I’ve been extremely critical of John Harbaugh during his four year tenure as the Ravens head coach.  I’ve criticized his clock management, leadership, in-game decisions and his approach with the media numerous times here on BSR.

It’s not because I don’t like the guy, it’s because I think he took over a Super Bowl caliber team that has lost in two AFC Championships and two AFC Divisional playoff match ups.

While there are plenty of actual football related criticisms of Harbs, I can’t disagree or bash him for his comments about the Patriots and Saints.

Harbaugh told 98 Rock, “What happens, even the thing in New England, no matter whether those things had any impact on whether they won their championships or not, they got asterisks now.”  “It’s been stained,” he said.

And he is 100 percent correct.  It’s not an opinion from Harbaugh, it’s fact.

This isn’t some looney conspiracy that he’s chasing, the NFL punishment’s of both New Orleans and New England support Harbaugh’s statement.

But because the national media got ahold of Harbaugh’s comments, he was forced to apologize to the guys that have actually done wrong in the league, Bill Belichick and Sean Payton, and will be painted in a negative light for calling out cheaters.  Figure that one out.

“I could have been more clear that I was referring to those viewpoint,” Harbaugh said in his apology this afternoon.  “I totally believe that the Patriot and Saint coaches and players earned those championships. Bill (Belichick) and Sean (Payton) both know that.”

The funny part of this whole thing is that Belichick recommended Harbaugh to Steve Bisciotti for the coaching opening in 2008.  But, you won’t hear that today will you?

“There has been some distortion about what I said.”

By the way, did anyone mentioned the great charity event that Harbaugh was on the radio attempting to promote this morning?  Lost in the shuffle of this mayhem was the fact that the Ravens and O.J. Brigance are supporting the annual Fiesta 5K run for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins this weekend.

Somehow that’s been overlooked, and it’s a shame.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of and Host of the BSR Podcast.  You can follow him on twitter @zamwi or send him an email:

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  2. You’re right, the focus should be on OJ and his battle against ALS. I also place part of the blame on 98Rock for going there with this interview, anyway. This is what you get for have guys spinning Nickleback records just a few minutes before doing an interview.

    BTW, why are he Ravens on 98 Rock, anyway? I know, it’s all about the money.

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  6. The great and powerful Oz and now we have the silver tongued Harbs,,,,,,,,,,he is a joke and I can’t believe Biscuit doesn’t see this,,,,,,,,,,,,,we the people who patronize BSR see the fraud he is , why even Zach recognizes this……….sorry Zach , you had him pegged from day one and I commend you……………..

    • blah, blah, blah .. same ole snips from this guy. Ravens can’t do this, Ozzie can’t do that, Harbaugh doesn’t know this. Go cry somewhere else and root for the dolphins or something. You sound like a two year old that doesn’t get his way. Where’s your little girlfriend, the Intimator, probo licking your balzac right now.

      • Let’s see how good Harbaugh is coaching the defense without the defensive player of the year,,,,,,,,,,,you think he has a blank look on his face last year , just wait when he realizes the Ravens end up in third place because he can’t ‘coach’em up’………..

        • I agree with spy,the window has closed for Harbaugh and Bisciotti better wake up and realize this guy is a fraud of a coach.

          • Yeah,,,,,and i bet those dolphins are keeping you guys all peachy these days……

            spy,,,,,,,i thought you only had it for Intimator… you got mystery man with you, you dirty-cheater with a wife-beater.

    • Yep,,,,I love the Inti-mate….. He’s real cute in a cowboy outfit blaring out hits from the Village poeple.

      • Hey imposter,,,,,,you still don’t get the dots right , everyone does but you , they know you are an imposter the way you use the dots,,,,,,,pay attention or get lost fool………

        • Aw, no need to cry about it. Bet your lover mush-mouth Intimator will give you some love……..Once he puts that cap backwards for ya,,,,,,,,you two are ready to go.

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