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  1. Harry Yelreh

    Harry Yelreh On the Roster

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    This season - as someone who doesn't typically follow the Pats so much except on fall Sundays - I really came to appreciate Bill Belichick and what he stands for. Yes, it's easy to like someone when they're winning, which he's been doing for a long time now. But it's not quite so easy to see what someone is all about when they're being bashed from all sides. After spending much more time than ever this year reading up on Bill and paying attention to him - whether it be him on the sidelines or at press conferences or whatever - I can honestly say he's one of my favorite people in sports. I think he stays true to himself and his team, and I really don't care what anyone says, I think he's a man of integrity. I will be rooting for him harder than ever in 2008 to win another Super Bowl, and I hope he stays with the Pats for a long time.

    Anyway, I was looking over the poem by Rudyard Kipling, "IF," and it seemed to me to epitomize what Bill has been about. Many of you may know it, and it is kind of overly-sentimental. But I couldn't help smiling after the Super Bowl as I read it. I have to admit, I changed one key word in the following version, but I thought I would post it here in tribute to one of the best coaches in the history of the game:

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    eom In the Starting Line-Up

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    dude, not only is that totally awesome, but kind of eerie.
     
  3. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    No joke, I actually have that poem framed and hanging on my wall. I haven't looked at it for a while, but you are totally correct. That is why I love Bill Belichick. Thanks for the post.
     
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    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

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    Thanks for the post Harry...You've been an excellent edition to this board the last few weeks.
     
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