Jim Harbaugh’s Intensity Carries San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl

[Fox Sports]

ATLANTA – 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman looked somewhat bemused as he started to watch a GIF of his coach, Jim Harbaugh, reacting to a failed fourth-quarter challenge on a reporter’s phone.

Until we reached the high point. Then Bowman got geeked up.

It was a huge moment, the outcome very much in doubt. But the reaction was overwrought even by Harbaughian standards, the dramatic bend forward to slap the ground, his fist balled as he let out a primal scream and finally the theatric turn to unleash a torrent of words so vile I cannot even begin to imagine.