go to MSN.com
Found January 20, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Bill Belichick’s reputation for being a poor sport precedes him, but that didn’t stop Shannon Sharpe from calling out the coach after the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

According to NFL on CBS host James Brown, Belichick declined an interview with the network following New England’s 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Sharpe unloaded on Belichick for the poor show.

“There’s something to be said about being gracious in defeat,” Sharpe said. “We’ve seen the New England Patriots five times in the last 12 years be victorious. And we’ve seen the opposing coaches that lost come out and talk to our Steve Tasker. Coach Cowher did it when [the Steelers] lost to them. We saw this last week [when the Patriots beat the Texans].

“Bill Belichick makes it real easy for you to root against the Patriots. You can’t be a poor sport all the time. You’re not gonna win all the time. And he does this every time he loses. It is unacceptable.”

Sharpe is absolutely correct with his analysis. Belichick has been doing this for years. Heditched his interview with NBC after losing the Super Bowl to the Giants last year, and he grabbed a referee after being upset following a Patriots loss to the Ravens earlier this season. Belichick was the only coach who blew off the media at owners meetings in 2011. He skipped handshakes when he was coaching the Cleveland Browns.

Belichick is just a poor sport who doesn’t like to lose or work with the media. He does make the Patriots unlikable. What Belichick needs to realize is that you can’t win all the time, so it is important to be somewhat gracious in defeat.

As for Sharpe, though his analysis of Belichick was right on, he needs to work on his balance. I don’t recall him saying anything about Peyton Manning declining an interview with CBS last weekend, nor did he say anything about his brother, Sterling, being inaccessible to the media during his career.

(Video via The Big Lead, transcription via Pro Football Talk)


47 Comments:
  • Leave him be. I personally think he should speak even if briefly. However, he may feel he can't speak "appropriately" due to emotions and I get that. Now leave the man alone. He is who he is.
  • Nope. He is in a very public position, and he just needs to suck him up. If he can't speak appropriately for a sound byte , tough.
    New England fans probably don't care. But the rest of the fan base looks at him like what he is - a big fat baby.
  • Agreed
  • I personally feel Bill Belichick is a sore loser. He is so unsportsmanlike. I root against the Patriots every chance I
    get. They have a jerk for a coach and a crybaby Quarterback.
    I will say Brady is good but not as good as his ego thinks he is
  • Absolutely agreed. I used to like Brady. But after his cry-baby performance.... he went from winner to loser in my book.

    I hope he loses his endorsements.
  • maybe buy him a dress, cry baby.
  • AMEN!!!!!!!
  • He'll speak, eventually. He was probably so ticked off at how his team played that he was being a better sport by NOT speaking! The rightful team won.
  • Yep.
  • He was ticked off at how his team played? UMMM, he's the head coach. He's just as guilty for their loss.
  • Snannon's intrevue pwobabwy would have snucked anywaves.
  • Not as bad as your grammar and spelling...
  • Peyton might not have spoken with the media, but it was widely reported that he and his family waited over an hour so that he could personally congratulate Ray Lewis on his career and impending retirement.
    Mr. Belichick is extremely well-paid and part of his compensation is to deal (graciously we hope) with the media. He is not winning any popularity contests and has actually driven people to root against his team.
  • Why on earth would Peyton Manning, a well-respected NFL QB, wait over an hour to congratulate a murderer?? He just lost a lot of respect in my book, thanks for making me aware. Just because you're a great NFL player doesn't mean you're a good person. He just got away with it and people have seem to forgotten that 2 men were murdered and he had something to do with it.
  • how does anyone know sharpe slammed anyone?

    has he ever spoken a coherent word since he has been on that panel of fools............?

    how can he possibly still have a job........?

