Report: Trump appointing Bill Belichick, Herschel Walker to sports and fitness council

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and retired NFL player Herschel Walker will soon join President Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.

Axios reports that Belichick and Walker are among six people Trump is appointing to the Council, which has existed (under a variety of names) since 1956. The Council is dedicated to encouraging Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.

Belichick was a supporter of Trump during the presidential campaign and has reportedly spoken to him recently about the status of Tom Brady.

Walker was also a supporter of Trump’s campaign and has been friends with Trump since playing for the Trump-owned New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League. And while Belichick doesn’t necessarily look like he always practices regular physical activity and good nutrition himself, Walker is clearly devoted to physical fitness, given that he was fighting in mixed martial arts in his 50s and still looks like a Greek god.

72 responses to “Report: Trump appointing Bill Belichick, Herschel Walker to sports and fitness council

  1. I mean, Herschel Walker has kept himself in incredible shape since leaving the game. No doubt about that. But like most government initiatives, this is probably a silly, ineffective waste of taxpayer money.

  2. He didn’t know anything about these appointments but now he does but not really because someone else made them who also denied it but admitted that these appointments were actually made.

  3. This is not meant to be a Belichick swipe, but I don’t associate him with fitness. Not that he is some sort of slob, but compared to Walker and his famous workout routine, it just seems odd. Trump should have picked Tebow…..I guess he never saw that picture of him running shirtless through the rain?

  4. If the objective is to get younger people to become physically fit, why did they pick two old geezers like Hershel Walker and Belichick? Why not pick some younger representatives that young people can easily identify with more readily?

  5. So does this mean that some small group that inflates it’s numbers is going to find all the companies that advertise with the Patriots and launch a boycott?

  6. pastabelly says:
    May 4, 2018 at 8:58 am
    Fitness? They would be better off picking Alex Guerrero than Bill Belichick.
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    One could argue that Belichick clipping the wings of that snake oil salesman is a good credential for the council. And being 66 with a full-throttle hardwork ethic, 5 HC rings and current leading favorite for a 6th, shows he must be very fit in many ways. And anyway, fitness and nutrition are only two of the council’s trinity of remit – the 3rd is sport, and whether folks want to argue about GOAT football coaches, he’s certainly at least the greatest one living. Easy pick.

  7. Belichick? ***** Why? ******* Cant cheat your way to physical fitness ********

  8. erinrodgersreachednirvana says:
    May 4, 2018 at 8:58 am
    But like most government initiatives, this is probably a silly, ineffective waste of taxpayer money.
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    You did read it was established in 1956, right?

  9. Is Trump qualified to actually have a fitness council? He should delegate it to Melania, because at least she seems interested in actually doing fitness.

  10. Future Soundbites:
    [BB]: People need to consume less and exercise more.
    [Pool Reporter]: Can you elaborate on that?
    {BB}: We’ve addressed the issue and we’re moving on to the next issue.

  11. Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 4, 2018 at 9:28 am
    Ain’t it grand…only in America is it news when a cheater and a liar team up…..yawn.

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    There has never been a bigger display of cheating and poor sportsmanship in the NFL than when Mike Tomlin tripped Jacoby Jones on a return play.

  12. denverdave3 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 8:57 am
    Okay haters, It’s all teed up for ya.
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    First they need to decide which of several possibilites to hate on. Its not always easy or straight forward being a hater.

  13. @Nofoolnodrool says:

    Ain’t it grand…only in America is it news when a cheater and a liar team up…..yawn.
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    Okay, but which is which?

  14. commentcentral says:
    May 4, 2018 at 9:25 am
    So does this mean that some small group that inflates it’s numbers is going to find all the companies that advertise with the Patriots and launch a boycott?
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    I doubt the NRA will be offended by this, but you never know.

  15. Gotta agree with the fool on this one. If you want to avoid the perception of corruption, you avoid Belicheat at all costs. Must be a crony situation.

  16. Lol sounds like a good use of taxpayers money!!!

    Who would of thought all the “celebrities” (I use that lightly) on the apprentice were THE BEST PEOPLE!!!

  17. Excellent choice., who could possibly be a warmer., more eloquent speaker on Fitness, than Bill Belichick?

  18. Belichick is a football coach, not a conditioning coach. If asked at a conference he will tell people that conditioning is not his department. Talk to that coach if you want info on conditioning… We’re on to Cincinnati.

