Bill Belichick is a sore loser. That’s all there is to it.
When the New England Patriots were victorious in past AFC championship games you saw the opposing losing coach come out and face the cameras, but Bill Belichick retreated and stayed away from the customary postgame interview with CBS.
Shannon Sharpe also said the following on CBS‘s postgame show:
There’s something to be said about being gracious in defeat. We’ve seen the New England Patriots five times in the last 12 years be victorious. We’ve seen the opposing coaches who lost come out and talk to our Steve Tasker. Coach Cowher did it when they lost to them, we saw this last week.
Bill Belichick makes it real easy for you to root against the Patriots. You can’t be a poor sport all the time. You’re not going to win all the time, and he does this every time he loses. It’s unacceptable.”
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Check out Sharpe on fire following the snub:
Belichick was a sore loser when he lost in Super Bowl XLII too. With a second left he walked off the field.
Now, for the first time in NFL history, Super Bowl XLVII will see brother head coaches battle it out. Baltimore Ravens John Harbaugh vs. San Francisco 49er’s Jim Harbaugh. Note that Raven’s John Harbaugh faced the media last year when his team lost.
Here is Belichick’s interview when he finally decided to face the media: