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MasterOfPuppets 01-21-2013 12:31 PM

Bill Belichick stiffs CBS after the game
 
Bill Belichick stiffs CBS after the game, Shannon Sharpe rips him for being poor loser



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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 [Bill] 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."
[Also: Florio: Where will Alex Smith land next season?]
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-sh...9666--nfl.html

wwhickok 01-21-2013 12:43 PM

Re: Bill Belichick stiffs CBS after the game
 
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 03:40 PM

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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 04:35 PM

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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 05:10 PM

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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 05:18 PM

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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 05:32 PM

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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 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Fire Arians (Post 1079693)
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 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by MasterOfPuppets (Post 1079707)
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 07:15 PM

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Fuck bill and tom brady hope they go butt fuck each other


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