Posted December 02, 2012

Mike Tomlin, John Harbaugh share tense handshake after Steelers-Ravens

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The Ravens and Steelers are still in a fight for the AFC North. (Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE)

The Ravens and Steelers are still in a fight for the AFC North. (Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE)

Jim isn’t the only Harbaugh who enjoys a little handshake controversy every now and then.

While it doesn’t at all compare to the epic Handshake Heard ‘Round the World between Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz last season, John Harbaugh and Mike Tomlin were caught on camera after the Steelers’ surprising win over the Ravens exchanging a slightly contentious postgame handshake of their own.

The words don’t tell the tale here, the pictures do. Harbaugh congratulates Tomlin, who appears to be in a hurry. Harbaugh, not pleased with Tomlin’s lack of graciousness, pulls the coach back in and says “Hey, hey, hey, I said congratulations.” Tomlin thanks Harbaugh and leaves. But the tone in each man’s voice, and the looks on their faces, give a better idea of what each man was thinking and feeling in that moment.

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3 comments
tukwilatommygun
tukwilatommygun

what is it with the harbaughs?  a little sportsmanship? nope.  a little love, alex smith? no  hope their arrogant butts get kicked the rest of the way.

durden
durden

Not surprising.  Men of good character like Mike Tomlin rarely suffer worthless αssholes like the Harbaugh brothers gladly.

Matt32
Matt32

Much ado about nothing.  On a sidenote, as a Vikings fan I am still disappointed that our front office didn't can Childress and give Tomlin the Head Coaching job when they had the chance.