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Who was a poorer sport, Jim Harbaugh or Jim Schwartz? [Poll]

October 17, 2011 |  8:47 am


San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh had every right to be excited Sunday after his team knocked off previously unbeaten Detroit. Likewise, Lions Coach Jim Schwartz had every right to be upset after his team's first loss of the season.

But maybe Harbaugh was a bit unprofessional when he didn't stop celebrating during the coaches' postgame handshake, basically slapping Schwartz's hand and back as if he was congratulating one of his own players (Schwartz later claimed there also was an obscenity involved, although he did not offer any further details).

And perhaps Schwartz overreacted when he pursued Harbaugh across the field and had to be physically prevented from trying to do who knows what to the opposing coach.

Some might say Schwartz was a big baby. Others might think Harbaugh had it coming. What do you think? Which coach displayed worse sportsmanship on the field after Sunday's game? Please vote in the poll and leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did.


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Photo: Jim Harbaugh, left, and Jim Schwartz exchange postgame unpleasantries. Credit: Leon Halip / Getty Images