Jim Harbaugh and the art of the press conference

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Indiana reporters have gotten more bold in the past decade. A little more flippant a little more willing to go outside the lines and ask the question that they ask in Los Angeles or another big city.

Saturday it happened again-somebody asked Jimmy Harbaugh-hero of the Indianapolis Colts-the first hero ever in the franchises history-the first player ever in an Indianapolis Colts uniform who, as a quarterback took the team deep into a play run-well they asked him if he would be interested in coaching the Colts. He was after all about 2 hours south of Indy and he had just defeated the Indiana Hoosiers in double overtime. He has one of the best jobs in all of college sports but they asked him any how.

His response:

“Stop. Just stop yourself”

 “No comment.”

Don’t you wish we all had that option, at least in our professional lives. Well that’s what press conferences allow, where the coach is still in charge and the insurgents can be easily put to rest for fear of yankage of the press credential.

On social media we can just say “stop yourself”, block unfollow, whatever your social time killer of choice allows for, but in real life precious few can just shut you down when agendas are forced when the head coach just wants to talk football.