’ll put it. He was a whirlwind at Stanford and I believe he’ll provide the same electricity at Michigan, in the shadow of Bo.

The rest of his crow-eating is well worth the read. (He still thinks Harbaugh will eventually return to the NFL, as all NFL type people do, but even Sam Webb has said that.) I know some may be inclined not to give him clicks, but I thoroughly enjoyed every word.

GO BLUE

John Herrera (Raiders Exec) vs Tim Kawakami Old YouTube Video

John Herrera (Raiders Exec) vs Tim Kawakami Old YouTube Video

Submitted by BlueFab5 on December 17th, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Did a quick search and didn't see this posted.  A quick video of our good pal Tim Kawakami having a brush up with John Herrera.

Tried to embed, but I don't think it worked.  Here is a link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruiUgDyMf60

OT: Carnival of the Absurd in Post-Game 49er's Locker Room

OT: Carnival of the Absurd in Post-Game 49er's Locker Room

Submitted by MayOhioEatTurds on November 28th, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Having enjoyed a fellow member's post regarding Jed York's post-game apology tweet, I figured fellow members might also enjoy a peek into the 49er's post-game locker room. 

According to Tim Kawakami, the 49er's post-game locker room scene was "bizarre."  As evidence for this proposition, Mr. Kawakami cites the following evidence:

(1)  "Team president Paraag Marathe was in the room for Harbaugh's postgame presser," which is something Mr. Kawakami has "never seen before," and

(2)  "Jed York and Trent Baalke were in the trainer's room next to the locker room, pacing around," which is something Mr. Kawakami has "also never seen before."

Mr. Kawakami speculates on the meaning of the foregoing evidence, though only at tweet depth.  For superfans like ourselves, it's worth a glance:

http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/49ers-ceo-jed-york-tweets-apology-fa…

 

Of course, disclaimers regarding it's-a-bad-loss, naturally-49er's-brass-is-going-to-be-upset apply.  On the other hand, generalized and persistent rumors regarding 49er locker room dissatisfaction and 49er administration dissatisfaction remain.  Together, I take the foregoing to mean that the kettle is starting to boil in SF.  

My only hope is that Michigan's AD and Office of the President can get their respective acts together in time to make a play for Harbaugh. 

Because it appears they will get a chance. 

 

(Long-time lurker, first time poster.  Go Blue!)