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With Jim Schwartz and Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh doing their best to downplay Sunday night’s rematch of last year’s Handshake Bowl, San Francisco owner Jed York is doing his best to add fuel to the fire.
During a speech at a pep rally Thursday (because not just high school teams do this anymore), York told Niners fans “…if you shake somebody’s hand at the end of the game, don’t do it too hard.”
h/t: Detroit News, YouTube
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According to Anwar Richardson is MLive.com, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson didn’t practice on Wednesday. Head coach Jim Schwartz wouldn’t disclose why Johnson was out.
#Lions coach Jim Schwartz would not disclose why Calvin Johnson did not participate in today’s #NFL practice.
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) September 12, 2012
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