Stephen A. Smith firmly adheres to the belief that there’s no room for tears in football, and he didn’t mince words when expressing his disapproval of Michigan’s Sherrone Moore’s emotional postgame interview after the Wolverines’ victory in Happy Valley over the weekend.
Addressing the tearful interview on ESPN’s “Get Up” Monday morning, Smith found the display excessive given the circumstances.
I don’t know why the hell the coach is on national TV crying like that. I don’t understand that. What are you crying for? Stop it. You beat Penn State, which we expected you to do, you’re going to beat Maryland, which we expect you to do. We’ll see what you do vs. Ohio State, but you got a coach that’s still eligible to coach in the postseason if you get to the College Football Playoff.
The ESPN commentator then turned his attention to Jim Harbaugh’s punishment, a topic he didn’t find favorable either.
“This is not about Harbaugh. This is about the fact that the program allegedly, supposedly — according to the Big Ten, maybe the NCAA — acquired an unfair advantage. Why are you being allowed in the College Football Playoff if it comes down to that?”
As it stands, Jim Harbaugh will be sidelined for the remaining two games in the regular season and is expected to return for the College Football Playoff if the Wolverines qualify. Anticipating Stephen A. Smith’s forthcoming critiques has become a topic of interest, given his reputation for delivering outspoken and critical assessments.