Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 12/3/12

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens in an extremely hard-fought game on Sunday, and anyone can understand why Ravens head coach John Harbaugh may have been frustrated after it ended. However, Harbaugh approached the postgame handshake with a good attitude and attempted to congratulate Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin, who for whatever reason wasn’t having it. The exchange between the two coaches after the game was awkward, to say the least.  I don’t know if I would add it to our list of handshakes that have gone wrong over the years, but you could definitely sense some tension. That’s not uncommon with a heated rivalry like the one the Steelers and Ravens share, but why was Tomlin being so cold after his team — led by veteran backup quarterback Charlie Batch — won on the road against one of the best teams in the AFC? Harbaugh was congratulating Tomlin, who is obviously a passionate guy. He clearly didn’t appreciate the way Tomlin tried to just shake his hand and jog away, and I can’t say I blame him. Fortunately for NFL fans, this simply adds another interesting element to one of hardest-hitting rivalries in football.

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2 Comments:
  • This is what we are really talking about? I think Baltimore is one of the classless organizations in the NFL. John Harbaugh runs the score up whenever he has the chance. The first game of the season last year between Pittsburgh and Baltimore rings a bell. I understand that if you do not want them to score then stop them. The fake field goal against Oakland was classless. I really do not care how Tomlin acted after the game. Tomlin does not give excuses about losses and all I heard from Baltimore is should've and would've. Show some class, except defeat, and quit being classless.
  • Should've spent some time with Cam and try to shake some more plays for our backs, instead this is a good excuse to focus on some things as unimportant as a tense handshake moment, wow Charm Cityare you guys snowed in? or just getting Snowed?
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