Welcome to PatsFans.com

The hug

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PromisedLand, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    3,372
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Did anyone think there was any geniune warmth in the post-game hug between BB and Magini? I think BB grabbed Mangini and whispered in his ear:

    "This is just for the cameras. I still hate you, you slimy SOB."
  2. primetime

    primetime Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    4,853
    Likes Received:
    6
    Ratings:
    +6 / 2 / -3

    My Jersey:

    I don't think either of them are particularly emotional people. That said, I do think they are friends and have a genuine feeling of friendship between them, just not on the football field. A quick hug like that is preferable to Herm and Tony motorboating at midfield for a half minute yesterday.
  3. psychoPat

    psychoPat Role Player PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,776
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Seemed distinctly perfunctory to me.

    Years from now perhaps we'll learn that Robert K.
    called the Jets' owner, and said, "Bob, this feud, contempt, and hatred shtick
    is bad for our game.
    Let's make them behave at midfield!"
  4. captain stone

    captain stone Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    8,341
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    I'm guessing that Fat Bastard wanted as little to do with The Real Genius, as BB wanted to do with FB following the 14-17 loss. I didn't see FB's lips move once during the hug. I will say, though, that it is easier to be gracious in victory. On the other hand, there is such a thing as being too gracious in defeat. Case in point: everybody's pal, Hermie Edwards. The more I think about yesterday, the more I hate him.
  5. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    3,372
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    I think BB just did it to get the media to stop talking about "the feud". I saw a lot of emotion from BB on the sideline over the last 3-4 minutes of the game. There wasn't even a hint of a smile when he approached Mangini, and the way he shoved that cameraman out of the way he didn't seem to be in a happy mood at all. It was more like, "alright, let's get this sxxx over with."
  6. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ~~~Out of Order~~~ PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    36,491
    Likes Received:
    18
    Ratings:
    +24 / 1 / -0

    My Jersey:

    #87 Jersey
    I'm willing to bet they have spoken on the phone several times since we last played them...we'll never know. Belichick is too nice a guy to be like that.

    However...to be my own devil's advocate. could it be that with a pick now at or @ 22 Belichick is much happier than he would have been with pick #30. :rofl:
  7. Mike the Brit

    Mike the Brit Minuteman Target PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,377
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ratings:
    +18 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    We call that hug a "Bill Parcells".
  8. Michael

    Michael Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,005
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    #12 Jersey
    Hush little baby don't you cry...

    Attached Files:

  9. Mike the Brit

    Mike the Brit Minuteman Target PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,377
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ratings:
    +18 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    You're on!
  10. Seneschal2

    Seneschal2 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    You're on the right track. How much has been written about their post-game handshake and possible "feud".? Seems to me that BB planned on removing all doubt with "the hug". Very calculated and just another one of BB's digs to the media. 'There! Was that good enough for y'all?!' Very clever...and funny.
  11. Krugman

    Krugman Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,042
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    I havent seen BB that excited on the sideline for a long time,that was interesting.....
  12. Pats Fanatic

    Pats Fanatic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,190
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    He was Jacked-up like another Pats coach I've seen.
  13. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    9,798
    Likes Received:
    21
    Ratings:
    +24 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    So exactly how am I to interpret Mangini's ass grab that so many of the camera's missed?
  14. 5 Rings for Brady!!

    5 Rings for Brady!! Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,753
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:


    Really.

    This soap opera is not interesting to me.
  15. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    3,372
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Trivia question: other than post-Super Bowl wins, when was the last time BB emoted so much at the end of a game?
  16. Pats Fanatic

    Pats Fanatic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,190
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Beating Miami in OT in 2003.
  17. oldskool138

    oldskool138 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,719
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    The Miami Game...In OT Tom's long bomb to Troy!!! I'll never forget it. He threw his headphones in the air. Awesome!
  18. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    3,372
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    I was thinking about that one, where he threw the headphones in the air like Mary Tyler Moore, but there was another one - I can't quite put my finger on it but I think it was another game where there was something personal about it for BB, like beating Mangini was.
  19. BruschiOnTap

    BruschiOnTap Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    I've never seen BB slap a helmet or a butt before tonite... he was clearly happy to take Mangina out of the playoffs
  20. SVN

    SVN Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2005
    Messages:
    22,513
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Rich Eisen on nfl network brokedown the hug like the coaches tape..it was hilarious:)
  21. PatsFaninAZ

    PatsFaninAZ Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    4,097
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Linda Cohen on espnews after the game was hillarious, she was basically noting that BB had the luxury of being magnanimous after beating the snot out his former protege, and if anything, picking then for a "hug" was more face rubbing than anything.

    Then she added, though, to the dismay of her bosses I'm sure, that it's all baloney and all a media creation anyway.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2007
  22. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    12,304
    Likes Received:
    17
    Ratings:
    +23 / 1 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Well I think the hug seemed a bit forced. But I think BB was trying to be sportsmanlike and maybe show respect to Mangini for a hard fought game. I think this is the first time in a while BB has looked this animated on the sideline so I think this game meant a lot to him personally as well as professionally.
  23. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    20,550
    Likes Received:
    25
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    My own theory is BB created the "tension" deliberately to buoy one of his proteges going into the NYC media shark tank. By chumming the water on the coaching feud side, BB gave New Yawkers a rally point that had them circling the wagons for Mangini, instead of ravaging the youngest head coach in the NFL. Now Mangini is on his own, he led a team that had a very successful year - you get a hug for doing a great job and making Bill look good again with the success of one of his subordinates and his system - but from here on you get to deal the Post and Bergen cage liner from a position of high expectations kid.
  24. PatsMyBoyz!

    PatsMyBoyz! Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    :rofl:...... :rofl:
  25. RoadGrader

    RoadGrader Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2004
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

  26. Hoodie

    Hoodie Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    BB apologizes

    on EEI this afternoon BB apologized for hitting the Globe photographer. Said he was just trying to get through and didn't mean to hit the guy. He was sorry it happened and thought it was uncalled for. He didn't mention the f-bomb.

Share This Page