Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 9/13/12

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)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Kevin Spencer was coaching a lacrosse practice at Detroit Country Day School in 1976 when a passing car slowed down and then stopped. A vaguely familiar figure stepped out. It was Bill Belichick, then an assistant for the Detroit Lions. The duo had competed against each other in college lacrosse -- Spencer at Springfield (Mass.) College, Belichick at Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) -- but the memories were a little fuzzy. "Bill was a Maryland guy (raised in Annapolis), and of course, lacrosse is huge in Maryland, but I think it shocked him to see it in Detroit, Michigan, Spencer recalled. "We kind of looked at each other for a minute, trying to place each other, then I said: 'Youre Belichick, right?' He said, 'Yeah. Youre that pain-in-the neck defenseman from Springfield, right?'" And so a friendship was born. Thirty-six years later, the duo will meet again when the Cardinals face the Patriots on Sunday in Foxboro, Mass. Much has changed since then. Be...
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