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NFL49ers' Jim Harbaugh latest coach to 'freak out'

Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 | 02:30 PM

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh wears his emotions on his sleeve, much to the amusement of football fans watching at home. (File/Getty Images) San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh wears his emotions on his sleeve, much to the amusement of football fans watching at home. (File/Getty Images)

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Tense moments during important games bring out both the best and worst in some people. In this case, we examine the worst. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh's tantrum on Sunday wasn't just entertaining, it ushered him into a prestigious club of fellow bench bosses that have lost their cool.
Tense moments during important games bring out both the best and worst in some people. In this case, we examine the worst. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh's tantrum on Sunday wasn't just entertaining, it ushered him into a prestigious club of fellow bench bosses that have lost their cool.

Here's a shortlist of some of the most memorable coaching meltdowns separated by sport. If you've got any suggestions for candidates we've overlooked, feel free to add them in the comment section. I promise, I won't be mad. Maybe a little upset.

But not anywhere near as upset as then-Abbotsford Heat coach Jim Playfair is here:



Next up, the man with one of the shortest tempers in the world, former college basketball coach, Bobby Knight:



While he's considered a minor-leaguer, Asheville Tourists manager Joe Mikulik produces a major league freak-out:



When you start chucking knuckles at opposing players, it's grounds for an unsportsmanlike flag. But when you're a coach, it's grounds for dismissal.

Around the 0:30 second mark of this video below, you'll see irate Ohio State coach Woody Hayes show his frustration at an interception, and at the opposing player that picked it off:



Bonus: It may not be recognized as a sport, (more along the lines of "sports entertainment") and he may not be a coach, but something would be amiss if I didn't include the undisputed king of freak-outs: the Macho Man, Randy Savage:



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