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Is the Post-Game Exchange of Pleasantries Between Coaches Required?

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  1. CTPatsFan

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    by the NFL or is it just a show of good sportsmanship?

    We all know the hype for the post-game meeting between BB and Mangina on 12/16 will be at level above and beyond all handshakes thusfar.

    I'm just curious as to whether the hand-shake is a league requirement or is it just a tradition? BB will be in a no-win situation, that I'm sure he couldn't care less about.

    A flip of the bird and an F You should suffice, but I'm guessing the league frowns on that.
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    If he doesn't shake, BB's a poor sport. If it's a quick shake-and-go, he's petty. If it's a "genuine" handshake, he's conniving.

    Just curious as to what's required.
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    No, I don't believe it is required. It's just a customary gesture of sportsmanship, and draws more attention when it's not done.
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    I thought about this too. If I were BB, I'd do the handshake as formally as I could. Anyone complaining that it's too frosty probably has their head too far up their own ass to be taken seriously anyway.
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    They should have it like baseball, when the Red Sox win they simply line up with EACH OTHER and slap/shake hands. To hell with the opponent, they are the enemy, this isn't croquet it's football.
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    I wouldn't expect BB to do anything else but shake. But it did get me wondering what the protocol was.

    I know what I would do :)
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    I hear BB's been preparing for the next handshake

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    It will be December.

    Everybody in new England has runny noses in December.

    He could go for the old "green-nasal-mucus-blown-into-the-hand-just-before-the-clasp" type of shake.

    BTW, think he'll shove another media arsehole out of the way? That was awesome! He basically hand-heeled that dude right in his camera lense!

    (Camera and Belichick make some bad energy, don't they?)
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    I remember once that former Steelers coach Chuck Knoll pointed his finger in another coach's face (Buddy Ryan?) and told him off during the handshake. I think BB just shakes his hand and walks away.
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    Buddy Ryan never shook hands. He just waved in the direction of the other

    coach. I expect BB and his veteran players will give one finger waves after

    the next Jets game. How can BB be a good sport after the crap Mangini has

    forced him to endure? He'd be a hypocrite to shake Mangini's hand.
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