"Bill Belichick makes it very easy for you to root against the Patriots. You can't be a poor sport all the time. You're not going to win every time. And he does this every time he loses. It is unacceptable."Maybe it's me but this makes no sense what-so-ever. What I saw with mine own eyes was Coach Belichick going directly out onto the field to congratulate players, shake hands and give a hug and congratulatory pep-talk to Coach Harbaugh. Stop me when you notice the unsportsmanlike behavior.
It even appeared as if Belichick spent an inordinate amount of time seeking out Coach Harbaugh to ensure he was able to applaud his victory.
After that, he walked off the field and into the bowels of Gillette Stadium.
Anything unsportsmanlike yet?
Coaches are contractually obligated to give press conferences, not television interviews. If someone wants to talk to someone else on TV it's his or her own choice.
You can dislike, hate, despise, whatever Belichick all you want. But please have the ability to see past your like/dislike for the guy and realize this for what it is. That is what I want to get across the most. You can hate Brady, call them cheaters, call them everything you want. But don't let the media choose for you. Think for yourself...because their agenda and your agenda are two different things.
This is the media, jocksniffers that they are, getting snubbed.
The talking heads, ex-players or not, are now members of the media. They are not coaches anymore. They're no longer quarterbacks. They're no longer making great catches, and Shannon made many of those, along the sideline, anymore. They have no affect on the game and have no input into how coaches coach or how players play.
All they can do is talk about it.
So when one of their members doesn't get an interview, it has nothing whatsoever to do with sports. It has everything to do with ego, ratings and attention. Not having Belichick on TV made the telecast better or worse, depending upon your perspective.
Obviously in CBSSports.'s perspective, and most importantly Shannon Sharpe's perspective it made their television program worse.
But remember, it has nothing to do with sports. It has everything to do with ratings. Make no mistake about it...you and I both (I hope there's a you out there reading this) know that, for broadcasting networks it all boils down to ratings. Every last thing they put in front of you is to boost their ratings. Everything.
So, do not be fooled that this has anything to do with sports. It just happened to be a sports program they were putting in front of you. That and the fact that they think they are part of the actual game taking place on the field.
Moving on, to what really is offensive. Is how Shannon couldn't let the game go, even the next day. And how he needed to lash out more at all things Patriots. No one was going to get out of his sights.
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She also went on to say that Ray Lewis, having
Proud of my husband and the Pats By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis’ Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. What a hall of fame player! A true role model!Shannon didn't like that. It appears Shannon doesn't like it when women speak out of turn.
Here's what Sha-NON tweeted out today.
Wives and gfs should be seen not heard, but she gets an opinion. "@shannonsharpe Your thoughts on Wes ... m.tmi.me/HAzzS
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) January 21, 2013
In closing, if I'm sick to my stomach while I watch Ray Lewis dance, scream, preach about God and Jesus watching over him, acting all humble and Christlike...I can only imagine what the Lollar and Baker families are going through this week.
Football is an escape for us. We root for the "good guys" and we hope the "bad guys" lose. But there really is no good or bad guy, in most cases, it's just laundry.
But there really is a bad guy here.
While you Raven's fans are sitting at home enjoying the Super Bowl, wearing your $100 Lewis jerseys idolizing him and cheering him on.
Please, please think about these families.
Then examine your conscience.