Belichick makes me miss Vick

Belichick - a dickYesterday, while watching Tom Brady headbutt one of his underpaid, All-American linemen, I had a thought.

There are no “hated” coaches in the NFL — except Bill Belichick.

Honestly, those in Patriot country have to be the only football fans who tolerate the man. It’s not like you can laude his high morals or coaching principles.

Personally, it wasn’t so much the cheating that turned me off Belichick.

Or when he leveled a photographer trying to snap a picture at midfield.

Or when he tried to lure away another man’s wife with all the cash he saves on weekend wardrobe (come on, I had to get one sweatshirt shot in there).

Nope, it was simply the fact Billy (and his boys) would do anything to have you believe they’re the most humble, blue collar, come-to-work and do-your-job guys in the entire world, let alone the league.

What a sham.

And it really showed Sunday, when the Pats kept hitting Redskins in the face, up 38-0. When Wes Welker scored (to make it 45-0), he acted as if he had just sealed a huge comeback in the AFC Championship game (oh wait…). Wes Welker, not Randy Moss. Nothing more humble than that.

When Belichick was asked about throwing on numerous fourth downs (with a huge lead) after the game, he gave his typical dickhead response:

“What did you want us to do, kick a field goal?” he asked.

Oh, you’re such a badass Bill. I know some wives that would be really turned on with that display of dominance.

The reporter probably did want you to kick a field goal so he wouldn’t have to waste a column/story/blog writing on how you lack any class whatsoever.

(To the writer’s credit, he shot back, “I didn’t want you to do anything, I’m asking about your thought process on that play.”)

Don’t be fooled by the image the media portrays of the Pats. Certainly there are other teams who will win at any cost, whose players play for the money and the fame, and haven’t enjoyed being on the field on a Sunday in years.

It’s just rare one team has them all.

PS. I refused to sell my ticket for 16 times the face value, so I’ll be at the game of the year Sunday. Go Horse. 


10 Responses to “Belichick makes me miss Vick”

  1. 1 staubach12
    October 30, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Here in Fort Worth people like Belichick just fine. Anyone who really loves football has to at least respect the man. If nothing else Bill clearly loves the game and understands it a level most people never will.

  2. 2 The Prodigal Son
    October 31, 2007 at 6:37 am

    “Certainly there are other teams who will win at any cost….”

    If by “any cost” you mean TRADING A 4TH ROUND PICK for the best receiever in the game, then I guess you’d be correct.

    “…whose players play for the money and the fame…”

    I think Brady plays for money, fame, and the ability to the “date” the living shit out of a 5’11” supermodel worth an estimated $150 million. So you forgot one, but you were close.

    “…and haven’t enjoyed being on the field on a Sunday in years.”

    Oh, right. Because winning all the time is no fun. That’s why they outlawed dodgeball in elementary schools, because all the athletic kids got bored beating on the fat kids.

    But I see your point. Maybe all the enjoyment IS completely sapped from a player after WINNING THREE SUPERBOWLS and TWO SUPERBOWL MVPs. Maybe we should ask Peyton. but then again- maybe not so much.

  3. 3 gabe
    October 31, 2007 at 9:43 am

    i simply don’t get this line of thinking, the NFL isn’t little league. Belichick will take any opportunity to run plays in game time situations. he’s supposed to give up that opportunity b/c the other team is gonna get their poor feewings hurt? i really don’t get why this is poor sportsmanship. i can see why it sucks to get your ass handed to you, but if anything, it should make you raise your game to come right back next time you play. You should remember, this is about fans and pundits getting more bent out of shape than the actual opposing coach. doesn’t that say something? Gibbs said in a post game press conference that he had no problem with it at all.

    Belichick’s field goal comment was perfect – can you ever get enough practice on 4th down situations? why would they kick a field goal? it’s actually part of their mentality to never get cocky and just assume you can walk through plays like that “because you’re the patriots.” they play all 60 minutes of the game and make the most of it, not out of the interest of embarrassing a team.

    either way, this Belichick hate is extreme and jealousy-inspired, might be time to get over this a bit. i’m sorry to say, it’s quite whiney.

