If any of you knew what’s in my head, and none of you know what’s in my head until it comes out of my mouth, this posting would not be a surprise to you.
What’s coming out of my head today is that I have new hero. He is Bill Belichick the Coach of the New England Patriots.
Several years ago, the New England Patriots NFL Football team was caught secretly taping upcoming opponent’s supposed to be secret practices. Their coach, Bill Belichick was reprimanded and fined and talked harshly to by an NFL Official or two. There is no recorded evidence that Coach Belichick paid any attention during the harsh words.
He was then sent back to his team and, based on his recent “Tim Tebow Is a Patriot” press conference; the football world is fairly certain he did not immediately launch into a standup comedy routine when he got back to the practice field.
Those of you who have been reading my Foolishness...Or Is Its over the years know that I am not a fan of the News Media. My unfondness for the News Media includes the Sports News Media.
I have come to feel this way because of the inane questions they ask. Have you ever been confronted by a young child who is going berserk trying to interrupt adults (who are trying to ignore the little interrupter) and when everyone stops, and looks at the little fellow to see what he has to say, they and he find out that he had nothing to say. He just wanted to get into the middle of what’s going on.
Sports News Reporters are much the same way. Here are a few examples to prove this point...
- Question to the coach who is beating his head against the wall: “Are you feeling disappointed because you just lost The Big Game on a 103 yard pass on fourth and 65 yards to go with no time left on the clock?”
- Question to the coach whose team had just won the Super Bowl using a second string quarterback who replaced the first string quarterback with more that half the regular season to go: “Coach, when the season started did you foresee that your first string quarterback was going to get hurt with more than half the regular season to go, be replaced by your second string quarterback and you would win the Super Bowl?” (I did not make this one up.)
- Are your players feeling badly because they just lost The Big Game to their Arch Rivals?
My Boy Bill just did his best to frustrate a clutch of bug-eyed reporters clamoring for controversy about the signing of Tim Tebow during a press conference that would be in my Hall of Fame if I there were such a thing as the Smartfella’s Drive The Sports Media Nuts Hall of Fame. The questions are not important but some of his answers are beautiful. Other answers were longer (not much) but still did not give the panting reporters any info...
- Tim is a talented player that is smart and works hard. We’ll see how it goes.
- None, we try to do what’s best for the team.
- We’re going to try to get better as a football team, individually and collectively, and that’s what we’re going to do.
- We’ll try to do what we think is best for our football team.
- I don’t know, we’ll see.
- We’ll see, I don’t know.
- He’s a talented guy, he’s smart, he’s works hard.
- He can do a lot of things – we’ve seen that.
- Yeah, I like Tim. I have a lot of respect for Tim.
- I’ve already said that.
- I’ve answered the question twice. He’s a talented player who is smart and works hard.
- Everybody has a job to do and I’m sure he’ll try to do it the best that he can.
- We’ll all try to do our jobs the best that we can.
- I think we’ve already talked enough about him. We’ll see how he does and just go from there.
- I think I’ve covered it.
- I haven’t talked to Vinny in a couple years.
- I don’t know.
- Four weeks, it’s four weeks. A week of training camp is a week of training camp. A regular season game is a regular season game. It all adds up every day. You do the math, I don’t know.
- He’ll do what he can do.
- They are.
- I don’t have anything to add.
- Whatever conversations I have with anybody would be between myself and that person anyways. I don’t think that’s anything that would be shared publicly.
- We’ll see how it goes.
- I don’t know.
- There are a lot of people in the organization that contributed in all decisions, like there usually are. I couldn’t put a percentage on it, if that’s what you’re looking for.
- I don’t know, you’d have to talk to them about that.
- You’d have to talk to them. I don’t want to represent what somebody else said or thought.
What a Guy! My Hero!
Would I kid u?