Much has been made about Jim Harbaugh’s gameday wardrobe, or lack thereof. Every game, on the sidelines, even back to his Stanford days, you can count on Harbaugh in his team-issue black cap and black pull-over tucked into khaki pants—no matter the conditions, even if it means looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in subzero climates. Tim Gunn would have a stroke if he saw Harbaugh’s “Sunday best.”
In fact, Harbaugh’s fashion sense is so hopeless that even his own wife isn’t defending him. The coach’s sideline attire was a topic on “Fernando & Greg” on 99.7 Now FM in San Francisco today, and Sarah Harbaugh, not content with letting people on the radio have all the fun with ripping her husband, called in to the show (video below) to join in on the pleated khaki bashing. Some quotes via Cam Inman:
“I will not take the blame for his outfits,” Sarah said on an impromptu call-in to the show. […]
“I’ve thrown them away many of times,” Sarah said. “I’ve asked him: ‘Please, pleats are gone. Wear the flat front.’ He has a flattering body.” […]
Said Sarah: “I threw them out and when he went to the combine, he found a Walmart. They were $8. $8!” […]
“I said next year would you please let me dress you or let someone else. He agreed to that.”
Remember those Jim Harbaugh-to-Texas rumors? Everyone thought Texas’ deep pockets could be enough to poach Harbaugh away from the NFL. Please. The dude buys his pants at Walmart.
Video of Sarah Harbaugh’s call: