49ers' Harbaugh takes California to task in Monday's presser
- By Marc Sessler NFL.com
- Published: Jan. 24, 2012 at 09:17 a.m.
- Updated: Jan. 24, 2012 at 11:39 a.m.
Jim Harbaugh's inner world is not for sale.
During his season-ending press conference Monday, the 49ers coach grew frustrated with questions he deemed too chatty in the wake of Sunday's NFC championship loss to the Giants.
"How did you spend your time after the game? What did you do last night?" a reporter asked.
The Press Democrat reported that Harbaugh emitted an awkward giggle before diving headfirst into a bristling account of life on the West Coast.
"Is it just California -- that everybody just wants to know how you feel?" Harbaugh asked the room. "Care about what you thought, what you did, how you felt, how your pinky feels."
" ... Is that just a California thing? Back where I come from, nobody really cares. In my opinion, it is a California thing."
Harbaugh insisted he didn't "feel comfortable" discussing his nightly activities, calling that "a Midwestern thing."
Harbaugh isn't exactly fresh off the bus. Michigan roots aside, he attended Palo Alto High School before stints with the Raiders, the University of San Diego, Stanford and now the Niners. In a season that offered a heavy dose of joy in the streets of San Francisco, Harbaugh left the Bay Area shaking its head this time around.