Monday, April 13, 2020

The Day I Became a Jim Harbaugh Fan

Jim Harbaugh at a coaching clinic in Lansing, Jan. 16, 2020.

Before this weekend I've never been a fan of University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. I didn't dislike him. I just spent little time thinking about him.

This has changed. Because of what he said in Saturday's Detroit Free Press. (HERE.) 

Harbaugh said:

"I think this group, this younger generation, those in their teens and early 20s, they see more about the world as a whole and think less about themselves and more about the planet and the environment and others," Harbaugh said. "I have to honestly say much more than those of us who grew up in the '80s. That era, that decade seems marked more by individualism.
"Even now, as we all go through what we're going through with COVID-19, I see people more concerned about others. More prayerful. As I said, God has virtually stopped the world from spinning. I don't think it's coincidence — my personal feeling, living a faith-based life, this is a message or this is something that should be a time where we grow on our faith for reverence and respect for God. You see people taking more of a view of sanctity of life. And I hope that can continue. I hope that continues and not just in this time of crisis or pandemic.
"And lastly, abortion, we talk about sanctity of life, yet we live in a society that aborts babies. There can't be anything more horrendous."

Saturday, April 11. The day I became a Jim Harbaugh fan.