The Seahawks came back from being down 19-7 with just over two minutes left in the NFC Championship Game to beat the Packers, and we assumed that would stand as the most historic moment of the day.
But then something even more rare happened: Bill Belichick actually smiled.
He certainly had reason to. Belichick's show of emotion came after the Patriots blew out the Colts in the AFC Championship Game, and it followed the dour coach actually making a joke, too, saying "We're on to Seattle" as a way of poking fun at his "We're on to Cincinnati" press conference earlier this season.
Seeing Belichick smile is akin to seeing Halley's Comet, so naturally Twitter almost couldn't believe what was happening.
"See Bill Belichick smile" Cross that off the bucket list.— Hunter Lewis (@Lew2487) January 19, 2015
May have spotted Belichick smile.— Jennifer Hoffer (@jenlhoffer) January 19, 2015
Did Bill Belichick actually just smile? Lmao— D G (@FatherGriffy) January 19, 2015
Bill Belichick's speech at trophy presentation was priceless "I got one thing to say, we're onto Seattle." He even broke out a smile.— Scott Keller (@skellerfarms) January 19, 2015
Pretty sure that was one of the first times I've ever seen belichick smile😊— Krista (@KkbKrista) January 19, 2015
Did Belichick just... Smile?— Maddi Roy (@odd_blondie) January 19, 2015
OH GOD A BELICHICK SMILE IT BURNS— Jake (@RealJakeMosbach) January 19, 2015
Haven't seen Belichick smile like that in some time— Dubbz (@The_Dubberman) January 19, 2015
Something tells us Belichick will break out in a grin again should the Patriots beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl in a couple weeks.
- Ben Estes