Thursday, October 30, 2008
Singletary dropped pants at halftime to make point to 49ers
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This story has been corrected.Read belowSan Francisco 49ers interim coach Mike Singletary wanted to get a point across during his first halftime speech Sunday.
I used my pants to illustrate that we were getting our tails whipped on Sunday and how humiliating that should feel for all of us. I needed to do something to dramatize my point; there were other ways I could have done it but I think this got the message across.
-- Mike Singletary
His team was down 20-3 and he wanted to illustrate how badly they were playing.
So, a 49ers spokesman confirmed, Singletary dropped his pants. The coach was wearing boxers.
The motivational tool was first reported by Arizona radio station XTRA's Mike Jurecki and The (Santa Rosa, Calif.) Press-Democrat.
"He was just dramatizing how embarrassing it was," 49ers director of public relations Aaron Salkin told The Press Democrat.
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