This is the first Super Bowl weekend Belichick has had off in four years. There is absolutely no question that he hates that. On the other hand, he’s free to attend the Gronk beach party, so who’s really winning here? The only question at this point is how wild things get once the Patriots coach gets partying.
Belichick has been a bit chilly to Gronk’s post-retirement publicity stunts and announcements in the past. Now that the coach doesn’t have any games to obsessively gameplan for the next several months, he can kick back, relax, and indulge a bit.
Bill Belichick has created a persona for dealing with the media that has led to the perception that he is a grouch. Despite that persona, we have learned the guy actually does have fun sometimes.
Take for instance how Belichick celebrated his 300th career NFL win, which he achieved in the New England Patriots’ win over the Cleveland Browns last weekend. Belichick’s girlfriend Linda Holliday shared photos on Instagram of the coach celebrating with balloons, a cake, and what appeared to be some bubbly.
Linda Holliday is at the Super Bowl to cheer on her boyfriend Bill Belichick’s team, and she’s wearing some cool custom gear.
Holliday showed off her special customized jacket in a post on Instagram. The jacket has “Belichick” spelled across the back, as well as two Patriots logos. The Super Bowl LII logo is on the jacket as well.
Belichick and his ex-wife divorced in 2006 after being married for nearly 30 years. He met Holliday in 2007, so they’ve been together around 10 years. She is now the director of the Bill Belichick Foundation.
Holliday also has two daughters — twins Ashley and Katie Hess — who are also Patriots fans:
How did Bill Belichick celebrate his seventh Super Bowl berth? By smooching his girlfriend, Linda Holliday.
The New England Patriots head coach was shown by CBS’ TV cameras in a good mood and celebrating after his Patriots beat the Steelers 36-17 to win the AFC Championship Game. He gave a hug and kiss to Holliday, and the public display of affection was shown on TV.
Given how many victories and championships he has won in his illustrious career, one might be inclined to think New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick never sleeps. That may be true when he’s at home, but we now know one place Belichick goes when he needs a little shut-eye.
With his team on a bye over the weekend, Belichick was spotted snoozing on the Nantucket ferry with his girlfriend Linda Holliday:
Belichick owns a home on the island of Nantucket, which is located about 25 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. If you’re a huge Larry David fans like LB and I, you may have heard of it in the HBO movie “Clear History.”
That may be Bill Belichick in the most human form you will ever see him. You just know he was watching film and studying for next weekend’s game on that laptop, but even the wicked need rest every now and then.
If we knew Belichick was going to fall asleep in public, we would have guessed it would have been more at a time like this. Even the most boring sports figures can surprise us sometimes — by being boring, I guess.
When I think of Bill Belichick’s infamous hooded sweatshirt as it pertains to his and Linda Holliday’s relationship, I like to think it is something the three-time Super Bowl champion coach’s girlfriend only lets him wear during games. I envision a closet full of hoodies with the sleeves cut off and Holliday saying something like this about them.
“Don’t put any of those things NEAR my clothes!”
Maybe I’m wrong. Belichick also wears the trademark hoodie when he works out. On Monday, Holliday posted a photo of her and her boo hitting the weights. Belichick was in midseason form with his wardrobe selection.
Now that I think of it, Linda did once rock a “Ms. Belichick” jersey on the sideline during a game. Belichick was wearing the hoodie when she did that. She must dig it.