Since the Patriots didn’t win the Super Bowl Bill Belichick didn’t get the opportunity to tell the world he was going to Disneyland. We all know that when one door closes often new opportunities show themselves in other, more unexpected places. And the same has happened with Belichick, as he finds himself on the March/April cover Boston Spirit, Boston’s premiere gay magazine.
If we were to apply Bill Simmons’ unintentional comedy scale to this it would be quite high. Right next to Belichick’s mug lies the headline “Where Lesbians Love.” Based on the snarl on his face, perhaps not anywhere near him. Of course there’s no indication he even knew he’d be gracing the cover.
Spirit Publisher David Zimmerman said they chose Belichick to be their March/April cover coach because “he is, currently, the most recognizable coach in the New England area.”While Belichick made the cover of Boston Spirit, he doesn’t really have anything to do with the rest of the issue. Instead he’s just the impetus to an article debating what would happen if a popular Boston athlete came out as gay. Their take? A star would be treated fine, a bench-warmer might not.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of Boston Spirit’s best selling issues in a while. And even less surprising would be finding these issues cropping up in places like Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and New York during the 2008 season.