The Eyes Have It

A brief history of blackened peepers
January 25, 2016

WHEN BILL BELICHICK showed up at a press conference with a black eye, no one was surprised that he refused to explain it. The taciturn Patriots' coach is not the first sports figure to face the public with a mysterious shiner.

PATRIOTS COACH

BILL BELICHICK

First sighted: Jan. 12, 2016

Side: Left

Severity: Love tap from a kindergartner

Rumored cause: None

Comment: "I think I'll live."

GOLFER

ROBERT ALLENBY

First sighted: Jan. 16, 2015

Side: Left

Severity: Wrestling match with cheese grater

Rumored cause: Said he was beaten, robbed, dumped from a car; police never determined cause

Comment: "We think this only happens in the movies."

CAVS GUARD

KYRIE IRVING

First sighted: Nov. 15, 2013

Side: Right

Severity: Dictionary falling off a bookshelf

Rumored cause: Locker room fight with backcourt mate Dion Waiters

Comment: None

YANKEES RIGHTY

A.J. BURNETT

First sighted: Sept. 17, 2010

Side: Right

Severity: MMA sparring session

Rumored cause: Brawl with pitching coach Dave Eiland, who was let go a month later

Comment: "It makes me look tough."

THEY SAID IT

"THIS L IS 100% YOUR FAULT."

@MrHarryPotter

Steelers "fan" tweeting at Isaac Redman, a retired back who wore number 33 in Pittsburgh in 2013, about Fitzgerald Toussaint's fumble against the Broncos.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Trinidad and Tobago gymnast Marisa Dick invented a new move, which has been named after her.

PHOTOPATRIOTS.COM (BELICHICK) PHOTOROB CARR/AP (BURNETT) PHOTODAVID LIAM KYLE/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (IRVING) PHOTOABC NEWS (ALLENBY) PHOTOROBERT BECK FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (TOUSSAINT) PHOTOAL MILLIGAN/KLC FOTOS (DICK)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)