In case you haven’t heard, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick skipped out of the mandatory media breakfast at the NFL League Meetings this morning. Bad Bill was the only head coach who was a no-show at the 75-minute event at the Roosevelt Hotel. And now, courtesy of the Boston Herald, we have the photographic evidence to support these troubling reports.
The nerve of that guy. The arrogance. The gumption. The (insert additional word illustrating Belichick’s Belichickian tendencies here), or better yet, let us read CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco’s indignant commentary on the topic:
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick basically stuck out his middle finger to the other 31 coaches in the NFL Tuesday.
How else can you explain his not attending a supposedly mandatory media breakfast here at the NFL league meetings?
The other 31 coaches all showed up, some probably a bit reluctantly, but not Belichick.
And word is the league will do nothing about it.
He’s bigger than the game. Didn’t you know? There is no arguing that Belichick is a great coach. But does that mean he gets to adhere to his own rules?
I can tell you this: Several coaches were more than aware that he wasn’t there and weren’t thrilled that they had to be and he wasn’t there.
I just hope one of them has the guts to call him out on it. Rib him about it.
Grr. Do you hear that Coach Belichick? You’re a bad, bad man. (waves finger) Very bad! And take a good look at that photo up there: documentary evidence of Belichick’s uneaten breakfast: the wasted food! Simply shameful. Although I bet Rex Ryan swooped on in after the photo was taken and scooped up the unsupervised breakfast grub. Because that’s how he rolls.
Random picture of the day: Patriots coach Bill Belichick skips coaches breakfast [Boston Herald]
Belichick The Arrogant [CBS Sports]