Anyone who still thinks God forgot to give Jim Harbaugh a sense of humor must have missed his Monday afternoon press conference at the Marriott Hotel. In his second meeting with the media since arriving in town Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers coach was Jerry Seinfield in a ball cap. He didn't spend his entire 20 minutes in front of the microphone doing a standup routine, but he managed to sprinkle a lot of levity among the serious football talk.
For example, when someone asked him for his reaction to President Barack Obama's comments that if he had a son he might not allow him to play football because of the dangerous nature of the game, Harbaugh seized the opportunity to talk about a future gridiron star.
"I have a four-month-old, almost five-month-old son, Jack Harbaugh, and if President Obama feels that way, then there will be a little bit less competition for Jack Harbaugh when he gets old," Harbaugh said. He went on to point out that Jack is a "really big kid" and has "an enormous head."
"We don't have a 40 (time) on him yet, but his wingspan is plus one and once he grows into that head he is going to be something. It's early, but expectations are high for young Jack."