We have a soft spot for kids asking questions at Media Day, for they usually have more interesting questions than the assembled adults.
Which brings us to Bill Belichick’s Tuesday media session, when a young questioner asked the 62-year-old Patriots coach about the stuffed animals he liked.
The cub reporter asking about this particular topic? Jerod Mayo’s daughter, Chya, according to Monique Walker Jones of USA Today.
“What stuffed animals do I like?” Belichick asked, smiling. “Um, I like, like, a little puppet. You can kind of put your fingers in. It’s a little monkey, and then he can talk and move his fingers and nod his head, so he can kind of talk back to you.”
Belichick then asked Mayo’s daughter: “What’s your favorite stuffed animal?”
The Patriots’ head coach had another question for Chya.
“Can I ask you one question? Did your daddy fix your hair?” Belichick said.
Her response elicited a laugh from Belichick, who then asked if she any more questions.
And when it was over, Belichick, who has three children of his own, said: “Thank you.”
He was still smiling when he turned to his left to field the next question.