Already considered one of the great coaching meltdowns of all time, the real truth surrounding Mike Singletary's performance during and after the 49ers-Seahawks game this past Sunday is only beginning to emerge. First reported on XTRA-919 radio in Phoenix on Thursday is the news that the new SF coach dropped his pants and pointed to his butt in the locker room at halftime on Sunday to show his players what he thought of their performance. To which I can only say: Awesome. Not only that, but Singletary continued to rant, with his pants around his ankles, for a full four minutes. He was, thank God, wearing boxers. The 49ers were behind 20-3 at the half, and ended up losing 34-13.
"I used my pants to illustrate that we were getting our tails whipped on Sunday and how humiliating that should feel for all of us," Singletary confirmed in a blog post on the 49ers' Web site. "I needed to do something to dramatize my point; there were other ways I could have done it, but I think this got the message across. "I am excited about having the team back at practice on Monday so we can get back to work."
Oh, and then there's this, from the San Jose Mercury:
For what it's worth, Singletary was dropping his drawers at about the same time the 49ers were honoring former linebacker Dan Bunz.
The only question remains, what sort of boxers was Singletary wearing? I'm guessing one of the following:
Singletary Dropped Pants At Halftime [San Francisco Chronicle]