I thought this was crazy at the time and read a variety of articles/perspectives about it. Today, Total Access talked about it every 5 minutes or so, and it was all over every sports website, show, or news feed I looked at. I'm already tired of it barely 24 hours later.
I'm still trying to figure out whether it was a good thing for our team, in regard to players from other teams' perspective of, and focus on, the Niners. On the one hand, it brought even more attention to a game in which we defeated one of the 2 undefeated teams and people are bound to recognize, which isn't really great as far as how intensely opponents will focus against us.
On the other, it may have been a strategically positive thing for our team to perhaps mask a little bit of how dangerous the Niners are by distracting them from the performance and game related details. Obviously teams look at real game tape and don't get as caught up in this stuff, but it might sort of dilute the coverage and minimize the alarm about how worried teams should be about the Niners. If a player is watching any sports show, or talking to people outside their facilities about the Niners, the coverage or discussions are less about the performance, and more about the post game antics. I don't want other teams to think of the Niners as the top 5 team they are, and perhaps the coach incident could provide a little cover for how well we're doing, or at least, how we do it.
[ Edited by mug0mug on Oct 18, 2011 at 3:03 AM ]