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MasterOfPuppets
01-21-2013, 01:31 PM
Bill Belichick stiffs CBS after the game, Shannon Sharpe rips him for being poor loser



New England coach Bill Belichick doesn't handle losing all too well, and he blew off CBS' customary postgame interview with the coach of the losing team after the AFC championship game.
CBS analyst Shannon Sharpe wasn't impressed and called him out for it with some harsh comments.

"There's something to be said about being gracious in defeat," Sharpe said on CBS' postgame show. "We've seen the New England Patriots five times in the last 12 years be victorious [in the AFC championship game). We've seen the opposing coaches who lost come out and talk to our Steve Tasker. Coach Cowher did it when they lost to them, we saw this last week.
"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 going to win all the time, and he does this every time he loses. It's unacceptable."
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Those are strong words from Sharpe, but it's tough to argue. There are certain unpleasant commitments that come with being an NFL head coach, and a certain class that should be displayed in defeat. Granting an interview that coaches are expected to give after big playoff losses, including Super Bowls, to a television partner that pays a big percentage of the NFL's bills is part of that.
Instead of Belichick, CBS was given Patriots safety Devin McCourty to talk to after the game. While McCourty handled himself like a professional and praised the Ravens, that's far from a fair trade. Belichick could have stood up and answered fair questions about why he decided to punt at the Ravens' 35-yard line and later the Ravens' 34 in two instances of a very conservative approach, and also how the Patriots mismanaged the clock at the end of the first half and missed out on taking a shot at the end zone before kicking a field goal.
Belichick has a history of acting like this after losses, most notably walking off the field with a second left in Super Bowl XLII against the Giants, a move that made him look like a sore loser. We'll see if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has a fine waiting for Belichick after he stiff-armed CBS following this loss.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/bill-belichick-stiffs-cbs-game-shannon-sharpe-rips-034609666--nfl.html

wwhickok
01-21-2013, 01:43 PM
This is so hypocritical. Jim Harbaugh didn't give Fox an interview either and he WON. No one is talking about that.

CanuckCurtain
01-21-2013, 04:40 PM
doesnt suprize me with belichick....cant say i would want to watch the interview anyways...i seen a few now and is it just me or is he a robot...so friggen monotone and boring...couldnt stand listening

Blackout
01-21-2013, 05:35 PM
First of all, fuck Shannon Sharpe.

Secondly, so a losing coach doesn't want to be interviewed in a post game interview at the AFC championship game?

Why is that surprising? What's he going to say "Well we need to go next season and work on this and that" blah blah. And shouldn't the focus be on the winning team here?

Belicheck had some nice things to say to Harbaugh after the loss, in person. It's not like he blew Harbaugh off, if he did, yeah that's poor sportsmanship.

steeltheone
01-21-2013, 06:10 PM
belichick does not follow the PC train that everyone has come to expect coaches to follow. I find it very refreshing!

Fire Arians
01-21-2013, 06:18 PM
the losers shouldn't have to interview unless they really want to. who wants to talk to the media after you just been eliminated so close to the goal? i sure as shit wouldn't.

harrison'samonster
01-21-2013, 06:32 PM
just read a brief article that Harbaugh has nothing but good to say about how Bellichik acted during their handshake at the end of the game. He said Bellichik was very classy

MasterOfPuppets
01-21-2013, 06:46 PM
the losers shouldn't have to interview unless they really want to. who wants to talk to the media after you just been eliminated so close to the goal? i sure as shit wouldn't.
as the article said , CBS paid huge money to televise the game. interviews with players and coaches are also included. i for one wanted to wallow in belepricks misery while i listen to him explain his piss poor clock management and decisions...:chuckle: i had zero interest in what the winner had to say because my only interest in this game was that there was going to be a loser....:sofunny:

harrison'samonster
01-21-2013, 06:53 PM
as the article said , CBS paid huge money to televise the game. interviews with players and coaches are also included. i for one wanted to wallow in belepricks misery while i listen to him explain his piss poor clock management and decisions...:chuckle: i had zero interest in what the winner had to say because my only interest in this game was that there was going to be a loser....:sofunny:

:rofl:

pittfan88
01-21-2013, 08:15 PM
Fuck bill and tom brady hope they go butt fuck each other

SteelersCanada
01-21-2013, 08:17 PM
just read a brief article that Harbaugh has nothing but good to say about how Bellichik acted during their handshake at the end of the game. He said Bellichik was very classy

He probably had to make sure Belichick heard him say "congratulations" or he'd have to keep the handshake going until Bill heard him.

Fire Arians
01-21-2013, 11:44 PM
Fuck bill and tom brady hope they go butt fuck each other

what do you mean hope I bet brady slams his ass more thsn he does Giselles

JeromeBetties63
01-22-2013, 10:21 AM
First, Bellicheck is a punk in every interview he does. But for my part, I HATE halftime interviews, I HATE post game interviews, I HATE the assinine questions that reporters ask. Less babble, more of the game. Show me the players celebrating or crying and shut up. I will make my own evaluation about the coaching decisions.

BrandonCarr39
01-26-2013, 10:49 PM
This is so hypocritical. Jim Harbaugh didn't give Fox an interview either and he WON. No one is talking about that.

And Peyton Manning walked off the field immediately after the Colts lost to the Saints in the Super Bowl a couple of years ago. You would think with Manning being a New Orleans native, he would almost immediately congratulate Brees and the team he grew up watching(and his dad played for as well).

I'm not defending Belichick, but sadly this is nothing new.

sluggermatt15
01-27-2013, 10:02 AM
Seems like some of these guys - Belichick and Manning (above example) - are turning into sore losers. I know other players and coaches have skipped expected interviews, but you have to keep in mind they are still PROFESSIONALS. Who cares if one guy does it? Each of these individuals should act professionally, even if they are caught up in emotion after the game. Their inability to handle themselves in proper conduct is unprofessional. To me it's inexcusable. If you are asked to do an interview after the game, do it. Don't just skip out because your team lost.