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Reasons To Celebrate, Week 2: No Handshake Controversy This Year

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Anybody tired of hearing the word "handshake" yet? All last week, the main storyline for the Detroit Lions' matchup with the San Francisco 49ers was the post-game handshake and the incident that followed last year between Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh. Both coaches downplayed the incident, but that didn't slow down any of the talk about it.

There was a handshake "incident" in Week 2, but it luckily didn't involve Schwartz and Harbaugh. Instead, it involved the New York Giants' Tom Coughlin and Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Greg Schiano, who got into it a bit after the Bucs got a little too rough during the Giants' kneeldown to end the game.

As for Schwartz and Harbaugh, their handshakes went off without a hitch both before and after the game. As you can see in the picture above, there was nothing unusual about their handshake this year after the game, and you can take a look at their friendly handshake before the game below:


As long as these two coaches remain with their teams, the handshake from 2011 will always be brought up when the Lions and 49ers play. I doubt it'll be the main storyline in the future, though.

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