How many of you remember Jim Harbaugh's appearance on Saved By the Bell: The New Class?
Seeing how The New Class was a cheesy, cheap spin off of the original, I'm betting the memory escapes most of you—as it did me.
Don't worry. We've got the proof.
Harbaugh plays Screech's cousin, and he's there to provide some thoughtful perspective to Eric Little, who started celebrating the potential game-winning touchdown...on the two-yard line. It was the biggest game of the year, and Little vows to never play football again after his faux pas.
Furthermore, Little's premature antics on the field caused a handful of his friends to get an "F" on an important project, and Little is beside himself with humiliation.
Thankfully, Captain Comeback is there to save the day.
It's a little weird seeing Harbaugh so calm and collected, though.
Anyone who's watched the man play in the NFL and then coach at the collegiate and NFL levels knows he's as animated and fiery as they come.
I guess that means he did a good job acting, right?
The fact that Harbaugh made an appearance on The New Class instead of the original Saved By the Bell series should be all you need to know about how big a star he was at the time. No disrespect to Harbaugh, but I'm betting Joe Montana could have done better.
All kidding aside, Harbaugh's message about what a true hero is shouldn't be discounted because he made the speech on The New Class.
It's a message that's just as valid today as it was then, and it's one I'm sure he's proud of.