Found January 16, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh typically doesn’t root for other NFL teams,  but this week was different as he pulled for  the New York Giants to beat the Green Bay Packers during Sunday’s divisional round.

“I never really root,” Harbaugh said. “It feels like one of those things — be careful what you wish for. Just watch the two teams play, and if I ever do root in a game, it’s always for the team that’s playing harder. And it became evident that the Giants were playing harder and just executing better. And (they) played as a team.”

Now only did the Giants beat the Packers but they were able to pull away with a convincing 17 point win over arguably the NFL’s more explosive offense.

“That’s a formidable opponent,” Harbaugh said.  “That’s a worthy opponent. That’s a scary opponent.”

I agree with Harbaugh,  the Giants are scary and if the 49ers can’t slow down their pass rush,  they won’t have a chance on Sunday.


Harbaugh on his NFC finalist 49ers: “It’s a wicked competitive fight in our guys”

Very, very expansive Jim Harbaugh presser today–36 minutes plus, which is quite long for him, and he hit on all the major points, mostly discussing the “heroics” of his 49ers players. They’re on the brink of a Super Bowl berth, with a home game vs. the NY Giants all... Continue reading...

NFC Championship Pick, Prediction: 49ers Super Bowl Bound?

After 19 weeks the NFL is down to its final four.  Four teams with a singular goal; to earn a trip to Indianapolis and Super Bowl XLVI, for the opportunity at immortality and to be called World Champions. In the NFC, Eli Manning and the New York Giants will travel out west to take on Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers.  Who will win, who will lose, who’s going to the Super...

This is their time: 49ers coming full circle

A season of rebirth has come full circle for the 49ers, who are hosting the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants on Sunday just one year after a six-win season. The Jim Harbaugh era has just begun and nobody knows how it ultimately will play out, but there’s a sense the best is yet to come after a stunning turnaround season that almost defies description. And it’s not done yet.

On 49ers: sincerity, stupidity, snow, sisters

(01-16) 19:42 PST - Pounding the 49ers ' beat as if it were whack-a-mole ... - Every coach praises his team, but I can't remember a coach who does it with the sincerity of Jim Harbaugh. When he says, "These guys are my heroes," my B.S. detector does not light up like a Christmas tree. On...

Jim, John Harbaugh a win away from Super Bowl

When addressing his 49ers players this week, Jim Harbaugh can point to the monumental miss in his 15-year NFL career: He came a Hail Mary short of making the Super Bowl.

NFL Playoffs: And Then There Were Four...

There was plenty to talk about this past weekend for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Perhaps the biggest storyline was the Giants knocking off the defending champion Packers Sunday night, 37-20. At the start of the Playoffs, most people were sure that the Packers would make a back-to-back Super Bowl appearance. Another shocking game came one day earlier, when the 49ers...

Column: These aren't your father's 49ers

The season began with fans brawling in the stands, and a quarterback who didn't seem worth fighting for. San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) is greeted by head coach Jim Harbaugh after scoring on a 14-yard touchdown reception against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in San Francisco...

Rapper Sellassie Could be Next Ashkon

A new rap song is making the rounds here in the Bay Area that has San Francisco Giants baseball fans thinking about a little diddy that became infamous in the weeks ahead of the teams World Series victory. It an "ode to the 49er" anthem written by Sellassie, who is a rapper, a San Francisco native and a big sports fan.  It's part rap, part Jim Harbaugh locker-room...

Alex Smith delivers a dagger to the heart

(01-14) 20:18 PST SAN FRANCISCO - The heir to "The Catch" deserves a stronger nickname than any the 49ers could dream up on Saturday night. "The Throw?" coach Jim Harbaugh ventured. "The Throw and Catch?" "The Grab," offered Vernon Davis, the man who pulled the game-winner into the end...

Giants-49ers Preview

The expected aerial show for the NFC championship has given way to what shapes up as a hard-hitting affair between franchises that were rivals from the past. The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants have met seven times in the postseason, and the winner of the latest edition of this classic rivalry Sunday at Candlestick Park will advance to the Super Bowl. San Francisco and...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.