The Wall Street Journal analyzed Bill Belichick's post game press conferences from this season and determined that, despite winning 12 games, he only smiled seven times. Most of them occurred after he cracked wise ass jokes. Here is their breakdown:
Smile 1: Oct. 13. After beating the Saints in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion, Belichick smiled when he opened the meeting with an apology for forcing the reporters to rewrite their game stories. He then frowned for the next 13 minutes.
Smiles 2 & 3: Oct. 27. What most tickles Belichick's funny bone? Tom Brady's running ability. He smiled twice while talking about his slow-footed quarterback's key 8-yard scramble for a first down in a win over the Dolphins.
Smile 4: Nov. 24. Former Patriot linebacker Rosevelt Colvin surprised his old coach in the press room with a question about who was the best linebacker he ever coached from the city of Indianapolis. Belichick said Colvin and then laughed (the only documented laugh).
Smile 5: Dec. 8. At the end of the news conference following a wild comeback win over the Browns, Belichick smiled at his own joke about how, in addition to practicing comebacks, the team should practice not falling behind, too.
Smiles 6 & 7: Dec 29. The end of the season brought two smiles: first, when he made a sarcastic comment that Brady has helped the team "a couple times in the past"; second, when he made a crack about how cornerback Aqib Talib was the "assistant pro personnel director" for suggesting the team get running back LeGarrette Blount, his old teammate in Tampa.
And here is the video montage:
(WSJ.com is douchey with their vidoes and wont let me post it here, so CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO)