Belichick to appear next week on Letterman

AP

Last week, one of the Pro Football Talk on NBCSN analysts suggested that David Letterman should top a list of the top 10 things that can be done in 90 seconds or less in a bathroom.  Next week, Patriots coach Bill Belichick could read that list in person on the air.

CBS has announced that Belichick will appear February 11 on The Late Show with David Letterman, only the second time Belichick ever has been a guest on the show.

The Patriots became a pin cushion in recent weeks for the #DeflateGate investigation, which arose during the AFC championship game between the Patriots and the Colts, the favorite NFL team of the Indiana native who hosts the show.  It’s hard to imagine Letterman agreeing to steer clear of the hottest topic involving the head coach of the Super Bowl XLIX championship team.

It’s even harder to imagine Belichick appearing to agree on the show, especially if he still hasn’t been interviewed by the NFL in connection with the ongoing investigation.

If Letterman manages to coax some news out of Belichick, it won’t be the first time Letterman’s show has moved the football needle.  In 2008, Brett Favre strongly hinted during his first retirement that, come July, he possibly would decide to play again.  And he did.

97 responses to “Belichick to appear next week on Letterman

  1. I’m actually fascinated by this.

    I’m asking myself if I think BB is going to come out in a hoodie and say nothing interesting, or if he’s going to actually seem human for once.

  2. Top 10 Reasons I Don’t Watch Letterman:

    10. It got old. In 1997.
    9. Bill Belicheat is on
    8. Stupid Repetitive Writing Tricks
    7. Seriously. He looks REALLY old. It just makes me sad.
    6. Bill Belicheat would make me break my TV.
    5. I hate Bill Belicheat
    4. No cool animals? No interest!
    3. Bob Dylan was on in 1984. That was cool.
    2. Bill BeliCHEAT!
    1. That’s still on???

  3. “..It’s even harder to imagine Belichick appearing to agree on the show, especially if he still hasn’t been interviewed by the NFL in connection with the ongoing investigation…”

    ..because the fix is and Belichick is in on it, obviously…

  4. DL: So, how about that Super Bowl?

    BB: (GRUNTS)

    DL: Hey, how about that, Paul?

    PS: Yeah, yeah … that’s somethin’.

    BB: (GRUNTS)

    DL: (BEAT) We’ll be right back.

  5. NFL knew about Ray Farmers texting long ago, it’s only being talked about now to pull attention away from the Patriots. Funny how Tomlin can walk onto a field & directly impact the outcome of a game & no draft picks are taken. Yet I guarantee they will take one from the Browns for meaningless texts that gave them no competitive advantage, Goodell needs to go!!!

  6. Deflate-Gate Update

    The First Suspect was a elderly Ball Boy in the Bathroom with a Pin.

    Turned out it was the Butler in the Endzone with a Pick.

  7. Belichick has a dry wit.

    Two of the best ever. Their legacy’s have been written.

    Letterman = one of the best

    Belichick = The best. And getting better.

  8. Belichich could point out that the only ball under inflated by 2 psi was the ball Indy tampered with before turning it over to the league. That should make for some interesting water cooler chat the next day.

  9. Why do I get the feeling that his stories will resemble the guy in the fatigues stories for the J. Peterman catalogue on Seinfeld?

    “Clutching my bayonet, the one friend who hasn’t betrayed me…”

  10. Letterman’s Top Ten Pete Carroll Excuses (“The cheated by having a better coach”) may have prompted Belichick to say OK

    In any event, Belichick and Kraft know the NFL has nothing on them regarding “deflategate”

    Kraft in particular wouldn’t have gone out of his way to issue his apology demand if there were even a chance anyone on the team was culpable

    If anything the NFL and the Colts have a lot to answer for, for leaking false information leading up to the Super Bowl.

    As it stands only ONE ball apparently was significantly below the threshold – the one the Colts had possession of

    The Colts need to provide PROOF they didn’t tamper with that ball. Let’s see how they and their fans enjoy attempting to disprove a negative.

  11. Letterman:
    How is it that the ONLY ball from the AFC Championship game with any significantly low pressure at half time was the one that had been in the possession of the Colts, and that the other balls were only minimally below the threshold? Is that a frame-up? Is that why the Colts and their ‘friends’ in Baltimore are suddenly trying to make peace and running like scared rabbits?

    BB:
    You’ll have to ask them about their FrameGate. We’re on to the White House

  12. Bills a funny guy… He saw what new england did to Pete Carrolll who was loose lipped.

    He decided to not ever give the media the ability to tear him up… Carroll relishes the oppurtunity to continue giving the media ammo it seems….

    Pete!! Just SHHHHHH.. First rule of holes is stop digging!!!!

  13. OF COURSE HE IS. EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE. THE WORLD CHAMPION PATRIOTS ARE RATINGS GOLD. PEOPLE ARE FALLING ALL OVER THEMSELVES TO SEE AND HEAR MORE PATRIOTS. I DON’T BLAME THEM.

    IT’S OBVIOUS THAT THE WORLD CHAMPION PATRIOTS RULE THE EARTH. JUST THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.

    WHAT…YOU PATRIOT HATERS DIDN’T ACTUALLY THINK THAT WOULD EVER BE YOUR TEAM DO YOU? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  14. Belichick quitting the Jets after one day as its head coach (a hire that Parcells tried to force on him) and signing with the Patriots was bigger than the Red Sox trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees.

