Because this is the time of the year for Super Bowl predictions, I will go ahead and throw caution to the wind, offering up the one thing you can count on this Sunday.
Jim Harbaugh will wear a black 49ers micro-fleece sweater tucked into khaki pants. Oh, and a black Niners hat.
Of this, I am certain.
I am more certain of this than Rob Gronkowski having one more beer, or of Vince Wilfork having one more serving.
Oh, you don't believe me? Well, you need to make like Luke Skywalker and search your feelings because you know it to be true. With that, we take a brief ride through the years and rather extensive wardrobe of Jim Harbaugh.
Here he is at the recent and historic press conference with fellow Harbaugh, Ravens coach John Harbaugh. As you can see, he is rocking the black hat, black long-sleeve sweater and khakis.
Well here he is via a TMZ report, bumping around with the family in New Orleans. At least in this particular image he is wearing a far more confused face.
Let's take you way back to February 10, 2012, when black was the new khaki and khaki was the new black. Harbaugh is teeing off at Pebble Beach with a calm demeanor that has me a little unsettled.
Back in December of 2011, he was caught up in a conversation with Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. At this point, I am starting to feel like I am watching some weird mashup of Quantum Leap and Dr. Who. Maybe Harbaugh just jumps from game to game in some sartorial limbo.
Here he is catching a San Francisco Giants game in June of 2011, sans the iconic black Niners cap. I can breathe easy knowing he likes to go wild and switch things up from time to time.
Here he is in his inaugural season with the 49ers in a game against the Raiders, wearing a fresh outfit of...yup.
Now don't think for a second he was born wearing this outfit. Well, maybe he was, wrapped in Niners gear like Superman draped in his future cape.
However, here he is wearing Stanford gear, remarkably similar to the comfort wear he rocks now.
With your head spinning, let's inform you that he doesn't simply wear just one outfit. This conundrum is not like Jerry Seinfeld trying to figure out why the woman he is dating wears just one outfit; we do have some answers.
CSN Bay Area actually reported back in February of 2012 on the obsessively consistent attire of the head coach.
Every day, it's the same thing: a black "SF" microfleece sweater tucked into his khaki pants.Harbaugh has eight khaki pants and six sweaters -- all identical -- from which to choose. So why does he pick the same outfit every day?"It reduces drag," Harbaugh said. "I don't have to waste any time figuring out what I'm going to wear."
So it seems this is just one less thing to worry about for a remarkable coach who has his team one win away from a Super Bowl title.
Still, it boggles the mind considering Bill Belichick at least rotates somewhat differing hoodies.
When you sit down to wager on all the ridiculous prop bets this weekend, consider laying down your life savings on Harbaugh's wardrobe, because you won't be wrong.
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