Like Father, Like Daughter (Jim Harbaugh, Who Else?)

Submitted by I Bleed Maize N Blue on January 11th, 2019 at 10:32 PM

4th - 5th grade b-ball game, Fun watching the girls compete, my wife told my daughter that she was playing too aggressive and my daughter told my wife “if you’re not playing aggressive then you’re not trying hard enough”... never been prouder of her!

— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 12, 2019


Oregon Wolverine

January 12th, 2019 at 12:33 AM ^

My twelve-year old daughter (and basketball player too) is often caught saying:

”Harbaugh is a total nut job, but he’s our nut job, and we’re lucky to have him.”

I respond, “You’re absolutely right, Ana.”

Ana rejoins, “Dad, of course you agree, I’ve learned that from you”

yossarians tree

January 12th, 2019 at 4:34 PM ^

That meme is so overplayed. If you listen to his podcast you get a fuller picture of the dude. He's more quirkly--and actually kind of a dork! But he clearly has his priorities straight and he adores his family, coaches, and players. He can coach Michigan for as long as he wants as far as I'm concerned.


January 12th, 2019 at 7:57 AM ^

9th grade daughter is STILL too nice on the's painful folks...PAINFUL!  

After seeing her WATCH a rebound fall to the girl next to her without my daughter's ever leaving the ground--BLASPHEMY, I know--I pleaded with her:

1. LEAVE YOUR FOULS ON THE COURT (because she's not on it enough to burn 5 anyway); and,

2. For the love of all things holy, MAKE THEM COUNT (because if you foul and that ball still goes in you haven't done your job, child.)

Kid's never gotten in trouble In school once, which is purportedly "good", but then I sit and watch all this NICENESS on the court in anguish, and the look in Coach's eyes like, "Why won't your daughter just make them pay for driving the lane?  Not maim (mostly), but PAY?" 

"I don't know," my eyes say back to Coach, then I pray:

"Dear Almighty God of Fouls in Heaven, if but that the demon that unpredictability and not infrequently enters my beautiful teenage daughter's soul to terrorize me (and turning that hair which remains on my scalp white) could leave but a small taste of such wrath to greet some poor unsuspecting girl wearing an opposing basketball jersey, and that my daughter would see my face in her opponent's, think of the cell phone privileges she has lost, and drive the ball through the other girl's nose (#NoRealInjuries), then I shall forever be at your mercy and know that you are the one and true Almighty Foul God. Amen."

UPDATE: Prayer and pleadings didn't seem to work, so it's pretty clear the Almighty Foul God isn't Lutheran (sorry, Lutherans), so I'll be praying in "Methodist" this week.

I also wanted to try a Laimbeer shrine with candles and a pentagram as a night-light in her room...but some older mom-type that lives in my house (primarily to instill order and reason) nixed the idea because apparently she can't think outside the box.  I'm going to re-submit the plan without the pentagram to see if I can get any traction.  [Fingers crossed.]

Not optimistic folks, but God Bless Coach Harbaugh's little foul machine!  [Tear in eye.]

Go for two

January 12th, 2019 at 9:33 AM ^

I played basketball for a few years then gave it up because I fouled out of every game. I have been playing hockey for the past 25 years and have never been sent to the showers


January 12th, 2019 at 2:33 PM ^

Says a lot to those who doubt Harbaugh and his want to win attitude. He can't take snaps for the QB nor make big defensive hits.  He has to put them in a position to be successful and it's on the players to follow through. I honestly think he's trying everything to find that groove and his daughters attitude and response are a reflection of his message 


January 12th, 2019 at 4:07 PM ^

I can’t believe there’s an actual topic on this blog about a tweet of Harbaughs kid playing elementary basketball....slow times indeed around here.