If you’re a fan of awkward and hilariously uncomfortable radio moments, the following will serve as your Christmas in July.
While some view his personality as “off-putting” or even “crazy,” others view Jim Harbaugh as a chatty and engaging character — provided he’s in the mood. This morning, the new Michigan head coach was decidedly not in the mood. Or doesn’t particularly care for this particular ESPN interviewer. Or both.
Either way, Colin Cowherd‘s interview with Harbaugh will go down as one of the epically bad interviews in the history of televised radio. Enjoy. And be prepared to cringe.
Afterwards, Cowherd called it “the worst interview I’ve done in 14 years.” He then added this Ohio State-tinged shot across Harbaugh’s bow.
At least one member of the media now charged with dealing with Harbaugh on her beat stuck up for the coach.
If you’re a fan of UM, you likely thought the interview was hilarious and were giving your coach atta boys from afar. If you’re a non-Michigan fan/Michigan hater, you likely saw it an unnecessarily uncomfortable and will use it as yet another reason to despise both the man and the program.
Me? I thought it was utterly hilarious because it was so uncomfortable. With enigmatic sports figures like Harbaugh, you take the good with the, well, that. And that was epic regardless of which side of the fence you reside.
UPDATED 2:27 p.m. ET: Not surprisingly, Harbaugh has taken to Twitter to address the radio “controversy.”