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January 12, 2012

Who’s got it better than us? NOBODY! #Harbaughisms

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — ifindkarma @ 12:49 am
Joyce reminds me that 1/11 PandaWhale turned one year old.

Right now we’re working on awesomizing PandaWhale, building on what we’ve learned from our alpha.

We draw on inspiration from Jim Harbaugh:

Who’s got it better than us? NOBODY! 

I repeatedly watch 0:55 into this clip…

The 49ers reached the NFC title game because of three things: The Team. The Team. The Team.

What transformed The Team from 6-10 last year to the NFC Championship this yearJim Harbaugh!

I’m sad that Harbaugh hasn’t tweeted his philosophy recently.

That philosophy was imbued in Jim and his brother John “early on, an approach, a way of looking at things in terms of football, or life… That comes from our parents.”

Their dad Jack Harbaugh would chauffeur the boys to school each day and utter the same 20 words:

Ok, men, grab your lunchboxes and attack this day with an enthusiasm UNKNOWN TO MANKIND.

And don’t take any wooden nickels.

They turned out to be words to live by.

“In this world, you can choose to be positive or you can choose to be negative,” Jack Harbaugh says. “You can choose to see things through a set of eyes that sees good or you can choose to see things in life that aren’t so good.

“At least every day, they were reminded to look at it through a positive set of eyes. Let the lens of your eyes be positive.

We try to stay positive as PandaWhale navigates our creative process to create a masterpiece.

Like Alex Smith after a 27-yard QB sweep!


So in honor of PandaWhale’s anniversary, here are 11 of my favorite #Harbaughisms:

11. “I don’t like that kind of football where you try and talk and intimidate. It’s not real. You play with your feet, your legs, you play with your hands. Just play football. Shut up and play football.

10. “I just like being the guy who throws the rocks at the beehive every now and then.”

9. “I didn’t want to be in any kind of comfort zone. I didn’t want to be in any kind of guaranteed situation. The fact that it was uncharted waters, try to figure out ways to do things, gave me energy.

8. “I don’t take vacations. I don’t get sick. I don’t observe major holidays. I’m a jackhammer.”

7. “As long as everything that’s said is said against us, we feel a certain assurance of success. It’s when they go the other way, when flowery words of praise start to be heaped upon us — that’s when we start to feel exposed before our enemies.”

6. “ALL OBSTACLES CAN AND MUST BE OVERCOME. That’ll be our approach without excuse.

5. “We’re not sustaining a gosh darn thing. We despise the word sustaining. We despise the word satisfaction.

4. “What’s YOUR deal?” (“I’m great.”)

3. “We want to win with numbing repetition.

2. “Attack this endeavor with enthusiasm unknown to mankind.” (“EUTM” comes from Jack Harbaugh.)

1. “Who’s got it better than us? NOOOO-BODY!

It’s worth reading Jack Harbaugh’s story of “Who’s got it better than us? Noooo-body.”

To this day, it gets Jim Harbaugh all fired up.

Bay Area rapper Bailey even turned it into a rap.

Been there, done that, got the tee shirt.

Nobody has it better than us. NOOOO-BODY!!!

And on that note, it’s back to the creative process we go, to create a better “masterpiece”…

Go Niners! Go Niners! Go Niners!


Meanwhile, special props to the 49ers Special Teams for being DELIGHTFULLY QUIRKY!

The 49ers Special Teams Unit can be seen dancing before every kickoff to a song by Future called “Tony Montana”

There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

Who dances better than us? NOBODY!

Who’s got a more colorful coach than us? Nobody!


