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Bill Belichick a genius?

Michael Wilbon, who I grudgingly respect, has an article about what a well-rounded genius Bill Belichick has become. If I was on the fence before about my Super Bowl rooting choice, count me now as solidly in the Iggle camp.

The occasionally sane and rational Wilbon contends that Belichick rose to genius status by becoming a well-rounded individual with interests outside of football. And what's an example of his nouveau well-roundedness? He spent a summer tooling around Europe with Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi!

Bon Jovi. I thought Bon Jovi was lame even before he started doing all that campaigning for Democrats in the last two presidential elections. Putting aside the politics (and there are plenty of leftists in the music biz who I respect as artists), but why would anyone, even a "genius," give up a perfectly good summer to listen to "You Give Love a Bad Name" over and over and over and over again. Or worse yet: "Wanted Dead or Alive."

I'm not sold on Belichick as one of the greatest coaches of all time. Was Belicheck a genius in Cleveland? Musta taken a lot of IQ points to bench Bernie Kosar in favor of Eric Zeier, didn't it? So where'd he go to get the extra brain cells to suddenly make him into a "genius"? Did he steal them from Parcells, who looked decidely less genius-like this season in Dallas? I want to know.

Belichick's a very good coach. The Patriots are very good team. But "genius"?
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