Jul 7th 2008 11:55AM by Ryan Wilson (author feed)
Filed under: Browns, Patriots, Steelers, NFL FansI read MJD’s headline at Shutdown Corner and just figured some enterprising soul had uploaded a video of Bill Belichick actually operating a video camera on the sidelines last season, or maybe we finally had visual proof that the Unabomber was in the stands during the Rams Super Bowl walkthrough, or perhaps someone uncovered more evidence that William the Great really gets off on pushing photographers.
No, no and … no. This footage goes back to the ’90s, when Belichick was coaching the Browns. And after an otherwise totally predictable throttling at the hands of division rival Pittsburgh, the Cleveland head coach, apparently fed up with it all, makes his way to the locker room after the game. But before he gets there, the Steelers’ Greg Lloyd offers to shake his hand (as humans often do — you know, as a common courtesy) and awkwardness ensues:
Shocking, I know. I mean, this is the same guy who LaDainain Tomlinson accused of “having no class”, and who also left the field before Super Bowl XLII had ended, but well after the Patriots’ fate had been decided.
Somebody get Senator Arlen Specter on the horn. I think we just found a reason to reopen the Spygate investigation.