Hail to Harbaughisms… 🙂


  1. I’m always looking for more Harbaugh quotes and videos.Please tweet me at @ifindkarma if you have any good ones.http://twitter.com/ifindkarma

    Comment by Anonymous — January 12, 2012 @ 1:13 am

  2. Harbaugh on Saints putting up 600+ yds offensively: "it makes me go to bed and sleep like a baby. Wake up every hour crying." #49ershttps://twitter.com/#!/MBachCSN/status/156458805947940864

    Comment by Anonymous — January 13, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

  3. The #49ers have reached the NFC title game because of three things: The Team. The Team. The Team:http://blog.49ers.com/2012/01/16/gameday-story-the-team/Source: https://twitter.com/#!/49ers/status/158981034170515456

    Comment by Anonymous — January 16, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

  4. Remember to use the hashtag #BeatTheNYGiants !!!http://wrightcreativity.com/2012/01/of-football-hashtags-nfc-championship-games-beatthenygiants/

    Comment by Anonymous — January 17, 2012 @ 2:06 am

  5. Harbaugh: "They say you live or die in these games. We live. We move on and we move on in spectacular fashion." VIDEO: http://bit.ly/ApIwyNSource: https://twitter.com/#!/ScottKegley/status/158386239882530816

    Comment by Anonymous — January 17, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

  6. MercuryNews.com has a Hail to Harbaughisms:http://www.mercurynews.com/49ers/ci_19735551

    Comment by Anonymous — January 18, 2012 @ 2:30 am

  7. "Our team has steel in our spine, and this will make us stronger for our ultimate goal.""We ask no quarter. We give no quarter."http://www.mercurynews.com/49ers/ci_19735551

    Comment by Anonymous — January 18, 2012 @ 2:37 am

  8. Alex Smith after the 27-yard QB sweep!http://i.imgur.com/G6NCh.jpg

    Comment by Anonymous — January 18, 2012 @ 2:47 am

  9. So this game was clearly amazing. The best way I can answer this question is to try to give you one small glimpse of what it was like to be a 49er fan in the stadium for that game.If you can, imagine feeling this: Confidence. Pessimism. Happiness. Disappointment. Surprise. Anger. Contentment. Fear. Excitement. Depression. Hope. Relief. Joy ??? utter, unmitigated joy. Then, try imagining that powerfully cycling through your brain about 5 times a minute. And then, maybe, you’ll have some small idea of how amazing that game was.Or, maybe imagine this — you know that feeling you get, just for a second, when you see, feel and hear the fighter jets fly over during the national anthem? That spot in your heart that matches your gut, giving both a microsecond of topsy-turvey-ness? That was this game. For all 60 minutes.http://www.quora.com/How-amazing-was-the-Niners-Saints-playoff-game-on-January-14-2012/answer/Stephen-Venuto

    Comment by Anonymous — January 18, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

  10. "It’ll probably take a while to get over it. But we’ll get over it." ~ Jim Harbaugh(Regarding a 20-17 OT loss to the NY Giants for the NFC championship at a cold, rainy Candlestick Park. Alex Smith had an off-day as quarterback — he only converted 1 of 13 third downs, and only had one throw caught by a wide received for 3 yards. Despite the best efforts of Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, and the amazing 49ers defense, two fumbles from second-string returner Kyle Williams — playing for an injured Ginn — cost the 49ers the game. It’s a tough way to lose. The 49ers came as close as possible to making it to the Superbowl, without ACTUALLY making it to the Superbowl.)Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/mark-purdy/ci_19797597

    Comment by Anonymous — January 23, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

  11. "When Williams lost the ball in overtime, there was a sense of 60-some thousand people snapping awake from a dream. Disorientation gave way to instant devastation."http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7493216/hua-hsu-giants-49ers-nfc-championship-game

    Comment by Anonymous — January 24, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

  12. "How can we get better than yesterday? If we can get one percent better each day, we’re 30 percent better in 30 days."http://m.nbcbayarea.com/nbcbayarea/db_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=ElNOOMfi&full=true#display

    Comment by Anonymous — February 3, 2012 @ 12:19 am

  13. Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. ~ Jerry Rice

    Comment by Anonymous — March 8, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

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