Matt Barrows of the Sac Bee has an interesting piece out about the whole Jim Harbaugh-Alex Smith deal, and how as of now it’s simply a marriage of convenience:
You know that tired, old scene you see in sit-coms and romantic comedies? It’s the one where two close friends — one male, the other female – are having trouble finding love. So one says to the other: I tell you what, if neither of us are married by the time we’re 40, let’s marry each other.
You might think of the Alex Smith-Jim Harbaugh relationship in those terms. At the end of the day — or rather the end of the offseason — each may find the other as his best option. Is it true love? No, but it’s practical, and that’s probably the best word to describe the recent wooing of Alexander D. Smith. Consider it a marriage of convenience.
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