This won’t take long. For those of you who know me, you already know that I am no great fan of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. In fact, I can’t stand the guy, for a variety of reasons. But this article isn’t intended to start a pissing contest in the comments, so we’ll just leave it there.
I was just watching The Rachel Maddow Show with Teri, and her alert alarm went off on her phone. It turns out that the alert was from the NFL.com app, and that one alert, from that app, did something that I didn’t think anything on earth could make me do.
The alert said that New England’s coach, Bill Belichick, has decided to decline an invitation to visit the White House, and be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
What? So now, all of a sudden, I have to throw away a lifetime of despising the man, and suddenly like Bill Belichick? Apparently so, and so be it. For all of his shortcomings, Belichick has character, and he understands the importance of certain things. And as Donald Trump stands, totally prepared to hand out Presidential Medals of Freedom at toll booths, Belichick had the moral fiber to stand up and say, Include me out. And who could blame him? Who wants to join the ranks of bottom feeding scumbags like Rush Limbaugh, Devin Nunes, and Him Jordan as the cream of Trump’s crop?
And so I stand properly chastened. It will likely never happen again, but if I manage to bump into Bill Belichick over the next 48 hours, I’ll be the first in line to buy him a beer. Hey it’s a start.
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