Bill Belichick tells Media Day he likes finger puppets, Home Alone
Super Bowl media day has become known for its zany atmosphere over the last few years, with reporters wearing crazy outfits and asking even crazier questions. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, on the other hand, is generally associated with grumbling and sweatshirts.
When the two collided at Media Day on Tuesday, Belichick dropped his generally dour attitude for a few questions at least, like when Jerod Mayo's daughter asked him what his favorite stuffed animal was.
Little girl: "What stuffed animals do you like?"— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 27, 2015
Bill Belichick: "I like a little puppet that you can put your fingers in. A little monkey."
And yes, the adorable little girl asking questions is Jerod Mayo's daughter.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 27, 2015
Belichick also answered a question about the last three movies he had seen. The first two were Unbreakable and American Sniper, exactly the type of fare you would expect from an NFL coach, but then the coach took a left turn and mentioned Home Alone and Home Alone 2.
Maybe the strategic Belichick is inspired by Kevin McCallister's ingenuity and quick thinking.
The media knew it was going to get a different Belichick as soon as reporters saw the coach's laid-back footwear.
- Brendan Maloy