Originally written on NBC Miami  |  Last updated 11/9/14

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)
Before we begin, I must offer full disclosure: I hate the Patriots and I hope Bill Belichick loses to the Giants and then gets embroiled in some kind of awful scandal. Now, despite all that venom, I have the utmost respect for that coldhearted scumbag, and any reasonable fan ought to as well. This will be Belichick’s fifth Super Bowl appearance as a head coach, which would leave him one shy of Don Shula’s record for most Super Bowl appearances (six), and tie Shula for most Super Bowl appearances with one team. If the Patriots win the Super Bowl, Belichick will tie Chuck Noll for most Super Bowl wins all time. Belichick has now appeared in more Super Bowls than Marv Levy, Bud Grant, Dan Reeves, Bill Parcells, Dick Vermeil, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, and Vince Lombardi. He’ll be tied with Tom Landry, and already has more Super Bowl victories than Landry's two. He’s already considered one of the most creative and adaptable coaches in history (Remember: he was also t...
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