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Happy 65th birthday, Bill Belichick

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick has reached what used to be regarded as the universal retirement age, but at 65 as of today the five-time Super Bowl champion (who owns two other rings from his time as an assistant) is showing no signs of slowing down.

Last month, team owner Robert Kraft expressed hope that Belichick’s run with the team, which began in 2000, will last as long as it has if not longer, with Belichick hopefully¬†coaching the team into his 80s. Belichick suggested a more short-term focus in a recent CNBC interview, but he didn’t rule out a long-term continuation of his career.

If he pushes the envelope¬†until as close as possible to the moment arrives to push up daisies, he may have company. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who turned 65 last September, had this to say to PFT Live at the league meetings when hearing of Kraft’s octogenarian optimism for Belichick: “Why stop there?”

The job has obvious physical and mental demands, but Belichick added in his CNBC interview that “it beats working.” If he doesn’t view it as work, and given that it clearly has become a central part of his lifestyle, it’s safe to say he’ll keep going as long as he can.

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19 Responses to “Happy 65th birthday, Bill Belichick”
  1. capegolfer says: Apr 16, 2017 8:01 AM

    GOAT!

  2. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 16, 2017 8:20 AM

    Happy Birthday Bill !

    May you have many more years of brilliantly frustrating the rest of the league.

  3. RandyinRoxbury says: Apr 16, 2017 8:41 AM

    Coach Belichick’s birthday should be celebrated with a parade including marching bands and floats for all he has done for us here in Boston.

  4. kissbillsrings says: Apr 16, 2017 8:49 AM

    HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY BILL!!!
    Be like the Energizer Bunny & just keep going & going & going!!!
    & Happy Easter to all…. Even to the jealous & envious haters/trolls out there….all your anger & frustration towards my favorite team, coach & organization keeps a smile on my face!!!
    Cheers!!!

  5. Flash1287 says: Apr 16, 2017 9:02 AM

    GOAT

    Suck it CRYBABIES!!!!

  6. laserw says: Apr 16, 2017 9:03 AM

    And may you choke on birthday cake.

  7. ibillwt says: Apr 16, 2017 9:14 AM

    It’s good to be King!

  8. kcflake says: Apr 16, 2017 9:16 AM

    My son turns 5 today. Sucks he shares a birthday with cheater bill bellichick

  9. mikeytoth says: Apr 16, 2017 9:25 AM

    Happy birthday Bill!

  10. tb12soundslikeavd says: Apr 16, 2017 9:26 AM

    Wow. I thought he was a lot older than the Seahawks coach. Meh.

  11. maust1013 says: Apr 16, 2017 9:34 AM

    laserw says:
    Apr 16, 2017 9:03 AM
    And may you choke on birthday cake.
    ============================

    Not that we don’t appreciate them but a little more salt in your diet would be helpful, your tears just aren’t as buoyant as they used to be.

  12. wib22 says: Apr 16, 2017 9:45 AM

    Greatest coach of all time*

  13. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Apr 16, 2017 10:17 AM

    He’s more like the ground hog. 10 more years of winning.

  14. soaringelvis says: Apr 16, 2017 11:02 AM

    laserw says:
    Apr 16, 2017 9:03 AM
    And may you choke on birthday cake.
    —————————

    Somebody must have put 7 Rings in the cake…Wait til next year’s, they’ll be 8!

  15. youknowiknowitall says: Apr 16, 2017 6:17 PM

    BB’s celebrating a birthday on Easter Sunday. Perhaps more than just a coincidence.

  16. flipola says: Apr 16, 2017 10:49 PM

    I got you a present, but Brady destroyed it.

    I got you some balloons, but somehow they got deflated.

  17. fumblenuts says: Apr 16, 2017 11:31 PM

    Were on to 66…..

  18. exinsidetrader says: Apr 17, 2017 10:16 AM

    “Just doing my job. I’m on to 66.”

  19. bencoates57 says: Apr 17, 2017 2:06 PM

    And we’re on to 66.

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