We Need To Talk About Bill Belichick Holding The Lamar Hunt Trophy

We Need To Talk About Bill Belichick Holding The Lamar Hunt Trophy
  • Tanya Ray Fox

From the seemingly purposeful mispronunciation of social media apps to his signature, inaudible grunts on the podium, Bill Belichick’s name has become so synonymous with condescension and apathy that people have begun questioning whether it’s all just an act; a nearly twenty year prank being pulled on the media.

Yet his latest display of utter indifference to his own accomplishments only lends further credence to the theory that he is just not impressed by anything other than a Super Bowl win.

After the Patriots 36-17 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night ensured him his seventh trip to the Super Bowl, Belichick exhibited a few moments of real affection with girlfriend Linda Holliday on the field. But when it came time to to accept the Lamar Hunt trophy, he went full Belichick, and it was a joy to behold:

WHY DOES HE LOOK AT A TROPHY THAT HE’S WON SEVEN TIMES AS IF IT IS A FOREIGN OBJECT FROM A MYTHICAL LAND?!

And perhaps more importantly, have you ever in the history of your life seen a person hold a trophy in that manner? The appropriate way to hold any trophy, unless it is an Emmy or and Oscar or something, is by the base. Belichick grabbed that thing like it was a half-empty bucket of paint. In fact, I think he’d have shown more interest in a bucket of paint than he did in that trophy.

His disgust with having to come in contact with any hardware that isn’t the Lombardi Trophy was palpable, and of course the internet took notice. The ensuing jokes were welcome comic relief on what turned out to be an underwhelming day of football.

Oh god that angle is everything. He’s legitimately holding onto it with one finger. What a legend.

Tanya Ray Fox

Tanya Ray Fox is a sportswriter and producer who has worked for nearly 7 years in both digital and television sports media. She has previously worked in TV production experience for Comcast SportsNet New England, NFL Network and Time Warner Cable Sports. In addition to her work for SportsGrid and appearances on the affiliated FNTSY Sports Network, she is also a contributor for USA Today's Rams Wire.