Why Shannon Sharpe Called Bill Belichick a Sore Loser

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About Liam Day

Liam Day has been a youth worker, teacher, campaign manager, political pundit, communications director, and professional basketball player. His poems have appeared at Slow Trains Apt, and Wilderness House Literary Review. His op-eds and essays have appeared in Annalemma Stymie, the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. He lives in Boston, where he works as a public health professional. He is the Sports Editor at The Good Men Project. You can follow him on Twitter at @LiamDay7.

Comments

  1. Oh yes Shannon Sharpe, who called the National Guard when the Broncos were beating the Patriots, called “Mr. President, call the National Guard because we are killing the Patriots”. Talk about a sore winner.

    • That was actually very funny. Belichick actually has a long history of poor sportsmanship and Sharpe was right; Belichick makes it easy to dislike the Patriots.

  2. Liam,

    I agree with much of what you state. However, I do believe Belichick violated NFL policy. No sure. However, if he is fined, then we will know the answer. Belichick has a history of this sort of thing….I am not a Pats fan. I love power football and not this garbage they play. But, I do think Belichick knew he should have given a few words to the network that is paying hundreds of millions to the NFL. I am sure he does have that much business savy.

    Journalism for the most part is dead in America. We have a system that is driven by the entertainment value of news stories (read $$$$). Hardly anything is covered in depth. But, then we live in a microwave, happy meal, fast food, rush rush society.

    I guess it is like my grandfather and moonshiner use to say, “Give the people what they want !”

  3. Liam…The honest truth is,when the history of journalism is studied closely,there has never been good,unbiased press in America.This was especially the case before modern journalism came of age.What we see today with Fox and MSNBC,Huffpost,etc., openly spreading bias and divisiveness obviously pushing political agendas is not much different then when powerful newspaper titans,like the Hearst family, could make or break political careers. When news shows were forced to turn a profit,they became entertainment.Oprah has never been a real journalist and her early shows in the-70,80,90-were not fair and unbalanced,at all.But they made shitloads of cash.

  4. Liam…Besides, who said Shannon Sharpe is a journalist anyway?

  5. Liam…for my money MSNBC is every bit as dangerous as Fox news.

  6. I believe that Shannon Sharp was mostly annoyed by the double standard between coaches and players. If it had been, let’s say Randy Moss who had lost and refused to speak to the media, there would be a lot of backlash. Bill Belichick is known for sort of doing things his way, and sometimes cheating. However, his reputation hasn’t seemed to suffer. He is still held on a pedestal.

  7. Bill Belichick is a big loser that and cheater and cry baby on top of that. I hate cheater’s.

  8. I hate know one, I got carrird away there. Sorry Fan’s.

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