4 Reasons Everyone Hates the San Francisco 49ers

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This is a point-of-view piece, written tongue-in-cheek. We appreciate differing opinions, so if you have one, just add it to the comments.

News has surfaced that Jim Harbaugh — 49ers head coach famous for his angry faces and shouty demeanor — is growing estranged from the San Francisco front office, to the point that he was almost (allegedly) traded to the Cleveland Browns for a draft pick, similarly to how Doc Rivers was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers from the Boston Celtics last year. The idea was bandied about then confirmed by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, who told USA Today, “There was an opportunity there, and it didn’t materialize.” That’s a shame.

It’s a shame because Harbaugh is a good-to-great coach who has become dramatically underpaid — which is what the disagreement between him and the Niners front office is about — by virtue of taking an OK team deep into the post-season for three consecutive years. While Colin Kaepernick arguably remains a little bit more of a game manager (for lack of a better description) than his Madden commercials with Russell Wilson might have you believe, between Kaep and Harbaugh, the Niners are set up for a nice, extended run at a Super Bowl win — maybe — or as guaranteed as that can be in the National Football League.

Harbaugh gets angry. Real angry, when he’s on a good team. Can you imagine what would happen if he ended up on the Browns? A team so destitute that its fans are happy to fund a Kickstarter for a children’s coloring book called Why is Daddy Sad on Sunday? paired with a coach who goes into apoplectic shock at the slightest provocation? It could’ve been gold. Unfortunately, Harbaugh is probably going to stay with the Niners, and that’s a drag, because pretty much everyone hates the 49ers. Why? Let us count the ways.

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