  4. 4 Uncle Rico
    October 31, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    OK, WHAT should Belichick have done at the end of the Skins game?? If he kicks the field goal, he’s putting points on the board [piling on], if he throws and makes a first down and eventually the TD, points on the board [piling on], he hands the ball over, he’s disrespecting the redskins D [piling on]. So he did the most sportsmanlike thing and gave the skins the opportunity to stop him by running for the first down. I love Belichick, and I love when he runs up the score even more. Best coach of our era. Belichick is also a student of history [remeber Flutie’s drop kick, or the much maligned Vinnie T TD pass last season?], and knows how he is making history with this team, maybe he wants to totally secure that history with some very difficult to supercede numbers. I didn;t hear any crying when Payton ‘Jesus’ Manning ran up the score at least 4 times last season. Maybe if Brady was an inbred hayseed, this would be more bearable?

    Suck it up and stop them if your feelings are soo hurt!

  5. October 31, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Loving Belichick is your own business, but the Colts won 4 games by more than 10 points last year. That’s it. So don’t bring your weak-ass fake stats on this blog. Go ahead and show me when Dungy has run up the score…I’m not saying the Patriots aren’t good, obviously they are. All I’m saying is, the Patriots are not who everyone portrays them as and I’m sure we’ll hear Belichick change his tune as soon as someone on Pittsburgh takes a low shot at Brady after a play. Bringing fake stats onto my blog…grumble, grumble, grumble.

  6. 6 Uncle Rico
    November 1, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Here you go:

    In 2004 Indy had the following wins:

    – They beat a dreadful Titans team 51-24.

    – They beat a dreadful Lions team 41-9.

    – They beat a dreadful Bears team (with Craig Krenzel starting at QB) 41-10.

    – They beat a dreadful Texans team 49-10.

    – In the playoffs, they crushed Denver again 49-24.

    **I did not go out and get these, I borrowed them from a post on another board, so credit to AJP on Tandlers Redskins Blog. **

    And apologies, it wasn’t last year it was 04. I posted last night not realizing you were a colts fan, good luck sunday, but I have a feeling everyone will still be talking about the Pats running up the score after they trounce your ponys!! Can’t wait to see th Peyton Face again, its been too long. We got a quick glimpse of it in the AFC championship game last year when he smashed his hand of a linemans helmet and was crying on the sidelines — and yes he was literally crying. But hey, he came back in after that and engineered the win, and that shows what a great competitor and player he is, all the credit in the world to him.

    Speaking of crying, are there any early picks on what Bill Polian will be crying about, after the game this week? Maybe he will complain and get a Mercy Rule instituted, like he cryed after so many previous games against the Pats and got rules changed. I had to hand it to him last year in the aformentioned AFC Title game, at least he got a little down and dirty and jacked up the heat in the stadium once he heard how many Pats had the flu. Not complaining or making excuses here, just appreciating good gamesmanship – give your team every edge to win.

    Can’t wait for Sunday, go Pats.

  7. 7 Adrian Heney
    November 2, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    “Dont bring your weak ass fake stats on this blog”

    No, dont you dare. This is the GHETTO BLOG. Guard your grill.

  8. 8 Uncle Rico
    November 5, 2007 at 11:34 am

    WOW! First you can’t even win the game with all the gifts the officials gave you, then YOU get cought cheating by pumping in and/or amplifying crowd noise. Whats worse a someone who gets caught breaking a rule, or breaking a rule AND being a whining hypocrite? See you in the snow Peyton…. HA!

    Bringing fake crowdnoise into my biggest game of the season…grumble, grumble, grumble.


  9. November 5, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Funny, the team that loses handles it like champions. No mention of your team’s cheating, or dirty hits during the game, nothing. All the credit given to the Pats.
    But the winning team? They have to come up with excuses for why they didn’t play well against their first non-cupcake of the year.
    Sorry the Dome is too loud for your boys. I was there…I think that noise was the 60,000 screaming fans on their feet. I can’t be sure though.
    And what’s this? http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071105/SPORTS03/71105043 There’s a surprise.

  10. 10 Pats Fan
    December 31, 2007 at 1:11 am

    Hey dude, you said they do it for the money? Not in this salary-capped era. No. The Patriots are making NFL history, and they’re doing it when we would have never thought it possible. So stop your whining, because that is some really poor ass sportsmanship.

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