Patriots: Twitter roasted Bill Belichick’s pregame fit vs Panthers
By Adam Weinrib
If there’s one thing we know about New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, it’s his deep, abiding love for succumbing to the latest fashion trends.
Not prepared to blaze his own trail, Belichick is basically indebted to the fall catalogues, and that’s…OK.
Just kidding. Obviously. No matter what season it is, Belichick always looks like your dad waking up to grab the newspaper and shoo the squirrels away from the tomatoes. He typically looks like a guy who wanders into the bagel store and gets in line behind you who makes you involuntarily go…”You’re allowed to go out like that? Like, theoretically I could just go out like that?”
And, like any bundled-up sweats-centric dresser, winter is Belichick’s time to shine.
Predictably, now that the calendar has turned to November and the temperature’s dipped below 50 a few times, Belichick showed up for Patriots-Panthers Sunday at peak levels of performance.
You know how everyone says as long as an NFL team gels by Thanksgiving, they can still make a playoff run? The same goes for Belichick’s outfits. All he needs to do is heat up by mid-November, and he should be A-OK for the stretch run.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick got roasted by Twitter ahead of the Panthers game.
Now, it’s possible nothing will ever beat last year’s impressively tattered sweatshirt, which you could smell through the screen.
This year’s model, though, featuring two sweatshirts at the same time, creating what looks like a cummerbund, certainly deserves a tip of the cap, too.
Needless to say, Twitter had a damn good time with this one, coming to terms with the fact that the Patriots might be good again by tweaking the team’s fearless leader yet again.
We’ve heard of Donald Driver in the NFL, but Adam Driver?! We’ve heard of penalties extending drives, but…Adam Driver?!
What’s so impressive about Belichick’s look is that he dresses like this when he’s at his absolute most locked in, and we dress like this for a 6:48 AM flight back home, posted up on a stool at an airport Buffalo Wild Wings before they officially open up.
To each his own.
Most importantly, let’s just celebrate this moment for Belichick. He’s waited through the entire summer. He’s battled through a Global Warming-addled Hot Autumn. He’s put his fashion on pause, desperately waiting for the day he could bring the half-sleeve sweatshirts back out of the closet.
And, at the first opportunity, he went with two instead of one because he couldn’t decide on his favorite.
Game recognize game. Nobody is joking about this.
Dressing like this is the easiest way to win a divorce.