Found January 22, 2013 on
There are actual football games, and then there are the games that people play within those football games.
For the Patriots, that means questions about how Bill Belichick does (or doesn’t) talk after games, and whether his speedy postgame handshakes are in some way a slight.
Shannon Sharpe was all worked up Sunday evening when Belichick declined an interview after the Patriots’ loss (can we just note that Peyton Manning had done the same thing the week before?), and critics of BB have quickly piled on.
Belichick has at least one person in his corner, though — and it’s a Super Bowl-bound coach. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that, while Belichick could have skipped talking to him amid the bedlam after the game, he didn’t, and he even took it up a notch. That wins big points in Harbaugh’s book.
“Before the game, we talked, and he said maybe we should just skip the postgame handshake because it’s such a circus,” Harbaugh told Peter King of Sports Illustrated. “I said I didn’t know, I...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
CBS analyst Shannon Sharpe had some harsh words for New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick following the Patriots 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.Belicheck blew off an interview with sideline reporter Steve Tasker. That set off Sharpe:
Bill Belichick was understandably disappointed with the Patriots’ performance on Sunday, and his frustration got the best of him after the game.
Belichick, who was somewhat defensive and succinct in his postgame news conference, skipped out on an interview with CBS following Sunday’s AFC Championship loss, which Shannon Sharpe called “unacceptable.” Sharpe said that you can’t...
Shannon Sharpe of CBS ripped Bill Belichick last night for being a "poor sport." After the game there is always an interview with the losing coach, an interview that Belichick did not do. So, Sharpe decides he needs to give his much-sought-out-for(sarcasm) opinion. Heres what he said:
"There's something to be said about being gracious in defeat," Sharpe...
Bill Belichick gave fair warning Monday — even when no one asked — that he and his gray hoodies will still prowl the sidelines of the New England Patriots or at least another season.
At the head coach's season-ending press conference Monday— a day after the Patriots got trounced by the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game — a glum Belichick told the media:...
It is standard that the losing coach in the Championship game give a quick interview with the media, Belichick doesn’t do that and Shannon Sharpe doesn’t like it.
For reporters who have stared at the face of the franchise since he was 47-years young, the coach Belichick will return, to some’s dismay, for his fourteenth season.
According to WEEI.com, Belichick announced that he plans on staying.
“I’ll be here,” Bill Belichick announced toward the end of his season-ending press conference with the media at Gillette Stadium. “You’ll...
The big storyline for this year’s Super Bowl is the brother showdown about to unfold between brother headcoaches Jim and John Harbaugh. The real story line should be about the time when then Indianpolis Colts quarterback Jim Harbaugh made a guest appearance on Saved By The Bell.
Yup, before he was a Super Bowl-bound, NFC championship-winning coach, Jim Harbaugh was Screech’s...
Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and they plan to leave it at that. No phone conversations necessary while the season's still going. No time for pleasantries, even for the friendly siblings. There is work to be done to prepare for the Super Bowl, prepare for each other, prepare for a history-making day already being widely hyped as ''Harbowl.''
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is finally headed to the Super Bowl after seven playoff appearances. He celebrated the Ravens' 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots with some trash talk. Suggs: "Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Arrogant F---ers." — Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) January 21, 2013 Terrell Suggs: "These are the most arrogant pricks...
Call it the Harbowl if you like; we’ll all admit that both the name and the story line have a certain appeal – but Super Bowl XLVII is about much more than the battle between Jim and John that has been raging since boyhood. What's more impressive is how each of them led their teams this year. The bloodline story is compelling and media friendly, so it will be told often in...
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The Ravens are doing just that.
Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens will be keeping Jim Caldwell as offensive coordinator for next season. Since Caldwell has taken over, the Ravens are 4-2 and are in the Super Bowl. Joe Flacco also looks like an entirely different quarterback.
Additionally, the Ravens hired Eagles former defensive coordinator...