While You Were Working: 1.21.13

John Harbaugh called the Harbowl an "incredible moment in our country." Right, right, interesting timing. This was President Obama's inauguration weekend, today is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Black coaches clearly aren't getting a fair shot at coaching opportunities in the NFL. It's easy to take Harbaugh out of context here, or even suggest he's oblivious to reality. He talked with Sports Illustrated's Peter King about his grandparents being immigrants, the hard work and success of he and his brother John in a moment like this being the greatness of America. Got it.

With all of that said, congratulations to the Harbaugh family, the Obama familiy and the Carter family. But America still has a long way to go. The NFL still has a long way to go. Six Harbowls in a row couldn't lessen those points. 

Michael Phelps has a new look. The Baltimore native also discusses how much Ray Lewis inspired him to make that run at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Anderson Varejao has a blood clot in his lung that's going to sideline him for the rest of the season

Duke is back on top of the AP college basketball poll. 

One of the candidates for the New York Jets general manager position said he was told by owner Woody Johnson that the Tim Tebow trade last season was forced on the organization. Sure he was.

Russell Westbrook is known to be one of the more gifted athletes in the NBA, especially at the point guard position. Now, as Rocky the Mountain Lion can attest, no shot is safe with young Russ on the court. Not even a backward halfcourt attempt over the head.

A Falcons fan pistol-whipped his flatscreen after the 49ers came back from 17 points down in the NFC Championship game to advance to the Super Bowl. Sometimes it's just hard to watch your squad go down like that:

The Patriot's wives wouldn't get away with starting up a reality show, but they definitely talk A LOT OF HOT S—. Here's Wes Welker's wife inexplicably going off on Ray Lewis after the Ravens took it to the Pats in the AFC title game.

President Obama could have higher expectations among the black community in his second term. He obviously still has the overwhelming support on his side and perhaps it's impossible for a black president in America to NOT have said support. But Obama has critics across the racial spectrum, albeit with varying perspectives. As for black folks, there's no one-size-fits-all way to be president. The grotesque mass incarceration, urban poverty and black unemployment are issues that the community would like to see the prez address with vigor. That's despite recognizing his position as the leader of a country with different priorities. 

But Beyonce did the damn thing with the national anthem at the inauguration:

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