December 13, 2016

ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE:

Bill Belichick Is the Master of the Sick Burn : Good coaching requires discipline, intelligence, and a little luck. It also requires, in the case of the Patriots head coach, a knack for insult comedy. (Kevin Clark, 12/13/16, The Ringer)

Belichick is perhaps the greatest coach in the history of football. He has won 234 regular-season games and four Super Bowls. He wins due to constant innovation, a future Hall of Fame quarterback, and supernaturally smart game plans that slow opponents. He also wins, players say, due to a ruthlessly effective communication style that is short, funny, and, more than anything, sarcastic. There is no coach who uses succinct, biting jokes to convey a coaching point with as much efficiency (and comic timing) as the Patriots head coach. Bill Belichick is the master of the sick burn.

"You don't think it's funny if it's happening to you, but everyone else does," said safety Devin McCourty.

Posted by at December 13, 2016 1:58 PM

  

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