    mind boggling
  • hey lopfran when u switch over from watching bowling and pop off about one of the best tightends to play the game then I think u r incoherent what dork response, u probably never played a down of football in your life,so go back to the dart board or whatever u play for fun, oh ya bowling haha loser
  • Not exactly a "rip". All he said is that he was a poor sport.
  • Snorry Snannon, he pwobabwy dint mean it perthonawy.
  • u need to learn how to spell homie
  • You don't suppose Shannon is a little MORE arrogant since the team HE won a superbowl with had just beaten Nedw Englan ?
  • i would never talk to media if I was a coach. period!
  • I had a girlfriend named Shannon, she talked just like him---WHEN SHE HAD MY D*** IN HER MOUTH!!!!
  • Why do the lazy blacks hate the Pats?
  • Your name fits you. This has nothing to do with race. I'm from Boston and I can tell you some of these fans can be extremely nasty when we lose. There are a lot of progressive blacks, whites, latinos, and others who dislike the Patriots. There are also a lot of dead-beat whites who either love them or hate them.
  • Thannon thimpwy thated that he would have liked to thpeak wiff Mr Bewechick and tell him if given another chance he would never have stuck his toungue on that frozen swing set in third grade.
  • sucks4ever what a moron typical response from a douche redsox fan
    l
  • sharpe has it ever occurred to that other than the mandated press meeting, mo one is entitled to a one on one interview after the game? the choice of whether to stand there and answer the dunbest of dumb questions is the choice of the person having to endure the stupidity of the questioner! but then who knows he might have made more sense than your little tirade. the media for too long has hiden behind the addage we ask what the fan wants to know .... which is pure BS ... the fact that your minion had no face time ( air time ) is the real problem and thats the real problem .. for some reason the media believes since they milk sponsors for money and then pay for the rights to broadcast ( at a fee mind you ) that everyone should be at your beck an call. I say less pre and post game show and let us the fans decide how the game was played . I may not have played in the NFL but i know a well played game vrs a poorly played game and dont need the likes of you to tell me what i just saw.
  • Shannon, just stick to being an analyst.
    It seems you have a little jealousy in your tone. How many superbowls have you been to? No one likes to listen to an analyst who is one sided. You and Phil Simms make a great team. When he does a
    Patriots game, he never says anything positive about the team. take a lesson from your counterparts. You may learn something
    Ii
    Y
  • It must be very difficult to be not only the LOSER coach of a losing team, but an ungracious, arrogant, egotistical cowardly cheater who can only gloat when my team is winning by whatever means. It is very hard to be a person of integrity and maybe CLASS who acts this way both publicly and in private. Just Sayin.....
  • And remember this is the same guy that video taped other teams practices in the SPY GATE case. So there you have it. A sore loser and a cheater in the game of PRO football. Nobody likes to lose but it's life so he needs to get over it. The Pats have been victorious for years and that is almost impossible to do now in Pro football with the free agency. This is the price of sports, nobody wins all the time. It's impossible and it would be boring and create total brats in the game of sports.
  • What a loser!! Really, Chic? Your husband's team loses and you take your childish frustrations out on the winning team's players? As if that helps your team suddenly get in the Super Bowl!! Feel sorry for Wes Welker. And its so funny how tough some folks get on a blog!! This chic is a loser and so is anyone supporting her lame azz (internet tough-guys)...
  • Neil ,defensive,about(one word)etc.... this is our future?I pity the fool.
  • I'M glad that Belicheat lost.
  • Do we really need to here another coach say "they made the plays and we didn't" or "I'm proud of my team. They fought their hearts outs" I never watch those idiot comments because you know it's all Coach Speak. Free country. His season is over so move on.
  • Rays they cheat look at the first game they play the pats , that rays field gold kicker miss the field gold at the end of the game you can see he did the pats got rip off that day, if it wasn't for that game the rays would have not be in the play offs at all because the pats would have won that one that game as for the rays fans when they get beat and lose the super bowl the rays and there fan's will cry like a baby
  • What a chump.... I get that he may not have had anything "earth-shattering" to say, but when you are the guy who is likely to go down as the orchestrator of one of the best teams in NFL history and have no problem accepting all of the acculades that come with that, you should also allow the public to see you when things don't go your way. It's a great teaching moment for the young fans, and unfortunately all they are learning from him is to pout when things don't turn out the way they wanted them to. This doesn't really suprise me though. I remember seeing the video of him dropping the f-bombin a casual conversation with his pre-teen son after introducing him to another coach. "F... that guy" he says to his young son. What a classless jerk!
  • I hope the sore loser get fined by the NFL.
  • Tom Brady is a Pu**y, Anytime he gets hurried or sacked he plays like Sh*t. Any quarterback in the NFL could play like him given the time he has to make a pass without any pressure.
    I'm glad they lost it just goes to show he can start but not finish.
    Though I don't think he will lose any money or sleep over it.
  • Shannon who? I cannot stand to listen to him. I switch channels EVERY time he is making commentary.
  • Nobody really gives a rats ass what a coach has to say after any game. Unless of course they come out ranting and raving like crazy people. Belichick's voice alone is my favorite reason for skipping his comments. The Pats played like crap and if anyone wants to hear Belichick's barely audible words that never tells anyone anything at all ever, it's time to get a real life.
  • SHOW ME A GOOD LOSER,, AND I,LL SHOW YOU A LOSER ,,,,RIGHT SHANNON????LOL,,,YOU LOSER
  • Actually, he's a SB Champion and one of the best Tight Ends to play the game.
  • Bilichick's "no show" after the game reflects badly on him. He loves the camera when they are winning, but acts like jerk when they lose. I guess this is how young men watching the games think you should act?
  • Either you likie BB or not. I can't see where anyone accept the media would route against the Patriots and BB just because he refuses to talk to the media. Shannon has a right to be "personally" upset because the sports sensationalized media he is now apart of needs guys like BB to answer their difficult questions and give them soundbytes and stuff to write and talk about. "WE" lost, what else are you looking for when you interview the head coach of the losing team? Get over it, every news outlet ?? has gone from reporting to ratings based pandering, is it entertaining? sure. But I am not going to feel sorry for Sharp or ANYONE of them when a coach or player choses to not confront them.
  • Grow up and show some sportsmanship! As far as rooting against the Patriots....I don't need Bill to dislike them!
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Belichick not in the wrong following Sunday’s loss

