For Patriots' purposes, not all of Belichick's hoodies created equal
Bill Belichick is known for cutting the sleeves off the hoodies he wears during games, but he might want to keep them on, based on some recent research.
Bleacher Report's Mike Dussault compiled a Belichick hoodie database, which shows game-by-game results based on what type of sweatshirt the New England Patriots coach wore.
Here's the breakdown, dating from 2003 until the end of last season:
Belichick hoodie record and history
|Gray hoodie, sleeves cut||38||29-9||6-4 in playoffs|
|Gray hoodie, with sleeves||18||16-2||4-0 in playofs, incl. SB 39|
|Blue hoodie, sleeves cut||12||7-5||Lost 2010 AFC DG to Jets|
|Gray mock||9||7-2||1-0 with sleeves uncut|
|Blue mock||9||6-3||4th-and-2 loss to Colts|
|Red hoodie||7||3-3||0-1 with sleeves cut (SB 42)|
|Nike gray hoodie||6||5-1||2013, loss in AFC CG
|Blue short sleeve/polo||29||22-7||Early season/warm weather|
When Belichick wears a gray hoodie with sleeves, he wins at a 90 percent clip and is undefeated in the playoffs. But when his hoodie's sleeves go, he's 44-15 with a handful of playoff losses.
Belichick doesn't fare as well when he wears short sleeves either, with just a 25-11 record. In fact, he was 3-4 last season with short sleeves or polos.
So what does this all mean? Nothing, but it's interesting to note that some of Belichick's biggest losses have come when he cuts off those sleeves.
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