Bill Belichick Is Glad There Were No Volcanic Eruptions When The Patriots Played In Mexico City
On Sunday, the New England Patriots faced off against the Oakland Raiders at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, coming away with a 33-8 victory. However, the game itself was largely overshadowed by yet another case of national anthem drama pitting Marshawn Lynch (and his mom) against a president who has apparently made feuding with athletes (and their parents) one of his administration’s top priorities.
It appears Trump wasn’t the only person who wasn’t a huge fan of what went down south of the border. Bill Belichick— who has gained a reputation for hating basically everything— appeared on WEEI on Monday to voice his displeasure with the NFL’s attempt to increase their international presence, saying:
“I wouldn’t be in any big rush to do it again,” he said. “It’s a long way to go for a game. There’s a lot to it in terms of all the logistics of it. They are not used to having a NFL team so you have to go in there and handle a lot of the logistics. It took a lot of man power, a lot of hours, a lot of energy out of our organization to do that. This week, we’re tired. We are exhausted from the trip. It was a good trip, but it took a lot out of us I think.”
However, Belichick was happy about one aspect of the game: the fact that no natural disasters took place over the course of it:
“I think we’re fortunate there was no volcano eruptions, earthquakes or anything else while we were down there. I mean you have two NFL franchises in an area that I don’t know how stable the geological plates that were below us [were], but nothing happened so that was good.”
I for one am also glad that the field did not turn into a giant pit like it did in The Dark Knight Rises. I think we can all agree that would have been a major bummer.