You'll excuse us for not watching Niners-Cardinals last night. Our city was flooding. But we checked the various recaps today and saw this:
18/19 232 yds 3 TDs
That is Alex Smith's statline. Alex Smith! He wasn't up against soft competition, either-he was on the road against a defense Football Outsiders ranked fifth in the league. He had to beat Patrick Peterson and a mean defensive line. Did he ever. One might think that a bruising Niners triumph-they won 24-3-would cause Jim Harbaugh to mellow. It didn't. He said at his postgame press conference:
Reporter: Do you think [Smith's] performance tonight maybe put any confidence issues to rest? Harbaugh: I don't think there was ever a question there. I think it's just a lot of gobble gobble turkey. Reporter: What is gobble, gobble turkey? Harbaugh: Just gobble, gobble, gobble turkey from jive turkey gobblers … that paints a pretty good picture. He's a very confident guy.
The video is even sillier. Jive turkey gobblers.