By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Until Wednesday, the best new Halloween costume idea was Bill Belichick with an upside-down N95 mask. But a new frontrunner has supplanted it: Belichick wearing the most torn and tattered shirt you’ll ever see.
Belichick must have some sort of superstition with the sweatshirt that he wore to his Wednesday morning press conference, which had a swiss cheese-level of holes and enough fading to look like it’s from the 1870s. According to Mike Dussault, the go-to expert on Belichick’s hoodies, it was the same one he wore to Super Bowl LII and the 2013 season opener.
It’s a move you simply have to respect at this point. Belichick gets away with looking like this and he should because he’s the most successful coach of his generation. He can show up nude and covered in pig blood for all I care.
Here are a bunch of other reactions to the electric threads:
And I threw my own name into the hat, with a relatively obscure reference to one of the freakiest movies to come out in the past year:
Anyway, if Belichick in that shirt looks like anything, he looks like “After a Loss” Belichick. He has a lot to get ready for with the defense against the Raiders’ offensive weapons, and certainly wants to be headed to Kansas City in Week 4 with a 2-1 record.
Or maybe Belichick knew all we would talk about is the shirt, which would take our focus off the fact that the Patriots are on a one-game losing streak? Either way, it wouldn’t be surprising if this were some sort of Belichickian chess move.
According to former Patriot Matt Chatham, Belichick was definitely sending a message to the players:
So you’ll have to excuse the shirt, Belichick has a game to win.
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