It almost seems like more has been made of what took place off the field following the AFC Championship game Sunday rather than what happened on the field during the game. Much has been made of Bill Belichick denying an interview to CBS following the game, and instead the Patriots having Devin McCourty speak to them. Many have called Belichick a “sore loser” and heavily criticized...

Bill Belichick Says Patriots ‘Came Up a Little Short in Every Area,’ Insists Ravens ‘Made More Plays’

Another season has ended with a crushing defeat for the Patriots. And while Bill Belichick was certainly upset following Sunday’s AFC Championship loss to the Ravens, he was his usual self while addressing the media. What that means is that Belichick provided succinct — and rather uninteresting — answers to a variety of questions, while making it clear that the Ravens are a...

Vote: Does Bill Belichick Mistreat the Media?

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 calls Bill Belichick a sore loser

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...

Shannon Sharpe Rips Bill Belichick After AFC Title Game For Not Doing Interview (Video)

Shannon Sharpe apparently wasn't too happy last night when Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't do a post game interview with CBS.  Honestly I'm not getting the big buzz about this.  Who wants to hear from a losing coach anyway?  What's he gonna say?  Umm we sucked tonight, they were better, we'll try again next year.  Oh, thanks coach.  Boring as hell. ...

John Harbaugh Says Bill Belichick Was ‘So Classy’ After AFC Championship Game

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’...

John Harbaugh: Belichick is classy

With everyone saying Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were sore losers, I was glad to see this headline. Belichick caused a stir last night when he didn't interview with CBS, a customary thing to do after a game, win or lose. As a result of this, Bill was labeled as unprofessional and a sore loser. I think John Harbaugh has the biggest say in whether or not Bill is classy or not...

Bill Belichick Gives a Forlorn ‘I’ll Be Here’ When Asked Whether He Plans to Return to Coaching Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Ray Lewis may be rolling through the final weeks of his NFL career before retirement this offseason, but don’t expect the same from Bill Belichick. Belichick, who will turn 61 in April, just finished his 38th season in the NFL and is the longest-tenured coach in the league, with 13 seasons in New England. But that doesn’t mean he’s planning on going anywhere...

Boomer Esiason: Belichick gives people a reason to hate him

After declining an interview following the Patriots loss to the Ravens yesterday, CBS analyst Shannon Sharp called Bill Belichick out. Sharp called him a "sore loser" and said that the he makes it "real easy for you to root against the Patriots." Well, here we are a day later and fellow CBS analyst Boomer Esiason essentially reiterated what his colleague had...

Brian Billick Defends Bill Belichick’s Handling of Media, Says ‘Quit Ripping Him for Being Who He Is’ (Video)

Watching Bill Belichick address the media is something that’s rivaled only by watching paint dry, but apparently there are quite a few people with a strong desire to watch paint dry nowadays. Brian Billick isn’t one of them. Billick, an NFL analyst who spent nine seasons coaching the Ravens from 1999 to 2007, doesn’t see what all the fuss is about when it comes to Belichick’s...

