Jim Harbaugh recites ‘Gladiator’ monologue through Russell Crowe cutout (vid)
Jim Harbaugh continues to do Jim Harbaugh things during the Michigan Wolverines’ “National Lampoon’s European Vacation”-like trek through Italy. Harbaugh’s most recent foray into his patented brand of lovable goofiness involved reciting a section of Russell Crowe’s classic monologue from the film “Gladiator.”
The soliloquy was made that much better — not to mention apropos — due to the fact that Harbaugh performed the monologue whiel sticking his face through of a Maximus Decimus Meridius cutout.
Here’s video of Harbaugh getting his Maximus on, although the footage picks up about halfway through the speech.
No words. pic.twitter.com/5V9AUiXkny
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) April 28, 2017
As Jon Lovitz’s “Master Thespian” would have said on SNL: “ACTING!”
Now, to recap some of Harbaugh’s antics during Michigan’s sojourn in Italy. First, he presented Pope Francis with some Michigan swag during a visit to Vatican City.
@UMichFootball @CoachJim4UM @cnalive @espn @SInow @Church_POP @NCRegister .@UMichFootball Coach Jim Harbaugh giving #PopeFrancis a little something from Michigan this morning. @CoachJim4UM pic.twitter.com/K80tIgj2wo
— Alan Holdren (@AlanHoldren) April 26, 2017
He got scolded by mall security for tossing around the old pigskin.
Jim Harbaugh gets scolded by security inside shopping mall for playing catch. pic.twitter.com/cywWm8yPgm
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) April 24, 2017
And earlier on Friday, Harbaugh delighted — or terrorized — reporters by greeting them with an operatic performance of the “Figoro Aria” from “The Barber of Seville.”
Harbaugh: Opera Singer pic.twitter.com/vhqLdYwXiU
— angelique (@chengelis) April 28, 2017
And these are only but a few of the highlights of Harbaugh’s Griswoldian Italian Opus.
Jim Harbaugh: One of a kind. A man who attacks each day with an “Enthusiasm Unknown To Mankind,” his brilliant mantra.
Keep on keeping on, Coach Harbaugh.