The time has come to make my final prognostication as to what hoodie (or non-hoodie) Bill Belichick should wear in Super Bowl 51. A quick glance at the graphic above shows what Belichick has worn in his six Super Bowls with the Patriots, with the winning four on top and the losing two on the bottom.
Sorry if the dreaded red brings back some horrible feelings. But what should really jump out at you is that twice BB has cut off the sleeves of his hoodie for a Super Bowl and those two times he lost.
This was especially depressing in Super Bowl 46 because it would be Belichick’s last time in his iconic 2003 Gray Reebok Hoodie with the sleeves cut. This was Belichick’s original hoodie that he made famous and it went out with a whimper.
In Super Bowl 36 he just had a meager windbreaker and he left the sleeves alone. We were still two years away from the first time he would cut the sleeves off and wear it in a game. In 38 it was another windbreaker, but with the sleeves pushed up, not cut. Then came 39 and the sleeves weren’t cut, but they were pegged pretty good.
So the obvious lesson here — THE HOODIE MUST HAVE SLEEVES!!
I’m also going to rule out the Hot Jacket, which is the hardest decision of the Hoodie analysis. The Hot Jacket, which premiered in 2013, has been Belichick’s favorite go-to in recent seasons, going 24-8 overall, including the 2013 win over the Falcons. However he also wore the Hot Jacket in the 2013 AFCCG and the first half of the 2015 AFCCG. So the Hot Jacket is DEFINITELY OUT.
The answer is obvious — the 2016 Blue Hoodie. Belichick is 3-0 in it this season, including both playoff wins so far. He’s also been in blue for three of the four Lombardi-winning games.
The 2016 Blue Hoodie is the perfect one from Belichick to write another huge chapter of his legacy in. Let’s hope he’s listening.