Belichick, Brady quotes after loss to Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are moving onto the Super Bowl after beating the New England Patriots 28-13 on Sunday.  Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady responded to questions after the game.  Transcript provided by Patriots.com. Bill Belichick: BB: Obviously a 

NFL Morning Lines

Will this be the last NFL game for Ray Lewis, or with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady get to another Super Bowl. The guys in Vegas have New England at more than a touchdown favorite, but the line has been moving in Baltimore’s direction. The other hot pick seems to be San Francisco, as they are now a 3.5 to 4 point favorite on the road against Atlanta, as everyone seems to be jumping...

Reed: Brady apologized to me for slide

Ravens safety Ed Reed says he had a conversation with Tom Brady over the quarterback sliding high on him during the AFC title game.

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-Ravens DL retired to give kidney to younger brother

Ma’ake Kemoeatu takes his job as the oldest of seven siblings seriously. So much so that when his brother, former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Chris, found out he needed a kidney transplant, the then-Baltimore Ravens nose tackle retired so he could donate. Chris had suffered from kidney pain since he was a teenager and later found out that he had a form of kidney disease. Still,...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago

Texas QB David Ash retires because of concussions

Today, Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong announced that quarterback David Ash has decided to give up football. This is sad news as Ash has been fighting through concussions since last season. Last season, Ash only played in three games due to concussions.  In this season’s opener versus North Texas, he suffered another concussion in the first quarter. The junior from Belton...
Via Total Sports Live
2 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals running back arrested for domestic violence

In a day that’s seen both Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy land on the Exempt List, more bad off the field news for the NFL, this time involving the Arizona Cardinals, is surfacing. According to source: Cards RB Johnathan Dwyer was just arrested for domestic violence @azfamily @AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/S9Kh0pgkfT — TylerBaldwin (@tylerbaldwin) September 17, 2014 Dwyer is a...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
5 hours ago

Domestic violence allegations emerge against Marshall

Yet another shot has been fired at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Attorney Gloria Allred called an impromptu press conference to announce that Brandon Marshall’s assaulted his former girlfriend Rasheeda Watley. Watley’s friend Kristeena Spivey reported says she reported the assault to Goodell. Goodell allegedly said he would investigate the claim, but he never did. So Spivey...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 hours ago

Santana Moss: ‘I hate a mouthy guy’ like Richard Sherman

Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss said Tuesday during his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan’s “Chad Dukes vs. The World,” that he hates mouthy guys like Richard Sherman. “You know what? I don’t have a problem with guys until I see these guys like the Richard Shermans,” Moss said. “It’s not even about, you know, you respect a guy when they go out and...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago

Multiple teams reportedly have interest in Ray Rice

According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, a number NFL teams are doing their research on former Ravens RB Ray Rice regarding the idea of possibly signing him to a contract in the second-half of the season. Rice would need to have his suspension lifted following his appeal that was filed by the NFLPA on Tuesday. Cole mentions that a team without an obvious need at running back...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 hours ago

Nike 'in no way' condones abuse, suspends Peterson sponsorship

As the Adrian Peterson situation becomes more toxic, fewer and fewer parties are willing to stand by him. In the latest move by a company to distance itself from the running back, who was indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child, Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Peterson, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported Wednesday. “Nike in no way condones child abuse or...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago

James Winston suspended for 1st half against Clemson

Tweet#1 Florida State has suspended 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston for the first half of their Saturday matchup against 22nd ranked Clemson, according to a report from ESPN. Winston reportedly was yelling obscenities on campus earlier this week, causing the Seminoles to sit their starting QB for a half. “As the university’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes...
Via Los That Sports Blog
11 hours ago

Report: Panthers expected to put Greg Hardy on exempt list

After the Minnesota Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the exempt list, the Carolina Panthers are deciding whether they should do the same. According to a report from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, the team has met with defensive end Greg Hardy and are reportedly expected to place Hardy on the exempt list. Mark Maske of the […]
Via Full Scale Sports
12 hours ago

NFL, NFLPA reach agreement on drug policy, players reinstated

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the NFL and the Players Association have finally reached an agreement on a new drug policy. According to Rapoport, an official announcement is expected to come at some point in the near future. The new drug policy includes HGH testing that is expected to get underway by the end of the month. The deal has also raised the threshold for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.