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Young Jim Harbaugh Had No Chill, Guzzled Milk, Played Baseball Alone

Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh was the subject of a segment on the latest episode of HBO’s Real Sports, and if there’s one thing to be gleaned from Harbaugh’s interview with Andrea Kremer, it’s that ol’ Jim has always been a tremendous weirdo.


Harbaugh spends a good chunk of the segment talking about his childhood, and he isn’t shy about admitting that he was a hyper-competitive dick of a kid who chased off most of his friends. He was such a jerk, in fact, that he ended up spending hours playing baseball by himself in a strip mall parking lot. Harbaugh recreates the childhood scene for Kremer in the video above, and it is one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. Harbaugh also talks about how he guzzled milk—not that “candy ass two-percent” milk, as he puts it—so that he would one day be tall enough to play quarterback. There’s a lot of milk talk in this segment. So much talk about milk.

And then there’s this bonus clip, in which Harbaugh talks about how he met his wife. Basically, he accosted her in a restaurant, got her number, and then proceeded to call her nine times until she agreed to go out with him.

Jim Harbaugh, please find some chill.