Belichick arrived in Minnesota wearing his dad’s hat

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick drew some attention upon his arrival in Minnesota for wearing not his trademark hoodie, but a suit with a fedora. Belichick said it was a hat that had special meaning for him.

“That was my dad’s hat, so I thought I’d just toss that one on today,” Belichick said. “Minnesota’s a good place to have a hat.”

Belichick said his girlfriend, Linda Holliday, helps him pick out his traveling clothes.

“Yeah, she might have had a little bit to do with it,” Belichick said.

Belichick’s father, Steve Belichick, played briefly for the Detroit Lions and was a longtime football coach and scout who spent 34 years at Navy. He died in 2005.

44 responses to “Belichick arrived in Minnesota wearing his dad’s hat

  1. The last time the Patriots played the Eagles in the Super Bowl, Steve Belichick was with Bill on the sideline, and took the Gatorade bath with him.

  2. Iam surprised he did not cut the brim off,,,I say that with all do respect , real nice hat and he looks good in it ,big hat fan here !

  3. Belichick so gets it all , the meaning of what he’s doing , its to bad all fans of football don’t see it that way……..there missing out on a true legend. What he’s doing wont be duplicated for years to come…..enjoy it!!! I AM

  4. When you separate the grouchy coach from the man by all accounts, he is a wonderful guy who cares and is loyal to all of his family and friends.

  5. I didn’t think it was possible but he totally outdressed Doug Pederson at yesterday’s festivities,Doug looked like he was the coach of a dodgeball team yesterday !

  6. Have to appreciate BB even if you’re not a fan. His system made Tom Brady who he is. Also made many mediocre backups look like Tom Brady.

  7. Funny why everyone is so excited about a guy wearing a hat. He was and is always going to effect. I also think that the man is one of the best HC’s of all time!! I’m not even a Pats fan but I can recognize someone really good at what they do. Unlike the cowboys who think a puppet and old man playing GM can win…. This man has done it with less at times but still got it done…he’s proven that it is indeed him and not the people around him. He’s won with Brady and without him….proven his place in history.

  8. With the fedora and the cold mist on the exhalation resembling someone smoking, in the photo he kinda looks like Frank Sinatra circa 1965.

    “The summer wind, came blowin’ in, from across the sea….”

  9. Worth noting: the only times Belichick ever dresses like a “slob” are when he’s required to wear NFL branded merchandise. But even then the NFL just turns around and markets official cut up sweat shirts for twice the price…

  10. Love it. With Cam Newton besmirching his role as league hat guru it may be time for an insurrection.

  11. jm91rs says:
    January 30, 2018 at 8:55 am

    BB learned everything he knows about football from his Dad. Can you imagine just how intense Steve Belichick must have been?

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    When Steve Belichick coached at Navy, one of his assistants was Rick Forzano, later head coach of the Lions and a guy who gave Bill Belichick one of his earliest coaching staff jobs. Belichick visited Forzano last year for a trip down memory lane and Forzano said that when BB was eight years old he would sit and listen to the Navy coaches and Forzano even had him doing some analysis.

    Steve Belichick’s book, Football Scouting Methods, is still in print. Whenever BB talks about his decades of football experience, he talks about his father and all the other coaches he learned from.

    I wonder how many other kids there are out there who started learning about football from coaching staffs at such a young age. Who knows which one of them might turn out to be the next BB?

  12. This is just off, just weird. Belechick getting warm and fuzzy before the big game. Pats are going down.

  13. I am a Saints fan, lived in N.O. my whole life, my all time favorite coach for multiple reasons is Bill Belichick. He is never goaded into answering a question he doesn’t like, he maintains his cool and he produces winners year in and tear out, he’s his own man, how can anyone not respect that…

  14. Tom McBride says:

    January 30, 2018 at 10:10 am

    This is just off, just weird. Belechick getting warm and fuzzy before the big game. Pats are going down.

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    So the Pats are going down because Bill was wearing his Dad’s Fedora? That’s rich… What’s weird about wearing a hat, and what exactly does it have to do with the game?

  15. Cool seeing Belichick paying homage to his father. Kind of like Mike Nolan wearing a suit when he was coaching the 9ers.
    And Saban doing the electric slide with a recruits family? Shows these guys are human. Although seeing Saban doing the worm would be a clear indicator the world is about end.

  16. firecracker87 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 10:36 am
    grant35 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 9:34 am
    If you put lipstick on a pig, it is still a pig.
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    Are you saying you wear lip stick?

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    That’s actually a crafty comeback – surprising for a Pats bandwagon. Even the most ardent BB supporter has to admit his strength is in his football smarts. Do ya see him anytime soon on the cover of GQ? Wouldn’t say his whiny voice -especially after a loss- is a strength of his, either.

  17. The Fedora style hat has been in fashion since the 1930s – 85 years or so. These days it’s not really in fashion that much, which means it takes a certain amount of mojo to wear it, which Belichik obviously has.

  18. Prediction – the (my) Pats come out of the gate fast and are ahead 14-0 by the end of the 1st quarter, meaning that the Eagles game plan is kaput. And they keep it up.

    Eagles and Eagles fans – be afraid, be very afraid.

  19. 1historian says:
    January 31, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    The Fedora style hat has been in fashion since the 1930s – 85 years or so. These days it’s not really in fashion that much, which means it takes a certain amount of mojo to wear it, which Belichik obviously has.

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    Saying BB has “mojo” is like saying a bowl of oatmeal is like escargot.

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