  19. football2011 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 9:12 am
    If the objective is to get younger people to become physically fit, why did they pick two old geezers like Hershel Walker and Belichick? Why not pick some younger representatives that young people can easily identify with more readily?

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    I don’t know about Belichick but Walker at 56 is in as good or better shape than people half his age. Full Stop.

  20. This is about more than physical fitness. It’s about promoting sports and the positives of being involved in sports brings to some young people’s lives. Discipline, self confidence, etc.
    Bill may not be physically fit but he can talk plenty about the benefits of sports

  21. So they cut good social programs but kept garbage program like this that no one has ever heard of? I mean, what do they exactly do? Kaiser Permanente has more commercial promoting a healthy leaving than this program ever has

  22. wetdentist says:
    May 4, 2018 at 10:31 am
    super bowl loser + popular vote loser. makes sense
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    And yet both beat you.

  23. Not surprising that the greatest coach and QB ever both support who is slowly becoming the best President of our lifetime…with their focus and level of dedication and Brady’s reluctance to demand every penny possible, who else would you expect them to Support?

  24. Coach Belichick will whip this country into shape.
    It’s Josh McDaniels time in New England.

  25. Ha, Sports and Fitness Council? Trump doesn’t even believe in exercise — thinks it’s bad for your body. Sure this is going to work out great.

  26. uglydingo says:
    May 4, 2018 at 11:06 am
    Maybe Bill can teach the President how to avoid answering questions.
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    Best comment on here. Because yes he could.

  27. I will never understand the dynamics of a friendship between one individual who will do everything and anything to get himself in front of a camera, mic and social media update… and another who will do everything and anything to avoid any camera, mic and social media updates. SnapFace, InstaChat, you name it.

  28. What isn’t really reported well in this article, is the fact that this fitness council is being taken into a new direction…instead of the main focus being better nutrition or drinking more water, it is going to aim at getting more kids to play more community sports, since youth participation in sports has drastically declined in recent years (especially girls and inner city kids). Once you understand that, the appointment of Belichick makes more sense than it would for a council focused primarily on fitness and/or nutrition. We will see if it turns out to be another wasteful government program….but it sounds like a positive change to me

  29. wetdentist says:
    May 4, 2018 at 10:31 am
    super bowl loser + popular vote loser. makes sense

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    Popular Vote…..is that like claiming a team should have won because they had more yards off offense?

  30. Missing from the report is that the President signed an executive order naming McDonalds as the exclusive caterer for meetings of the Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.

  31. FINALLY, after a year and a half, Trump hired someone who is competent, intelligent, and open-minded. I applaud the Liar-in-chief for this appointment.

  32. styx630 says:
    May 4, 2018 at 10:19 am
    commentcentral says:
    May 4, 2018 at 9:25 am
    So does this mean that some small group that inflates it’s numbers is going to find all the companies that advertise with the Patriots and launch a boycott?
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    I doubt the NRA will be offended by this, but you never know.

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    Has the NRA ever called for a boycott? If it hasn’t your comment makes no sense.

  33. Picture this… Belichik appointed to this Council. Gets in Trump’s ear. Gets Kellyanne Conway Fired. Gets Sarah Huckabee Sanders fired. Belichick becomes Press Secretary.

    I think BB would be perfect for the job.

  34. Did I say that? Well, I’ve “reversed my position” from my previous denial.

    Yes.

    Come again?

    Don’t ask me, I’m in the process of revising, *ahem* lying about whatever it is you’re asking me.

  35. “Maybe Bill can teach the President how to avoid answering questions.”

    Trump doesn’t need to. He just blatantly lies about things he’s said and done before, calling it fake news, and then when he’s shown the video of him saying or doing what he just called fake he denies that there is any discrepancy.

  36. I wish this story was put into context, but I guess that’s asking a lot these days. This is just a figurehead position to help promote taxpayer funded programs which are already in place. I seem to remember that when I was a kid “stars” like Mary Lou Retton, Carl Lewis, Schwarzenegger, etc., were involved in these efforts. They’ll make a few appearances, show up to a few middle school gym classes, and that’s about it.

    But honestly, the current White House seems like it’s in such disarray sometimes, I’d like to see a bigger role from Belichick and Walker. Maybe put Bill in charge of the “nuclear football,” and Walker can work with Jeff Sessions to grow a spine.

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