SANTA CLARA, Calif. Cedric Paquette Jersey . -- Jim Harbaugh pirouetted in frustration following a personal foul on Dan Skuta. He got hit with his own unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for arguing following a catch by Vernon Davis that went to review before being ruled a touchdown. And that was just last Sunday. Harbaugh has been at his emotional best -- or, to some, worst -- with his cartoon-like faces and quirky sideline antics in leading San Francisco back to the NFC championship game for the third time in as many years since taking over as 49ers head coach in January 2011. On Davis TD during Sundays 23-10 win at Carolina, Harbaugh ran well onto the field during the play. "I think Harbaugh gets away with murder myself," former Seahawks coach and ex-49ers assistant Mike Holmgren said. "If I ever did that it would be a penalty." Harbaugh should be as charged up as ever come Sunday, when he faces off once more against the rival Seattle Seahawks in an NFC championship game featuring that familiar coaching sideshow with Pete Carroll. This time, theres a Super Bowl berth on the line. But if you ask Harbaugh, "Whats your deal?" is so five years ago. Enough already, he insists, keep it about the players. "That might have been something four or five years ago," Harbaugh said. "But, I havent seen it as of late. And, it would be as irrelevant now as it would have been then when people made a bigger deal out of it. So, irrelevant, irrelevant." Sorry, not this week. Theres no avoiding such chatter. Harbaugh has to expect that infamous phrase to come up often. It dates back to their college days coaching in the Pac-10 Conference. In 2009, Harbaugh and No. 25 Stanford ran up the score on 11th-ranked USC in a surprising 55-21 rout, even attempting a 2-point conversion with the game way out of reach -- prompting Carrolls infamous "Whats your deal?" when they met afterward at midfield. Whatever their past or perceived differences, Harbaugh knows what to expect every time a Carroll-coached team takes the field. The Seahawks ended San Franciscos two-year reign as NFC West champion. "Its hard to get to this position," Harbaugh said. "Talking about a year of preparation and planning and off-season and training camp and games. And they did it better than anybody did it this entire season. So, a great task, great challenge ahead of us." The 49ers have already accomplished plenty this post-season by winning in the bitter cold of Green Bay and at Carolina. Harbaugh is the first coach in the Super Bowl era to reach the NFC championship in each of his first three years. Place kicker Phil Dawson wanted to be part of the winning vibe after 14 mostly disappointing years with Cleveland. Nose tackle Glenn Dorsey left Kansas City to join a team with Harbaugh at the helm. Even if Dorseys first impressions of the coach left him shaking his head. "I noticed what everybody else noticed: a coach going crazy on the sideline having fun," Dorsey recalled. "Always pumped up and always getting his team hyped. He works hard, even now being on the inside seeing him every day and how he goes about doing his job, the enthusiasm that he has and the motivational stuff that he has, the knowledge that he has. Hes a great coach." Dawson appreciates how Harbaugh takes chances in the kicking game based on his trust in the veteran -- and it certainly didnt hurt that Dawson converted a franchise-record 27 straight field goals until the streak ended in the regular-season finale at Arizona. The 50-year-old Harbaugh, a 15-year NFL quarterback himself, regularly moves around the team plane to visit with players about football and life. He shares meals with rookies and veterans alike on occasion in the team cafeteria. "Hes the kind of coach you want to win for," Dawson said. "Theres a special satisfaction with having a relationship with the head coach. Being a place kicker, on a lot of teams the head coach never even speaks to the kicker. Hes around, he gets it, hes been there. Hes sat in those seats. I think its probably one of the biggest reasons hes successful is his ability to communicate with the guys and relate to them on their level and be able to instil whatever it is hes trying to instil in a way that guys will receive it." Alex Killorn Jersey . - Whether its because of her improved play or the reason for it, Michelle Wie appears as comfortable on and off the golf course as at any time in her career. Vincent Lecavalier Jersey . "Youre next." Hardly. Iguodala tormented his former team with a game better than any he ever played in eight seasons with the 76ers. http://www.cheaplightningjerseys.com/ . "Its not done, but its a huge step," Hannover general manager Dirk Dufner said. Poor defending allowed the visitors to score in the second minute, when Leon Andreasens header from Christian Panders cross sent the ball inside the far post.NEWTON, Iowa -- If this was Brad Keselowskis final trip to Iowa Speedway, he made it a memorable one. Keselowski held off the charging Michael McDowell on Saturday night to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at the short track. The only Sprint Cup driver commuting from Pocono in Pennsylvania, Keselowski led 146 of 250 laps for his third Nationwide victory of the season and second in two starts. Trevor Bayne was third, followed by Sam Hornish Jr. and Ty Dillon. Keselowski, who ran the No. 22 car so Ryan Blaney could stay in Pocono for Saturdays Truck race, was set to cruise to an easy win when James Bueschers crash erased his lead less than 10 laps from the finish. But Keselowski went high to overtake McDowell and held on for his 30th series victory. "He had me there for a minute. Somehow I slipped back by him. Im really not even sure how that worked out," said Keselowski, who mentioned after the race that the seat for the No. 22 car in Iowa will likely be given to a Penske developmental driver in the future. "These wins, theyre not easy to come by." Points leader Chase Elliott finished eighth. He leads Regan Smith by two points. Keselowski won for the third time at the track. He won the inaugural race five years ago and topped Hornish last season. Keselowskis success on Iowas short track -- along with a front-row spot next to Bayne and six consecutive top-three finishes in NASCARs second-tier series -- had him pegged as the heavy favourite from the moment the green flag dropped. The Sprint Cup regular didnt disappoint. Keselowski and Hornish swapped the leaad much of the night, with Keselowski taking control two-thirds of the way through the race. Adidas Slater Koekkoek Jersey. Dakoda Armstrongs blown tire less than 70 laps from the finish gave the front-runners a chance to make pit stops. Keselowski won the race off pit road and appeared to have the race locked up until the final caution put him in jeopardy. The flag gave a relatively boring race a brilliant finish. McDowell briefly held the lead, and the first win of his career appeared within reach before Keselowski made the move of the race. "Brad definitely had the best car. But on those restarts, everybodys got a shot," McDowell said. "I tried my best. I gave it all I had. But I just got a little too loose on (turn) three and Brad got a run on the outside." Bayne won his first pole of the season earlier Saturday and led the first 31 laps, besting his total for the entire season just minutes into the race. Bayne also won the "Dash 4 Cash" promotion for series regulars, pocketing $100,000. Keselowski put himself in position for a weekend sweep after qualifying third for Sundays race in Pocono. Keselowski flew from Pennsylvania to Iowa about three hours before the race and flew right back to Pocono after the race, this time clutching perhaps his last trophy from the Iowa Speedway. "This isnt a race that Penske circles and says we want to send a Cup driver to. Its just the way it works right now with our development drivers in the trucks series. The race is a conflict," Keselowski said. "But Ive enjoyed the success Ive had here." ' ' '
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