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Harbaugh doesn’t need to call a fashion audible

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From page B1 | January 17, 2014 |

Jim Harbaugh

San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh watches action during last week's win over at Carolina. On Sunday, Harbaugh will bring his recently debated fashion sense to Seattle for the NFC Championship Game. AP photo

Jim Harbaugh’s lack of fashion sense is just one more thing to make me a San Francisco 49ers convert …

I did my best for the past 35 years to root for anybody but the Niners.

The reason had nothing to do with geography. It was a decision based on my fantasy football leagues. It seems every August, luck has me drafting 10th or worse in my 14-team league.

All the good 49ers are long gone by the time I pick, so I wind up rooting for teams like Cleveland and Tennessee after I get stuck with seventh-round QBs like Brady Quinn and Jake Locker.

But this year — in our playoff segment — I actually got four guys from San Francisco.

So, I’ve been a half-baked Niners fan for the past two weeks.

However, that’s not what has me looking farther to the west.

Jim Harbaugh, a brilliant coach — even though I don’t really care for him — has captured my heart, or at least my attention.

(I wish he understood that officials never cost you wins if you’re taking care of business on the field. Nothing is as bad as the former Stanford coach makes it out to be. I didn’t care for the former Chicago Bear because I never liked whiners. And Harbaugh has to be among the most ear-splitting.)

I digress, sorry.

Now, thanks to his wife’s radio-chat condemnation of his pants, I have two feet planted solidly in Jimmy’s camp.

“Fernando and Gang” on KMVQ (FM 99.7) — among other media outlets — recently mentioned that Harbaugh’s sideline wardrobe lacked fashion sense, blaming the coach’s wife for the misteps.

Sarah Harbaugh this week called KMVQ to defend herself and — poof! — the Sunday playoff game with Seattle became B2 copy.

Sarah says she has nothing to do with Jim’s tucked-in black sweatshirt and Walmart khakis.

“I threw them out when he went to the combine (but) he found a Walmart,” Sarah told the station. “I’ve thrown them away many times. I’ve asked him, ‘Please. Pleats are gone … wear the flat front.’ ”

Sarah Harbaugh says the pants cost $8.

“I’ve told him so many times that outfit reflects on me,” Mrs. Harbaugh continued in her radio-station call-in.

Apparently the sweatshirt — at least in her mind — needs to be outside a pair of $300 Armani flat fronts. After all, the guy makes $5 million a year.

But here’s where I’m now a fan of the West Coast Bill Belichick …

To me, Mr. Harbaugh is just fine.

I have a pair of khakis I wear everywhere. They stand up better than I do. They’re usually good for a month before my wife discovers they’re changing colors and throws them in the hamper.

(I’ve been known to pick them out of the hamper before anything horrific happens to them.)

She recoils when I tuck in my sweatshirt. She really gets after me when I tuck in my Hawaiian shirts.

But I know what I like. And nobody since high school has told me I look stupid (boy, is that a wide-open invitation).

Occasionally I dress up.

But apparently not that often.

I looked in my closet this morning and there’s a pillow case full of clothes ready to go to the dry cleaners. I hear it’s been there since May 2012.

So, Jim, your new fan says keep up the good work. Don’t worry about what your wife thinks, especially while you’re at work.

And once this season is over, could you take my call?

I’m still trying to find a Walmart that has those $8 khakis you wear.

While I Have You Here: If the Niners and New England win Sunday, shouldn’t Ralph Lauren be the first to get The Hoodie King and Mr. Pants together for a Super Bowl commercial?

I can see Tom Brady making suggestions at the Belichick-Harbaugh fitting while Peyton Manning watches from the sidewalk — nose pressed against the window.

— Bruce Gallaudet is a staff writer for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at bgallaudet@davisenterprise.net or 530-320-4456.

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