ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Revenge of the Handshake, call it what you want.
The hype is already starting for Sundays prime-time showdown between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers because its a rematch between two fiery coaches who nearly got into a fight on the field.
The last time they met, Week 6 last season, the 49ers rallied in the final two minutes for a 25-19 victory in Detroit. What happened next will be shown on replays repeatedly between now and kickoff.
It was a postgame handshake that went bad. San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh, a former Michigan quarterback, was so giddy about the comeback victory that he actually pounded Lions coach Jim Schwartz on the back during their awkward exchange after the game. Schwartz took exception and chased down Harbaugh, leading to an altercation between the teams that could have gotten really ugly if cooler heads didn't prevail.
Schwartz, not surprisingly, tried to downplay the whole controversy during his weekly Monday news conferen...