by John Seb
Though the media frenzy has faded away a little, the questions remain as to whether 49ers’ Coach Jim Harbaugh is staying or going to the Cleveland Browns just hasn’t gone away. And it may just be that an extension of Harbaugh’s contract is contingent on him landing a Super Bowl – something the 49ers haven’t managed since 1995.
The news about Harbaugh’s troubled relations with 49ers general manager, Trent Baalke, became public recently. This may upset the club’s plans for the 49ers’ free agency period starting March 11 – and the May draft, whilst the fans don’t want their first season in the Levi’s Stadium start under a cloud.
So it may all come to nothing, but there are clearly tensions where there should be harmony. Whether these get ironed out or not is the million dollar question. Problems arise in these situations whenever one party goes public with the strains – for whatever motive they have up their sleeve.
Once the tit for tat really starts in earnest, then anything is possible as all the dirty laundry gets washed in the media spotlight and, let’s face it, we’re all hungry for NFL titbits all the time. Once one side states something derogatory, the other side always responds and the whole things escalates – but in the media spotlight.
Then if the 49ers happen to lose a couple of games – even if those losses are a complete coincidence – we’re into a full-on crisis and the management has to act to make any kind of change.
Then again – all this media hubbub may be good news for the shrewd punters amongst us. Perhaps the 49ers are a great future value proposition? They’ve now eased out to somewhere around 7/1 with 32 Red for the 2015 Super Bowl and although it’s a good way off – the time to make the deal is often when the bad news is at its peak.
The great thing about 32 Red is the site also has an online casino that brings with it very generous welcome offers. It also has a sports-book, so you may well be able to get a free bet if you haven’t registered with 32 Red before.
Of course – decide whether or not to invest the proceeds with the 49ers is quite another matter. But do remember that the pressure on 49ers’ Chief Executive Jed York to do something is now huge.
And one possible scenario is to stay with Harbaugh for another year on a Super Bowl all or nothing basis. In other word s- he stays and gets a huge bonus if the 49ers can win the Super Bowl next February. If not – he’s gone. And if that does become the case – then the 49ers may well be worth a small wager?