Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/26/14

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
A number of words have been used to describe Bill Belichick over the past decade or so. When speaking strictly about football, most of those terms have been positive. However, most people do not think very highly of the Patriots coach as a person. Belichick seems to love every bit of the attention he gets for being an “evil genius” who has no patience with the media. Is he considered an egotistical maniac? The average person would say he most certainly is, but Belichick’s good friend Tony La Russa insists that is not the case. “I get a big kick out of the perception publicly — all the media, and mostly the fans, because they don’t see (and) he doesn’t give you much,” LaRussa said on ESPN Boston Radio Friday according to ESPNBoston.com. “He’s not there to draw attention to himself. But if you get in a social situation around Bill, he’s got so much personality. He’s interesting. He’s funny. He’s a great friend. I can’t respect our relationship more than I do. He’s about as good a
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