By now you should all know about the signature stat here at PatsPropaganda.com, a metric so advanced it has immeasurable effect on every single game. I am of course talking about the Bill Belichick Hoodie Database and the vital information it contains. Each playoff season I like to take a look back and figure out what BB should wear based on his history against a particular opponent and in that round of the playoffs.
This year, Belichick continued the trend of getting away from hoodies, preferring to stick with the “Hot” Jacket that came out in 2013. This season he raised his all-time record in the Hot jacket to 24-8, just eight games behind the gray Reebok Hoodie that Belichick made famous.
What should Belichick wear against the Texans? Let’s take a look…
Belichick is 10-2 all-time in the divisional round with the two losses coming against Denver (2005, Gray Cut Reebok Hoodie) and the Jets (2010, Blue Cut Reebok Hoodie). Last season’s Divisional playoff win over the Chiefs came in the Hot Jacket. History doesn’t give us much of an inside track based on what he’s worn in this round of the playoffs.
One interesting note about the Texans though, it was in Houston in 2003 during a 23-20 OT win that Belichick first cut off the sleeves to the Reebok hoodie. So the Texans are an important part of the hoodie history.
Other notable attire for Texans’ games — Cut Blue Reebok Hoodie in 2009’s season finale that saw Wes Welker tear his ACL, and 2012 Gray Cut Hoodie for 2012’s AFCDG. He wore the Hot Jacket in regular season matchups in 2013 and 2015.
Earlier this season, Belichick busted out the 2016 Gray Nike Hoodie and hacked it to shit. He’d wear the same one against the Browns, finishing off the season 2-0. This was the first time he cut a sweatshirt since 2014.
As tempting as it might be for me to push another cut gray hoodie for history’s sake, this game is all about taking care of business. We can worry about making history with the hoodies in the next two games. Give me the good old Hot Jacket, as its legend continues to grow.