Sports Illustrated cover: Not quite the dream fulfilled
Hey all --
Bill Belichick was in a pretty light mood today, and poked some fun at himself when asked about this week's Sports Illustrated cover, which has been photoshopped to show Belichick in a Santa hat and furry red jacket with the headline "Perfect Season's Greetings."
"Well, you know, being associated with Santa Claus - there’s a lot worse associations to have. I’ll take it," Belichick said, smiling. "When you’re a kid, sometimes you dream about being on the cover of Sports Illustrated. That’s not actually the one I pictured, but it’s pretty funny."
But shouldn't he have been shown in his infamous grey hoodie? "Whatever sells," he replied.
Today's Sports cover features Shalise Manza Young's story about Laurence Maroney, and his emergence as a more important part of the Patriots' offense as the weather gets cold. Also, Bill Reynolds writes about the URI Rams' ascent to the Top 25, and Joe McDonald tells us about Red Sox prospects Jed Lowrie and Justin Masterson.