Some people say Bill Belichick is hard to root for given his — let’s say “salty” attitude. If you’ve watched the Patriots over the past decade, you’ll notice that when Bill Belichick loses, he’s not a happy camper. His natural face implies he’s not a happy camper anyways but he’s especially unhappy when he loses games.
That saltiness is magnified when he loses on a stage like the AFC Championship game, and when he loses he doesn’t like to talk.
Shannon Sharpe gets paid to talk and when Belichick refused to speak to CBS cameras after the game and refused to talk to sideline reporter Steve Tasker, Sharpe used his stage to publicly thumb his nose at the Patriots coach.
“Bill Belichick makes it real easy for you to root against the Patriots,” Sharpe said. “You can’t be a poor sport all the time. He does this every time he loses. It is unacceptable.”
Sharpe noted that five out of the last twelves years it’s been Belichick who has forced someone out of a Super Bowl shot, and every single time the opposing coach have stepped up to field questions and make comments walking off the field.
But really, we all know what would have happened, so if you’re dying to see what Belichick’s interview would have looked like, just imagine a semi-portly guy shrugging his shoulders and mumbling a lot.
Essentially, if you really, really want to see what Belichick’s interview would have looked like, go to a park after dark and listen to the drunk people mumble in their sleep. You don’t get much out of the guy even when he wins and when he loses you get even less. However, Sharpe actually said something that made sense when he called out Belichick, so at the very least we all have that.
Oh, and there’s always knowing Bill Cower has a tin of Skol not far from him at all times.