Originally posted by dj43:
I hate to keep going back to Bill Walsh all the time but he is still the measuring rod for local media. Walsh was always pleasant and accommodating with media. Even when he didn't want to reveal something, he would politely answer the question in a way that all could understand. Harbaugh, by comparison, blatantly moves into another area completely, thereby making whatever answer he gives of no value to the press that is getting paid to try to get something out of him that makes sense to readers.
First and foremost, a well thought-out and otherwise excellent post. I only had a problem, with the otherwise portion
which I highlighted. I'm not here to argue, but to ask a question as to your source of information, on the bold
Are you an ex-player of the Bill Walsh era 49ers, or a Media person, who covered the team, during Walsh' reign?
If the answer to either of my two questions is a yes, then I will have to accept/respect your opinion of/on the man,
and move on.
If the answer, to both questions I posed is a no ... then this, is where I have to disagree, with the bold part your post.
Walsh was a great coach, and a well liked person in and out of the game of football. I learned many things from him,
during my rookie season as a reporter covering the team. The most important lesson being, I'd better have my 'ish
together when he approached the Post-game interview podium.
I've seen him destroy many a reporter veteran and otherwise, for asking loaded questions, filled with agenda based
bias. So IMO, he and Harbaugh, though different beings, are not that different in that respect.
[ Edited by FlayvaMeister on Dec 25, 2012 at 10:21:48 ]