When this week’s awesome story about new 49ers coach Mike Singletary using his first halftime speech as an excuse to show off his bare posterior - “for motivational purposes”, sure - we wondered what 49ers team member would have the brass balls big enough to leak this information to the press. Well, apparently Coach Mike wants to know the same thing.
Talking to ESPN.COM’s Mike Sando, Singletary let his disappointment be known that the motivational mooning story reached the public: “It’s unfortunate. We will find out who is leaking information out of the locker room because what happens in the locker room should be sacred and stay there.” But the most important question that Singeltary answered in the interview was, why again exactly did you pull down your pants and show your bare ass to your team, for the love of God?
Singletary on why he pulled down his pants at halftime:
“The only point I was trying to make is, ‘Guys, this is what is happening on the field. There are a lot of different words to express it. There are a lot of different things to try to get it across. I only have so much time. I’m just telling you this is what I see happening out there. We are getting our tails kicked and we need to find a different way and let’s go out there and get it done. And that’s it.”
That makes sense enough, although maybe the more effective way would be to next time deliver the mooning with an ultimatum attached to it. Like, “if you don’t want to ever see this enormous monstrosity again, then you’ll start actually trying out there.” That’ll be enough to get us to do almost anything.