I will say this about Jim Harbaugh: He doesn't care what our perception of him is. The San Francisco 49ers head coach is not losing an ounce of sleep over the belief he told a lie regarding his team's curious inspection of Peyton Manning this offseason.
Harbaugh, whose team is stuck with Alex Smith for at least another year, recently volunteered "to come clean" on why he and offensive coordinator Greg Roman secretly flew to Duke University last March to watch Manning throw passes while the front office was still finagling with Smith on a contract extension. Plus, during those weeks of apparent 49ers indecision, Smith checked out whether the Miami Dolphins really had some interest in him, too.
"There's a perception out there, and it's an erroneous perception, that we were flirting with Peyton Manning," Harbaugh said. "I keep hearing it over and over. It's silly, and it's untrue. It's phony. Even the perception that we were pursuing . . . we were evaluating."
On the surface, it mad...