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Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh’s Unique Group of Friends Includes Elena Kagan, Judge Judy

18pr150z3f7zgjpgPictured here, on the left, is Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at a taping of Judge Judy. As you can see, Harbaugh appears to be smiling, while he observes the TV judge dressing down someone in her court.

But later that day, the coach was not so pleased when Judge Judy took his measure in a card game.

As part of a report on the Wolverine coach’s unique circle of friends, ESPN chronicled an apparently heated rummy game between Harbaugh and the daytime TV powerhouse Judge Judy Shiendlin.

“It’s probably best not to mention that,” Judge Juday said, laughing. “I think he’s competitive.”

Harbaugh is not only friends with the most prominent TV judge in the land, he’s also pals with one of America’s nine most powerful real Justices. Associate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has hosted Harbaugh in her chambers, and even received a signed Bear Bryant biography with a special inscription from the coach.

“If our government operated the way Coach Bryant ran his teams we’d all be in better shape,” read the inscription. “Best wishes, Jim Harbaugh.”

Check out the complete list of the coach’s distinguished acquaintances here, via ESPN.

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