  15. Would love to see Belichick read a Top Ten list related to “Deflategate”. If Letterman suggests it Belichick will do it.
    Ever since the league’s own investigators starting leaking false info to make the Patriots look bad (how many balls were under by 2 lbs psi Mort????) and ever since the Commish did absolutley nothing refute the misinfo to set the record straight and stop the leaks (it’s what made Bob Kraft so angry) the Patriots think this investigation is a total joke and a witch hunt.
    Nothing better than the head coach of the Super Bowl champion NE Patriots going on national TV and poking fun at Rog and Co.

  16. Letterman: So, how was it winning the SB?

    Belichick: We’re onto the offseason.

    Letterman: Are you the greatest coach ever?

    Belichick: I don’t rank my status.

    Letterman: Is Tom Brady the greatest QB ever?

    Belichick: Tom’s a player.

    Letterman: So, how did it feel to win the SB?

    Belichick: Just like the 5 other ones.

    Letterman: Can you give us a smile?

    Belichick: No.

    /interview.

  17. Bill will have to be reprogrammed for an appearance like this. His creator probably doesn’t have the proper script handy to make his cyborg interesting and the access port in the back of his head is probably a little rusty from the cold and wet New England winters, but they should be able to figure it out. They have a week.

  18. oh wow this is going to be fun……and BTW there is NO reason for the NFL to interview TB or BB since science doesn’t lie…..I swear you science deniers are so cute:)

  19. He’s not the Mona Lisa Vito of late night guests, but he’ll come across perfectly fine. Actually a very likable guy. And a genius.

  20. Hey haters. Be sure to tune in to watch your master speak. You know, the coach of the team that has crushed your dreams for 14 years and counting!

    I know you guys are like the kid at recess that gets picked last and stinks and then cries that the popular kids are cheating to justify the fact that they are just better than you. Pathetic. Face it, the New England Patriots own you and your football fandom life. You are OWNED!

  21. I don’t think Letterman would have him on if Belichick had sucked during his only other Letterman appearance. A relaxed Belichick (anecdotally according to friends) is known to have a very good, albeit dry, sense of humor.

  22. I don’t know why folks think Belichick’s real personality is such a mystery, just go watch the 2-part A Football Life program on him. It shows his humor, compassion, love of the game, and — of future reference to the deflagate folks — ability to summon a bottomless pit of burning vengeance. It’s a fun show.

  23. This is the best you have Letterman? Can’t stand the Pats but at least Gronk is a funny train wreck. Belicheat will sit there in his dirty hoodie, monotone voice and speak about NOTHING!
    No wonder CBS is forcing you to retire.

  24. Patriots haters: I’M NOT WATCHING BELICHEATSPYGATEASTERISKPATRIOTS ON LETTERMAN. LETTERMAN SUCKS ANYWAY

    And they’ll watch.

    Why?

    Because the Patriots are in their heads. They can’t get enough of the Patriots. They know nobody gives a steaming pile of crap about the hot flaming garbage pile that is team so they turn to the Patriots for entertainment. They can’t get enough. And why wouldn’t they? The Patriots are the gold standard for greatness. They are the gold standard for all that is good in the NFL.

    It’s quite flattering but it’s understandable.

  25. I know you guys are like the kid at recess that gets picked last and stinks and then cries that the popular kids are cheating to justify the fact that they are just better than you. Pathetic. Face it, the New England Patriots own you and your football fandom life. You are OWNED!

    —-

    GREAT POST! I totally agree. 🙂

  26. God this is so much spin control going on, have you ever ever seen him go on any program like this. He despises the media, and anything he cannot control. Expect the questions to be scripted, and the answers already practiced to deflect, cloud, muddle the truth. Bill, why don’t you go on CNN and talk to Rachel Nichols? Fear that a journalist will ask you for the truth and you will have to lie to the camera and America. NFL and NE attempt to humanize Belicheat before they sweep the deflategate under the rug. I would expect a 3 line statement by NFL on a Friday, say maybe February 13th, since a long holiday weekend is best to bury a story that will read like: ” After meticulous scientific research, the NFL’s has been advised that the conclusion is there is no evidence to support any direct correlation or causality of the lessened PSI of 11 footballs inspected by the NFL from the NE Patriots playoff game. As there was no data to indicate the exact pressurization within the NFL prescribed range, the reduction in PSI would be attributive to environmental, normal usage, or possible malfunctioning testing equipment or quality issues with those footballs. The NFL considers the matter closed and finds that the NE Patriots were in no way culpable or in violation of any NFL rules.

  27. olatpatshaters says:
    Feb 5, 2015 10:49 PM
    OF COURSE HE IS. EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE. THE WORLD CHAMPION PATRIOTS ARE RATINGS GOLD. PEOPLE ARE FALLING ALL OVER THEMSELVES TO SEE AND HEAR MORE PATRIOTS. I DON’T BLAME THEM.

    IT’S OBVIOUS THAT THE WORLD CHAMPION PATRIOTS RULE THE EARTH. JUST THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.

    WHAT…YOU PATRIOT HATERS DIDN’T ACTUALLY THINK THAT WOULD EVER BE YOUR TEAM DO YOU? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    =================================
    As a Patriot Fan, I would like to apologize for this post. The vast majority of Patriot fans take the high road, but comments like this give all of Patriot Nation a black eye. He has lowered himself to the level of the chronic Patriot haters. The real Patriots Nation disown him and the other arrogant Patriot posters.

  28. krycek21 says: Feb 6, 2015 11:36 AM

    God this is so much spin control going on, have you ever ever seen him go on any program like this.
    ————————————————————–
    He’s been on Letterman before, so yes, I have seen it.

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