Last week, Jim Harbaugh called into a radio show and discussed his deep love for professional wrestling, especially when it came to “Nature Boy” Ric Flair who happens to be Jimmy’s favorite wrestler. Harbaugh even went on to enthusiastically suggest that WrestleMania take place at “The Big House” in Michigan. And that was that.
But then Harbaugh and the Wolverines curb-stomped Florida in the Citrus Bowl by a score of 41-7. What followed the dominant win was a special message from THE MAN himself.
“To be da man, you’ve gotta beat da man & you da man!” God bless Jim Harbaugh and his knowledge of signature Flair expressions.
Now if only he could find it within himself to exchange those awful khakis for one of Flair’s extravagant, diamond studded robes. Perhaps he’ll save that stunner of a moment for WrestleMania? Notice that he hasn’t given up on that mission, as evidenced by the hashtag of choice.
This is just the latest chapter in the budding Harbaugh-Flair bromance. Remember, Flair spoke to the 49ers three years ago before playing the Panthers in the playoffs, in turn riling up all the Carolina faithful.
That strut will never get old. Even if Flair is on crutches or in a wheelchair, he’ll find a way to do it.
Oh, and in case you missed it over the holidays, Ric Flair would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year in just about the only way he can.