Jim Harbaugh's expertise knows no bounds: the ins and outs of pro-style offenses, football conditioning, actual mean-ass run blocking, proper quarterback thumb-to-center's asshole positioning, how to get young women to run passing drills until they are ragged, discount pants shopping, making your television cameos count...the list is boundless, and expanding by the day.
And now, you may add another area of expertise: Late stage capitalism. In an interview this week, Harbaugh admitted to Charlie LeDuff that he was not worth five million dollars a year in salary.
America is crazy about football but is $5 million per year is a lot of money. Charlie asked Harbaugh if he was worth that much. Coach's answer? "No."
So Charlie suggested he give it back.
"Naw," he said. "I like making a buck just like the next guy. I'm not doing five times as much work as somebody else or doing more work than someone who's not the head football coach at the University of Michigan so to answer your question honestly I would have to say no."
You know that he makes five mil already, but still: Eat that, Thomas Piketty. Harbaugh both knows this is a dystopian, Golden Age oligarchs' game, and he's all too happy to play, man. As a matter of clarification: the MC knows and will affirm that it is worth five million dollars a year, and are all too happy to accept payment for it from the first buyer. Five million a year, and not a penny less.