Bill Belichick Takes Out Full-Page Goodbye Ad

( – After parting ways with the New England Patriots at the beginning of the year, Bill Belichick bought a full-page ad in the Boston Globe for a statement thanking all of the fans who have supported him and the Patriots throughout multiple Super Bowl championships throughout the years.

In the Boston Globe ad, Belichick wrote that he “was blessed” for all those years to feel the “passion and power” of New England’s pro sports fans, who the coach said are the most “passionate” in America. The 71-year-old coach noted how the Patriots are the only football team in the NFL that represents six states all at once, adding that the “Patriot Nation” fandom actually “knows no borders” in reality.

He praised supporters for attending games and training camp practices even in the worst weather conditions, from scorching heat to rain, snow, and high-speed winds, as well as all those who watched at home on TV or online. Belichick acknowledged the “thoughtful letters” sent by fans, offering “support, critique, and creative play suggestions,” and said that Patriots fans were always the last ones standing at away games. The coach thanked Patriot supporters for devoting “precious time, resources, and energy” to the team, which he said was appreciated.

The franchise and Belichick mutually agreed to part ways on Jan. 11 after 24 seasons together. After Tom Brady left the Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021, the franchise only made it to the playoffs once. Under Belichick’s leadership, the Patriots secured six Super Bowl victories, tying them with the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl wins in NFL history. Overall, the franchise made it to the Super Bowl nine times.

The Patriots won 296 games under Belichick, putting him in second place (behind the late Chicago Bears coach George Halas) for most wins by a head coach with the same team in NFL history and solidifying his legacy as an American sports icon.

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