Nowadays, high schoolers approach their senior squares with the same sincerity they do when writing on a bathroom stall while taking a shit at a Jersey Turnpike rest stop. The quotes from great poets and philosophers have been replaced with Deez Nuts jokes and jabs at the administration. Which is how it should be, considering no pimple-faced 18-year-old virgin can possibly know anything of substance before his first hand job.
William Stephen Belichick, even back in 1970 on the precipice of graduating from Annapolis High School in Maryland, was as stoic as they come.
Belichick’s choice of quote was from from Abraham Cowley, a leading poet in the 17th century. Naturally.
“I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.”
Not sure what that means but I’m going to get it tattooed on my forehead after this blog.
The future coaching legend would go on to attend a prep school year at the prestigious Philips Andover Academy to get his grades up before attending Wesleyan University to play football and lacrosse. Then he won some Super Bowls.