Weathermen strike back after Bill Belichick's anti-meteorologist claims

Tuesday November 4th, 2014

Last week Bill Belichick called out the nation's meteorologists, saying they failed to provide reliable forecasts and that "if I did my job the way they did theirs, I mean, I would be here about a week."

Those are some pretty strong words, so Mike Bettes of The Weather Channel responded to the coach's claims with some evidence, comparing the channel's predictions with the game-time conditions for Sunday's NFL games and showing they were essentially spot on.

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Bettes is not to harsh on the three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach though, simply suggesting that he should be getting his forecasts from the channel's popular app instead of whomever he is currently consulting.

The weather forecast is of particular importance to Belichick, of course, because he has to know precisely which hoody he should be wearing on the sidelines.

Brendan Maloy

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